Wellness

Refresh Your Health This Spring

These NYC workouts and wellness events are designed with your health goals in mind.

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The seemingly never-ending winter probably took a toll on your body. Celebrate the new season with rooftop Pilates, mobile meditation, and a run in the zoo.

Authentic Convos: Health and Wellness Expo, April 14

Consider this exclusive all-day event a gentle spring retuning for your mind and body. Stretch and align in a yoga session led by Martesse Gilliam; sweat out the winter toxins during a cardio class with Anowa Adjah; tend to your spinal health with a digital exam; and debunk health myths over complimentary lunch with wellness experts. 23 Beadel Street, Greenpoint; 10 a.m.–3 p.m.; $65

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Photo by S. Bola Okoya

Run for the Wild, April 28

Bring your family and run for the cats—we’re talking lions, tigers, leopards, oh my!—in support of the Wild Life Conservation Society. Wear your fiercest workout attire for the 3.1-mile run through the African Plains, Himalayan Highlands, and Tiger Mountain. You can do more than just run: Other activities include Zumba, rock climbing, sea lion feedings, and drinking at the beer garden just past the finish line. Bronx Zoo, 2300 Southern Boulevard, Bronx; 7 a.m.–1 p.m.; $40 per adult (with a required fundraising amount of $35)

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Photo by Julie Larsen Maher/Bronx Zoo

Be Time Mobile Meditation Studio

Mindfulness is brought to you in the form of a luxury tour bus equipped with aromatherapy, chromotherapy, and weighted blankets. Be Time’s ultimate goal? Help the bustling crowds of New York find a moment of peace and solitude right on the streets of the concrete jungle. Location changes daily; follow its Twitter account for updates; $11–$22 ($10 for first class)

Daybreaker, April 25

Start your day right by sailing the Hudson and dancing (in denim; the required attire is “jean on jean”) from 6 to 9:30 a.m. Healthy juices and cool breezes included!

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Morning Rooftop Pilates

Take in the striking views of Manhattan while working on your core during early-morning sessions of rooftop Pilates every Tuesday. Your morning sweat will be rewarded with snacks from Grandy Oats and a refreshing latte for a much-needed pick-me-up before you head to the office. Empire Stores, 53-83 Water Street, Dumbo; 7:30 a.m; $10 suggested donation

Quiet Mornings at MoMA, May 2

Shhh! Keep the secret about this unique opportunity to get lost in Van Gogh’s The Starry Night without the crowds. Quiet Mornings encourages slow looking and clear thinking, which will lead to inspiration throughout the week. 11 West 53rd Street (between Fifth and Sixth Avenues)

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Be your best self this spring! We can plan a perfectly curated (and healthy) day out.

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