The Five Best Places To Work Out In New York City

NewYork Workout
New York City is famous for its gym culture. Always the first to embrace a new fitness craze, NYC is the place to go for the best and most unusual fitness experiences. Whether you want to party like its 1999 at a nightclub-themed workout, or burn fat at hyper speed with a 20 minute HIIT class, this place has got it all.

The city also has a lot to offer the traditionalists. Explore the great outdoors with outside yoga in Central Park, view the Manhattan skyline from a new perspective while rowing down the Hudson, or simply throw on your running shoes and head for a run on the stunning High Line.

We’ve put together the top five workouts that the Big Apple has to offer. Which one will you try first?

1. Nightclub workout

Fancy hitting the club at 10am? There’s only one catch – this nightclub doesn’t serve alcohol. Fitness ‘parties’ are the latest craze to hit New York, offering a fun cardio alternative complete with flashing lights and dance music.

Clubbers follow a fun and energetic routine which incorporates dance moves, core training and cardio exercises.

Dance yourself fit at sessions run by 305 Fitness, the birthplace of the ‘dance cardio’ craze.

Weekday classes take place at Complete Body, 22 W 19th Street (between 5th and 6th Avenue).

Weekend classes take place at PMT Dance, 69 W 14th Street (between 14th and 16th Avenue).

2. Take a HIIT

High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) is perfect for busy New Yorkers who just don’t have time for a one hour class. HIIT classes typically last 20 minutes or less, but during this time you work out to your absolute limit. If you aren’t sweating by minute 2, you aren’t doing it right.

Get involved at Definition Fitness, specialists in HIIT workouts and strength training.

They get together on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6.50pm in Central Park; meet at the Northwest corner of 59th and 7th Avenue.
Yoga in the park

3. Say ‘Namaste’ to your day

As the summer hits its stride, make the most of the sunny weather by taking your workout outside. There are yoga classes throughout the day in Central Park, although it is best to choose an early morning session when the park is quiet. Take a mat or just work out on the grass. Stretch your body and calm your mind against the backdrop of the world’s most famous city.

Take part at Yoga 101. Perfect for beginners (and cheap at just $15 a class), it runs on Mondays and Tuesdays at 6.30pm, and Saturdays at 10.30am. Devotees meet outside Le Pain Quotidien by Sheep Meadow in Central Park, 15 minutes before the class starts.

4. Kayaking in the city

Most New Yorkers see the Hudson every day, but few realise that the river could be giving them one of the best workouts in the city. Rowing strengthens core muscles and the upper torso, and also counts as a great cardio workout.

Simply hire a kayak and away you go! Just remember to wear a lifejacket, choose a safe kayaking route and bring a buddy along for safety.

Kayaking is free at the New York City Downtown Boathouse, just sign a waiver and start rowing. They’re available daily, from 8am at Pier 40, Pier 96 and West 72nd Street.

5. Living the High Line life

The New York High Line only opened in 2011, but it has already become a beloved institution. Originally used as an above-ground freight railway, the line has been repurposed as a public garden for all New Yorkers. Blooming with wildflowers and DIY gardens, it is the perfect place to sit and take in the summer scents while gazing across the city. The old railway track has now become a solid pathway which is perfect for joggers. At over 1.4 miles long, you can get in a good run, particularly if you go early in the morning before the crowds arrive.

You can access the High Line via Gansevoort Street; 14th Street; West 16th Street; West 18th Street; West 20th Street; 23rd Street; West 26th Street; West 28th Street or West 30th Street. It’s open from 7am until 11pm daily.

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Yoga in the park via Bigstock

A Brief Guide To Maintaining Healthy Eyes

Can-CWe spend a lot of time focussing on keeping our bodies and minds in tip-top shape, but have you ever given any thought to the potential dangers faced by not taking proper care of your eyes?

Although small, your eyes are one of the most exposed areas of your body, which means that they’re more at risk of infections and diseases. Couple this with the fact that they’re constantly put under strain from the moment we wake up, as we barrage them with constant streams of media, it’s unsurprising that many of us suffer from eye-related issues as we grow older.

Luckily, the effects of many of these issues can be reduced, and controlled through the use of Can-C™ eye drops.

As the only eye drops available that contain the original NAC formula, trialled by renowned eye doctor, Mark Babizhayev at IVP, Can-C™ eye drops are a powerful vision-enhancing tool. They are proven to reduce the results of aging on eyes, and can be used as an effective method of cataracts control.

The Dangers Of Cataracts

Cataract is the name given to the clouding or murkiness that forms on the lens of your eye. If left untreated, this can lead to a reduction in vision, so it’s recommended that you consult your GP as soon as possible if you notice any of the following symptoms:

Cataract Symptons

Whilst this disease is commonly caused by age, and the deterioration of proteins within the lens of the eye, there are other causes of cataract, including radiation, trauma and genetics.

It is in no way an uncommon disease, affecting 1 in 4 people over the age of 65. With nearly 30,000 new cases discovered daily, it affects over 20 million people worldwide, and causes 42% of blindness. (Source: Who.int)

Cataract Facts

What Are The Solutions

Many people turn to surgery as a solution. In fact, there are approximately 1.35 million operations per year. At a cost of $3,500 per eye, these surgeries accumulate to $3.5 billion every year. There are strong reasons for people spending so much money though, as the operation has a 95% success rate.

