12/27/12 10:00am

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Image source: NYCStreets

We’ve had some winter storms come through during the past few days, bringing rain here in NYC. And yesterday was one of the chilliest days – in the 20s for a while. So how are you staying fit during these cold, stormy days? Are you a gym rat or do you go out and face the elements? Or maybe yoga is your thing, or pilates? We’d love some inspiration from you all. Let us know your approach to fitness while it’s cold, here in the comments or via twitter at @queensnycity!

[in 2012, the ING NYC Marathon was cancelled. -Ed.]

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Image source: Bob Jagendorf on Flickr

On Sunday, November 4, the ING New York City Marathon is coming through all five boroughs. The route only goes through Queens for two miles, but it’s at a crucial point: runners hit the halfway point of the race right as they cross the Pulaski Bridge from Greenpoint, Brooklyn, into Long Island City. As Queens residents, we’re responsible for cheering marathoners through miles 14 and 15 of the 26.2-mile haul. And, lucky for us, our borough’s section of the race is much less crowded with spectators than the Manhattan portion. (more…)

10/11/12 2:00pm

Image source: Randy Le’Moine Photography on Flickr

As we get into the NYC Marathon spirit, most of us are not quite ready to participate in a five-borough, 26.2-mile, world-famous race ourselves. Luckily, there’s a whole slate of running events taking place around Queens this fall for runners and walkers of all levels – even children can participate in some. (more…)

10/03/12 10:00am

Image source: NYCStreets on Flickr

Now that it’s a little cooler, some of you might be starting up your exercise regimen again. Or perhaps you’ve been working out all along. So where do you like to exercise? Are you an outdoor activity enthusiast, an indoor gym fan, or maybe you’re even a swimmer? Let us know your practices in the comments or via twitter at @queensnycity!

09/25/12 3:00pm

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Image source: Rob Boudon on Flickr

There’s something about the crisp fall air that inspires many of us to head outside to get in shape. Fall can be an excellent running season, thanks to cooler weather. Whether you want to push your distance or speed, or just find the motivation to hit the road in the first place, there are plenty of running clubs in Queens that provide companionship for everything from casual jogs to marathon training sessions. Here’s a list of six running clubs that meet all over the borough. (more…)