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This page is located on the BeFitNYC.org Web site at
http://www.nycgovparks.org/befitnyc/strength/

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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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All-Conditioning

(M)

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

 

Body Blast

(M)

Tuesday: 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

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

Start Date:February 16, 2016
End Date:February 16, 2016
Age:Adult / Senior  

Body Blast is a strength workout which combines flexibility and cardiovascular conditioning by using dumbbells, bands, medicine balls, and kettle bells. Designed to shape and tone your body while boosting your metabolism, this class will help you build lean muscle and develop better flexibility.

With Stephen McLean

 

Cardio Bootcamp

Wednesday: 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.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
Age:Everyone  

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

(M)

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.

 

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.

 

Cross Training

(M)

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

Age:Adult  

***CLASS CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE*** 

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

 

Dance It All

(M)

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)

 

Dose of Medicine

(M)

Wednesday: 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

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

Start Date:February 17, 2016
End Date:February 17, 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

 

Fitness Room Adults

(M)

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.

 

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 

 

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

Age:Everyone  

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!

E-mail:Alwayzfit4lyfe@alwayzfit4lyfe.com
Cost:$5-$10 

 

Heavybag Burnout

(M)

Thursday: 7:15 p.m.-8:15 p.m.
Saturday: 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

McCarren Play Center, 776 Lorimer Street, Brooklyn

Start Date:January 25, 2016
End Date:March 19, 2016
Age:Adult  

Boxing inspired aerobic workout designed to sculpt the arms and shoulders, as well as helping members build overall muscle endurance and providing and excellent cardio workout.

 

Kettlebell Conditioning

(M)

Sunday: 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Monday: 5:00 p.m.-5:45 p.m.
Wednesday: 5:00 p.m.-5:45 p.m.

Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center, 232 West 60th Street, Manhattan

Start Date:September 6, 2015
Age:Teen / Adult  

Improve cardiovascular strength and flexibility through the use of basic, intermediate, and advance kettlbell movements and by incorporating the "Tabata System," a period of active work plus rest, i.e., 2 to 4 minutes of work, with 30 seconds to 1 minute of rest for the designated 6, 8, 10, or 12 rounds.  The order of exercises will change, alternating between 30 seconds to 1 minute per exercise for each round to enable the body to adapt, resulting in faster improvements.

Instructor: Tiberius St. Judge 

Fitness Center Multi Purpose Room

 

Kettlebell Training

(M)

Saturday: 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

Pelham Fritz Recreation Center, 18 Mount Morris Park West, Manhattan

Start Date:November 14, 2015
End Date:March 12, 2016
Age:Teen / Adult / Senior  

Cardio and max toning with the use of the Kettlebell which is a resistance tool that also raises the heart rate giving cardio benefits.

Instructor: LaSharn Cooper

 

Morning Fitness

(M)

Monday: 9:30 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
Wednesday: 9:30 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
Friday: 9:30 a.m.-10:00 a.m.

Fort Hamilton Senior Recreation Center, 9941 Fort Hamilton Parkway, Brooklyn

Age:Senior  

Get your day started off on the right foot!  Gently awaken yourself in this low-impact, morning aerobics and stretching class.

 

Olympic Weightlifting

(M)

Monday: 7:00 p.m.-9:45 p.m.
Tuesday: 7:00 p.m.-9:45 p.m.
Wednesday: 5:00 p.m.-9:45 p.m.
Thursday: 7:00 p.m.-9:45 p.m.
Saturday: 1:00 p.m.-4:45 p.m.

Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center, 93-29 Queens Boulevard, Queens

Age:Teen / Adult / Senior  

Olympic weightlifting is a type of weightlifting aimed at lifting maximum weight.  It is mastered by gaining strength through practice and using techniques to effectively lift the barbells.  For ages 14 and over.

This program requires registration and a $50 program fee.

 

Open Adult Recreation

(M)

Sunday: 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Monday: 8:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m.,6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 8:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.,12:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 8:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m.,6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Thursday: 8:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.,12:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

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

Start Date:September 8, 2014
End Date:February 26, 2016
Age:Adult / Senior  

Adults are welcome to use the gymnasium to work out, shoot hoops, and excercise.

 

Rhythm & Weights

(M)

Wednesday: 9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.

