Photos: Outdoor workouts rise in New York City amid restrictions on gyms

Updated On Jul 21, 2020 06:02 PM IST

As New York City entered its fourth phase of reopening since the lockdown, restrictions on certain activities such as gymming are still in place. Outdoor workouts have become even more popular, as the latest phase allows for the operation of low-risk sports and entertainment. The New York state administration meanwhile, continues to keep an eye westwards as cases surge in the rest of the country, posing risks of another wave of infections.

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Fitness Instructor Dennis Guerrero (top) leads an outdoor Jetty Gym “Outside The Box” fitness workout on July 20 in Oceanside, New York. The city entered ‘Phase 4’ of its reopening from the Covid-19 fuelled lockdown on July 20. But with the coronavirus raging out of control in much of the country, New York City’s last official step in reopening comes with more than a few caveats. (Al Bello / Getty Images / AFP) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Jul 21, 2020 06:02 PM IST

Fitness Instructor Dennis Guerrero (top) leads an outdoor Jetty Gym “Outside The Box” fitness workout on July 20 in Oceanside, New York. The city entered ‘Phase 4’ of its reopening from the Covid-19 fuelled lockdown on July 20. But with the coronavirus raging out of control in much of the country, New York City’s last official step in reopening comes with more than a few caveats. (Al Bello / Getty Images / AFP)

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Sammi Simon power lifts during an outdoor Jetty Gym “Outside The Box” fitness workout on July 20 in Oceanside, New York. City officials are concerned are about a second wave sweeping back into the city. Many indoor activities are still barred and New Yorkers will need to wait a little longer for gyms, museums and shopping malls to reopen. (Al Bello / Getty Images / AFP) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Jul 21, 2020 06:02 PM IST

Sammi Simon power lifts during an outdoor Jetty Gym “Outside The Box” fitness workout on July 20 in Oceanside, New York. City officials are concerned are about a second wave sweeping back into the city. Many indoor activities are still barred and New Yorkers will need to wait a little longer for gyms, museums and shopping malls to reopen. (Al Bello / Getty Images / AFP)

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Evan Lieberman lunges with a weight held over his head during an outdoor workout on July 20 in New York. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced on July 17 that gyms will not be permitted to reopen during Phase 4 until New York's Health Department determines if air filtering systems are circulating the coronavirus. (Al Bello / Getty Images / AFP) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Jul 21, 2020 06:02 PM IST

Evan Lieberman lunges with a weight held over his head during an outdoor workout on July 20 in New York. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced on July 17 that gyms will not be permitted to reopen during Phase 4 until New York's Health Department determines if air filtering systems are circulating the coronavirus. (Al Bello / Getty Images / AFP)

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Sammi Simon jumps rope during an outdoor Jetty Gym fitness workout on July 20 in Oceanside, New York. “All our numbers are good. The bad news is, we’ve got to keep them that way,” Bloomberg quoted Governor Andrew Cuomo telling reporters on July 17. “If you don’t do it, the virus will increase.” (Al Bello / Getty Images / AFP) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Jul 21, 2020 06:02 PM IST

Sammi Simon jumps rope during an outdoor Jetty Gym fitness workout on July 20 in Oceanside, New York. “All our numbers are good. The bad news is, we’ve got to keep them that way,” Bloomberg quoted Governor Andrew Cuomo telling reporters on July 17. “If you don’t do it, the virus will increase.” (Al Bello / Getty Images / AFP)

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Frank Wroblewski, after exhaustion from an outdoor workout session on July 20 in Oceanside, New York. With the latest phase, New Yorkers can expect the return of low-risk outdoor arts and entertainment at reduced capacity. Professional sports will resume, albeit with one major caveat: no fans. (Al Bello / Getty Images / AFP) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Jul 21, 2020 06:02 PM IST

Frank Wroblewski, after exhaustion from an outdoor workout session on July 20 in Oceanside, New York. With the latest phase, New Yorkers can expect the return of low-risk outdoor arts and entertainment at reduced capacity. Professional sports will resume, albeit with one major caveat: no fans. (Al Bello / Getty Images / AFP)

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An aerial view of Fitness Instructor Dennis Guerrero (C) leading an outdoor Jetty Gym "Outside The Box" fitness workout on July 20 in Oceanside, New York. The number of positive Covid-19 cases and virus-related deaths remain low in New York at the moment. Of the nearly 50,000 tests conducted statewide on July 19, about 1.05% were positive, and there were eight virus-related deaths. (Al Bello / Getty Images / AFP) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Jul 21, 2020 06:02 PM IST

An aerial view of Fitness Instructor Dennis Guerrero (C) leading an outdoor Jetty Gym "Outside The Box" fitness workout on July 20 in Oceanside, New York. The number of positive Covid-19 cases and virus-related deaths remain low in New York at the moment. Of the nearly 50,000 tests conducted statewide on July 19, about 1.05% were positive, and there were eight virus-related deaths. (Al Bello / Getty Images / AFP)

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An aerial view of an outdoor Jetty Gym "Outside The Box" fitness workout session. More than 3,960,000 people in the United States alone have been infected with the coronavirus and at least 143,000 have died as of July 20 according to the worldometers coronavirus tracker. (Al Bello / Getty Images / AFP) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Jul 21, 2020 06:02 PM IST

An aerial view of an outdoor Jetty Gym "Outside The Box" fitness workout session. More than 3,960,000 people in the United States alone have been infected with the coronavirus and at least 143,000 have died as of July 20 according to the worldometers coronavirus tracker. (Al Bello / Getty Images / AFP)

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