For a city that often revolves are dining out and working late, New York has a thriving health and fitness scene—particularly the borough of Brooklyn. From healthy cafes to meditation studios, energy healing hotspots, and buzzy group fitness classes, we’ve put together a guide to Brooklyn’s best wellness spots.
The newest addition to Williamsburg’s fitness scene is F45 on Grand Street. F45 fans will be familiar with the studio’s heart-pumping workout, and newbies be warned: this studio is not for the faint-hearted—but it will torch hundreds of calories in each 45-minute session.
Maha Rose is a center for healing that offers spiritual workshops, holistic healing sessions, tarot reading, meditation, and sells some of the most beautiful crystals east of the Manhattan Bridge.
Looking for more soul-nourishing ways to end the week than happy hour drinks? Come get happy with us at Community Reiki! Now every Friday from 3-5:30 pm. 💚 Community style sessions are 25 mins long, and are by donation on a scale of $20-40. Come absorb the energy of our temple, meet like-minded people and connect with healers! #reiki #magic #selfcare #happyhour pic by @gabriellegray_
With location in Brooklyn and Manhattan, Avocaderia is committed to, ahem, spreading the avocado love across New York. Stop in for affordable, superfood, seriously delicious brunch options like sourdough with avo mash, olive tapenade, sun-dried tomatoes, feta cheese, and pistachio dukkah. Or, try their Spring Quinoa or Hey Caesar bowls.
Officially ready for the long weekend. 🥑🍔 Come visit us at @industrycity this weekend! Please note that our Chelsea location is closed and will reopen on Tuesday! #avocaderia #avocados #avocado #avolove #avocadolove #avoburger #burger #healthy #tasty #weekend #memorialdayweekend #holiday #brooklyn #industrycity #newyork
New Yorkers are obsessed with dining out (and ordering in), but if you want to learn how to prepare your own meals at home, try Cook Space in Brooklyn. At their multifunctional space in Brooklyn’s Prospect Heights, Cook Space hosts cooking classes, but also catering opportunities and workshops. While they cover all the classic meal prep—from pasta-making to sauces, there are also classes focused on paleo and Ayurvedic meals.
When we first experienced the MNDFL (pronounced “mindful”) meditation studio in New York’s Greenwich Village, it was obvious this team was onto something. The concept is simple: head online to reserve your cushion, and then arrive at the studio for a guided group meditation. MNDFL recently expanded into Williamsburg, opening another beautiful, light-filled studio.
We know you’re totally going to miss your standing morning session with @ralphdelarosa tomorrow because #MNDFLbk is closed for #MNDFLTeacherTraining, but don’t worry, he’ll be at our Greenwich Village studio in the afternoon! He’s back in Williamsburg the following weekend and we suggest booking your cushion now. Why? The only thing fuller than Ralph’s class on Saturday is your plate at brunch. ⠀ ⠀ Ralph’s upcoming classes:⠀ ⠀ Saturday, June 23rd @GV 4pm, 5pm (tomorrow!)⠀ Saturday, June 30th @BK: 11am and 12pm @GV: 4pm and 5pm⠀ Saturday, July 7th @BK: 11am and 12pm @GV: 4pm and 5pm⠀ ⠀ #MNDFLnyc #regram @ralpdelarosa, image: @driiad⠀ ⠀
Earlier this year cult-hit hot yoga studio, Y7, re-launched their Brooklyn digs with a chic South 1st Street location. A quick refresher: Y7 is the fitness brand that first brought you hip-hop yoga.
If you’re in Brooklyn and craving some ethically-sourced, organic food grown in upstate New York, you need to visit Friend of a Farmer. Located in Brooklyn Heights, Friend of a Farmer has atmosphere in spades.
Flywheel, one of boutique fitness’ biggest players, is an indoor cycling studio that promises to burn calories while delivering live stats throughout the class. Be prepared for seemingly-endless hills climbs when you visit the Williamsburg studio.