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

Start Date:February 17, 2016
End Date:February 17, 2016
Age:Adult / Senior  

Rhythm & Weights is a fun and effective class that incorporates interval training for a total body aerobic workout. By incorporating fast and slow pace music, each song will be choreographed with different exercise movements to focus on various muscle groups. Watch and do as the instructor does!  All exercises will be completed with varying weight levels to suit your comfort ability. 

With Jonathan Adone 

 

Salsa Dance

(M)

Saturday: 12:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.

Jackie Robinson Recreation Center, 85 Bradhurst Avenue, Manhattan

Start Date:September 12, 2015
End Date:February 27, 2016
Age:Adult / Senior  

Combines Latin dance moves for a fun, dynamic workout. Membership required.

Instructor:  Luther Wynter - Center Member

 

Senior Weight Training

(M)

Tuesday: 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Thursday: 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

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

Start Date:January 5, 2016
End Date:March 10, 2016
Age:Senior  

Seniors will learn to work with weights and go through a workout routine to help strengthen their overall body and help with their endurance.

 

Shape Up NYC: Aerobic Fit

Saturday: 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.

Atlantic Terminal Community Center Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, 501 Carlton Avenue, Brooklyn

Start Date:January 23, 2016
End Date:July 23, 2016
Age:Teen / Adult / Senior  

Low impact aerobic exercise using light weights to tone and strengthen the body. Perfect for when you are first getting started, dealing with an injury or just want to try something new. This instructor is part of the NYC Parks Fitness Instructor Training Program.

Cost:FREE 

Bring light weights and water.

 

Shape Up NYC: Aerobics

Monday: 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
Wednesday: 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
Friday: 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

Betsy Head Field House, Livonia Ave between Hopkinson & Amboy streets, Brooklyn

Start Date:September 3, 2014
Age:Teen / Adult / Senior  

Instructor: Carolyn Herring

 

Cardio exercise class combining strength and toning exercises.

 

 Please bring a key lock to secure your belongings.

Shape Up NYC classes are FREE and open to the public.

 

Shape Up NYC: Body Sculpting

Wednesday: 10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.,11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

New Settlement Community Center Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, 1501 Jerome Ave, Bronx

Start Date:January 6, 2016
Age:Adult  

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

Cost:FREE 

 

Shape Up NYC: Bodyshred

Tuesday: 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

Highbridge Recreation Center, 2301 Amsterdam Avenue, Manhattan

Start Date:January 7, 2016
End Date:March 10, 2016
Age:Teen / Adult / Senior  

Jillian Michaels BODYSHRED is designed to shed fat, define muscle to achieve a strong, lean body. Join us for this high intensity interval class.

 

Shape Up NYC: Boot Camp

Wednesday: 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

Fort Independence Community Center Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, 3350 Bailey Ave, Bronx

Start Date:January 20, 2016
Age:Everyone  

This total body workout addresses muscle strength and endurance while keeping the heart rate up to burn calories and improve cardiovascular health. This instructor is part of the NYC Park's Fitness Instructor Training Program.

 

Shape Up NYC: Boot Camp

Friday: 4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

Montefiore SHP @ Schuylerville Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, 3000 East Tremont Avenue, Bronx

Start Date:January 15, 2016
Age:Everyone  

This total body workout addresses muscle strength and endurance while keeping the heart rate up to burn calories and improve cardiovascular health. This instructor is part of the NYC Park's Fitness Instructor Training Program.

Cost:Free 

 

Shape Up NYC: Boot Camp

Tuesday: 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

NYC DOP Harlem NeON Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, 127 West 127th Street, Manhattan

Start Date:February 2, 2016
Age:Everyone  

This total body workout addresses muscle strength and endurance while keeping the heart rate up to burn calories and improve cardiovascular health. This instructor is part of the NYC Park's Fitness Instructor Training Program

 

Shape Up NYC: Boot Camp

Tuesday: 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Owen Dolen Recreation Center Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, 2551 Westchester Avenue, Bronx

Start Date:January 19, 2016
Age:Everyone  

Cost:Free 

 

Shape Up NYC: Cardio Sculpt

Wednesday: 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

St. George Episcopal Church Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, 800 Marcy Ave., Brooklyn

Start Date:January 4, 2016
End Date:July 4, 2016
Age:Adult / Senior  

An exercise class focusing on your core through a combination of strength, balance and toning exercises.This instructor is part of the NYC Parks Fitness Instructor Training Program.

