It is the most wonderful time of the year in NYC. We are in mid-May, meaning without warning we can experience anything from torrential downpours to sweltering heat at the drop of a dime. For natives like myself, May signifies the beginning of pre-summer ’18, and you know what that means? Tons of opportunities to explore the city on the cheap, and get that body in check with so many different fitness classes that are FREE 99.
One of my favorites, The Sweat Sessions, held every summer in the Meatpacking District at 14th Street Park, is back with their Summer 2018 line-up, and of course, they are bringing heat (pun intended) with their class offerings. The sessions kick off on Tuesday, May 22nd, and are held every Tuesday evening, with the exception of holidays, with 45 minute classes held at 6PM, 7PM, and 8PM. Check out the lineup below for the first two weeks, and be sure to RSVP ASAP!
Tuesday, May 22
6pm Sweat with Bec
7pm House of Troy
8pm Box + Flow
No Cool Down
Tuesday, May 29
7pm The Class by Taryn Toomey led by Courtney Deri
Summer is quickly approaching, and for most of us, there is still some work we still want to do with our bodies. Whether it be to drop a few pounds to fit in that curve-hugging dress for your best friend’s wedding, tightening up your gluten so you look slamming in that teeny bikini, or just getting active to feel better about ourselves, working out gets us there in many ways. For those who live in NYC, we are a little spoiled when it comes to free activities, and the summertime is FULL of free fitness sessions for all.
Back for another go is the Sweat Sessions. Presented by the Meatpacking Business Improvement District in collaboration with the Wellth Collective, the Sweat Sessions holds three 45 minute varied style fitness classes every Tuesday at 6, 7, and 8 PM through August 29th. Classes include yoga, pilates, HIIT, dance-inspired, and bootcamp style workouts from some of the most popular trainers and studios in the city.
Here is a peek of upcoming classes:
6PM : Uplift Studios
7PM : The Class by Taryn Toomey led by Courtney Deri
Classes are absolutely FREE, but fill up quick, so be sure to register for sessions ASAP here. Mats will be provided on a first come, first serve basis, and athletic apparel must be worn. See you in class!
Memorial Day is just around the corner, and many of you may have plans to kick the summer season off right. Whether it be with a huge barbecue, beach party, or trip locally or abroad, the season can be quite busy to say the least. What do you do when you want to keep it chill, unwind, and do something for both your body and your spirit? We have got the thing.
The lovely folks at Wanderlust have teamed up with Samsung 837 in Manhattan’s Meatpacking District for a spring/summer Yoga + Meditation series. Beginning on Sunday, May 22nd, the sessions will be split as follows; rooftop yoga on Sunday mornings and guided meditation on Monday evenings. The best part about it all, aside from taking the time out for yourself and feeling refreshed after, is that all sessions are FREE!
Check out the line-up so far below, complete with instructor names, dates, and the sign up link. Hope to see you there!
SUNDAY SESSIONS YOGA
AARONA GANESAN + DJ TASHA BLANK
Sunday, May 22 • 11 AM SIGN UP
So you want to be summertime fine, but you’re low on dimes? The approaching summer season is the best time to experience free fitness classes in NYC, both in studio, and al fresco. Manhattan’s Meatpacking District has teamed up with wellness-driven design firm Wellthily to offer a full series of gratis fitness classes called Sweat Sessions, at Hudson River Park’s 14th St. Park.
Taking place on Tuesday nights between May 10 – August 30th, there are three 45 minute sessions that you are able to take part in, from some of the city’s most popular studios, trainers, and gyms. The May sessions are now live, which you can check out below.
Tuesday, May 10th
6PM: Cyc off the Bike – Interval Hour
7PM: Lululemon Yoga
8PM: Barre by Exhale Spa
Tuesday, May 17th
8PM: ACCESS by Rebecca Kennedy
Tuesday, May 31st
6PM: Barre at the Park
7PM: Lululemon Yoga
Welcome to your summer soundtrack, The New Classic.
On a pleasantly cool Wednesday evening, the bodacious-ly beautiful and eloquently lyrical, IggyAzalea, graced the streets of the Meatpacking District as a true New Yorker would, but not to hit up hot spots for free VIP tables or bottle service-paid appearances. No, she came out to show and prove at the private listening for her debut full-length studio album, The New Classic(which hits stores April 18– but is available for pre-order now on iTunes), and best believe– that is exactly what she did.
Dressed in a perfectly fitted, lilac and eggplant retro-fashion floor-length gown (on theme with her album cover art, of course); Ms. Azalea welcomed about 125 guests to the elusive yet awesomely curated The Raven to audibly indulge on her debut effort–what is sure to be your summer go-to album.
Luckily for all you music fans, Ms. Azalea does not disappoint. The New Classic is packed with fifteen (yes, you read correctly, fifteen) bass-hitting, beat-bumping, cleverly lyrical hip-hop/pop tracks that can only be described in a nutshell by her braggadocious (yet well suited) album title. Tracks like “Goddess”– where the hook is literally so catchy that any guy would mistakenly start chanting, “bow down to a goddess”—and “Lady Patra” featuring Mavado shows how her unique lyrical ability and signature sound can grace just about any musical genre, including reggae. With features from other female up-and-comers like Rita Ora(who lends her sultry vocals to “Black Widow”) and Charli XCX (who is heard on the first single “Fancy”), Ms. Azalea keeps her collaborations to a minimum, with only five on the album.
“This album is me, and I want to show the world what I’ve got, not how many people can complement my style,” comments the fashion-forward Australian darling.
Don’t get her twisted, she’s got bars: (“I spent twenty [thousand] on this Roley/ all I want is my time back”—“Rolex”)—and after hearing the album in its’ entirety, she’s guaranteed to make you a believer.