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NYC’s source for free and low–cost fitness activities
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Please note: Some programs require advance registration and/or recreation center membership. Always call the contact number provided before attending a program.

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Rock Your Seat

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Thursday: 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Greenbelt Recreation Center, 501 Brielle Avenue (across from Sea View Hospital), Staten Island

Start Date: January 29, 2015
End Date: April 2, 2015
Age:Adult / Senior  

Experience the sound of music as you workout to the beat without leaving your seat.  This class which takes place in a seated position will increase upper body range of motion, develop strength, and tone.

This program is accessible for people with disabilities.

 For members only

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Shape Up NYC: Chair Aerobics

Wednesday: 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Rego Park Senior Center Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, 93-29 Queens Blvd., Queens

Start Date: January 7, 2015
End Date: June 10, 2015
Age:Senior  

A seated exercise class that allows for a moderate, heart-pumping workout to help burn calories and improve heart health. This instructor is part of the NYC Parks Fitness Instructor Training Program.

Phone: 718-896-8511
E-mail: Isinenko@queenscommunityhouse.org
Cost: Free 

 

Shape Up NYC: Chair Yoga

Tuesday: 1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m.

Pelham Senior Center Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, 975 Waring Avenue , Bronx

Age:Senior  

A seated exercise class that increases flexibility and strengthens muscles with minimal impact on joints.

Cost: Free 

Shape Up NYC classes are FREE and open to the public.

 

Shape Up NYC: Low Impact Aerobics and Stretching

Wednesday: 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

West Brighton Senior Center Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, 230 Broadway, Staten Island

Start Date: September 3, 2014
Age:Everyone  

A seated exercise class that raises the heart rate and improves flexibility, with minimal impact on joints. This instructor is part of the NYC Parks Fitness Instructor Program.

Cost: FREE 

 

Shape Up NYC: Senior Fitness

Monday: 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

Independence Towers Senior/Community Center Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, 114 Taylor Street, Brooklyn

Start Date: September 1, 2014
Age:Teen / Adult / Senior  

Instructor: Sonia
Low impact aerobics and light strength training.

Cost: Free 

Shape Up NYC classes are FREE and open to the public.

 

Shape Up NYC: Senior Fitness

Friday: 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

Independence Towers Senior/Community Center Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, 114 Taylor Street, Brooklyn

Start Date: September 5, 2014
Age:Teen / Adult / Senior  

Instructor: Cathe Thompson
Low impact aerobics and light strength training.

Cost: Free 

Shape Up NYC classes are FREE and open to the public.

 

Shape Up NYC: Zumba Gold

Wednesday: 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

Fort Hamilton Senior Recreation Center, 9941 Fort Hamilton Parkway, Brooklyn

Start Date: September 10, 2014
Age:Adult / Senior  

Zumba is a fusion of Latin, International and popular music dance themes creating a dynamic, exciting, effective fitness system! Zumba Gold targets the older population. The routines feature aerobic, fitness interval training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body with easy to follow dance steps. The Zumba formula is modified to suit the needs of the active older participants.

Shape Up NYC classes are FREE and available to those who are not Recreation Center members. Please bring a key lock to secure your belongings. This class will take a break for the Summer, but will resume on 9/10.

 

Sign Language

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Friday: 5:00 p.m.-6:30 p.m.

Al Oerter Recreation Center, 131-40 Fowler Avenue, Queens

Start Date: January 9, 2015
End Date: February 20, 2015
Age:Teen / Adult / Senior  

Learn the basics of sign language.  Learn colors, numbers, basic greetings and general conversation starters.

This program is accessible for people with disabilities.

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Teen Lift/Strength Training Program

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Tuesday: 5:15 p.m.-6:00 p.m.

Alfred E. Smith Recreation Center, 80 Catherine Street, Manhattan

Start Date: January 6, 2015
End Date: March 10, 2015
Age:Teen / Adult  

Instructor Paul Hardy: 

Especially for teens.

Teens will learn the importance of physical health and body conditioning. The program also focuses on self-discipline and self-motivation.  

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Please note: Programs with this symbol (Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property) are not managed by the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation. While Parks does its best to maintain accuracy in search results, users are strongly advised to call or email the program organizers directly for up-to-date information.

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Accessible Activities

You may use any of Parks' recreational spaces, except tennis courts, without a permit. However, if a permit holder arrives with a valid permit in hand, you must vacate the field or court. An individual must have a season permit or single-play ticket to use Parks' tennis courts.

Organized play (leagues) requires a permit. Click here for an application and more information about permits.

100% Playground

GLENWOOD RD, E 100 & E 101 STS (Brooklyn)| Map it
Level: 4

110th St & Lenox Ave Playground

110 ST & LENOX AVE (Manhattan)| Map it
Level: 4

110th St Playground

110 ST & CATHEDRAL PKWY (Manhattan)| Map it
Level: 2

115th Street Playground

14 RD, 115 ST, 14 AVE (Queens)| Map it
Level: 4

157th St Playground

157 ST & 116 AVE (Queens)| Map it
Level: 2

79 St Playground

79 ST & SHORE RD (Brooklyn)| Map it
Level: 4

Adam Yauch Park

ATLANTIC AVE, COLUMBIA, STATE STS (Brooklyn)| Map it
Level: 4

Addabbo Playground

BET 81-82 STS, N CONDUIT AVE (Queens)| Map it
Level: 4

Admiral Farragut Playground

E 176 ST, CROTONA AVE, PROSPECT AVE (Bronx)| Map it
Level: 2

Admiral Park

LITTLE NECK PKWY, 42 TO 43 AVES (Queens)| Map it
Level: 4

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Accessible Activities

Team and league sports provide a great opportunity to get fit, socialize, and have fun. Some leagues are casual, while others are more competitive. Email or call the leagues below to find out more about your local team and its players.