Cost:FREE 

 

Shape Up NYC: Cardio Sculpt

Wednesday: 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

Monterey Community Center Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, 2100 Monterey Avenue, Bronx

Start Date:January 27, 2016
Age:Everyone  

This total body workout addresses muscle strength and endurance while keeping the heart rate up to burn calories and strengthen the cardio respiratory system. Continuous movement to great music makes it fun! This instructor is part of the NYC Parks Fitness Instructor Training Program.

Cost:Free 

 

Shape Up NYC: Cardio Sculpt

Wednesday: 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

Justice Sonia Sotomayor Community Center Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, 1000 Rosedale Avenue, Bronx

Start Date:November 11, 2015
Age:Everyone  

A moderate intensity, heart-pumping workout with the goal of improving balance, flexibility, strength, and heart health. This instructor is part of the NYC Parks Fitness Instructor Training Program.

Cost:Free 

 

Shape Up NYC: Cardio Sculpt Kickboxing

Tuesday: 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

Murphy Community Center Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, 601 Crotona Park North, Bronx

Start Date:January 12, 2016
Age:Everyone  

Building muscle strength as well as endurance through body weighted exercises while burning calories with intense cardio training

Cost:Free 

 

Shape Up NYC: Cardio Toning

Friday: 6:15 p.m.-7:15 p.m.

Ravenswood Community Center Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, 35-40 21st Street, Queens

Start Date:July 24, 2015
Age:Everyone  

An exercise class focusing on your core through a combination of strength, balance and toning exercises.

 

Shape Up NYC: Cardio, Fit and Tone

Tuesday: 7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

Gerard Carter Community Center Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, 230 Broad St, Staten Island

Start Date:July 7, 2015
Age:Adult  

This total body workout addresses muscle strength and endurance while keeping the heart rate up to burn calories and strengthen the cardio respiratory system. Continuous movement to great music makes it fun! *Weights are used during the class

 

Shape Up NYC: Dance Aerobics

Monday: 7:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

Williamsbridge Oval , VAN CORTLANDT AVE. EAST, RESEVOIR OVAL E (Bronx), Bronx

Start Date:January 25, 2016
Age:Everyone  

 

Shape Up NYC: Fitness for the Mind and Body

Tuesday: 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
Wednesday: 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

Brownsville Recreation Center, 1555 Linden Boulevard, Brooklyn

Start Date:September 2, 2014
Age:Teen / Adult / Senior  

This exhilarating fitness class is designed to build physical, mental and spiritual muscle, and is adaptable to any fitness level.  This class improves joint mobility, spinal flexibility, right-left brain coordination, kinesthetic learning, cognitive function, systemic health, balance, self-esteem, confidence and playfulness. 

Instructor: Paula Sealy Edwards

Shape Up NYC classes are FREE and available to those who are not Recreation Center members. Please bring a key lock to secure your belongings.

 

Shape Up NYC: Harlem HIIT

Thursday: 6:10 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

Clinton Community Center Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, 120 East 110th Street, Manhattan

Start Date:September 24, 2015
Age:Adult / Senior  

High Intensity Interval Training has become a popular way to burn more fat, improve endurance, and build strength. Continuous movement to great music makes it fun! This instructor is part of the Shape Up NYC Instructor Training Program.

Phone:212-876-1240
Cost:Free 

 

Shape Up NYC: Interval Toning

Thursday: 7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

A.R.R.O.W. Field House, 35-30 35th Street, Queens

Start Date:August 12, 2014
Age:Teen / Adult / Senior  

A class utilizing one's own body to focus on and strenghten the core. This instructor is a part of the Fitness Instructor Training Program.

 

Shape Up NYC: Kickboxing

Saturday: 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.

Gun Hill Community Center Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, 745 Magenta Street, Bronx

Start Date:January 23, 2016
Age:Everyone  

This heart-pumping workout combines martial arts and conditioning moves to burn calories and improve cardiovascular health. Please bring a key lock to secure your belongings.

Cost:Free 

 

Shape Up NYC: Kickboxing

Friday: 7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

Harlem Hospital Center Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, 506 Lenox Avenue, Manhattan

Start Date:August 7, 2015
Age:Adult  

Experience Yoga to develop strength and increase flexibility. Each pose has a specific purpose to improve the body through core strengthening and total body flexibility.

