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Shape Up NYC: Low Impact Aerobics/Zumba Fusion

Monday: 7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

Mt. Sinai SDA Church Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, 217-10 93rd Ave., Queens

Start Date: August 1, 2014
Age:Teen / Adult / Senior  

Weekly alternating classes between Low Impact Aerobics and Zumba Fusion.
Low Impact Aerobics is a moderate, heart-pumping workout to help burn calories and improve heart health.
Zumba Fusion will include elements of kickboxing, weight training, stretching, and jazz. 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.

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Cost: FREE 

 

Shape Up NYC: Low Impact Dance Fitness

Saturday: 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

First Baptist Church of Corona Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, 100-10 Astoria Blvd. East Elmhurst, NY, Queens

Start Date: July 26, 2014
Age:Adult / Senior  

This class covers the areas of Low Impact Aerobics and Dance Fitness. As the class progresses, the instructor would like to include body strengthening and toning. The movements will be modified to accomodate the senior and special needs population. This class is taught by an instructor who is part of the Shape Up NYC Fitness Instructor Training Program.

 

Shape Up NYC: Low Impact Fitness

Friday: 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

Lincoln Square Neighborhood Center Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, 250 West 65th Street, Manhattan

Start Date: January 9, 2015
Age:Senior  

This low impact workout addresses muscle strength and posture while keeping the heart rate engaged and improving cardiovascular health. This class is geared toward people 60 and up.

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Phone: 212 874-0860
E-mail: joanne.gray@lsncny.org

 

Shape Up NYC: Low Impact Total Body Workout

Wednesday: 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Kew Gardens Community Center Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, 80-02 Kew Gardens Rd. Kew Gardens, Queens

Start Date: March 1, 2017
Age:Adult / Senior  

A low impact, gentle workout with the goal of improving balance, coordination, flexibility, strength and heart health.

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Phone: 718-268-5960
Cost: Free 

 

Shape Up NYC: Move and Groove Chair Fitness

Tuesday: 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

St. Nicholas Senior Center Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, 210 West 131st St, Manhattan

Start Date: April 27, 2015
Age:Adult / Senior  

A seated exercise class that increases flexibility and strengthens muscles with minimal impact on joints. Shape Up NYC classes are FREE and open to the public.

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Shape Up NYC: Ninja Balance/Supple Strength

Monday: 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

Hudson Guild: Elliott Community Center Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, 441 West 26th Street, Manhattan

Start Date: February 23, 2015
Age:Adult / Senior  

You don’t have to be a former Navy Seal to join this High Intensity Interval Training class – just a willingness to work out and a positive, can-do attitude. Multiple modifications of the exercises will be offered that tailor the degree of difficulty to each participant. Benefits include increased strength and improved balance and flexibility. This high intensity workout addresses muscle strength and endurance while keeping the heart rate up to burn calories and improve cardiovascular health. Bring a smile and a towel – you'll need both!

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Phone: (212) 924-6710

 

Shape Up NYC: Physical Revival

Friday: 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

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

Start Date: January 3, 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.

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E-mail: shapeupnycharlem@gmail.com

Rehabilitation Dayroom, 3101

 

Shape Up NYC: Pilates with Diane

Thursday: 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

Lyons Pool, Murray Hulbert Avenue, Staten Island

Start Date: July 2, 2017
End Date: September 23, 2017
Age:Adult  

This class features exercises that promote increased strength, balance, flexibility, and physical awareness. The instructor will guide participants through movements to help improve posture and develop lean muscles.


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Shape Up NYC: Sit and Be Fit

Wednesday: 10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

First Presbyterian Church in Jamaica Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, 89-60 164th Street Jamaica, NY, Queens

Start Date: April 28, 2017
Age:Adult / Senior  

Easy-to-follow moves work the body and mind. Primarily developed for senior citizens or those who have ailments (temporary or longstanding) that prohibit them from standing for long periods of time. This class offers exercises in building endurance, improving balance, developing flexibility and strengthening muscles throughout the body. All exercises are demonstrated in a sitting or standing position. Some students stand for the entire class.

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Phone: (718) 526-4775
Cost: FREE 

 

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Exercise Classes

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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Exercise Classes

Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park

Tuesday, August 22, 2017
7:30 a.m.8:30 a.m.

AccessibleHeather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)
Cabrini Boulevard and Fort Washington Avenue, Manhattan| Map it

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Cost

Free  

Contact Number

(212) 795-1388

Contact Email

info@FortTryonParkTrust.org

 

Fitness Walk

Tuesday, August 22, 2017
9:00 a.m.10:00 a.m.

Fort Totten Front Gate (in Fort Totten Park)
Totten Road and Cross Island Parkway, Queens| Map it

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Cost

Free  

Contact Number

(718) 352-4793

Contact Email

mike.kuchinskas@parks.nyc.gov

 

Crew Camp (Manhattan)

Tuesday, August 22, 2017
9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.

Peter Jay Sharp Boathouse
3579 Harlem River Drive, New York, NY 10034, Manhattan| Map it

Directions to this location

Cost

$750

Contact Number

(718) 433-3075

Contact Email

teichler@rownewyork.org

 

Yoga in the Park

Tuesday, August 22, 2017
6:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.

Near the Sunken Meadow Picnic Area (in Randall's Island Park), Manhattan| Map it

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Location Details:
The yoga class will take place the Sunken Meadow Picnic Area, just east of the Randall's Island Connector.

Cost

Free  

Contact Number

(212) 860-1899

Contact Email

info@randallsisland.org

 

Learn-to-Row 2

Tuesday, August 22, 2017
6:30 p.m.8:00 p.m.

Peter Jay Sharp Boathouse
3579 Harlem River Drive, New York, NY 10034, Manhattan| Map it

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Cost

$335

Contact Number

(718) 433-3075

Contact Email

cloeber@rownewyork.org

 

Outdoor Exercise with Nancy Bruning

Wednesday, August 23, 2017
7:00 a.m.8:00 a.m.

Accessible123rd Street Park House (in Morningside Park), Manhattan| Map it

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Cost

Free  

Contact Number

(646) 318-8544

Contact Email

nbruning@aol.com

 

Crew Camp (Manhattan)

Wednesday, August 23, 2017
9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.

Peter Jay Sharp Boathouse
3579 Harlem River Drive, New York, NY 10034, Manhattan| Map it

Directions to this location

Cost

$750

Contact Number

(718) 433-3075

Contact Email

teichler@rownewyork.org

 

Dance Fitness in the Park

Wednesday, August 23, 2017
6:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.

Wards Picnic Area (in Randall's Island Park), Manhattan| Map it

Directions to this location

Location Details:
A five minute walk south of the 103rd Street Footbridge.

Cost

Free  

Contact Number

(212) 860-1899

Contact Email

info@randallsisland.org

 

Free Zumba

Wednesday, August 23, 2017
6:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.

Willis Avenue Community Garden
401 East 143rd Street, Bronx| Map it

Directions to this location

Cost

Free  

Contact Number

(212) 333-2552

Contact Email

info@nyrp.org

 

Free African Dance Workout

Wednesday, August 23, 2017
6:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.

Target Brooklyn Garden
931-933 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11205, Brooklyn| Map it

Directions to this location

Cost

Free  

Contact Number

(212) 333-2552

Contact Email

info@nyrp.org

 

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