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Central Park Fitness


If you're like most New Yorkers, Central Park is your backyard and your much-needed escape from city life. Central Park is your gym, too – where you go to walk, run, jog, cycle, stretch, train, and play ball.

The Central Park Conservancy keeps your "gym" in great shape by tirelessly maintaining over 60 miles of drives and paths, 26 ballfields, and 21 playgrounds for your use. Add a new element to your regular routine and join us for a program. These dynamic workouts are designed to get attendees in shape while teaching them how to keep the Park healthy and beautiful for the entire community to enjoy.

These programs are FREE; pre-registration is recommended. Open to all fitness levels.


Make Central Park Your Gym Fitness Event Series

Make Central Park Your Gym Class
Make Central Park Your Gym Class
Make Central Park Your Gym Class
Make Central Park Your Gym Class

The Make Central Park Your Gym Fitness Event Series is curated by the Central Park Conservancy and Dr. Jordan Metzl, renowned sports medicine physician at Hospital for Special Surgery. Each month features a different boutique fitness partner.

HIIT for the Holidays
Date: Saturday, December 10, 2016
Time: Music starts at 12:00 pm, class will be from 12:30 - 1:30 pm
Location: Naumburg Bandshell (Mid-Park from 66th to 72nd Streets)
Register here!

Check back soon for the 2017 class schedule.


Make Central Park Your Gym Circuit

Make Central Park Your Gym Circuit
Make Central Park Your Gym Circuit

The Make Central Park Your Gym Circuit will help you reach your fitness goals with innovative exercises designed by top trainers to utilize the Park's best natural features to get you fit, maximize your strength and agility, and increase flexibility and muscle tone.

Dates: Tuesdays & Thursdays, May – August
Time: 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Location: East Meadow (East Side from 97th - 100th Street)


Health and Race Walking

Health and Race Walking
Health and Race Walking

Get fit as you enjoy views of beautiful Park landscapes. Co-presented with the New York Walkers Club.

Dates: Every Saturday
Time: 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Location: Meet at North Meadow Recreation Center (Mid-Park at 97th Street
Register here!