 

Shape Up NYC: Kickboxing

Wednesday: 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.

North Central Bronx Hospital Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, 3424 Kossuth Ave, Bronx

Start Date:January 6, 2016
Age:Everyone  

This heart-pumping workout combines martial arts and conditioning moves to burn calories and improve cardiovascular health. Please bring a key lock to secure your belongings.

 

Shape Up NYC: Kickboxing

Thursday: 7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

P&J Beacon Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, 650 Hollywood Avenue, Bronx

Start Date:January 14, 2016
Age:Everyone  

This heart-pumping workout combines martial arts and conditioning moves to burn calories and improve cardiovascular health. This instructor is part of the NYC Park's Fitness Instructor Training Program.

 

Shape Up NYC: Kickboxing

Tuesday: 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

Murphy Community Center Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, 601 Crotona Park North, Bronx

Start Date:January 12, 2016
Age:Everyone  

This heart-pumping workout combines martial arts and conditioning moves to burn calories and improve cardiovascular health. This instructor is part of the NYC Park's Fitness Instructor Training Program.

Cost:Free 

 

Shape Up NYC: Kickboxing Cardio Sculpt

Monday: 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

Gun Hill Community Center Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, 745 Magenta Street, Bronx

Start Date:January 25, 2016
Age:Everyone  

Building muscle strength as well as endurance through body weighted exercises while burning calories with intense cardio training.

Cost:Free 

 

Shape Up NYC: Low Impact Aerobics

Saturday: 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.

Fort Independence Community Center Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, 3350 Bailey Ave, Bronx

Start Date:March 5, 2016
Age:Everyone  

A moderate, heart-pumping workout to help burn calories and improve heart health. This instructor is part of the NYC Parks Fitness Instructor Training Program.

 

Shape Up NYC: Step And Sculpt

Saturday: 9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.

Thomas Jefferson Recreation Center, 2180 First Avenue, Manhattan

Start Date:March 28, 2015
Age:Adult / Senior  

Step and Sculpt is a full body cardio and sculpting class that utilizes hand weights, body bars, resistance bands, and a step.

(Children are not allowed while class is in session)

Instructor:  Chris Patt

Shape Up NYC classes are FREE and available to those who are not Recreation Center members. Please bring a key lock to secure your belongings.

 

Shape Up NYC: Strengthen & Meditate

Tuesday: 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.

Harlem Children's Zone Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, 40 West 143rd Street, Manhattan

Start Date:February 23, 2016
Age:Adult  

Open to all levels. We live in a fast paced city and sometimes getting back to basics helps us connect to our bodies and our mission. In this class we will work on strengthening exercises while connecting mind and body through meditation. Come out, get moving, and get an energy boost with Strengthen & Meditate.

Cost:FREE 

 

Shape Up NYC: Stretching and Toning

Thursday: 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

Poe Park Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, East 192nd Street, Bronx

Start Date:October 9, 2014
Age:Adult / Senior  

An exercise class focusing on your core through a combination of strength, balance and toning exercises.

 

Shape Up NYC: Tabata Fusion

Tuesday: 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

Jackie Robinson Recreation Center, 85 Bradhurst Avenue, Manhattan

Start Date:February 16, 2016
Age:Adult  

Tabata Fusion is a dynamic cardio, strength, balance & conditioning experience using "Tabata" inspired intervals. Tabata is high-intensity interval training that builds endurance and strength. Tabata's format includes 20 seconds of a very high intensity exercise followed by 10 seconds of rest that is repeated 8 times for a total of 4 minutes to tax both the aerobic and anaerobic energy systems and decrease body fat. Instructor : Celeste

 

Shape Up NYC: Teen Athletic Training

(M)

Thursday: 3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

Thomas Jefferson Recreation Center, 2180 First Avenue, Manhattan

Start Date:February 5, 2015
Age:Teen  

This class is designed to improve training abilities of participants.This class focuses on teaching the proper techniques involved in weight lifting and overall fitness. Open to teens only.

 

Shape Up NYC: Toning Boot Camp

Monday: 5:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.

