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Shape Up NYC:Strength & Conditioning

Thursday: 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

God's Battalion of Prayer Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, 661 Linden Boulevard, Brooklyn

Start Date: March 26, 2015
End Date: September 24, 2015
Age:Adult / Senior  

Informed by the latest finding in exercise science and functional exercises, instructors focus on strengthening and fine tuning major muscle groups. This instructor is part of the NYC Parks Fitness Instructor Training Program.

Cost: FREE 

 

Shape Up: Crazy Cardio

Sunday: 1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m.

Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center, 3225 Reservoir Oval East, Bronx

Start Date: January 5, 2015
End Date: June 29, 2015
Age:Senior  

Get your heart rate up through this cardio class.  This is a beginners class that will focus on cardio but also incorporate weights.

 

Shape Up: Cross Training

Friday: 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Faber Park Field House, Faber Street & Richmond Terrace, Staten Island

Start Date: September 5, 2014
Age:Everyone  

This total body workout uses different methods of training to achieve ultimate fitness.

 

Shape Up: Family Workout

Tuesday: 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center, 3225 Reservoir Oval East, Bronx

Start Date: January 5, 2015
End Date: May 30, 2015
Age:Everyone  

A family that works out together, stays together! Mother, fathers, sons and daughters are encouraged to come break a sweat in a family friendly workout routine.

 

Individuals are also welcome!

Instructor: Ingrid Tafe * Children must be accompanied with an adult

 

Sign Language

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Monday: 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.

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

Start Date: May 4, 2015
End Date: June 15, 2015
Age: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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Silver Sneakers Cardio Circuit

Monday: 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
Wednesday: 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
Friday: 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

Bronx YMCA Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property , 2 Castle Hill Ave, Bronx

Age:Senior  

A gentle cardiovascular workout with seated and standing options designed to meet the fitness needs of people 55 years and older by minimizing impact, promoting muscular strength and bone density. These classes also focus on cardiovascular health, balance, coordination and conditioning thereby improving activities of daily living and helping to maintain independence. All levels welcome.

Phone: 718-792-9736
Cost: free for members, individual memberships $12-$44/month, financial assistance available 

Please check the center for cost and schedule.

 

Silver Sneakers MSROM

Monday: 9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.,11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.,11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Friday: 9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.,11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Bronx YMCA Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property , 2 Castle Hill Ave, Bronx

Age:Senior  

Silver Sneakers Muscular Strength and Range of Movement. A gentle cardiovascular workout with seated and standing options designed to meet the fitness needs of people 55 years and older by minimizing impact, promoting muscular strength and bone density. These classes also focus on cardiovascular health, balance, coordination and conditioning thereby improving activities of daily living and helping to maintain independence. All levels welcome.

Phone: 718-792-9736
Cost: free for members, individual memberships $12-$44/month, financial assistance available 

Please check the center for cost and schedule.

 

Sit Aerobics

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Thursday: 2:15 p.m.-3:15 p.m.

Hamilton Fish Recreation Center, 128 Pitt Street, Manhattan

Start Date: May 14, 2015
End Date: June 25, 2015
Age:Senior  

A seated exercise class that raises the heart rate and improves balance with minimal impact on joints.

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Sit Fit

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Tuesday: 6:00 p.m.-6:45 p.m.

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

Start Date: May 12, 2015
Age:Senior  

A great way to get aerobic exercise, strengthen the muscles, and inprove your overall well-being.

Room 106

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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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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/Ps 242 (100th Street)

GLENWOOD RD & 100TH ST (Brooklyn) | Map it
Facility Type: Handball Courts
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111 Street Playground (Near Playground For All Children)

CORONA AVENUE/111 ST (Queens) | Map it
Facility Type: Handball Courts
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123rd Morningside Park

MORNINGSIDE & 121 STREET (Manhattan) | Map it
Facility Type: Handball Courts
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157 Street Plgd.

