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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.

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.

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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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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.

 

McCarren Tots - Nanny Walk & Picnic

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

McCarren Play Center, 776 Lorimer Street, Brooklyn

Start Date: July 3, 2015
End Date: September 12, 2015
Age:Everyone  

 Pre-tots engage in outdoor fun.

For children ages 9 to 18 months. The parent/guardian must be a Recreation Center member and must accompany their child throughout the entire program.

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Moms In Motion: Maternity Walk

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Wednesday: 8:15 a.m.-9:00 a.m.
Friday: 8:15 a.m.-9:00 a.m.

Tony Dapolito Recreation Center, 1 Clarkson Street, Manhattan

Start Date: July 7, 2015
End Date: August 29, 2015
Age:Everyone  

Exercise safely and comfortable outdoors! This class is designed to help you break a sweat, safely, with baby on board. *Weather permitting* 

**As always, before starting a new exercise routine, run it by your doctor.**

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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.

Kissena Park Fitness Path

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Facility Type: Fitness Paths
Distance: 880 Yards 
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Maria Hernandez Park Fitness Path

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Facility Type: Fitness Paths
Distance: 542 Yards 
Laps Per Mile: 3.25 
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Morningside Park Fitness Path

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Facility Type: Fitness Paths
Distance: 470 Yards 
Laps Per Mile: 3.75 
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Smokey Oval Park Fitness Path

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Facility Type: Fitness Paths
Distance: 220 Yards 
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Soundview Park Fitness Path

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Facility Type: Fitness Paths
Distance: 440 Yards 
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St. Albans Park Fitness Path

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Facility Type: Fitness Paths
Distance: 415 Yards 
Laps Per Mile: 4.25 
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Tremont Park Fitness Path

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Facility Type: Fitness Paths
Distance: 560 Yards 
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Walking

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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Walking

Ocean Breeze Summer Fitness: Breezy Walk

Monday, August 3, 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

 

Fresh Air Fitness: Fit Walk on Hudson Pier

Monday, August 3, 2015
7:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.

AccessibleHudson River Park's Pier 40
353 West Street, Manhattan| Map it

Directions to this location

Cost

Free  

Contact Number

(212) 242-5228

 

Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park

Tuesday, August 4, 2015
7:30 a.m.8:30 a.m.

AccessibleHeather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)
Cabrini Boulevard & Ft Washington Ave., Manhattan| Map it

Directions to this location

Cost

Free  

Contact Number

(212) 795-1388

Contact Email

info@FortTryonParkTrust.org

 

Fitness Walk

Tuesday, August 4, 2015
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:
Meet in front of the Fort Totten entrance (across the street from Little Bay Park) on Totten Avenue - the western end of Joe Michaels Mile.

Cost

Free  

Contact Number

(718) 352-4793 ext. 302

Contact Email

joanne.colorundo@parks.nyc.gov

 

Ocean Breeze Summer Fitness: Breezy Walk

Wednesday, August 5, 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

 

Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park

Thursday, August 6, 2015
7:30 a.m.8:30 a.m.

AccessibleHeather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)
Cabrini Boulevard & Ft Washington Ave., Manhattan| Map it

Directions to this location

Cost

Free  

Contact Number

(212) 795-1388

Contact Email

info@FortTryonParkTrust.org

 

Fitness Walk

Thursday, August 6, 2015
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:
Meet in front of the Fort Totten entrance (across the street from Little Bay Park) on Totten Avenue - the western end of Joe Michaels Mile.

Cost

Free  

Contact Number

(718) 352-4793 ext. 302

Contact Email

joanne.colorundo@parks.nyc.gov

 

CANCELLED: Ocean Breeze Summer Fitness: Going the Distance

Friday, August 7, 2015
8:00 a.m.9:00 a.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

 

Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park (Saturdays)

Saturday, August 8, 2015
8:30 a.m.9:30 a.m.

AccessibleHeather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)
Cabrini Boulevard & Ft Washington Ave., Manhattan| Map it

Directions to this location

Cost

Free  

Contact Number

(212) 795-1388

Contact Email

info@FortTryonParkTrust.org

 

Co-op City Historic Walking Tour

Saturday, August 8, 2015
10:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.

Barnes and Noble
Bay Plaza Mall, Bronx| Map it

Directions to this location

Cost

Each tour costs $10 for BCHS members, $20 for non-members

Contact Number

(718) 881-8900

Contact Email

education@bronxhistoricalsociety.org

 

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