Living Local: Fun & Fit in LIC

Sep 28, 2018

Whether you’re a marathon runner, weight-lifting champion, or just want to trick yourself into breaking a sweat, Long Island City has you covered. This hip neighborhood is one of the city’s hottest spots for unique and fun workouts. And, with new LIC luxury apartments hitting the market every day, there’s never been a better time to strap on a pair of running shoes in Queens. Check out this roundup of the hottest gyms and best specialties facilities in Long Island City.

 

Classy Workouts

If you’re looking to exercise in LIC, your first stop should be Cosmic Fit Club just north of Court Square. This modern gym offers a host of fitness classes in everything from traditional forms like yoga and tai chi to gymnastic and acrobatic workouts for beginners and intermediates. Want to get down to business and burn some fat? Check out Beyond Movement Fitness near the East River in LIC, where members can sign up for intensive hour-long classes designed to whip their bodies into perfect shape.

 

Climbing to New Heights

If weights and treadmills aren’t your thing, the Long Island City area has plenty of fun alternatives that will make you forget that you’re breaking a sweat. Why not strap on a harness and head to Brooklyn Boulders Queensbridge for a skill-intensive climbing session? With classes for every level of climber and walls stretching as high as 22 feet, Brooklyn Boulders is the perfect place for everyone from newcomers to seasoned mountaineers to work out their bodies and minds. If you’re looking to climb with the kids, try The Cliffs just north of LIC in Hunters Point, where guests can rent equipment and do their best to ascend the colorful walls in this cavernous warehouse space.

 

Tennis 2.0

If there’s one sport that New Yorkers love, it’s tennis, and you won’t have to give up the game if you leave Manhattan for Long Island City. Tennis has been largely the same since the modern sport was invented in the mid-1800s, but the folks at Court 16 in Hunters Point have brought the game into the 21st century with their indoor courts featuring customizable LED illumination. Court 16 has programs for players of all ages and skill levels, from the youngest children just learning how to hold a racket to experienced adults trying to perfect their serve. The customizable LED courts are unique in America and offer personalized configurations perfect for building racket skills.

 

The Right Fit

Now that you’re ready to break a sweat, all you need is a great LIC condo or rental, like those at The Addition, where residents enjoy a large fitness center and a rigorous class schedule. Modern Spaces is here to help match you with the perfect home. Modern Spaces agents bring a personal touch to their work and make sure to put buyers or renters in the right home for their needs and tastes. Whether you’re looking for a sleek LIC apartment or a quaint two-story in Astoria, Modern Spaces agents will help you find a place that you love.

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