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Free Wukkout! Outdoors in Bed-Stuy this August

Photo by:      Diana Davis

Photo by: Diana Davis

We’ve got a few weeks left of summer and are excited to bring you three more chances to Wukkout! outdoors with us. The New York Crusaders, a local fitness organization, have invited us to lead a few Wukkout! classes as a part of their annual, free fitness bootcamp for the Bed-Stuy community.

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Classes will be lead by Wukkout! Instructor, Tyrone, and are free and open to the public. See details below.

Dates/Times:
Tuesday August 13th - 6:30pm
Sunday August 25th - 6:30pm
Tuesday August 27th - 6:30pm

Location: Reinaldo Salgado Park, 750 Monroe Street, Brooklyn, NY 11221

Cost: FREE

Tell a friend to tell a friend and see you in the park!

These classes are made possible by the NY Crusaders Organization.

Soca on the Boardwalk this Summer!

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It’s that time of year! You’ve got four chances to Wukkout!® with us on the Coney Island Boardwalk for "Soca Explosion on the Boardwalk."  Fitness classes will be lead by Wukkout!® and FitBK and are free and open to the public.  Additionally, there will be a Caribbean Carnival headpiece making workshop for the kids and a "Color Me Caribbean Dance Party" with a live DJ.  The entire event lasts from 6:30-8:30pm with the Wukkout!® class taking place at approximately 7pm.  Bring the whole family and join us as we celebrate all things summer and soca on the boardwalk.

Date: Friday July 26th, August 2nd, August 9th & August 23rd
Time: 6:30-8:30pm
Location: Coney Island Boardwalk (West 10th Street Ramp Entrance)
Cost: FREE

Feel free to contact us if you have any questions.  We had an amazing time last year and are sure to have a great time once again.  Click here to see video from last year.  Hope to see you there!

Special thank you to Assembly Womand Mathylde Frontus, Senator Diane Savino, WIADCA, HCC and MetroPlus Health Plan of NY for making this event possible.

Wukkout!® on the Beach is Back

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Wukkout!® is heading back to the beach!  Join us Saturday July 13th as we Wukkout!® on Coney Island beach in Brooklyn.  The class is free and open to the public and will be lead by Wukkout! Founder, Krista Martins. Class will be one hour long so pack your sunscreen, bring your towel and bottle of water and be ready for some fun in the sun!  All details are below; feel free to contact us with any questions.  We always have a great time so tell a friend to tell a friend; you won't want to miss this! This event is made possible by the Coney Island YMCA.

Days: Saturday July 13th*
Time: 11am-12pm
Location: Coney Island Beach (W 29th Street entrance - 1 block away from the Coney Island YMCA)
Cost: FREE (you do not have to be a YMCA member to attend)

If you’d like to get an extra workout in, join Krista at 10am for a pre-Wukkout! core training workout. You’ll get those abs warmed up and ready to go for all of that wining!

*In the event of rain, please call the Coney Island YMCA (718) 215-6900 or check our Facebook or Instagram pages for any cancellation notices.


Check out pictures from our beach class last summer by clicking through the photos below!

Photo Credit: Brant Wilson Photography

Wukkout! + NBC4 + Telemundo47 at MetLife Stadium

We are excited to announce that Wukkout! will be participating in the 2019 NBC4/Telemundo 47 Health & Fitness Expo at MetLife Stadium. The event is presented by Quest Diagnostics and is a full day event with fitness demos, health screenings, rock climbing walls, zip lines, healthy cooking demos and more. Additionally, the NY Giants will be there for photo opportunities, activities and more! The event is open to the public, all ages are welcome and admission and parking are free. Attendees are required to sign a liability waiver before participating in any activites.

We’d love to see you all there, repping #teamwukkout! See details and check out the waiver and video below.

Date: Saturday June 22nd
Time: Expo - 10am-4pm | Wukkout! Class - 3:00-3:30pm
Location: MetLife Stadium, 1 MetLife Stadium Dr, East Rutherford, NJ 07073
Cost: FREE

2019 NBC 4 & Telemundo 47 Health & Fitness Expo New York MetLife Stadium - New York June 22 - 23, 2019 NBC4 New York is once again teaming with the 4X Super Bowl Champs, The New York Giants, for the 7th annual NBC4/T47 Health & Fitness Expo!

SAVE THE DATE: Free Wukkout! in Prospect Park

Mark your calendars! Wukkout! is coming to Prospect Park on Sunday June 23rd and we would love for you to join us. Wukkout! Founder, Krista Martins will be leading two, thirty minute classes, at the Lefferts Historic House in Prospect Park. The program is part of caribbeing Prospect Park, a month of workshops, art installations and other special events presented by caribBEING and Prospect Park Alliance. The event is free and open to the public, all ages and levels are welcome. See details and RSVP below.

Date: Sunday June 23rd
Time: 2-4pm (class will begin at approx. 2pm & 3pm)
Location: Lefferts Historic House, 452 Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11225 View Map

New Class Time at Athleta

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We are back at the Athleta Studio (126 5th Ave., NYC) at a NEW TIME! Join us for weekly classes on Fridays beginning October 26th through November 30th at 5pm. Classes will be lead by Wukkout!® Founder, Krista Martins, with the exception of 11/23, which will be lead by Wukkout!® Instructor, Tyrone. See sign up details below.

Wukkout!® Instructor Tyrone will be leading the class on Friday 11/23.

Wukkout!® Instructor Tyrone will be leading the class on Friday 11/23.

Registration Details:

Class is free and open to the public however advanced registration is required.  Head to the Athleta Studio page on MindBody (click the “Community Classes” tab) or on the MindBody app, search for the date of the class you'd like to attend, and sign up now (you will be required to create a MindBody Account if you don't already have one).  Registration opens up two weeks in advance and classes and the waitlist fill quickly.  Feel free to contact us with any questions. Click here to sign up now and see you in class!

