The best fitness centers to try this spring

April 30, 2018

Get toned, realigned and de-stressed at the best wellness and fitness facilities for indoor and outdoor exercises

We get it: Baggy-sweater season is over, so the need to get back into your fitness routine has never been greater. But fitness is not about looking good in a swimsuit—it’s about feeling your personal best. We think your body is perfect just the way it is, but we understand that part of being a healthy and happy human requires physical activity, mind-body rejuvenation and sometimes therapeutic measures. Whether you’re a marathon runner or a Pilates enthusiast or a couch potato looking for a fun way to work up a sweat while enjoying the great outdoors, our roundup of fitness classes and wellness centers will give you a leg up. Raise your endorphins and get ready to feel the good kind of burn.

Ways to get fit this spring:

Chelsea Piers

This fitness club’s vast variety of classes (there are more than 150 per week) and its giant facility (the size of three football fields) makes it a top contender for anyone who’s looking to train in a space with plenty of room to breathe. With so many ways to get a workout, even fitness-phobes will find something they like. Get sporty inside the high-end gym by partaking in basketball, boxing, rock climbing, rowing, cycling or volleyball. There’s also an indoor pool, a communal work and social space, and a café. Good news for Brooklynites: In late May, Chelsea Piers is opening a second club in Kings County. Much like the Manhattan location, the downtown Brooklyn spot features state-of-the-art training, a 75-foot-long pool, a wide range of classes, and more. Pier 60 Chelsea Piers (212-336-6000); 265 Schermerhorn St, Brooklyn (718-407-6400,

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