Achievers of America, Inc.

Borough: Queens
Age: Youth/Adult
Type: Softball & Bowling
A program for Special needs individuals with developmental disabilities. Challenged or not.
Phone: (718) 565-1141 | Email

Achilles International

Borough: Manhattan
Age: Adult
Type: Accessible Activities
Achilles meets rain or shine on Tuesday evenings at 6:15 PM and Saturday mornings at 10:15 when there is no race. Tuesday evenings we meet at the New York Road Runners Club (9 E. 89th Street) between 6 - 6:15 PM. Saturday mornings, we meet in Central Park, at 90th Street and Fifth Avenue, adjacent to the Central Park Reservoir.
Phone: 212-354-0300 | Email

Glen Oaks Little League

Borough: Queens
Age: Youth
Type: Baseball
Phone: (718) 347-2436 | Email

Glen Oaks Little League Challenger Division

Borough: Queens
Age: Youth/Adult
Type: Baseball
The Challenger Division was established in 1989 as a separate division of Little League to enable boys and girls with physical and mental challenges, ages 4-18, or up to age 22 if still enrolled in high school, to enjoy the game of baseball.
Email

Row New York

Borough: Queens
Age: Youth
Type: Adaptive Indoor Rowing
Adaptive Indoor Rowing: Workout once per week with our adaptive coaches to stay in shape through the winter months, set and reach your rowing goals, and prepare for rowing on the water. All adaptive athletes are welcome - from age 11 and up - no experience necessary! Cancellations due to snow and inclement weather may occur, and one make-up session will be scheduled. The Access-A-Ride address to the boathouse is 30 Meadow Lake Drive, Corona/Flushing/Flushing Meadows Corona Park/ NY.
Phone: 718.433.3075 | Email

United Spinal Giants

Borough: Queens
Age: Adult
Type: Wheelchair Football
Phone: (718) 803-3782

Wheelchair Softball League

Borough: Queens
Age: Youth/Adult
Type: Wheelchair Softball
Phone: 917.519.2622 | Email

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Accessible Activities

Monday Movement

Monday, January 26, 2015
11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.

Brownsville Recreation Center (in Brownsville Playground)
1555 Linden Boulevard, Brooklyn| Map it

Directions to this location

Cost

Recreation center membership required.

Contact Number

(718) 485-4633

 

Sit Aerobics

Monday, January 26, 2015
2:15 p.m.3:15 p.m.

AccessibleHamilton Fish Recreation Center
128 Pitt Street, Manhattan| Map it

Directions to this location

Location Details:
Please note: Wheelchair accessible entrance is located towards the back of the recreation center.

Cost

Recreation center membership is required

Contact Number

(212) 387-7687

 

Adaptive Track and Field

Tuesday, January 27, 2015
11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.

Cost

Recreation Center membership is required.

Contact Number

(718) 293-5934

 

Sit Aerobics

Wednesday, January 28, 2015
10:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.

AccessibleSt. Johns Recreation Center
1251 Prospect Place, Brooklyn| Map it

Directions to this location

Cost

Recreation center membership required.

Contact Number

(718) 771-2787

 

Adaptive Track and Field

Thursday, January 29, 2015
11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.

Cost

Recreation Center membership is required.

Contact Number

(718) 293-5934

 

Wheelchair Basketball

Thursday, January 29, 2015
8:00 p.m.9:30 p.m.

AccessibleMcCarren Play Center
776 Lorimer Street, Brooklyn| Map it

Directions to this location

Cost

Recreation Center membership is required. Young adults 18-24: $25/year. Adults 25-61: $100/year or $50/six months. Seniors 62+: $25/year.

Contact Number

(718) 218-2380

Contact Email

Laura.Nunez@parks.nyc.gov

 

Sit Aerobics

Friday, January 30, 2015
10:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.

AccessibleSt. Johns Recreation Center
1251 Prospect Place, Brooklyn| Map it

Directions to this location

Cost

Recreation center membership required.

Contact Number

(718) 771-2787

 

Youth Wheelchair Basketball

Sunday, February 1, 2015
11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.

Cost

NYC Parks Recreation Center membership is required.

 

Monday Movement

Monday, February 2, 2015
11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.

Brownsville Recreation Center (in Brownsville Playground)
1555 Linden Boulevard, Brooklyn| Map it

Directions to this location

Cost

Recreation center membership required.

Contact Number

(718) 485-4633

 

Sit Aerobics

Monday, February 2, 2015
2:15 p.m.3:15 p.m.

AccessibleHamilton Fish Recreation Center
128 Pitt Street, Manhattan| Map it

Directions to this location

Location Details:
Please note: Wheelchair accessible entrance is located towards the back of the recreation center.

Cost

Recreation center membership is required

Contact Number

(212) 387-7687

 

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