That being said, as with all surgical procedures, there are serious risks attached. 2% of patients face complications, including retinal detachment, corneal transplants or endophthalmitis, which is the inflammation of the inside of the eye. It’s also worth noting that nearly half of all patients require further laser surgery after their first operation at a later point in life. (Source: Who.int)

Surgery Facts

Whilst surgery is a viable option, there are a number of risks attached to the very high price tag. There is, however, a relatively inexpensive option, that’s practically risk-free and can help hinder the growth of cataracts: Can-C™ eye drops.

The Wonders Of Can-C™ And NAC

Developed by Innovative Vision Products (IVP), the exclusive N-acetylcarnosine (NAC) formula within these painless eye drops have been proven to slow down the deterioration of ageing eyes.

Even patients vision-issues unrelated to cataracts have recounted good signs from using the drops, as the treatment reportedly ‘brightened’ and ‘relaxed’ their eyes. (Source: IVP)

How Do They Work?

As mentioned above, the special ingredient in these easy-to-apply drops is N-acetylcarnosine (NAC), which contains the di-peptide carnosine – a naturally occurring anti-oxidant.

NAC is extremely effective at acting against the effects of aging in the body, and this includes the growth of cataracts. As a highly resilient delivery form of carnosine, it remains effective within the eye for much longer than regular treatments, providing the needed proteins whilst protecting against other variables. NAC has also been shown to slow the glycation process, which can also result in the formation of cataracts.

Further studies found that after half a year of being treated with a 1% solution of NAC droplets, almost 40% of the people tested reported a worthwhile reduction of the clouding within the lens of the eye.

Eye With Cataract

The above photographs are from a human female eye. The left hand eye contains a rather noticeable cataract. The right hand photo is the same eye 5-months later, after regular treatment with an NAC solution like which is found in Can-C™ eye drops, having used four doses a day. The cataract has been largely removed and the opalescence and clarity has greatly improved.

For more information on the effects of N-acetylcarnosine,please view this informative video:

The Results

IVP, the organisation behind these drops, have carried out clinical trials on people suffering from senile cataracts. Using an NAC solution, nearly 90% of patients reported that their glare sensitivity was improved by the treatment. Within six months of twice daily-dosages, another 90% described their vision as clearer and sharper.

When asked to comment on the research, Dr Babizhayev stated:

“For most patients treated, drug tolerance was good and no side effects were specifically associated with the application of 1% NAC. What is more, no recurrence of cataract development occurred during the period of NAC application.”

Take a look at the results for yourself below:

Can-C Facts

Can-C™ eye drops, containing healthy doses of the NAC solution, are available now from the Antiaging Nurition store. For more information on the effects of Can-C, and it’s results in reducing cataracts, as well as a number of other eye conditions, why not read this helpful eBook detailing everything you need know about these fantastic eye drops?

Click here to view a free copy in your browser.

Spotlight On The Save Our Supplements Campaign

Save Our SupplementsHere at Antiaging Nutrition, we’re very interested in ensuring all those who wish to take supplements are given access to them. This is why we were shocked to learn of a potential change in European law which would make obtaining certain supplements particularly difficult for everyone within the EU.

The proposed change would mean that dosages which are currently freely available over the counter would need to be dramatically reduced, thereby lowering the effectiveness of such supplements in keeping us healthy and addressing certain ailments that afflict us all at some point during our lifetimes.

Save Our Supplements

In order to try and stop this law from being passed, natural health issue activists Consumers for Health Choice (CHC) have launched a new campaign titled Save Our Supplements. This nation-wide appeal has been set up to ensure everyone who wants to take supplements is able to have uninhibited access to them.

CHC work with retailers, nutritionists, health practitioners and specialist manufacturers from across Europe to try and defend freedom of choice in all health matters. The majority their work is centred on preventing unnecessary legislations that stop consumers from being able to make their own decisions.

We at Antiaging Nutrition are naturally concerned that those who wish to have access to certain supplements would be dramatically affected should this legislation come into force. Access to supplements that keep us healthy and enable us to live a full and enriching life should not be limited by laws and regulations simply because they are not aligned with other countries of the EU. The Save Our Supplements campaign is working hard to ensure that this doesn’t happen, and we believe that this is a fight well worth fighting.

An Unnecessary Change

This attempt to change the law has been ongoing for over 17 years now, but has been kept at bay for as long as possible through campaigns which have delayed the implementation of the European Union Foods Supplement Directive (2002/46/EC).

For the time being this topic is still being hotly debated, however the chances of the rules in the UK and the rest of the EU being bought into line with those in France and Germany are a distinct possibility.

Lower MPLs (Maximum Permitted Levels) of supplements would mean that hundreds of products that have been used for decades and pose no risk to the public would suddenly be weakened, potentially resulting in less effectiveness.

We’re fully behind CHC and their Save Our Supplements campaign, and we hope that as a customer of this site, you will be as well. You can help by signing the petition, whilst encouraging others to do so as well, so that your voice can be heard.

Visit the Consumers for Health Choice website today to pledge your support and learn more about this ongoing battle to allow us to make our own choices.