Brooklyn Boulders, 575 Degraw Street, Gowanus
Just a few blocks from your Gowanus apartment, you’ll find Brooklyn Boulders – a high-climbing experience right inside the city. This rock climbing gym offers the opportunity to get your sweat on at great heights by practicing using ropes, free-climbing, or even tightrope walking. You can choose from a variety of classes including climbing, acro yoga, capoeira, and more. If you’re looking for personal training sessions, they’ve got that, too!
South Brooklyn Weightlifting Club, 300 Douglass Street, Gowanus
Also close to 363 Bond Street, you’ll find South Brooklyn Weightlifting Club. Considered getting into serious lifting but you’ve been limited by the big-box gym you’re a member of? Stop by South Brooklyn Weightlifting Club. This privately-owned black iron gym offers free weights and barbells paired with Olympic weightlifting instruction. With a supportive, team-like atmosphere, classes are limited to 10 with a dedicated trainer to focus on form and movement. If you really take to it, they also have a powerlifting team that you can check out.
Brooklyn Aikikai, 408 Third Avenue, Gowanus
Offering a mix of Japanese activities, this nonprofit focuses on “fostering the harmony of the entire individual (mind, body, and emotions) through the disciplines of aikido, zen, misogi, and iaido. Brooklyn Aikikai offers a free class to anyone interested in exploring the Japanese arts and welcomes the public to their zen meditation classes. While the focus is on harmony, you’ll break a hefty sweat going toe to toe with other members.
Our Gym by 363 is available to all residents, but if hitting the treadmill is getting routine, venture out into the neighborhood to find your next favorite Gowanus fitness experience.