Since its fateful inception in October of 2012, when we started bringing our special brand of free and fun workout madness to NYC, The Rise has grown by leaps and bounds. But I’m not referring to our awe-inspiring lunge jumps!

No, we’ve attracted quite a bit of attention as we’ve grown — read on and see just why it is that Shape ranked us one of the top 21 free fitness classes in America, or why the New York Times says that we “build muscles and an esprit de corps”! (Whatever that is.)

Title Source Date
17 of the Best Free Workouts in NYC to Try This Year Fitt NYC Jan. 30, 2018
amNY’s Winter Wellness Guide amNewYork Jan. 17, 2018
New York Today: Getting Fit For Free The New York Times Jan. 09, 2018
7 Ways to Work Out in NYC Without Going Broke Eventbrite Rally Dec. 26, 2017
Meetup Stories | The Rise NYC Meetup Sep. 20, 2017
The best budget-friendly outdoor workouts in New York The New York Post Aug. 07, 2017
The Rise NYC NYXT Jul. 16, 2017
New Summer Workout Routines In The City CBS New York Jun. 09, 2017
20 Ways to Get Fit Outside of the Gym In NYC This Summer Curbed New York Jun. 21, 2016
New York City Fitness Workout Plans You Can Do For Free Thrillist May. 19, 2016
All the Free Outdoor Workouts You Can Do in New York City This Summer Racked New York Jun. 10, 2015
Outdoor fitness classes in NYC Time Out New York May. 11, 2015
Off Your Couch: Work Out NYU Journalism Dec. 15, 2014
Raising the Bar for Interval Training The New York Times Dec. 11, 2014
Atrévete a realizar ejercicios en Times Square junto a desconocidos ¡Despierta América! Oct. 01, 2014
Finding Their Gym on the City’s Streets The New York Times Sep. 18, 2014
The Top 21 Free Fitness Classes in America Shape Aug. 07, 2014
Fitness Flash Mob PIX11 Mar. 20, 2014
Grassroots Fitness Movements Take Root in New York – And Beyond Well + Good Mar. 06, 2014
Storm Team 4 NBC Nov. 13, 2013