New York City

NYC Mayor Bloomberg has just agreed to sign a bill that raises the legal age to buy tobacco products from 18 to 21. The goal is to stop teens from starting a lifelong smoking habit, but it’s unclear how effective the law will actually be.
CalCutter is a new healthy cooking app from the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. We tested it out — and here's what we found.
Bloomberg has tackled New Yorkers’ health and fitness one step at a time. His latest mission is to promote the use of stairs in order to ensure that people make physical activity a regular part of their daily routines.
Aqua Studio
Just when we thought we’d tried it all, three Greatist girls found themselves on stationary bikes… in a pool. Read on to see if Aquaspinning at the U.S.’s first outpost was worth the wade.
New York City is getting its first and only bike-share program, expected to launch sometime next month.

The people have spoken, and they want to sweat. Enter The People’s Bootcamp, a high-intensity interval-based class taking NYC by storm.


Take a look at how the Greatist team did on one of our most exotic adventures— indoor surfing with SurfSet Fitness!

Hot child in the city! Hey all you young professionals, pack up your stuff and hit one of the best cities for you.

Every weekend the Greatist team gets together to put a new workout to the test. This week's? CrossFit!

This week the Greatist Team headed to Mendez Boxing in NYC. We learned some basic moves and got a serious workout.

Last weekend, The Greatist Team added some color to the day at The Color Run NYC. See how we did at the so-called “happiest 5K on the planet.”

Every weekend the Greatist team gets together to put a new workout to the test. This week’s? CrossFit!