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Work It Outdoors

Brooklyn Bridge Boot Camp.  


Brooklyn Bridge Boot Camp, Brooklyn Bridge, Manhattan Entrance; 646-354-0039
Locally renowned trainer Ariane Hundt offers a number of butt-kicking programs, including her daily Brooklyn Bridge Boot Camps. The session takes you through short intervals of running, squats, push-ups, and a number of other strength-training exercises, all done on the bridge.
Dates: Daily, see schedule here.
Price: $20 per class.
Reservations: Sign up online.

Brooke Marrone Fitness, Central Park, Central Park West at W. 67th St.; 508-981-6804
Peppy personal trainer Brooke Marrone is holding her Park Workout camps this summer in Central Park. The four-week session is a hybrid of Pilates and body conditioning, and is inclusive of all fitness levels. Classes meet in the Tavern on the Green parking lot.
Dates: Tuesdays, July 20 through August 10 at 7 p.m.
Price: $100 for the four-week session.
Reservations: E-mail

Starving Artist Boot Camp, Jaqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir and Carl Schurz Park; 646-245-4712
This budget-minded boot camp is led by personal trainer Dave duCille, who runs things more like a sports practice, with a short jog at the beginning followed by circuit training.
Dates: Regular classes are Monday and Wednesday evenings at 7 p.m., as well as a Saturday morning class at 9:30 a.m., while beginner sessions are held Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 9:30 a.m. Through September.
Price: The first class is $10 for new students, and $25 per class after that. A six-class package can be purchased for $125.
Reservations: Sign up online.


HoopClass, Central Park, Central Park West at W. 69th St.
This Hula-hooping class for adults incorporates yoga moves and cardio for a high-calorie-burning workout. For the summer, they are holding weekly sessions in Central Park. To get to the class, enter the park through the walking path at West 69th Street and follow the path across West Drive to the bocce-ball courts.
Dates: Saturdays at 11 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. Through September.
Price: $20 per class.
Reservations: E-mail

Aerialist Boot Camp
Pier 66, 26th St. at West Side Hwy; 212-304-3791
Artistic director of the Fly-by-Night Dance Theater Julie Ludwick is hosting a week-long Aerialist Boot Camp at the Chelsea Piers. The 90-minute classes consist of ascending and descending the trapeze, and a series of strength-building mat exercises alongside the Hudson River. Bonus: Proceeds from the camp go toward funding the Fly-by-Night Dance Theater programs and scholarships.
Dates: August 2 through 6 at 7 a.m.
Price: $150
Reservations: E-mail

Sea Kayaking
Along with a slew of other adventures, Outdoor Bound is hosting a couple of dates of sea kayaking on the Hudson River. Great for building upper-body strength, this event, which includes a workshop on the ways of paddling, is recommended for the physically fit. The classes leave at 8:15 a.m. and meet at 73rd Street and Broadway, before taking off for the Hudson Valley.
Dates: July 25 and August 21.
Price: $120.
Reservations: Sign up here.