A New York State Of Mind

New York City for vacation? Yup, that’s my favorite thing to do! We jam packed so much into the 5 days we were there, just like the city, we were going all the time. The trip was planned around BloggerBash (more on that later), and then we tacked on a few days on either side to explore the city and so I could check out some of the boutique fitness classes, Barry’s BootCamp and SoulCycle were on my list.

Boat Rentals in Central Park are only $15/hr

Boat Rentals in Central Park are only $15/hr

Surprisingly New York City was fairly inexpensive city when it came to finding fun active things to do! Did you know that you can rent a boat – just like in the movies – in Central Park for only $15/hr? That’s cheaper than any boutique fitness class around – plus you get a real rowing workout, soak up some sunshine and get to tour the park lake. We also found a bike rental place that had $15.99/bike for around 8 hours. Not to mention, the must-do walk/run/hike around Central Park. We relied on the subway and walking to get us everywhere we needed to go which saved us tons of money – we paid $30 for a 7 day unlimited Metro card and it was well worth it.

Bike rentals were $15.99/day per bike

Bike rentals were $15.99/day per bike

The most expensive thing we did was eat. The restaurant prices weren’t any more expensive than at home however, we’re just not used to dining out. I did pack a large stash of protein bars and my BCAA’s so I mostly had that for breakfast and would add some fresh fruit from one of the fruit stands on the sidewalk. If your hotel has a fridge you could easily stop at Whole Foods or TraderJoe’s and stock up your mini fridge to save a little money.

I’ve made it a goal to try and walk or ride my bike more around our neighbourhood at home for things like a trip to the grocery store or the bank. It is often just as quick and you get a little sunshine – before we know it the snow will return.

I’ll update on Barry’s Boot Camp and SoulCycle later – right now I’ve got a workout to get to!

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