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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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Adults' Power Walk

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

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

Age:Adult / Senior  

Experience walking for exercise!  Power walking, if executed properly, is just as effective as jogging with less impact on the joints.

Membership Details

 

Aerobics

Tuesday: 8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m.
Wednesday: 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.

James Monroe Senior Center Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, 1776 Story Avenue, Bronx

Age:Senior  

Join us for an hour of energizing activity. We rotate between aerobics, yoga, tai-chi, and zumba. You must be a member of the senior center to participate. Joining is easy and free, please call to find out how.

Cost: Free 

 

Doctors For a Healthier Bronx Walking Group

Tuesday: 5:30 p.m.-6:00 p.m.

Pelham Parkway , BRONX PARK, HUTCH. RIVER PKWY. BET. PELHAM PKWY NORTH AND SOUTH (Bronx), Bronx

Age:Adult  

Meet us for a weekly walk of about 1 1/2 miles on Pelham Parkway, weather permitting.

Phone: 718-231-5100
Cost: Free 

Meeting Location: Office of Dr. Jhangiani 2425 Eastchester Rd

 

Early Bird Walkers

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Monday: 6:45 a.m.-7:45 a.m.
Tuesday: 6:45 a.m.-7:45 a.m.
Wednesday: 6:45 a.m.-7:45 a.m.
Thursday: 6:45 a.m.-7:45 a.m.
Friday: 6:45 a.m.-7:45 a.m.

Brownsville Recreation Center, 1555 Linden Boulevard, Brooklyn

Start Date: October 8, 2013
Age:Adult / Senior  

Early morning, indoor walking class for adults and seniors who want a gentle start to the day.

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Exercise Class

Tuesday: 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

HANAC Lindsay Senior Center Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, 27-40 Hoyt Avenue South, Queens

Age:Senior  

Join us for an energetic morning fitness class. We recommend that you become a member of the senior center to participate. Joining is easy and free. Call to find out how.

Cost: Free 

 

Health-walking and Race-walking Clinics

Saturday: 9:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

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

Age:Adult / Senior  

In partnership with the New York Walker's Club, these clinics increase physical fitness and mental health while enjoying the scenic views of Central Park.  Led by coach Lon Wilson, each clinic includes a warm-up, cool down, and stretching. 

Free.

All fitness levels are welcome.

 

Morning Walking Group

Monday: 7:30 a.m.-8:30 a.m.

Riverside Park , RIVERSIDE DR. TO HUDSON RIVER, W. 72 ST.TO ST CLAIR PL. (Manhattan), Manhattan

Age:Senior  

Sponsored by Bloomingdale Aging in Place, these walks take place year-round in Riverside Park. We meet every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 7:30 AM at the entrance to 315 Riverside Drive (on W. 104th St.) and walk for about an hour. The route and/or destination is chosen by consensus each day.

E-mail: info@bloominplace.org
Cost: Free 

 

NYC Dept. for the Aging's STAY WELL Prg.

Monday: 8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m.
Thursday: 8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m.

Rochdale Village Senior Center Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, 169-65 137th Avenue Rm 19, Queens

Age:Senior  

The Stay Well exercise program is geared for all seniors, ranging from the fit to those with disabilities. The curriculum includes aerobic exercises as well as routines designed to enhance balance, build muscle strength and aid in the performance of the tasks associated with daily living. Classes end with stress reduction exercises. Open to anyone 60+.

Phone: (718) 525-2800
Fax: (718) 525-0691
Cost: Free 

 

NYC Dept. for the Aging's WALKING CLUB Prg.

Friday: 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.

Cassidy Coles Senior Center Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, 125 Cassidy Place, Staten Island

Age:Senior  

Our walking club meets April-October/November (weather permitting). To participate, you must become a member of the senior center. Joining is easy and free, please call to find out how.

Phone: (718) 273-6808
Fax: (718) 273-6838
Cost: Free 

 

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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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Walking

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.

