Fitness class in Fort Tryon Park

Fitness

Fort Tryon Park offers an assortment of free fitness programs for all levels of skill. In addition to year-round Fitness Walks, Summer 2012 offers Tai Chi, Sunset Yoga, and Parents & Me Yoga—all free! Join one or more of these programs for a healthy and fun way to enjoy this landmarked park.

All programs are weather permitting; rain and temperatures below 20 F cancel. Please check the Upcoming Events calendar for program updates and changes.

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How Many Things Can You Do on a Park Bench?

Probably you can do a lot more than you think! Fort Tryon Park’s Nancy Bruning has been leading outdoor fitness classes in the park since 2004. That’s plenty of time to create and fine tune exercises that stretch and tone your body... using no exercise equipment other than a park bench! These 101 exercises not only help you meet current healthy exercise recommendations–they add spice and challenge to your walks in the park. Curious? Take a look at “101 Things to Do on A Park Bench,” the video created by Nancy for the Fort Tryon Park Trust. Guaranteed to make you smile.

Only got a minute? See the trailer.

Got 14 minutes? See the full length video.

Year–Round Fitness Programs

Fitness Walking Program

Tuesdays & Thursdays, 7:30 a.m.–8:30 a.m.
Saturdays, 8:30 a.m.–9:30 a.m.

Description: Join us for one hour of walking, stretching, strengthening, and body toning using only the park, our own bodies, and gravity. All levels welcome; we modify to meet your level of ability. These walks are year–round (Note: Fitness Walking does not meet if it is raining or if the actual temperature or wind chill is below 20 degrees F.).
Directions: Meet at the entrance to the Heather Garden on Margaret Corbin Circle where Cabrini Boulevard and Fort Washington Avenue converge.

Summer Fitness Programs

Please visit our Upcoming Events page for class times and dates.

Parents and Me Yoga
Location: Location: Abby’s Lawn
Description: Come for free yoga with Robin Rosiello, certified children's instructor. All ages are welcome!
Directions: Enter the park at Fort Washington Avenue and continue north along the promenade, veer right at Linden Terrace, then left walk around, under the arch and down the path to Abby’s Lawn.

Yoga Class in Fort Tryon Park

Sunrise Tai Chi Classes
Location: Linden Terrace
Description: With Robert Martinez, certified Tai Chi instructor. Wear comfortable clothing.
Directions: Enter the park at Fort Washington Avenue and continue north along the promenade, up the steps to Linden Terrace.

Sunset Yoga
Location: Abby’s Lawn
Description: With a variety of local certified instructors. These yoga classes are suitable for all skill levels. Please arrive early, wear comfortable clothing, bring a towel or yoga mat, and water.
Directions: Enter the park at Fort Washington Avenue and continue north along the promenade, veer right at Linden Terrace, then left walk around, under the arch and down the path to Abby’s Lawn.

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Related Information

Map of Walking/Jogging Routes in Fort Tryon Park (PDF, 990 KB)