Work out (affordably) in NYC
For $100 per year ($150 with indoor pool access), adults can get a membership to the NYC Parks and Recreation Centers. There are 33 centers across the five boroughs and many offer fitness rooms with free weights and machines, cardio rooms, basketball courts and dance studios. All of the recreation centers are free on the first Monday of each month.
For a list of free fitness classes, which can include kickboxing, zumba, ballet and pilates, check out Shape Up NYC, another Parks Department program.