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Shape Up NYC: Senior Chair Fitness

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Saturday: 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.

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

Start Date: January 30, 2016
Age:Adult / Senior  

A seated exercise class that increases flexibility and strengthens muscles with minimal impact on joints. Please bring a key lock to secure your belongings.

Instructor: Janet Wise-Thomas 

Membership Details

 

Shape Up NYC: Senior Dance Fitness

Saturday: 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

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

Start Date: May 8, 2015
Age:Senior  

  • An exciting workout that uses easy-to-follow dance steps to increase cardiovascular fitness and tone the body.This instructor is part of the NYC Park's Fitness Instructor Training Program.

 

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: September 16, 2015
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.

Phone: (718) 526-4775
Cost: FREE 

 

Shape Up NYC: Sit and be Fit

Wednesday: 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m.

Hollis Avenue Congregational Church Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, 211 - 04 Hollis Avenue, Queens

Start Date: September 14, 2016
End Date: June 28, 2017
Age: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.

Phone: (718) 468 - 1498
Cost: Free 

 

Shape Up NYC: Social Run/ Brisk Walk

Wednesday: 8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m.,7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

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

Start Date: March 19, 2016
Age:Everyone  

Come join us at St. Mary's Rec center as you learn from a trained Shape Up NYC instructor how to begin your morning with a simple walk/run. Here you can meet people from the community like yourself to share ideas on how to improve your daily physical activities. Please bring water.  This instructor is part of the NYC Parks Fitness Instructor Training Program.

Meet in front of St. Mary Rec center. We us the field to workout.

 

Shape Up NYC: Step & Sculpt

Wednesday: 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

Jackie Robinson Recreation Center, 85 Bradhurst Avenue, Manhattan

Start Date: August 12, 2015
Age:Adult  

Step Aerobics is a moderate, low-intensity workout intended to help you burn calories! Instructor: Chris

 

Shape Up NYC: Step Aerobics

Wednesday: 7:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

Brownsville Recreation Center, 1555 Linden Boulevard, Brooklyn

Start Date: October 5, 2016
Age:Teen / Adult / Senior  

Step Aerobics is a moderate, low-intensity workout intended to help you burn calories!

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC (Non-Members)

Instructor: Sandra Carrero

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: Step And Sculpt

Saturday: 9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.

Thomas Jefferson Recreation Center, 2180 First Avenue, Manhattan

Start Date: April 9, 2016
Age:Adult / Senior  

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

(Children are not allowed while class is in session)

Instructor:  Chris Patt

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: Strengthen, Balance, & Rejuvenate

Tuesday: 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

Canterbury House Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property , 1331 Bay St, Staten Island

Start Date: October 11, 2016
Age:Adult  

Come stretch and keep fit with this class that is designed to improve coordination, balance, and mobility. Each class will feature rejuvenating techniques to create a relaxing sensation. This instructor is part of the Shape Up NYC Instructor Training Program. *This class will begin at 1pm only on the first Tuesday of every month*

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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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.

100% Playground

GLENWOOD RD, E 100 & E 101 STS (Brooklyn)| Map it
Level: 4

100% Playground/Ps 242 (100th Street)

GLENWOOD RD & 100TH ST (Brooklyn) | Map it
Facility Type: Handball Courts
# of Courts:

101st St. Soccer Field

101ST ST. NEXT TO HENRY HUDSON PARKWAY (Manhattan)| Map it

110th St & Lenox Ave Playground

110 ST & LENOX AVE (Manhattan)| Map it
Level: 4

110th St Playground

110 ST & CATHEDRAL PKWY (Manhattan)| Map it
Level: 2

111 Street Playground (Near Playground For All Children)

CORONA AVENUE/111 ST (Queens) | Map it
Facility Type: Handball Courts
# of Courts:

115th Street Playground

14 RD, 115 ST, 14 AVE (Queens)| Map it
Level: 4

123rd Morningside Park

MORNINGSIDE & 121 STREET (Manhattan) | Map it
Facility Type: Handball Courts
# of Courts:

136 St Playground

136 ST & 14 RD (Queens)| Map it

157 Street Plgd.

157 ST. & 116 AVE. (Queens) | Map it
Facility Type: Baseball and Softball Fields
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Type of Surface: Little League 

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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.

104th Precinct. Adult Hockey

Borough: Queens
Age: Adult
Type: Ice Skating
Phone: (718) 417-1495

14th Street YM-YWHA (of The Educational Alliance) Youth Baseball & Soccer Leagues

Borough: Manhattan
Age: Youth
Type: Soccer
Phone: (212) 673-0900 x306

3B League

Borough: Brooklyn
Age: Youth
Type: baseball
Phone: (718) 256-2316 | Email

68th Precinct Youth Council, Inc.

Borough: Brooklyn
Age: Youth
Type: baseball, indoor & outdoor soccer
Phone: (718) 232 - 2748 | Email

75th Precinct Community Sports Program

Borough: Brooklyn
Age: Adult
Type: Baseball
Phone: (646) 246-7878

78th Precinct Youth Council

Borough: Brooklyn
Age: Youth
Type: Baseball, Girls' Softball, Basketball & Flag Football
Email

7th Day Adventist League

Borough: Bronx
Age: Adult
Type: Baseball/Softball
Phone: (917) 562 – 9584 | Email

A. F. C. New York United

Borough: Queens
Age: Youth
Type: Soccer
F.C. New York United is a soccer Academy for boys & girls ages 4-18. We have an Academy program for ages 4-7, and Travel teams for ages 8-18. We have programs on Randall's Island and in the Bayside area of Queens.
Phone: 347-610-0501 | Email

ADW SPORTS

Boroughs:Bronx, Bronx, Bronx, Manhattan, Manhattan, Manhattan
Age: Youth/Adult
Type: Baseball/Softball, Basketball/Netball, Football
COED FOOTBALL / COED SOFTBALL/ COED BASKETBALL
Phone: 646 228 3058 | