We're Working Out! at East River Park

Between the skyscrapers and the scaffolding, New York City also happens to have a lot of great public parks.

While Tompkins Square Park is still my number one place to practice bodyweight training, NYC’s East River Park is another great place to get a fun workout.

Not only does East River Park have pull-up and dip bars, it also has a quarter mile running track, tennis courts and more!

East River Park runs along the FDR parkway from Houston St. to E. 10th street in Manhattan’s Lower East Side.

I recently met up with my friends Rick Seedman and Mark Leitz of the Bar-barians for a workout at East River Park – and what a workout it was! We did the usual push-ups, pull-ups and dips, as well as muscle-ups, L-sits, levers and more. Having great training partners keeps me motivated to continue pushing my boundaries.

Watch the video below to see some highlights from our workout:

15 thoughts on “We're Working Out! at East River Park

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  • By Alexander Hapunkt -

    Very nice, I wish we had those parks, too!
    I see what you mean with the camera view (not meant to be negative)

    • By Al Kavadlo -

      Thanks!  Are you referring to how the camera makes people look bigger?

      • By Alexander Hapunkt -


  • By Malcolm -

    Hey Al, I always like to check in on your site, looks like you guys had fun, its great when you have like minded training partners to workout with!
    love the body weight stuff your site is great keep up the good work,

    • By Al Kavadlo -

      Thanks!  I am very fortunate to have good training partners like Mark and Rick!

  • By Jason -

    That was great!

    • By Jason -

      …also very inspiring!

      • By Al Kavadlo -

        Thanks, Jason!

  • By Keith -

    This is the definition of strong in my book!  

    • By Al Kavadlo -

      Thanks, Keith!

  • By Jimchuong -

    Loved it! Inspirational!

    • By Al Kavadlo -

      Right on – thanks!

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