Like ordering spicy seafood gumbo, spinning classes allow patrons to feel the burn of cross-country travel without actually biking to Louisiana. Light up your legs with today’s Groupon to Asphalt Green, located on East 90th Street between York and East End Avenue. Choose from the following options:
- For $35, you get 5 spin classes (a $75 value).
- For $59, you get 10 spin classes (a $145 value).
- For $99, you get 20 spin classes (a $290 value).<p>
Bikes must be reserved online prior to each class session.<p>
Asphalt Green, a not-for-profit with a 5.5-acre campus, perches Mad Dogg– and CPR/AED-certified instructors atop a new spin studio’s platform for exhilarating indoor cycling classes. Guests can pedal atop 22 NXT Spinning bikes as attached computers approximate heart rates, distance traveled, calories burned, and the number of minutes it would take for a velociraptor to catch up. Bikes feature adjustable resistance, permitting patrons of all fitness levels to set their own pace as the sound system pulses enlivening music.
With regular attendance, courses push physiques to their cardiovascular-endurance ideals and whittle away at unwanted calories. A scenic view and pigeons trailing motivational banners attract glances through studio windows during sessions, and complimentary towel service and fully equipped locker rooms end classes on a clean note. Students can click here for the winter spinning schedule.
The nonprofit Asphalt Green keeps children, teens, and adults in shape with an array of fitness, swim, and sports activities and programs. Members enjoy full access to fitness centers equipped with Precor equipment, including treadmills and ellipticals with built-in TV screens, and lap swim pools fit for all levels of swimmers. For an additional fee, members can also take advantage of babysitting services offered for children ages six months to six years. The Upper East Side location's weightlifting area features a picturesque view of the East River, which members can also enjoy from the adjoining roof deck. Swimmers of all abilities glide through the 50-meter Olympic-sized pool, once home to Olympic bronze medalist Lia Neal and currently the home of the wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald.
The Battery Park City offers a sunlit fitness center, 25-yard pool, and a wood floor gymnasium with open gym time and pick-up basketball. After battling on the court, members can refuel at the juice bar. The organization also offers training programs and seminars for triathletes, a variety of community outreach programs including adaptive swim for veterans, and kid-focused summer and sport camps to keep young ones from making bad decisions, such as using chewing gum to plug up holes in dams.