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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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Adaptive Weight Training (Individuals with Disabilities)

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Tuesday: 4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

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

Start Date: May 5, 2015
End Date: June 20, 2015
Age:Teen / Adult / Senior  

Learn how to train certain muscle groups for competitive sports and recreational use.

This program is accessible for people with disabilities.

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Adult Boot Camp

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Tuesday: 7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Thursday: 7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

Owen Dolen Recreation Center, 2551 Westchester Avenue, Bronx

Age:Adult  

Cardio and light strength training come together for the ultimate workout.

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Cardio and Strength Fitness Rooms

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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

Age:Everyone  

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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Central Park Circuit

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

North Meadow Recreation Center, Mid-park at 97th Street, Central Park, Manhattan

Start Date: May 12, 2015
End Date: August 27, 2015
Age:Adult  

The Central Park Circuit will help you reach your fitness goals in the world’s most beautiful outdoor gym – Central Park! Get fit with innovative exercises designed by top trainers to utilize the Park’s best natural features: rocks, trails, stairs, hills, and gorgeous open lawns.

Spring: May 12 - June 18 

Summer: July 6 - August 27

 

Core Conditioning

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

Age:Adult  

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

(M)

Sunday: 1:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
Monday: 8:00 p.m.-9:30 p.m.
Tuesday: 8:00 p.m.-9:30 p.m.
Thursday: 8:00 p.m.-9:30 p.m.
Friday: 12:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m.

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

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

This program 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 Adults

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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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Fitness Room: Teens

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Tuesday: 4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
Thursday: 4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.

St. Mary’s Recreation Center, 450 Saint Ann's Avenue, Bronx

Start Date: December 14, 2014
End Date: December 18, 2015
Age:Teen  

The fitness room, equipped with cardio and strength training equipment, is open for teen use.

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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

Age:Everyone  

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.

Bensonhurst Park

BAY PKWY & CROPSEY AVENUE (Brooklyn) | Map it
Facility Type: Exercise Equipment

Bensonhurst Park

GRAVESEND BAY, 21 & CROPSEY AVES, BAY PKWY (Brooklyn) | Map it
Facility Type: Exercise Equipment

Boxcar Plgd (6)

CROTONA E-SUBURBAN/CHARLOTTE (Bronx) | Map it
Facility Type: Exercise Equipment

Boyland Park

BROADWAY, FURMAN, GRANITE & ABERDEEN STS (Brooklyn) | Map it
Facility Type: Exercise Equipment

Brevoort Playground

RALPH AVE & CHAUNCY ST (Brooklyn) | Map it
Facility Type: Exercise Equipment

Brizzi Plgd

42 TO 43 STS, 10 TO NEW UTRECHT AVES (Brooklyn) | Map it
Facility Type: Exercise Equipment

Bronx River Parkway East

DUNCOMB/NEREID AVE BRIDGE/BRONX BLVD/BRONX RIVER (Bronx) | Map it
Facility Type: Exercise Equipment

Brooklyn Bridge Park

PIER 2 (Brooklyn) | Map it
Facility Type: Exercise Equipment

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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

Shape Up NYC: Total Body Burn

Monday, May 25, 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: 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

Directions to this location

Cost

Free  

Contact Number

(718) 667-3543

 

Crom Physical Culture Summer of Shred 2015 Bootcamp

Saturday, May 30, 2015
8:00 a.m.8:45 a.m.

Beach 94th Street off Shorefront Parkway (in Rockaway Beach), Queens| Map it

Directions to this location

Cost

Free  

Contact Number

(718) 845-1700

 

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

 

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: Thrower Power

Thursday, June 4, 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

 

Crom Physical Culture Summer of Shred 2015 Bootcamp

Saturday, June 6, 2015
8:00 a.m.8:45 a.m.

Beach 94th Street off Shorefront Parkway (in Rockaway Beach), Queens| Map it

Directions to this location

Cost

Free  

Contact Number

(718) 845-1700

 

Shape Up NYC: Mind Body Fusion

Saturday, June 6, 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

 

Shape Up NYC: Total Body Burn

Monday, June 8, 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: Thrower Power

Thursday, June 11, 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

 

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