Walton High School Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, 2780 Reservoir Avenue, Bronx

Start Date:January 4, 2016
Age:Everyone  

Get fit in this fun class that pushes you to tone your body. This total body workout addresses muscle strength and endurance while keeping the heart rate up to burn calories and improve cardiovascular health. This instructor is part of the NYC Park's Fitness Instructor Training Program.

 

Shape Up NYC: Washboard Abs

Wednesday: 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

Williamsbridge Oval , VAN CORTLANDT AVE. EAST, RESEVOIR OVAL E (Bronx), Bronx

Start Date:September 1, 2015
Age:Adult  

Work out your core and increase muscle strength and endurance while keeping your heart rate up to burn calories and strengthen the cardio respiratory system. Continuous movement to great music makes it fun! Please bring a key lock to secure your belongings.

Cost:Free 

 

Shape up NYC: Body Toning

Thursday: 7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

Thomas Jefferson Recreation Center, 2180 First Avenue, Manhattan

Start Date:March 26, 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.

Instructor:  Chris Patt

Shape Up NYC classes are Free and available to those who are not Recreation Center members. Please bring a key lock to secure your belongings.

 

Shape up NYC: Core Zone

Thursday: 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

Thomas Jefferson Recreation Center, 2180 First Avenue, Manhattan

Start Date:March 26, 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.

Instructor:  Chris Patt

Shape Up NYC classes are FREE and available to those who are not Recreation Center members. Please bring a key lock to secure your belongings.

 

Short Circuit

(M)

Tuesday: 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.

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

Start Date:February 16, 2016
End Date:February 16, 2016
Age:Adult / Senior  

Come join us for lunch! We know your time is precious but Short Circuit will provide efficient workouts that take less time and will encourage you to get in and out of the gym quick. Circuit routines are time-efficient and allow you to go at your own pace.  Short Circuit is a fun option for both novice and advanced class participants.

With Jackie Badagliacco

 

Spin and Strength

(M)

Thursday: 7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Friday: 7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Saturday: 9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.

Chelsea Recreation Center, 430 West 25th Street, Manhattan

Start Date:January 17, 2016
Age:Adult / Senior  

Get your sweat on in a high-intensity spin session combined with a specialized strength-circuit workout to maximize fat-loss and muscle gains.

 

Stability, Stretch & Strength

(M)

Sunday: 10:00 a.m.-10:45 a.m.
Thursday: 7:30 p.m.-8:15 p.m.

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

Start Date:October 13, 2015
Age:Adult / Senior  

full body workouts and stretches using a stability ball.

 

Strength Training Basics 1

(M)

Tuesday: 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

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

Start Date:December 20, 2015
End Date:February 23, 2016
Age:Adult / Senior  

This class teaches you the safe and effective way to use strength equipment and learn the benefits of each machine.

 

 

Strength Training Basics 2

(M)

Thursday: 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

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

Start Date:December 20, 2015
End Date:February 25, 2016
Age:Adult / Senior  

This class teaches you the safe and effective way to use strength equipment and learn the benefits of each machine.

Fitness Room

 

 

Strength Training for Seniors

(M)

Wednesday: 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.

Hansborough Recreation Center, 35 West 134th Street, Manhattan

Age:Senior  

 

Sweat It Out

(M)

Tuesday: 9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.

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

Start Date:February 16, 2016
End Date:February 16, 2016
Age:Adult / Senior  

Sweat it Out utilizes the Tabata method of training; a form of high-intensity interval training which alternates between short bursts of high intensity anaerobic training and even shorter recovery and less intense recovery periods.  This training protocol involves performing a particular exercise(s) at high intensity for 20 seconds followed by 10 seconds of rest. This is repeated 8 times for a total training time of 4 minutes. We will be completing 10 different exercises each class using a variety of equipment including kettle bells, dumbbells and body weight.

With Jonathan Adone 

 

Teen Circuit Training

(M)

Tuesday: 4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Thursday: 4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center, 3225 Reservoir Oval East, Bronx

Start Date:January 4, 2016
End Date:April 30, 2016
Age:Teen  

Total body conditioning workout that consist of a variey of strength exercises that are being timed.

Instructor Carl Antoine

 

Teen Fitness

(M)

Monday: 4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Thursday: 4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Friday: 4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center, 3225 Reservoir Oval East, Bronx

Start Date:January 5, 2015
Age:Teen  

For teens!  Learn how to properly condition your body using weights, calisthenics and cardio machines.

