Between the endless margaritas, roof deck parties and beach barbecues, summer can take a toll on the body. As September marks the unofficial start to Fall, it’s time to for a total body refresh. Hit the pause button on the bottomless Bloody Mary’s and get your mind, body and spirit in gear at these Battery Park fitness outposts, all just steps from Wagner Battery Park. After all, fall fashion awaits.
Yoga at Wagner Battery Park: Through the month of September, find your zen and perfect your Warrior One pose at the Wagner Battery Park’s Sunday Yoga Sessions, presented in partnership with Lululemon at Brookfield Place. Get your end of weekend vibes going amidst other hotel guests. It’s the perfect way to kickstart the week ahead, or at least enjoy a chilled-out brunch immediately afterwards. The sessions begin each week at 9am and are totally complimentary.
Equinox Brookfield Place: This luxury gym chain is situated near the World Trade Center in a breathtaking location on the Hudson River. Think exceptional views of New York Harbor as well as meticulous details – both in space and programming – that offers guests a stunning retreat for fitness and wellness. Equinox favorites like Hot Vonyasa Yoga, Barre class and its signature “Firestarter” cardio fusion class await.
Physique 57: This boutique studio just above the Battery targets all of the muscles in the body – think arms, thighs, seat and abs – to the point of fatigue then stretches them into relief. The workout utilizes the process of “Interval Overload,” which includes muscle-defining arm exercises, intense thigh and seat sequences, waist-chiseling ab moves and fluid stretches. It’s not easy, but it works.
Pilatium – Lisa Serradilla took her first pilates lesson in 1981 at the 56th Street studio of Joseph Pilates’ protege, Romana Kryzanowska. 30 years later she opened this studio with the goal of teaching traditional, classical pilates inspired by the many masters with whom she’s studied. Every instructor at Pilatium is classically trained and each reformer is made by Gratz, the company that Mr. Pilates used in the 1940’s.