Asser Levy Park Fitness Path

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Facility Type: Fitness Paths
Distance: 515 Yards 
Laps Per Mile: 3.5 
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Bloomingdale Park Fitness Path

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Facility Type: Fitness Paths
Distance: 650 Yards 
Laps Per Mile: 2.75 
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Brower Park Fitness Path

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Facility Type: Fitness Paths
Distance: 280 Yards 
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Carl Schurz Park Fitness Path

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Facility Type: Fitness Paths
Distance: 350 Yards 
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Clove Lakes Park Fitness Path

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Facility Type: Fitness Paths
Distance: 650 Yards 
Laps Per Mile: 2.75 
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Father Macris Park Fitness Path

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Facility Type: Fitness Paths
Distance: 350 Yards 
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Fort Greene Park Fitness Path

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Facility Type: Fitness Paths
Distance: 935 Yards 
Laps Per Mile: 1.75 
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Haffen Park Fitness Path

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Facility Type: Fitness Paths
Distance: 465 Yards 
Laps Per Mile: 3.75 
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J. Hood Wright Park Fitness Path

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Facility Type: Fitness Paths
Distance: 195 Yards 
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Juniper Valley Park Fitness Path

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Facility Type: Fitness Paths
Distance: 820 Yards 
Laps Per Mile: 2.25 
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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.

J.K.O. Running

Boroughs:Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island
Age: Adult
Type: Women's Running
J.K.O. Running is a women's running team. We welcome all women from total beginners (those who power walk, on the way the way to building up to jogging or running), advanced beginners & intermediate runners (gearing up for their first 5K, 10K or 1/2 marathon), to marathoners. We run year round, have weekly group runs, training runs and workshops. Our team participates in NYRR, charity and other race events as well as volunteer.
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Fitness Walk at Joe Michaels Mile

Tuesday, September 30, 2014
9:00 a.m.10:00 a.m.

Joe Michaels Mile: Western Entrance (in Crocheron Park), Queens| Map it

Directions to this location

Location Details:
Parking is available on nearby streets or in a parking lot at Little Bay Park under the Throgs Neck Bridge, off the Cross Island Service Road.

Cost

Free  

Contact Number

718-352-4793 ext. 301

Contact Email

michael.agnello@parks.nyc.gov

 

Fitness Walk at Joe Michaels Mile

Thursday, October 2, 2014
9:00 a.m.10:00 a.m.

Joe Michaels Mile: Western Entrance (in Crocheron Park), Queens| Map it

Directions to this location

Location Details:
Parking is available on nearby streets or in a parking lot at Little Bay Park under the Throgs Neck Bridge, off the Cross Island Service Road.

Cost

Free  

Contact Number

718-352-4793 ext. 301

Contact Email

michael.agnello@parks.nyc.gov

 

Fitness Walk at Joe Michaels Mile

Tuesday, October 7, 2014
9:00 a.m.10:00 a.m.

Joe Michaels Mile: Western Entrance (in Crocheron Park), Queens| Map it

Directions to this location

Location Details:
Parking is available on nearby streets or in a parking lot at Little Bay Park under the Throgs Neck Bridge, off the Cross Island Service Road.

Cost

Free  

Contact Number

718-352-4793 ext. 301

Contact Email

michael.agnello@parks.nyc.gov

 

Fitness Walk at Joe Michaels Mile

Thursday, October 9, 2014
9:00 a.m.10:00 a.m.

Joe Michaels Mile: Western Entrance (in Crocheron Park), Queens| Map it

Directions to this location

Location Details:
Parking is available on nearby streets or in a parking lot at Little Bay Park under the Throgs Neck Bridge, off the Cross Island Service Road.

Cost

Free  

Contact Number

718-352-4793 ext. 301

Contact Email

michael.agnello@parks.nyc.gov

 

Fitness Walk at Joe Michaels Mile

Tuesday, October 14, 2014
9:00 a.m.10:00 a.m.

Joe Michaels Mile: Western Entrance (in Crocheron Park), Queens| Map it

Directions to this location

Location Details:
Parking is available on nearby streets or in a parking lot at Little Bay Park under the Throgs Neck Bridge, off the Cross Island Service Road.

Cost

Free  

Contact Number

718-352-4793 ext. 301

Contact Email

michael.agnello@parks.nyc.gov

 

Fitness Walk at Joe Michaels Mile

Thursday, October 16, 2014
9:00 a.m.10:00 a.m.

Joe Michaels Mile: Western Entrance (in Crocheron Park), Queens| Map it

Directions to this location

Location Details:
Parking is available on nearby streets or in a parking lot at Little Bay Park under the Throgs Neck Bridge, off the Cross Island Service Road.

Cost

Free  

Contact Number

718-352-4793 ext. 301

Contact Email

michael.agnello@parks.nyc.gov

 

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