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Our Top 7 Favorite Things About NYC In The Fall

Fall is officially in the air.  We're taking a break from sweat & squats to bring you some of our favorite things about the season in NYC!

1.) Crisp Fall Air & Cool Breezes.

No more worrying about that subway car without AC. We're happy to say goodbye to that humidty.

2.) All. Pumpkin. Everything. 

At The P.E. Club, of COURSE we are obsessed. Our current fave? Trainer/Instructor Miriam (@DailyDoseoFitness via Instagram) created THIS delicious pumpkin waffle creation. Need a post-class fix? We're stocking Pumpkin Spice tea bags at the club all season long. 

*Fit Tip! Love the classic PSL, but not loving all the extra calories? Instructor Katy's coffee hack for this seasonal favorite includes coffee + steamed coconut milk + 1 pump of pumpkin syrup for a little sweet & a little spice! 

3.) Central Park. Period.

NYC in the Fall - The P.E. Club

From Fall foliage, to crunchy jogs through the leaf-dusted paths, to an autumn aroma, it's no wonder some New Yorkers spend more time here when the cooler temps hit!

4.) Leather Jackets, Scarves & Athleisure Lines.

Let's face it: our wardrobes miss the black on black layers with leather accents during the warmer months.  Not to mention all the new styles of leggings to choose from...

*Fit Tip! Owner/Trainer Nedra is a Carbon38 ambassador!  Update your wardrobe for Fall - use code NEDRALOPEZ50 on Carbon38.com for a special discount off your first order. 

5.) The Scenery Upstate + apple cider donuts. 

Fall weekend trips are the best!

6.) Taking time to Restore, Relax & Recover.

The Best Things About NYC in the Fall - The P.E. Club

Who doesn't love those rainy fall days with a warm blanket & a good book?  Netflix binging weather, for sure.  This season of change can also mean changes to your current fitness routine. Also, don't forget with colder weather come tighter muscles.  We're excited to reintroduce an old class favorite, Strength, Balance & Recovery. This class is a slower pace workout that incorporates yoga, strength & foam rolling to keep your body flexible and healthy.  Keep your eye on our class schedule - coming soon!


JUST ONE MORE REASON TO LOVE FALL...

Free classes @ The P.E. Club!

The Best Neighborhood Coffee Spots on the Upper East Side

Sometimes you need a pick me up after your morning workout, or a little something to get you jazzed before an evening class. We asked our trainers & instructors their favorite places for a caffeine boost around the club.  

1.) Joe's Coffee - 74th/75th & Lex

Kevin & Miriam can be found at Joe's Coffee before their morning training sessions or evening classes. Miriam's go-to is a cold brew or americano with almond milk, while Kevin prefers to zen out with a hot tea. 

2.) Cafe Noi - 76th/77th & 2nd

Morgana teaches those early morning 7 & 8 ams.  She just wouldn't be her spunky self without that morning Joe at Café Noi, located conveniently around the corner from the club! You won't be able to guess her signature brew; she enjoys a classic hot cappuccino with whole milk... you heard it right!

Photo Credit: @therealslimkaty

3.) Starbucks - 75th/76th & 2nd

Our Paleo barre instructor Katy prefers Starbucks for their non-dairy options. Starbucks is one of the only local favorites that offers Coconut Milk as a  substitute. You can always find Katy with coconut iced coffee in hand around the club!

4.) Dunkin Donuts - 74th/75th & 2nd

Ever wonder why our front desk staff are always happy, peppy & smiling? Lucas & Mayra get their pre-shift fix at this classic spot.  Mayra is a caffeine fiend, spiking her iced coffee with three shots of espresso.  

5.) Oslo - 75th & 1st/York

Alex & Nedra are all about Oslo.  Alex likes to keep his morning coffee simple with just a splash of whole milk.  In fact,  he doesn't speak until that first sip.  Nedra, on the other hand, is a morning person that doesn't reach for the caffeine until later in the afternoon when her sparkle starts to fade. Nedra's afternoon bliss? A black coffee without the frills.