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.


Last week, The Greatist Team met up with the coaches from NYC Endurance to learn the finer points of running form, with an emphasis on intensity over mileage.

The Greatist Team got our inner acrobats on this Sunday with the AntiGravity© Aerial

This week, the Greatist team explored a unique form of yoga— Kundalini— at Reflections Studio in Manhattan. Here's what we had to say about our experience.

What’s up with the Kangoo craze? Three greatists headed to the New York Health and Racquet Club to give these super-bouncy shoes a try. Read on to see how we did!

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

Every week, The Greatist Team ventures out for a fun, fitness-friendly activity. This week's? Ice skating!