Healthy Living without Breaking the Bank (plus a discount)

Hey everyone, the WELL Summit is less than a week away and I'm excited to see many of you there! I have the pleasure of attending the event for the first time as a WELL Insider and I'm looking forward to hearing of new ways to impact Wukkout!® as well as my overall life. Additionally, I’m happy to share a discount for $75 off the price of your ticket to attend the WELL Summit! Click here to purchase your ticket and be sure to enter code WSKrista at checkout.

I plan to take it all in and share with you all some tips I've learned along with the overall experience. Still, I thought it would be cool to kick things off by sharing five ways you can get healthier and get some exercise in without breaking the bank.

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1) Take classes at the Athleta Studio – The beautiful Athleta Studio, located on the lower level of the Athleta Flatiron store, offers numerous fitness and wellness classes per week. Many of them are free community classes and are open to the public. Additionally, paid classes are available at $18/class or $15/class if you purchase a package (you won’t find prices cheaper than that in Manhattan). Sign up can be done via their MindBody site. While you’re there, be sure to check out our free weekly Wukkout! classes on Friday evenings at 6pm.

2) Check out the CityParks Website – The NYC Parks Department offer free fitness programming and other healthy activities for all ages throughout the 5 boroughs, all year round. Activities include everything from aerobics classes to healthy cooking demos; these are usually free and open to the public. Stay tuned for Wukkout!® classes coming to a city park near you in Spring 2019!

3) Check your local Library – A little known secret is that the libraries offer so much more than books nowadays; they have become a hub for all things community. Stop by your local library to check out their program offerings. Programming ranges from a variety of fitness classes to cultural workshops and activities - again - all free and open to the public - and heads up, you’ll even be able to find Wukkout!® there soon.

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4) Tie on those sneakers and head outdoors! If you’re not really a class person or just like being outside, one of the quickest, most effective ways to get a workout in is strap on your sneakers and hit the pavement.  Going out for a run will give you a total body workout and won’t cost you a dime. Not much of a runner? Power walking is also an effective low-impact activity with many of the same health benefits as running.

5) Donation based Yoga - Another great way to get some classes in on a budget is to take donation based yoga classes. Many small yoga studios throughout the city offer at least one donation based class per week. A quick Google search of “donation based yoga near me” will pull up several suggestions. Some studios will allow you to pay what you can - even if it’s a dollar - while others may have a set minimum payment. Either way, donation based yoga is a great way to get some bang for your buck.

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Let me know in the comments below the way you like to work out and get healthy on a budget and hope to see you at the WELL Summit on October 5th & 6th!

Weekly Wukkout!® in Bed-Stuy this Fall

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After almost two months off, we are excited to be bringing Wukkout!® back to our original home, Aspire 2 Dance, in Bed-Stuy. We’re kicking things off with a free class on Tuesday September 18th to celebrate the studio’s 5 year anniversary. Classes will be lead by Wukkout!® Founder, Krista Martins, and will continue weekly on Tuesdays through December 11th. Drop-in prices and class packages available; see details and sign up below!

Dates: Weekly on Tuesdays September 18th through December 11th
Time: 7-8pm
Location: Aspire 2 Dance, 1195 Bedford Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11216
Cost: Single Class - $15 | Four Class Package - $50

Tell a friend to tell a friend and see you in class!

Wukkout!® is Back at Athleta

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September is here and after a month off, we are excited to be back at the Athleta Studio (126 5th Ave., NYC) for our free weekly classes. We’re kicking things off this Friday 9/14 with a special Friends & Family class (see below for discount) and we’ll continue on Fridays at 6pm through the end of the month. Wukkout!® Founder, Krista Martins, will be leading all classes (unless otherwise noted). See details below.

Registration Details:

Class is free and open to the public however advanced registration is required.  Head to the Athleta Studio page on MindBody (or on the MindBody app), search for the date of the class you'd like to attend, and sign up now (you will be required to create a MindBody Account if you don't already have one).  Registration opens up one week in advance and classes and the waitlist fill quickly.  Feel free to contact us with any questions. Click here to sign up now.


Friends & Family Discount

It’s Friends & Family time at Athleta and that means you are all receiving a special discount. If you can’t make it to class on the 14th, feel free to stop by Athleta Flatiron (18th St. & 5th Ave.) anytime between September 13th and 17th and show this invite (or mention Wukkout!) to receive 20% off of your entire purchase (including sale - some exclusions apply). This sale only happens twice a year so take advantage while you can. We highly recommend their PowerVita tights. You will never find a softer tight. Happy shopping!

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Join us for Soca on the Boardwalk Part II

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If you didn't get a chance to join us last time, you have one more chance to Wukkout!® with us on the Coney Island Boardwalk for another edition of "Soca on the Boardwalk."  Fitness classes will be lead by Wukkout!® and FitBK and are free and open to the public.  Additionally, there will be a Caribbean Carnival headpiece making workshop for the kids and a "Color Me Caribbean Dance Party" with a live DJ.  The entire event lasts from 6:30-8:30pm with the Wukkout!® class taking place at approximately 7pm.  Bring the whole family and join us as we celebrate all things summer and soca on the boardwalk.

Date: Friday August 3, 2018
Time: 6:30-8:30pm
Location: Coney Island Boardwalk (West 10th Street Ramp Entrance)
Cost: FREE

Feel free to contact us if you have any questions.  We had an amazing time last month and are sure to have a great time once again.  Click through the pictures from our last event below.  Hope to see you there!

Special thank you to Senator Jesse Hamilton, Senator Diane Savino, WIADCA, HCC and MetroPlus Health Plan of NY for making this event possible.

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