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Found 213 facilities, 38 programs, 1 league, and 12 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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Body Toning


Friday: 4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.

Thomas Jefferson Recreation Center, 2180 First Avenue, Manhattan

Start Date: July 25, 2014
Age:Teen / Adult / Senior  

Informed by the latest finding in exercise science and functional exercises, instructors focus on strengthening and fine tuning major muscle groups.

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Boosting Body Blast


Wednesday: 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

Hamilton Fish Recreation Center, 128 Pitt Street, Manhattan

Start Date: July 9, 2014

This total body workout is open to all levels. Start out with a choreographed  warmup to great music, followed by circuits focused on arms, cardio and abs. Get ready to sweat, burn calories, strengthen and tone, and have fun!

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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.


Fit Assist


Sunday: 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Saturday: 1:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m.

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

Start Date: July 1, 2014
Age:Adult / Senior  

This class offers workout equipment assistance for adults unfamiliar or uncomfortable with using exercise machines. People of all fitness levels can learn how to get the most out of their workouts. 

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Fitness Room and Spin Room: Adults


Sunday: 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Monday: 8:00 a.m.-9:15 p.m.
Tuesday: 8:00 a.m.-2:45 p.m.,5:15 p.m.-9:15 p.m.
Wednesday: 8:00 a.m.-9:15 p.m.
Thursday: 8:00 a.m.-2:45 p.m.,5:15 p.m.-9:15 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m.-9:15 p.m.
Saturday: 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center, 3225 Reservoir Oval East, Bronx

Start Date: November 23, 2013
Age:Adult / Senior  

The cardio and strength room and the spin 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 


Group Fitness Classes

Monday: 7:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Friday: 9:00 a.m.-10:15 a.m.,8:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Saturday: 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Maceus Studios Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, 175-25 139th Road, Queens


Alwayz Fit 4 Lyfe Classes were designed for individuals who desire to live healthier lifestyles. The class will provide basic aerobic and total body conditioning exercises along with basic nutritional guidelines to assist you to meet your wellness & fitness Goals in an uplifting environment!

Cost: $5-$10 


Gym Etiquette 101


Tuesday: 3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Thursday: 3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Friday: 3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

McCarren Play Center, 776 Lorimer Street, Brooklyn

Start Date: June 1, 2014
End Date: August 30, 2014
Age:Teen / Adult / Senior  

Want to make the most of your workout?  Learn how to safely use exercise equipment and submit questions to our knowledgeable team!

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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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Ambrosini Field

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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

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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Strength Training/Weightlifting

Central Park Circuit

Thursday, August 28, 2014
6:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.

AccessibleEast Meadow (in Central Park), Manhattan| Map it

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Location Details:
Off 97th Street and 5th Avenue.



Contact Number

(212) 776-1066

Contact Email


Shape Up NYC: Total Body Circuit

Thursday, August 28, 2014
7:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.

AccessibleBeach 17th Street and Seagirt Boulevard (in Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk), Queens| Map it

Directions to this location

Location Details:
Beach 17th Street off of Seagirt Blvd on the performance stage



Contact Number

(718) 318-4000

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