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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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Tai Chi

Bedford-Stuyvesant YMCA Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, 1121 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn

Age:Adult  

An ancient form of mind body exercise that uses purposeful, slow movements in a form of meditative exercise for relaxation, health and self defense.

Cost: free for members, non-members $95/8 weeks 

Please check the center for cost and schedule.

 

Tai Chi

Wednesday: 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.

PSS Andrew Jackson S.C. Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, 325 East 156th Street, Bronx

Age:Senior  

Join us for a tai-chi class every week. We recommend that you become a member of the senior center to participate. Joining is easy and free. Call to find out how.

Phone: (718) 585-1640
Fax: (718) 585-1703
Cost: Free 

 

Tai Chi

Wednesday: 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

Diana H. Jones Senior Center Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, 9 Noll Street, Brooklyn

Age:Senior  

Join us for an afternoon tai-chi class. Open to anyone 60+.

Cost: Free 

 

Tai Chi

Friday: 9:30 a.m.-10:00 a.m.

PSS Parkside Senior Center Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, 644 Adee Avenue, Bronx

Age:Senior  

Join us for a tai-chi class every week. Open to anyone 60+.

Cost: Free 

 

Tai Chi

Monday: 1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m.
Friday: 1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m.

New York Chinatown Senior Center Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, 70 Mulberry Street, Manhattan

Age:Senior  

Join us for an afternoon tai-chi class. To participate, you must become a member of the senior center. Joining is easy and free, please call to find out how.

Phone: 212-233-8930
Cost: Free 

 

Tai Chi/Chi Kung

(M)

Tuesday: 6:00 p.m.-7:15 p.m.
Friday: 6:00 p.m.-7:15 p.m.

McCarren Play Center, 776 Lorimer Street, Brooklyn

Start Date: March 9, 2015
End Date: May 29, 2015
Age:Adult / Senior  

Tai Chi and Chi Kung are martial arts disciplines known for reducing stress and relaxing the body.  Tai Chi, a Chinese art that uses a system of fluid movements, is often practiced slowly, concentrating on the flow of internal energy.  Chi Kung, which exercises the whole body to developed outer and inner strength, is considered to be a powerful tool of healing in traditional Chinese medicine.

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Take a Chance Series

Saturday: 7:15 p.m.-8:15 p.m.

JCC Manhattan Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, 334 Amsterdam Avenue, Manhattan

Age:Adult  

Each Saturday night, from 7:15-8:15 pm, take a class on us! No experience required! No pre-registration required. All levels welcome. Please sign up at the Health Club Welcome Desk or call 646.505.5716 for more information.

Phone: 646-505-5708
Cost: Free 

 

Teen Cardio Bootcamp

(M)

Monday: 4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

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

Start Date: May 4, 2015
End Date: June 17, 2015
Age:Teen  

Teens will engage in a total body workout consisting of spinning and track workouts.

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Teen Conditioning

(M)

Tuesday: 4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

St. John’s Recreation Center, 1251 Prospect Place, Brooklyn

Age:Teen  

Teens are supervised on the treadmill and spin bikes to improve conditioning and endurance.  Workouts will also assist those interested in body toning and weight loss. 

Instructor: Shakeem Snipe 

 

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Exercise Classes

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.

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

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Exercise Classes

Ocean Breeze Summer Fitness: Core and More

Thursday, May 28, 2015
7:00 a.m.8:00 a.m.

AccessibleMidland Beach Splash Plaza (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach), Staten Island| Map it

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Cost

Free  

Contact Number

(718) 667-3543

 

Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park

Thursday, May 28, 2015
7:30 a.m.8:30 a.m.

AccessibleHeather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)
Cabrini Boulevard & Ft Washington Ave., Manhattan| Map it

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Cost

Free  

Contact Number

(212) 795-1388

Contact Email

info@FortTryonParkTrust.org

 

Shape Up NYC: Stretching, Toning, Relaxation

Thursday, May 28, 2015
10:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.

AccessiblePoe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)
2640 Grand Concourse, Bronx| Map it

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Cost

Free  

Contact Number

(718) 365-5516

Contact Email

Lucy.Aponte@parks.nyc.gov

 

Ocean Breeze Summer Fitness: Thrower Power

Thursday, May 28, 2015
11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.

AccessibleMidland Beach Splash Plaza (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach), Staten Island| Map it

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Cost

Free  

Contact Number

(718) 667-3543

 

Ocean Breeze Summer Fitness: Breezy Bodies

Thursday, May 28, 2015
3:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.

AccessibleMidland Beach Splash Plaza (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach), Staten Island| Map it

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Cost

Free  

Contact Number

(718) 667-3543

 

Ocean Breeze Summer Fitness: Miles in the Park

Thursday, May 28, 2015
6:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.

AccessibleMidland Beach Splash Plaza (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach), Staten Island| Map it

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Cost

Free  

Contact Number

(718) 667-3543

 

Ocean Breeze Summer Fitness: Total Body Boot Camp

Friday, May 29, 2015
11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.

AccessibleMidland Beach Splash Plaza (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach), Staten Island| Map it

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Cost

Free  

Contact Number

(718) 667-3543

 

Ocean Breeze Summer Fitness: Instructional Shot Put

Friday, May 29, 2015
4:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.

AccessibleMidland Beach Splash Plaza (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach), Staten Island| Map it

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Cost

Free  

Contact Number

(718) 667-3543

 

Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park (Saturdays)

Saturday, May 30, 2015
8:30 a.m.9:30 a.m.

AccessibleHeather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)
Cabrini Boulevard & Ft Washington Ave., Manhattan| Map it

Directions to this location

Cost

Free  

Contact Number

(212) 795-1388

Contact Email

info@FortTryonParkTrust.org

 

Shape Up NYC: Mind Body Fusion

Saturday, May 30, 2015
9:00 a.m.10:00 a.m.

AccessibleConference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park), Staten Island| Map it

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Cost

Free  

Contact Number

(718) 227-1403

Contact Email

sigona99@verizon.net

 

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