If you’re in New York this spring or summer, join me in these warm weather hikes.  

And don’t forget–you can have your own Green Gym Day on May 31st — or any day.

Send me your pics or videos from the day, and we’ll include you in our video.


FREE! Community Outdoor Urban Hikes 2015

Walk the Heights in Manhattan

May 3, 3-5 pm. Free – via Municipal Arts Society Jane’s Walk

Meet at 193rd St. & Fort Washington Ave. entrance to Heather Garden

This walk explores two large parks in Northern Manhattan. Fort Tryon Park is a 67-acre historic park with breathtaking views of the Hudson River, the largest heather garden on the east coast, and the Cloisters, which houses a portion of the medieval art collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. We’ll meet up with a special expert guest and then continue to Isham and Inwood Parks, and see forested land, Indian caves, and more. The final touch is a visit to the newly developed Muscota Marsh Park at the northernmost tip of Manhattan Island. http://janeswalk.org/united-states/new-york-city-ny/walk-heights-manhattan/


Green Gym Day 2015

May 31, 9 AM- 2 PM (approximate) Free- via Nancercize and Outdoor Fest

Meet at Central Park West and West 110th Street (outside Cafe Amrita)

Come explore the cliff-side parks of northern Manhattan, traversing a total of six parks over six miles of breathtaking views of both the East and Hudson Rivers. Participants may choose to hike a portion, or all of the inspiring trek. Join Green Gym Day’s magical journey through New York City’s finest green spaces with Hiking-For-Life NYC 2015, fundraiser benefiting Moving For Life and their dance exercise and wellness programs for cancer prevention and recovery. Along the way, Moving For Life will lead health-giving stretches, and Green Gym Day will teach participants how to turn any park into a green gym. http://movingforlife.org/. Sign up registration https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hiking-for-life-nyc-2015-tickets-16685928060

Hike the Heights 11

June 6th (starts approximately 10 AM) Free via CLIMB

An annual community hike and celebration in northern Manhattan parks that promotes the use of the Giraffe Path. This urban trail connects 6 parks and is 6 miles long, connecting Fort Tryon Park and the Cloisters to Central Park. This family-friendly event invites New Yorkers to explore and celebrate the area’s natural treasures by combining physical activity, art, and fun! Nancy will be leading one of the 3- mile hikes. For information about starting place and time, email nancy@nancercize.net. For a printable copy of the map, click http://bit.ly/hikemap


Morning Fitness Classes (All levels) in Fort Tryon Park – Free via Fort Tryon Park Trust

Year-round, Tues. & Thurs. 7:30 AM- 8:30 AM; Sat. 8:30 AM- 9:30 AM

Brisk walk a 1-mile circuit around the park plus bodyweight exercises and stretches.

Meet at 193rd St. and Fort Washington Ave. entrance to Heather Garden.


Morning Yoga Walkabout Classes (Seniors 62+) Inwood Hill Park

April 27th through June 17th Free via City Parks Foundation

Peaceful walk through the park trails plus yoga-based stretches.

Meet at Isham and Seaman Street park entrance, at the flagpole.


To register or for information: Nancy@Nancercize.net or 419-962-6292

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