For ages 14-17. 

Instructors:  Ingrid Tafe and Carl Antoine

 

Teen Fitness

(M)

Monday: 6:00 a.m.-7:00 a.m.
Tuesday: 6:00 a.m.-7:00 a.m.
Wednesday: 6:00 a.m.-7:00 a.m.
Thursday: 6:00 a.m.-7:00 a.m.
Friday: 6:00 a.m.-7:00 a.m.

Sunset Park Recreation Center, 4200 7th avenue, Brooklyn

Start Date:January 25, 2016
End Date:March 31, 2016
Age:Teen  

 

Teen Fitness

(M)

Monday: 3:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 3:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 3:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
Thursday: 3:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
Friday: 3:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
Saturday: 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

McCarren Play Center, 776 Lorimer Street, Brooklyn

Start Date:January 25, 2016
End Date:March 19, 2016
Age:Teen  

It's all you, teens!  The fitness room opens especially for you during these supervised hours.

 

Teen Fitness

(M)

Tuesday: 3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Thursday: 3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

Metropolitan Recreation Center, 261 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn

Start Date:September 22, 2014
Age:Teen  

Teens are instructed in proper weight training and cardio fitness.

 

Teen Fitness (Circuit Training)

(M)

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

Age:Teen  

Teens will engage in weight training through circuit training to build a well balanced body, mind and challenge themselves in achieving a good workout routine.

 

Teen Weight Training

(M)

Monday: 3:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 3:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 3:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
Thursday: 3:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
Friday: 3:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.

Sunset Park Recreation Center, 4200 7th avenue, Brooklyn

Start Date:January 25, 2016
End Date:March 31, 2016
Age:Teen  

Teens are instructed in conditioning and strength training using machines and weights.

 

The Core

(M)

Monday: 7:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 6:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
Friday: 6:00 p.m.-6:30 p.m.

McCarren Play Center, 776 Lorimer Street, Brooklyn

Start Date:January 25, 2016
End Date:March 19, 2016
Age:Adult  

Fast paced circuit trining style workout, focusing on building and toning core muscle groups 

 

Total Body Conditioning

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

Age:Adult  

A full body workout designed to strengthen and tone the upper and lower body using hand-held weights.

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

Please check the center for cost and schedule.

 

Use Yorself / Circuit Training

(M)

Tuesday: 7:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

McCarren Play Center, 776 Lorimer Street, Brooklyn

Start Date:January 25, 2016
End Date:March 19, 2016
Age:Adult  

Members will feel the burn of this muscle building, sculpting and toning workout using bodyweigh exercise only.

 

Weight Room

(M)

Monday: 6:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.,6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 6:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.,6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 6:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.,6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Thursday: 6:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.,6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Friday: 6:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.,6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Saturday: 8:00 a.m.-3:45 p.m.

Sunset Park Recreation Center, 4200 7th avenue, Brooklyn

Start Date:January 25, 2016
End Date:March 31, 2016
Age:Adult / Senior  

The weight room is open for adults and seniors.

 

Weight Room Workout

(M)

Monday: 11:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

Pelham Fritz Recreation Center, 18 Mount Morris Park West, Manhattan

Start Date:September 7, 2015
End Date:March 12, 2016
Age:Teen / Adult / Senior  

Training classes using the machines in the weight room.

Instructor: LaSharn Cooper 

 

Weight Training Intro 1

(M)

Wednesday: 6:00 p.m.-6:30 p.m.

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

Start Date:December 20, 2015
End Date:February 24, 2016
Age:Teen / Adult  

Room 110

 

Weight Training Intro 2

(M)

Friday: 6:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

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

Start Date:December 20, 2015
End Date:February 26, 2016
Age:Teen / Adult  

Room 110

 

Zumba

Wednesday: 7:00 p.m.-8:00 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 

 

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.

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

ATLANTIC AVE ,STATE ST & COLUMBIA PLACE (Brooklyn) | Map it
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

E/S CITY ISLAND AVENUE AT CENTRE ST (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.

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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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

Directions to this location

Cost

Free  

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

Directions to this location

Cost

Free  

Contact Number

(718) 402-5155

Contact Email

michele.griffin@parks.nyc.gov

 

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