For this week’s Fitness Friday, we’re taking a closer look at Asphalt Green. A nonprofit organization with two locations in Manhattan, one in Battery Park City and one on the Upper East Side, with a wide range of group fitness classes, great swimming and gym facilities and sports for all ages.
Both locations feature a 25-yard indoor pool, making it the perfect spot for swimmers of all skill levels. First-time swimmers, recreational, and even Olympic swimmers to-be! There are even swim classes for young and old and water aerobics. It might be especially beneficial for children to take some swim classes to address fear of water or other obstacles right away.
All throughout the week, Asphalt Green’s fitness schedules read everything from Cardio Kickboxing and Pilates to Bodypump, Spin and Yoga, so there is a class for everyone. All the instructors bring great energy and make sure that your form is correct to avoid injuries. Each season they switch up their class schedules, and both facilities are now offering new group fitness classes that include Yoga for Athletes, Boxing, Bollywood Dance and Salsa.
Asphalt Green recently remodeled the Upper East Side fitness center, which spans the top two floors of the building. Improvements include all new strength, cable and cardio machines, plus a brand-new Pilates studio which offers both private and small group specialty training. Coming soon: over 500 square feet of turf with new athletic performance training equipment. And their Downtown facility has a teen fitness initiative, which will kick off in January 2018 with a teen fitness open house and small group training classes that are progressive, fun, educational and geared toward youth ages 13-17.
What especially makes Asphalt Green stand out is its dedication and commitment to the community. Patronage at Asphalt Green helps support their community programs, which again helps provide free services and scholarships to New Yorkers in need.
Asphalt Green offers different memberships, but if you’re just visiting you can get a guest pass for $35 a day. The membership benefits include access to the above, 360-degree fitness assessment with a personal trainer, one free pilates reformer small group class, an on-site juice bar and full-service luxury locker rooms, to name a few. Find out which ones suit you here.
Our advice? Don’t hesitate. Now is the perfect time to join a gym! The temperatures are dropping fast, so exercising outside isn’t as easy, and the holidays are coming up. And we know what that means. There’s often a little more food involved, which isn’t a bad thing at all! It just means you can let all that delicious food go straight to your muscles. If you sign up now, Asphalt Green is even offering you the last of 2017 for free. How’s that for motivation?
Venture up to the Upper East Side location at 555 East 90th St. or stop by the Battery Park City right here in Downtown at 212 North End Ave.