SUPER FUN WAYS TO STAY ACTIVE WHEN IT'S COLD AF OUTSIDE
December 21, 2018
Written by Andrew Nodell
When the forecast turns from “charmingly brisk” to “hellish icescape,” our first instinct is to don our most forgiving sweats and lounge around on the sofa until April. But just because it’s freezing outside doesn’t mean we all have to hibernate for the next four months: The city is filled with indoor activities—besides just another workout class or gym session—that will keep your blood pumping and endorphins flowing all season.
CHELSEA PIERS DRIVING RANGE/ADULT GYMNASTICS/BATTING CAGES
The West Side sports hub has plenty of options for an athletic day indoors, including a four-tiered outdoor driving range with 52 heated and weather-protected stalls, a 1,200-square-foot putting green, an indoor putting studio and sand bunker, and two golf simulators. (Clubs are available to rent if you don’t have your own or don’t feel like lugging them across the West Side Highway.) More of a (base)baller? The Field House has four state-of-the-art batting cages with softball and baseball options in speeds ranging from 35 to 75 miles per hour. And if hitting balls isn’t your thing, check out Chelsea Piers’ drop-in adult gymnastics classes ranging from beginner level to elite.
West 23rd Street and Hudson River Park; chelseapiers.com