The weekends, for many, are thought of as the perfect time to fit in a cheat meal or loosen up that workout regimen for a couple of days. You’ve put in good time and effort to be healthy and fit for the past week, now is your time to relax and live it up with cocktails and instagram worthy lobster rolls. But why waste all of your week’s hard work on one or two good meals and Netflix binges when there are plenty of healthy and fun options all around New York? Plus, a ton of them are free! Read on to see this weekend’s healthy happenings all over the city.

Night Nation Run

The world’s first Running Music Festival. A musical voyage filled with lights, lasers, beats and celebration for the lover of Electric Dance Music. Run, walk, skip or dance your way through this electrifying adventure. Your journey will take you through an illuminated racecourse to multiple DJ stages, each with its own unique exhilarating party, finishing with an explosive main stage after party. Night Nation Run’s illuminated run course features interactive light shows, and powerful sound systems.  The events promise to offer a full sensory experience.

May 29 & 30
Aviator Sports & Events Center
3159 Flatbush Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11234

Travel Healthy & Happy

Join Health & Lifestyle Expert, Tina Paymaster, at the beautiful ALOHA headquarters in NYC, where she’ll show you how to enjoy traveling while staying healthy! A delicious healthy lunch will be provided and all guests will receive a gift bag full of healthy travels snacks!

10am-1pm
$25 Early Bird pricing until 5/22; $35 after

ALOHA Headquarters
33 W 17th St
6th Floor
New York, New York 10011

Bike Central Park with Bike and Roll New York City

New York City’s biggest bike tour and rental company presents its most popular guided tour, a two-hour journey that covers both ends of Central Park from top to bottom. From lesser-known sights like Sheep Meadow and Shakespeare Garden to Bethesda Foundation and Strawberry Fields, Bike Central Park gives visitors an inside historical look at New York City’s biggest park and number one tourism destination. All bike rentals and tours include necessary safety equipment, including bells and helmets and rentals accommodate all ages and different skill levels.

9:30am
Central Park at West 67th Street
New York, NY 10023
(212) 877-8646

Crom Physical Culture Summer of Shred 2015 Bootcamp

Shred by Crom is an outdoor beach boot camp program that builds total body strength, endurance, balance and core stability for people of all ages and fitness levels!

Free!
Beach 94th Street off Shorefront Parkway (in Rockaway Beach), Queens
8:00 a.m. –8:45 a.m.

Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park

Join them for one hour of walking, stretching, and strengthening exercises. All of their fitness programs are free, led by trained professionals, and suitable for all levels. Wear comfortable clothing and bring water.

Free!
Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park), Manhattan
8:30 a.m. –9:30 a.m.

Barstarzz Workout at Anne Loftus Playground

Head to Anne Loftus PLayground in Fort Tryon and learn different ways to stay in shape outdoors from your neighborhood Barstarzz! Join the Barstarzz as they hold a one hour free class including a short freestyle calisthenic demonstration and a beginner workout routine. Get acquainted with your body and learn different ways to stay in shape without requiring a lot of equipment.

Free!
(Fort Tryon Park), Manhattan
3:00 p.m. –4:00 p.m.

OutdoorFest 2015: Free Fitness Outdoors

Come and go as you please to this afternoon-long fitness festival. Bring a yoga mat for yoga at 3:30 p.m., a 60 minute vinyasa class by Angelica Olstad of Pop Up Yoga NYC, suitable for all levels. Running groups will be a moderate/easy pace for tours of the island at 12:30pm. Boot camp at 2pm is for everybody and will be fun! If nothing else, come by and have a picnic. Take your shoes off. Play in the grass. Sit under a tree. Relax… living in NYC doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the great outdoors.

Click here for schedule and locations

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Southern girl at heart, minus the fried food. Fresh on the NY food scene, hungry for a healthy way to live in this food capital.