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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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Aqua Jog

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

Age:Adult  

A unique exercise class that takes place in the water, utlilizing floatation devices to allow "jogging" in deep water. No swimming experience required, but participants should be comfortable being in deep water.

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

Please check the center for cost and schedule.

 

Aqua Zumba

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

Age:Adult  

ZUMBA is a fusion of Latin and international music, utilizing dance themes that create a dynamic, exciting, effective fitness program. The routines feature aerobic interval training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body.

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

Please check the center for cost and schedule.

 

Aquatic Boot Camp

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

Age:Adult  

An exercise class that takes place in the water and challenges your entire body.

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

Please check the center for cost and schedule.

 

Arthritis Exercise

Thursday: 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

PSS City Island Senior Center Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, 116 City Island Ave, Bronx

Age:Senior  

Join for a light exercise class focusing on stretching, balance, and light cardio. Open to anyone 60+. Free!

Phone: 718-885-0727
E-mail: pgrondahl@pssusa.org
Cost: Free 

Grace Church Hall

 

Ballroom Dance

Monday: 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

New York Chinatown Senior Center Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, 70 Mulberry Street, Manhattan

Age:Senior  

Learn different styles of ballroom dance! To participate, you must become a member of the senior center. Joining is easy and free, please call to find out how.

Phone: 212-233-8930
Cost: Free 

 

Basic Step

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

Age:Adult  

A class utilizing step platforms, incorporating various up and down stepping patterns in a low impact setting.

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

Please check the center for cost and schedule.

 

Beginner Tap Lessons

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Monday: 10:00 a.m.-10:40 a.m.

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

Age:Senior  

Learn tap in a fun environment. Bring your tap shoes!

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Beginners Boxing

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Wednesday: 8:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

McCarren Play Center, 776 Lorimer Street, Brooklyn

Start Date: July 3, 2016
End Date: September 24, 2016
Age:Teen / Adult  

Boxing is approximately 80% anaerobic and 20% aerobic. It combines strength, power, speed, agility and quickness all into one. You might not want to be a professional boxer but this class will help you to become a better athlete as well as an individual that no one would want to mess with.

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Belly Dancing

Friday: 3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

PEP for Seniors Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property , 1525 Unionport Road Apt. #ME, Bronx

Age:Senior  

Join PEP's Belly Dancing Class every Friday! Please come to PEP to purchase your multipass card for this and other classes. Open to anyone 55+.

Cost: $15/5 classes 

 

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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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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

Bryant Park Boot Camp

Wednesday, August 31, 2016
6:30 a.m.7:00 a.m.

Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park), Manhattan| Map it

Directions to this location

Location Details:
Sixth Avenue side of the park

Cost

Free  

Contact Email

bpc@urbanmgt.com

 

Washington Square Park: Sacred Sounds Yoga Class

Wednesday, August 31, 2016
8:30 a.m.9:30 a.m.

Garibaldi Plaza (in Washington Square Park), Manhattan| Map it

Directions to this location

Cost

Free  

Contact Email

sarah(dot)neilson(at)parks.nyc.gov

 

Shape Up NYC: Walk, Jog, or Run with NYRR

Wednesday, August 31, 2016
9:30 a.m.10:30 a.m.

Location Details:
Meet at the track before the run!

Cost

Free  

 

A.M. Stretch

Wednesday, August 31, 2016
10:30 a.m.11:00 a.m.

AccessibleHamilton Fish Recreation Center (in Hamilton Fish Park)
128 Pitt Street, Manhattan| Map it

Directions to this location

Cost

Free  

Contact Number

212) 387-7687

Contact Email

rodolfo.guevara@parks.nyc.gov

 

Club Fit: Yoga

Wednesday, August 31, 2016
6:45 p.m.7:45 p.m.

Sherman Creek Peninsula (in Sherman Creek), Manhattan| Map it

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Location Details:
Yoga will take place on the Sherman Creek Peninsula. Walk the path between Sherman Creek and PS 5. The short path to the peninsula is downhill to the left.

Cost

Free  

Contact Number

(212) 333-2552

Contact Email

info@nyrp.org

 

Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park

Thursday, September 1, 2016
7:30 a.m.8:30 a.m.

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

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Cost

Free  

Contact Number

(212) 795-1388

Contact Email

info@FortTryonParkTrust.org

 

Yoga Class

Thursday, September 1, 2016
8:30 a.m.9:30 a.m.

Garibaldi Plaza (in Washington Square Park), Manhattan| Map it

Directions to this location

Location Details:
East of the main fountain plaza in Washington Square Park.

Cost

Free  

 

Dances for a Variable Population

Thursday, September 1, 2016
9:30 a.m.10:30 a.m.

Garibaldi Plaza (in Washington Square Park), Manhattan| Map it

Directions to this location

Location Details:
Garibaldi Plaza is east of the main fountain plaza, in Washington Square Park.

Cost

Free  

 

A.M. Stretch

Thursday, September 1, 2016
10:30 a.m.11:00 a.m.

AccessibleHamilton Fish Recreation Center (in Hamilton Fish Park)
128 Pitt Street, Manhattan| Map it

Directions to this location

Cost

Free  

Contact Number

212) 387-7687

Contact Email

rodolfo.guevara@parks.nyc.gov

 

Bryant Park Yoga

Thursday, September 1, 2016
6:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.

Cost

Free  

 

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