You guys know I love Brooklyn, right? I mean I really really really love Brooklyn. I couldn’t imagine myself anywhere besides Brooklyn (well perhaps I could imagine myself upstate on my own Cat Sanctuary/Farm but that’s another story for another time). You might think Brooklyn is a concrete jungle but it’s actually a beautiful place with some lush green parks and greenways perfect for a stress relieving wellness workout if you know where to look.
Take my hand and let’s checkout some of my favorite Brooklyn places for a great workout!
And make sure to read the entire post as I’m giving away a Fitbit (!!!) to one lucky winner below!
Kent Avenue Greenway
This is one of my favorite places to run, ride my bike or just take a walk at night. The Kent Avenue Greenway is right on the water so it has amazing views, especially at night. It includes a 2 way bicycle lane and a big sidewalk to do some running on. The best part is there is a separation between the bicycle lane and moving cars so it’s the perfect place for safe bike rides. I learned how to ride my bike in NYC and this was one of the first places that I felt comfortable riding. If you’re heading to Williamsburg it’s the perfect track to use to get to.
To me Prospect Park is the most beautiful park in New York City (Sorry Central Park).
First of all, Prospect Park is huge (in terms of a park in the city). It’s 585 acres located between Park Slope, Prospect-Lefferts Gardens, Ditmas Park, Windsor Terrace and Flatbush Avenue, Grand Army Plaza and the Brooklyn Botanic Garden.
It includes a 90 acre beautiful green meadow, a zoo, a boathouse, amazing sporting facilities and a 3.35 mile loop perfect for runners, walkers and bicyclists. Matthew bikes here all the time doing 10 laps – woah!
This magical spot is underrated. What’s usually empty and has the best views of the city? Your rooftop. Do yoga here or get some cardio in. If you workout when the sun is setting you’ll get some extra energy points when you see the beauty of the sun hitting the buildings.
I want to introduce you to the Walgreens Bonus Rewards program which if you’ve read previous posts of mine before you know I love! Who doesn’t love saving money? I totally do and I use my card every single time at Walgreens. Now the Balance Rewards app has a healthy choice feature which makes living a healthy life a bit easier by setting up your own health goals, tracking progress and connecting all your health devices. The healthy choice section has plenty of rewardable activities which helps you get excited about getting some incentives back (not just a banging body!). You earn 20 points for each mile you walk, run or cycle; 20 points per logged weigh-in; 20 points per logged blood glucose or blood pressure reading; and 20 points for logging other healthy activities (like yoga or swimming). You can also earn 250 points for setting your first goal and 250 points for syncing a compatible device. You need a Walgreens.com account and a Balance Rewards membership to use the program.
The overall process is really easy:
Track and monitor your progress over time with a visual graph. You can even do group goals to get friends involved!
Earn Balance Reward points the more times you track. Track more, save more!
Connect an app or device and your points will automatically update.
Discover new ways to stay well and share your progress and updates with friends!
Now the giveaway.. are you ready?
One really lucky winner is going to win a Fitbit!
Good luck everyone!
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. The Walgreens® Giveaway ends on 9/10/14 at 6:00PM ET. Open only to (i) legal residents of the fifty (50) United States, the District of Columbia, and (ii) who are at least 18 years old at the time of entry. Void in PR and where prohibited. Sponsor: Collective Bias, Inc.
Tell me in the comments, where do you work out?