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

Found 213 facilities, 35 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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Cardio Strength

(M)

Monday: 5:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.

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

Start Date: March 10, 2014
End Date: April 26, 2014
Age:Teen / Adult / Senior  

Build strength and endurance to help strengthen your core muscles.

 

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.

 

Fitness Room and Spin Room: Adults

(M)

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.

 

Fitness Room and Spin Room: Teens

(M)

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

Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center, 3225 Reservoir Oval East, Bronx

Start Date: November 23, 2013
Age:Teen  

The cardio and strength room and the spin room are open for teens.

 

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 

 

Intro to Selectorize Fitness Equipment

(M)

Wednesday: 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

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

Start Date: September 25, 2013
End Date: May 28, 2014
Age:Adult / Senior  

This class teaches you the safe and effective way to use strength equipment.

 

Intro to Selectorize Fitness Equipment

(M)

Monday: 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

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

Start Date: September 23, 2013
End Date: May 19, 2014
Age:Adult / Senior  

Learn the safest and most effective ways to use strength equipment.

 

Intro to Selectorize Fitness Equipment

(M)

Friday: 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

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

Start Date: September 27, 2013
End Date: May 30, 2014
Age:Adult / Senior  

Learn the safest and most effective ways to use strength equipment.

 

Kettlebell Blast

(M)

Sunday: 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.
Monday: 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.

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

Start Date: January 5, 2014
End Date: May 10, 2014
Age:Adult / Senior  

A functional class to improve physical strength, aerobic fitness and full-body conditioning. The focus will be on exercises and their proper execution.

Instructor: Tiberius

Fitness Center Multi Purpose Room

 

Kettlebell Training

(M)

Thursday: 7:15 p.m.-8:15 p.m.
Saturday: 10:45 a.m.-11:45 a.m.

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

Start Date: March 20, 2014
End Date: May 10, 2014
Age:Teen / Adult  

Body conditioning  and cardio class using kettlebells.

Instructor: LaSharn Cooper

 

Lunch Time Fitness Boot Camp

(M)

Friday: 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.

Sunset Park Recreation Center, 7th Avenue at 43rd Street, Brooklyn

Start Date: April 4, 2014
End Date: May 30, 2014
Age:Adult / Senior  

Use your lunch time to shed pounds instead of gaining them!

 

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.

 

Salsa

(M)

Saturday: 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.

Jackie Robinson Recreation Center, 85 Bradhurst Avenue, Manhattan

Age:Teen / Adult / Senior  

Instructor: Luther Wynter

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

 

Senior Weight Room Hour

(M)

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

Recreation Center 54, 348 East 54th Street, Manhattan

Age:Senior  

Hour designated for seniors to work out in the weight room exclusively.

Must have a minimum of 7 seniors in order to reserve weight room.

 

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: June 11, 2012
Age:Everyone  

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: Aerobics

Tuesday: 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
Saturday: 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

Jackie Robinson Recreation Center, 85 Bradhurst Avenue, Manhattan

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. Free to the public.

Instructor: Senora Williams

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: Body Conditioning

Saturday: 8:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m.

Recreation Center 54, 348 East 54th Street, Manhattan

Start Date: December 15, 2013
Age:Teen / Adult / Senior  

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!

 

Shape Up NYC: Body Conditioning

Tuesday: 8:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m.

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

Start Date: December 24, 2013
Age:Teen / Adult / Senior  

Instructor: Steven

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

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: Boot Camp

Sunday: 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

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

Start Date: July 14, 2013
Age:Teen / Adult / Senior  

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 Parks Fitness Instructor Training Program.

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: 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

Age: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: Kettlebell, Core, and Conditioning

Monday: 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

McDonald Park House Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, 775 Forest Ave, Staten Island

Start Date: September 16, 2013
Age:Adult / Senior  

A strength and conditioning class that will elevate your heart rate, build muscle, increase flexibility and burn fat.

Cost: Free 

 

Shape Up NYC: Senior Fitness

Monday: 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

Independence Towers Senior/Community Center Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, 114 Taylor Street, Brooklyn

Age:Teen / Adult / Senior  

Instructor: Sonia
Low impact aerobics and light strength training.

Cost: Free 

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

 

Shape Up NYC: Senior Fitness

Friday: 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

Independence Towers Senior/Community Center Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, 114 Taylor Street, Brooklyn

Age:Teen / Adult / Senior  

Instructor: Cathe Thompson
Low impact aerobics and light strength training.

