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Work It Outdoors

Here's where to get fit outside for the rest of the summer.




Laughing Lotus, Tenth Avenue, nr. 14th Street; 212-414-2903
In warmer months, Laughing Lotus Yoga studio takes it outdoors with free one-hour Vinyasa classes held on a patch of greenery in Chelsea. A number of mats are available, but bringing your own is encouraged.
Dates: Wednesdays at 7 p.m. Through September 1.

Pier 1 at Brooklyn Bridge Park
Instructors from Brooklyn’s Fitness Guru studio lead this free one-hour Pilates mat class at Brooklyn Bridge Park. Class spots are limited (as are free mat rentals), so show up early to register.
Dates: Tuesdays at 7 p.m. Registration opens up at 6:30 p.m. Through August 31.

14th Street, Hudson Street, and Ninth Avenue
Combining martial arts and Afro-Brazilian dancing, this free Capoeira class is taught by Alvin Ailey instructor Tiba Vieira. It's offered weekly at the Chelsea Triangle, which is located at the 14th Street, Hudson Street, and Ninth Avenue intersection.
Dates: Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. Through August 18.


Printing House, 421 Hudson St., at Leroy St.; 212-243-7600
West Village gym Printing House is making use of its much-coveted sun deck this summer by offering a few rooftop yoga classes scattered throughout the week. There’s an hour-long “sunrise” Vinyasa class offered Wednesday mornings at 6:45 a.m., a more meditative class done by candlelight Tuesday nights at 8 p.m., and a heart-pumping, 90-minute Vinyasa class Friday evenings at 6:45 p.m.
Dates: Through September 17.
Price: Non-members can opt for the club’s daily pass for $50.
Reservations: Class availability is on a first come, first served basis.

JCC, 34 Amsterdam Ave., at 76th St.; 646-505-5708
The JCC hosts this rooftop Vinyasa yoga class in partnership with their 20s and 30s social group. Reward yourself with wine and snacks, which are offered after class.
Dates: Through August 26. For the schedule, go here.
Price: $15 for JCC members, $20 for non-members.
Reservations: You can purchase your ticket here.

Goodyoga, 73 Calyer St., nr. Franklin St.; 718-554-3968
Although a handful of the alignment-based Vinyasa classes are held on the rooftop throughout the day at this Greenpoint yoga studio, you're often able to see the sun setting over the Manhattan skyline at the 8 p.m. class. The Thursday-night session, taught by the studio's founder, Flannery Foster, includes live music.
Dates: The studio will be holding rooftop classes for as long as the weather permits. For the schedule, go here.
Price: The first class is free for all students, and then $15 per class thereafter.
Reservations: Sign up here.

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