Leisha Mulvey, personal trainer and health and fitness blogger, shares her top spots to eat move and chill in the Big Apple. See more from Leisha here.
New York is one of the most famous cities and the busiest, most alive city I’ve ever been too. Cities obsessed with fashion and fitness are always a good source of healthy eateries and restaurants and things to do.

So here’s my guide to a healthy, active and relaxed time in the Big Apple !


By Chloe

This vegan cafe chain is an absolute gem, the food here way surpassed my expectations as I am no vegan but the food was tasty enough to convert anyone. You must get the artichoke dip and don’t forget the free beetroot ketchup pump with the cutlery.

Several locations – find out more.

Bluestone Lane

Us health bloggers love a good brunch and it looks like the New York health scene is no different. The full brunch range is available here with avocado on toast, granola and yoghurt, banana bread, poached eggs, it’s not a place to miss, especially as they’re all over New York.

Several locations – find out more.


I know we have Wholefoods in London but it has nothing on the ones in New York. They are enormous and have the largest salad bars you can imagine. A great lunch spot to get those veggies in. Also we can’t forget that Halo Top has stormed the UK but we only have a few flavours here, Wholefoods allowed us to try so many more awesome flavours !

Several locations – find out more.


Rumble Boxing

I’m not a massive class lover because I always end up clock watching. But Rumble boxing classes are insane, they are full on 50% bench work and 50% boxing work, the ultimate sweat sesh to get your day started !

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New York Sports Club (NYSC)

Gyms, New York has a lot of really cool gyms and this one is no exception. Astor place is their flagship gym which means it’s even more extravagant, with massage chairs in as well.

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Get those steps in

Walking is an essential when sight-seeing, it allows you to stumble upon things and have a greater appreciation of your surroundings. We walked pretty much everywhere racking up 30-40,000 steps a day.


Empire State Building

New York is a loud and busy city so going up the empire state building was a real change. Believe it or not at the top of the empire state it is very quite and still, with a great sense of calm over the city. I would recommend getting the am/pm pass where you can go up in daylight and also by dark.

Find it: 20 W 29th St, New York, NY 10001

Helicopter flight

Helicopter flights are the ultimate way to see the city, we flew across the whole city, around the statue of liberty and got to see central park at its full extent. Helicopter flights are a great way to see the city from a much more relaxed and chilled out position. They are expensive but worth every penny.

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Dream Downtown Beach Club

We really wanted to go here but didn’t have time. Essentially It’s a rooftop pool that’s open to non hotel guests also. They have a bar, music, loungers and food service up there as well. If your there in summer and need some downtown I would give this place a go.

Find it: 355 W 16th St, New York, NY 10011


For more from Leisha see her Foodie Guide to New York City and her full 5 day itinerary