Cost: Free 

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

 

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: April 12, 2014
End Date: June 28, 2014
Age:Teen / Adult / Senior  

Instructor: Chris Patt

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

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: Tight & Right

Tuesday: 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

Herbert Von King Cultural Arts Center, 670 Lafayette Avenue, Brooklyn

Age:Teen / Adult / Senior  

A fun, dynamic interval training workout designed by personal trainer Jodi Cornish. Works to challenge the whole body and efficiently burn fat. This class will use free weights, medicine balls and body bars. Sweat it out and have fun!

Instructor: Jodi Cornish

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: Zumba

Wednesday: 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

J. Hood Wright Recreation Center, 351 Fort Washington Avenue, Manhattan

Start Date: January 8, 2014
Age:Teen / Adult / Senior  

Zumba is a fusion of Latin, International and popular music dance themes creating a dynamic, exciting, effective fitness system!  The routines feature aerobic, fitness interval training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body with easy to follow dance steps.

Instructor:  Roxanne Carrano

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 Training

Thursday: 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

Thomas Jefferson Recreation Center, 2180 First Avenue, Manhattan

Start Date: March 20, 2014
End Date: June 26, 2014
Age:Teen / Adult / Senior  

Instructor: Chris Patt

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

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.

 

Speed/Agility/Strength

(M)

Thursday: 5:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.

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

Start Date: March 13, 2014
End Date: April 26, 2014
Age:Teen / Adult  

Various skills, fundamentals and trainings designed to benefit any sport or athlete.

 

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, 2014
Age:Teen  

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

For ages 14-17. 

Instructors: Carlton Jacques, Ingrid Tafe and Ryan Ruiz

 

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.

 

Women's Weightlifting & Conditioning

(M)

Thursday: 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.

Chelsea Recreation Center, 430 West 25th Street, Manhattan

Start Date: March 27, 2014
End Date: May 8, 2014
Age:Adult  

Basic weight lifting and body conditioning instruction for women.

 

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

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E 174 ST, BRONX RIVER AVE (Bronx) | Map it
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210 ST & 73 AVE (Queens) | Map it
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Adam Yauch Park

ATLANTIC AVE ,STATE ST & COLUMBIA PLACE (Brooklyn) | Map it
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PARK DR EAST & 73 TERRACE (Queens) | Map it
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Alexander Hamilton Plgd

HAMILTON PL, W 140 TO W 141 STS (Manhattan) | Map it
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Alfred E. Smith Recreation Center

80 CATHERINE STREET (Manhattan) | Map it
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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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Adaptive Weight Training

Monday, April 21, 2014
1:30 p.m.3:00 p.m.

AccessibleAl Oerter Recreation Center (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)
131-40 Fowler Ave., Queens| Map it

Directions to this location

Cost

Recreation Center membership is required.

Contact Number

(718) 353-7853

 

Shape Up NYC: Kettlebell, Core and Conditioning

Monday, April 21, 2014
6:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.

McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground), Staten Island| Map it

Directions to this location

Cost

Free  

 

Adaptive Weight Training

Wednesday, April 23, 2014
1:30 p.m.3:00 p.m.

AccessibleAl Oerter Recreation Center (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)
131-40 Fowler Ave., Queens| Map it

Directions to this location

Cost

Recreation Center membership is required.

Contact Number

(718) 353-7853

 

Adaptive Weight Training

Friday, April 25, 2014
1:30 p.m.3:00 p.m.

AccessibleAl Oerter Recreation Center (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)
131-40 Fowler Ave., Queens| Map it

Directions to this location

Cost

Recreation Center membership is required.

Contact Number

(718) 353-7853

 

Shape Up NYC: Kettlebell, Core and Conditioning

Monday, April 28, 2014
6:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.

McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground), Staten Island| Map it

Directions to this location

Cost

Free  

 

Shape Up NYC: Kettlebell, Core and Conditioning

Monday, May 5, 2014
6:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.

McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground), Staten Island| Map it

Directions to this location

Cost

Free  

 

Shape Up NYC: Kettlebell, Core and Conditioning

Monday, May 12, 2014
6:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.

McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground), Staten Island| Map it

Directions to this location

Cost

Free  

 

Shape Up NYC: Kettlebell, Core and Conditioning

Monday, May 19, 2014
6:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.

McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground), Staten Island| Map it

Directions to this location

Cost

Free  

 

Shape Up NYC: Kettlebell, Core and Conditioning

Monday, May 26, 2014
6:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.

McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground), Staten Island| Map it

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Cost

Free  

 

Shape Up NYC: Kettlebell, Core and Conditioning

Monday, June 2, 2014
6:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.

McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground), Staten Island| Map it

Directions to this location

Cost

Free  

 

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