In the last post, I mentioned how I was moving to New York and according to the countdown app I keep looking at I’ve got 9 days and less than 10 hours till I board that plane. I’ve managed to continue stretching at home and I keep foam rolling because well, we are the best of friends since I have not been able to afford the sessions at my therapist anymore, but that shouldn’t be an excuse. So I continue to do the workouts I learned.
Unfortunately, the pain is still there but it’s due to stress and I’m working on foam rolling more to ease the buildup around my upper back/shoulders and chamomile teas are certainly helping.
Now, like I said before, once I get to New York I need to make sure I get back to stretching properly and taking as much care of my body as I can. So, I’ve done some searching for free yoga and fitness classes and I’ve narrowed down the possibilities. If you have tried any of them or know of any others, please let me know. All of them are free. And free is good!
Bryant Park Moves – every week on Saturday (from 5/31 – 9/27) at Bryant Park from 10am – 11am. Basically a modern dance class, led by Limon Dance Company. Cause y’know, sometimes you just need to do something different.
Yoga on the Waterfront – every week on Saturday (from 8/9 – 9/27) at Socrates Sculpture Park from 9:30am – 10:30am.
Club Fit: Free Outdoor Yoga – every week on Saturday (from 6/7 – 9/27). They have 4 locations, the closest one to me will be the Target Bronx Community Garden. From 10am – 11am.
Shape Up NYC Body Sculpting – every week on Saturday (from 8/2 – 12/27). It’s a total body workout that addresses muscle strength and endurance. From 10am – 11am.
Shape Up NYC Dance Fitness – every week on Saturday (from 8/2 – 12/27). Aerobic workout including latin, international and popular music. From 11:30 – 12:30. If work schedule permits, I can combine both Body Sculpting and Dance Fitness on the same day for a longer workout.
Tai Chi in Socrates Sculpture Park – every week on Sunday (from 8/1 – 9/28). Led by certified instructors. From 11am – 12pm.
Bryant Park FitClub: Pilates with Pilates on Fifth – every week on Monday (from 5/12 – 9/22). Pilates workout addressing spine and deep ab muscles. From 7:30am – 8:30am.
While searching for these workouts I cam across these two events going on (lucky me, I get to NYC on Labor Day Weekend).
Run for the Trail: Labor Day B’Ramble - Monday, September 1 at 10am. Proceeds from this 5K/10K race go to The Friends of Van Cortlandt Park’s trail plan. I checked out the venue and the park actually has a very interesting sculpture of a turtle and a hare, meant to honor runners of any pace. I found that very welcoming. Apparently this trail is used by schools and a few of the runs that take place in the Bronx.
NYCRUNS Labor Day 5K & 10K – Monday, September 1 at 8:30am at Firefighters Field in Roosevelt Island.
I will not be racing, but I would like to show up and check out the race. It is labor day monday and I will not be working so this I figure this would be a great way to get out to an event and hopefully meet some people.
This is the update for this week. My last day at work is August 28 and my amazing coworkers are throwing me a little farewell party on Friday and I’m excited. My parents are also throwing me a going away/belated graduation party on Saturday and I’m hoping my cousin takes me to Purdy Lounge this weekend as well. This is officially my last weekend in Miami. I’m a little anxious, but ridiculously excited. I’ve literally been looking at possible color options for my bedroom furniture and decor. Yup. I’ve never done that before.
Let me know if you are doing any of the above races or workouts in NY or any others. I love to meet up with my readers, I’ve made some pretty good friends this way, and this would be a great way to break in a new beginning.