get outdoors!

Just a friendly reminder to get outside, to breathe in some fresh air, to get some vitamin D from the sunshine, and to enjoy whatever type of movement that makes you happy (or try something new)!

yoga in the park

My favorite thing about New York is yoga in the park in the summertime.  If you’re in NYC, check out Well + Good’s Healthy Summer Guide, which lists fitness classes all over the city (many of which are FREE).

If you’re not in NY, a quick google search for free or donation based fitness classes in your area,

or a search on can lead you to great opportunities to get out there.

Another tip is to follow your fitness studio of choice on social media, and get on their mailing list. Just this morning I saw an announcement from a yoga studio in my neighborhood that will be having a free class tonight in the park.

You can also take a look at the website for your local park district, you may be surprised by what you find.

yoga in prospect park

I’ve even found classes + events by looking up #free #yoga #nyc on twitter.



And now, for something not many people know about me: for many years, I’ve had a secret fantasy of becoming a roller dancer in central park. (and for some reason, I can’t get enough of that video).

Who knows, maybe I’ll work up the courage to try it this year.

I know for sure I’ll be practicing yoga and tai chi & dancing salsa this summer.

What type of exercise do you enjoy (or secretly want to try)? Do you have any suggestions for how/where to find free outdoor fitness classes in your area?

Let me know in the comments below!






photos: © Elizabeth Paige Davison 2012 / 2013
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4 responses to “get outdoors!”

  1. Karen McMillan Avatar

    Liz, Fun post. Thanks for the outdoor source tips. Roller dancing sounds like fun. I’m headed back to live in NYC this Fall. Great memories of dancing and skating in Central Park. Hoping to see pics of you living your fantasy soon. <3

    1. elizabeth paige Avatar

      thanks again, Karen! Best of luck on the move back!

  2. Avatar

    Roller dancer in Central Park! DO IT that sounds like so much fun!
    I love the pics!
    I’m upstate NY, you should check our Omega Institute, I think you’d really love them for outdoor wellness!

    1. elizabeth paige Avatar

      thanks so much, Vivian!
      If I can get my hands on some skates I’m definitely going to give it a try. :)
      I’ve been meaning to check out the Omega Institute, hopefully someday soon!

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