If you follow my Instagram you’ll have seen I’ve just been to New York City.
I have been to the city before, so I did most of the ‘touristy’ bits then leaving most of my time in this trip to just relax and enjoy the city.
Whilst I was there I tried to make the most of all the stand out classes NY has to offer (there are A LOT!), as well as try some more of their amazing food. So here is a little recap of my favourite things to do, see, try and eat.
Things to do
Stroll around Central Park and hire a rowboat – especially on a sunny day, be prepared, they only accept cash. Once you’re all rowed out head to the Boathouse Bar for a refreshing drink.
Take the ferry to Staten Island – it’s free and easy, takes about an hour round trip depending on if you get on the boat straight back (longer if you decide to hang around Staten Island). The best views are on the way out of Manhattan, so make sure you get a good spot on the outward journey.
Places to eat
The Butchers Daughter – brunch favourite in the east village, so delicious and the most beautiful cafe
By Chloe – one of my favourites, this small chain is the equivalent of a vegan fast food joint…think a portobello and veggie meatball sub topped with marinara, pesto, cashew mozzerella, almond Parmesan on a potato sub roll, with sweet potato fries…HEAVEN.
Juliana’s – the best pizza in Brooklyn (in strong competition with Grimaldi’s, next door)
Milk – cereal themed soft serve and shakes..trust me, amazing!
Hip Hop Yoga at Y7 Studio – yoga to hip hop, with the heat on…what’s not to love? Oh yes, and the most beautiful studio to boot.
Aerial Yoga at Studio Anya – my first time trying aerial yoga and it was definitely one of my favourite classes, so much fun and a challenge to mind of matter
Hollywood at F45 – a circuit style class from the Aussie favourite, a full body workout with a live DJ
Barry’s Bootcamp – the infamous bootcamp involves running mixed with free weight/body weight movements. Considering running is not my forte this was a lot of fun, pushing you to your limits for short bursts of intense exercise. Even better, you can order a post workout shake to collect after your class…
Reformer Pilates at Flex Studios – I’ve never tried reformer Pilates before and it was so much fun, definitely something I’d want to do more of!
TH101 at the Tone House – training in the style of sports teams, using all sorts of equipment from prowlers to battle ropes and TRX, seriously hard work but a lot fun.
The Bar Method – controlled movements which definitely make your legs work hard, the most technical of all the classes – there were a lot of corrections to my form to get me in the right place.
Signature Fhix at the Fhitting Room – high intensity interval training using dumbells, wall balls and kettlebells as well as cardio machines like airdynes and ski ergs, ending with the ‘Fhix’ workout to finish you off.. because you haven’t worked hard enough already!!
The most perfect sports bra here.
What are your favourite things to do in NYC?
Please let me know if you have any questions, I think NY is one of my new favourite cities – there is just so much to offer!