Want to perfect your backhand or practice skateboarding tricks or try slacklining on a cold winter day all within a few blocks? Head to Gowanus.
EAT: Carbo-Load at Runner & Stone
You have a long day of burning calories ahead of you, so you might as well eat some locally sourced bread from this locavore-focused restaurant-bakery concept. 285 Third Avenue
CLIMB: Scale the Walls at Brooklyn Boulders
The climbing gym was one of the early successful recreation-fitness businesses to take advantage of Gowanus’s lofty spaces when it nabbed more than 22,000 square feet of it in 2009. Kids and adults can learn the literal ropes in classes, camps, and one-on-one lessons. 575 Degraw Street
LUNGE: En Garde! at Brooklyn Fencing Center
Want to feel like an 18th-century Italian aristocrat? Take up fencing. This welcoming spot, opened in 2003, teaches all ages how to riposte and parry—and look good doing it. 600 Degraw Street
THROW: Hurl Dangerous Weapons at Kick Axe
Work your triceps—and prepare for your new life as a Vermont woodsman—at this ax-throwing wonderland for ages 8 and up. 622 Degraw Street
DRINK: Post-Workout Brews at Threes Brewing
After a long session of working your muscles, head to this popular brewpub to kick back a few drafts and unwind with your fellow buff Brooklynites. 333 Douglass Street
Whether you’re looking for a new workout or seasoned hangout spot, the WSWD app has it all.