Health and Fitness, New York City



The Parks and Recreation Department somehow manages to maintain a number of wonderful playgrounds and parks in each of the boroughs. For more information, call (212) 360-8111 or visit


Find out where to get everything you need for running, hiking, camping, skating, dancing, cycling, fishing, golfing, playing tennis and skiing with our Camping and Sporting Goods Stores by type.


Whether you prefer to jog around the reservoir, walk across the Brooklyn Bridge, lift weights at the gym, or swing dance with your honey, New York offers plenty of opportunities to stay healthy and fit.

Sporting Activities

Although space is always an issue, recreational, amateur, and professional atheletes also "do their thing" in New York. More on: Biking   Rollerblading   Ice Skating   Running   Swimming   Tennis   Bowling

Dance and Yoga Classes

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New York is home to some of the most famous companies in the world and with national and international companies making regular stops here on their tours, you can expect to enjoy a wide variety of dance classes.

Fitness Clubs

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Pump iron, swim, climb a wall, bike, skate, or take a class at one of the city's many health and fitness clubs.

Massage Therapies and Day Spas

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If city life has run you ragged, refresh yourself with a decadent spa treatment or massage.

The Great Lawn and Turtle Pond
Central Park
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Central Park Conservancy

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