Travel & Outdoors
Spinning classes continue to be one of the hottest fitness trends in the country, with new studios and gyms opening all the time. For the uninitiated, spinning classes are group workouts on stationary exercise bikes in which participants go through a series of phases, from warm-ups to more intense levels and back to cool-downs, all set to energetic music and typically led by a dynamic, motivational instructor. These classes are now available all over the city but these are New York’s best.
While supporters of mixed martial arts continue to wrangle with legal channels to get New York State to overturn its current ban on the professional sport, those who are interested in MMA and traditional martial arts may find programs throughout the city to learn and train safely. As attitudes about MMA — particularly its merits as fitness and self-defense training — change, more programs will no doubt become available to New Yorkers. Few could compete with these, the best of the best, right in New York.
Sure, Central Park and Riverside and the path along the East River downtown are great scenic spots for runners, but not everyone lives in Manhattan. The rest of the city’s runners need only check out these great options for runners with some of the finest scenery New York has to offer.