Best Workouts in Brooklyn

What to do in Brooklyn - January 21, 2020

It’s winter, which means that we are spending less time outside and more time indoors, glued to screens or stuck under our covers. However, don’t let the cold weather get you down. This winter, try and get out there and sweat! Working out is a great way to keep yourself physically and mentally healthy throughout the dreary winter months. If you live in Brooklyn, you’re in luck! Brooklyn has many incredible indoor fitness studios as well as public spaces that can be used for outdoor workouts. If you feel up for the challenge, here are some of the Best Workouts in Brooklyn.

Outdoor Workouts

Sometimes NYC has unseasonably warm days throughout the Winter, so if you do feel up for an outdoor workout, here are some trails we recommend. If not, wait until the weather gets warmer for some outdoor exercise.

Prospect Park 5k

The loop in Prospect Park is a great place to run. Check out NYRR for some good Running Routes. 

Brooklyn Bridge Park

Running through Brooklyn Bridge Park or down the Brooklyn Bridge Boardwalk is also nice. Check out this page for guided group runs that are held every Tuesday.

Brighton Beach Boardwalk / Swimming in the cold

If you are up for taking the train further into Brooklyn, run or bike down the beach boardwalk. Officially called the Riegelmann Boardwalk, it stretches for 2.7 miles and is a quite scenic experience. Moreover, you can also swim in the Ocean with the Coney Island Polar Bear Club.

Indoor Workouts


Working out can also be a chance to acquire a new skill. Salsa Salsa Dance Studio is a popular place to learn how to Salsa. Located near Barclays Center, it’s conveniently located by several major train lines.


You don’t have to shell out hundreds of dollars for a membership at Equinox. Some of the cheaper Gym options in NYC cost no more than $40 a month. Try out Blink or Crunch, there are many locations in Brooklyn.


Fly Wheel is less about dancing and more about spinning, and assessing your stats while you go. If you don’t want to pay per class, download ClassPass.

Pure Barre

For those who do not like Cardio, try Pure Barre. Barre is a great workout designed based on the principles of dance, which means it can truly transform your body if you keep up with it.

Yoga — MoDo

MoDo Yoga Studio offers hot vinyasa, which is a high speed heated yoga class fusion cardio and yoga together. They have a location in Williamsburg. Their studios are clean, modern and sophisticated.

The Sauna:

Another option for those willing to sweat is the Mermaid Spa in Brighton Beach. The Russian Sauna is a great place to relax and rejuvenate and burn tons of calories.

Working out doesn’t have to be a chore. Especially not in Brooklyn, where there are so many fun fitness-related activities. Once the sun comes out, try your hand at CitiBike, or go Kayaking for free in the Hudson River. Lucky for you, there are no shortage of fun workouts in Brooklyn.

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