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Found 214 facilities, 74 programs, 1 league, and 2 events for Strength Training/Weightlifting



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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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Monday: 7:15 p.m.-7:45 p.m.
Tuesday: 12:30 p.m.-1:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 10:45 a.m.-11:15 a.m.

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

Start Date:December 14, 2015
Age:Adult / Senior  

Body Conditioning

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Cardio Bootcamp

Wednesday: 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

St. Mary's Park Community Center Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, 595 Trinity Avenue, Bronx

Start Date:January 13, 2016

This total body workout involves repeated bouts of high intensity effort followed by varied recovery times. This class focuses on improving muscular strength and cardiovascular health.


Cardio and Strength Fitness Rooms


Sunday: 7:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Monday: 7:00 a.m.-9:30 p.m.
Tuesday: 7:00 a.m.-9:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 7:00 a.m.-9:30 p.m.
Thursday: 7:00 a.m.-9:30 p.m.
Friday: 7:00 a.m.-9:30 p.m.
Saturday: 7:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Lyons Pool, Murray Hulbert Avenue, Staten Island


Come experience the new cardio room, which has doubled the fitness at Lyons!  A huge investment by NYC Parks funded a redesigned room and new cardio equipment: treadmills, ellipticals, step machines, bikes and a rowing machine.  This light and airy room is a must for your workout routine.

Both rooms are open all day.

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Core Conditioning

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


This class focuses on abdominal, back, and core muscle training and stabilization to improve the body's overall functional strength.

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

Please check the center for cost and schedule.


Cross Training


Tuesday: 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Friday: 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

Hunts Point Recreation Center, 765 Manida Street, Bronx



Members will learn how to utilize various fitness techniques to help them to lead a healthier lifestyle.

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Dance It All


Monday: 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.
Friday: 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

St. James Recreation Center, 2530 Jerome Avenue, Bronx

Age:Adult / Senior  

Get in shape with dance moves using weights. Get ready to work on your cardio and learn some new steps while getting strong and having fun! (High impact workout)

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Dose of Medicine


Tuesday: 5:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.

Ocean Breeze Track & Field Athletic Complex, 625 Father Capodanno Blvd, Staten Island

Start Date:February 9, 2016
End Date:February 9, 2016
Age:Teen / Adult / Senior  

Join us for a healthy dose of high intensity workouts designed to work on strengthening the lower body, core, and part of the upper body. The program will introduce you to the multiple uses of medicine balls and kettle bells while jumpstarting you to a healthy lifestyle. Come and check us out! Doctor’s Orders!

With Dennis Aliotta

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Fitness Room Adults


Sunday: 8:00 a.m.-3:45 p.m.
Monday: 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.,5:00 p.m.-9:15 p.m.
Tuesday: 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.,5:00 p.m.-9:15 p.m.
Wednesday: 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.,5:00 p.m.-9:15 p.m.
Thursday: 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.,5:00 p.m.-9:15 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.,5:00 p.m.-9:15 p.m.
Saturday: 8:00 a.m.-3:45 p.m.

Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center, 3225 Reservoir Oval East, Bronx

Start Date:January 1, 2015
Age:Adult / Senior  

The cardio and strength room are open for adults.

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Gentle Tone & Stretch

Wednesday: 12:00 p.m.-12:45 p.m.

New Song Community Corporation-Triangle Building Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, 120th St & 8th Ave, Manhattan


The Harlem Center for Healthy Living opened its doors in 2008 as a means to address the health disparities in Harlem, by focusing on education, activities and support in the prevention of obesity, hypertension, diabetes type 2, and heart disease. HCHL aspires to empower members with life-long healthy living habits. The monthly calendar of classes and activities include pilates, yoga, total body conditioning, salsa dancing, one on one healthy lifestyle coaching, healthy cooking demonstrations, holistic health workshops, and healthy community meals. Our goal at HCHL is to make wellness practices accessible and affordable for ALL in our community and to care for the total person/family. Children under 14 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Cost:$15/class or $75/year 


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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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Strength Training/Weightlifting

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.

157th St Plgd

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

174th St Plgd

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

210th St Plgd

210 ST & 73 AVE (Queens) | Map it
Facility Type:Exercise Equipment

Adam Yauch Park

Facility Type:Exercise Equipment

Albert H. Mauro Plgd

PARK DR EAST & 73 TERRACE (Queens) | Map it
Facility Type:Exercise Equipment

Alexander Hamilton Plgd

HAMILTON PL, W 140 TO W 141 STS (Manhattan) | Map it
Facility Type:Exercise Equipment

Alfred E. Smith Recreation Center

80 CATHERINE STREET (Manhattan) | Map it
Facility Type:Recreation Centers

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Strength Training/Weightlifting

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

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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Fall in Love with Fitness

Saturday, February 13, 2016
9:30 a.m.4:30 p.m.

J. Hood Wright Recreation Center (in J. Hood Wright Park)
351 Fort Washington Ave., Manhattan| Map it

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Contact Number

(212) 927-1563


St. Mary's Recreation Center Open House

Monday, February 15, 2016
10:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.

AccessibleSt. Mary's Recreation Center (in St. Mary's Park)
St. Ann's Avenue and 145th Street, Bronx| Map it

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Contact Number

(718) 402-5155

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