157 ST. & 116 AVE. (Queens) | Map it
Facility Type: Baseball and Softball Fields
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Type of Surface: Little League 

157th St Plgd

157 ST & 116 AVE (Queens) | Map it
Facility Type: Exercise Equipment

157th St. Playground

157TH STREET & 116TH. AVENUE (Queens) | Map it
Facility Type: Basketball Courts
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157th Street P/G(Baisley)

157 ST & 116 AVE (Queens) | Map it
Facility Type: Handball Courts
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16 Sycamore Playground

SCHERMERHORN & NEVINS STS (Brooklyn) | Map it
Facility Type: Handball Courts
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174 St. Playground

E. 174 AND BRONX RIVER AVENUE (Bronx) | Map it
Facility Type: Handball Courts
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174th St Plgd

E 174 ST, BRONX RIVER AVE (Bronx) | Map it
Facility Type: Exercise Equipment

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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.

104th Precinct. Adult Hockey

Borough: Queens
Age: Adult
Type: Ice Skating
Phone: (718) 417-1495

75th Precinct Community Sports Program

Borough: Brooklyn
Age: Adult
Type: Baseball
Phone: (646) 246-7878

7th Day Adventist League

Borough: Bronx
Age: Adult
Type: Baseball/Softball
Phone: (917) 562 – 9584 | Email

ADW SPORTS

Boroughs:Bronx, Bronx, Bronx, Manhattan, Manhattan, Manhattan
Age: Youth/Adult
Type: Baseball/Softball, Basketball/Netball, Football
COED FOOTBALL / COED SOFTBALL/ COED BASKETBALL
Phone: 646 228 3058 | Email

AVJ League

Borough: Queens
Age: Adult
Type: Softball
Phone: (917) 716-7879

AYSO

Borough: Brooklyn
Age: Adult
Type: Soccer
Phone: (718) 923-1099

Ace Four Handball

Borough: Brooklyn
Age: Adult
Type: Handball
Phone: (718) 954-0455

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: Running/Jogging
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

Alumni     

Borough: Staten Island
Age: Adult
Type: Softball  
Phone: (732) 513-4836  | Email

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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

Directions to this location

Cost

Free  

Contact Number

(718) 227-1403

Contact Email

sigona99@verizon.net

 

Summer on the Hudson: Tai Chi

Sunday, May 31, 2015
8:00 a.m.9:00 a.m.

Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument (in Riverside Park)
West 89th Street and Riverside Drive, Manhattan| Map it

Directions to this location

Cost

Free  

Contact Number

311

Contact Email

zhen.heinemann@parks.nyc.gov

 

Ocean Breeze Summer Fitness: Morning Miles

Monday, June 1, 2015
8:00 a.m.9:00 a.m.

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

Directions to this location

Cost

Free  

Contact Number

(718) 667-3543

 

Ocean Breeze Summer Fitness: Breezy Seniors

Monday, June 1, 2015
9:30 a.m.10:30 a.m.

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

Directions to this location

Cost

Free  

Contact Number

(718) 667-3543

 

Ocean Breeze Summer Fitness: Breezy Walk

Monday, June 1, 2015
11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.

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

Directions to this location

Cost

Free  

Contact Number

(718) 667-3543

 

Ocean Breeze Summer Fitness: Going the Distance

Monday, June 1, 2015
4:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.

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

Directions to this location

Cost

Free  

Contact Number

(718) 667-3543

 

Shape Up NYC: Total Body Burn

Monday, June 1, 2015
6:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.

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

Directions to this location

Cost

Free  

Contact Number

(718) 227-1463

Contact Email

francis.gessner@parks.nyc.gov

 

Ocean Breeze Summer Fitness: Total Body Boot Camp

Tuesday, June 2, 2015
7:00 a.m.8:00 a.m.

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

Directions to this location

Cost

Free  

Contact Number

(718) 667-3543

 

Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park

Tuesday, June 2, 2015
7:30 a.m.8:30 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

 

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