Photo by myself in Herald Square, at 34th Street and Broadway in Midtown.
Only in New York will you have free exercise classes right outside Macy's, on one of the busiest blocks in Manhattan.
Every Thursday night at 6pm, through September 30th, you can take a free Zumba class outside. The speakers were blaring 'La Vida Loca' and a crowd gathered around to watch.
Zumba is an aerobic workout that combines dance moves from salsa, merengue, mambo and hip-hop. The instructor, above in the blue top, looked very fit.
With the new pedestrian-only blocks, the city has a vibrant, festival atmosphere. We had nice temperatures Thursday too, which made such jumping around okay.
The free classes are sponsored by DanceSport. No pre-registration is required. You just show up.
For a little more about the Zumba classes on Thursdays, click here.
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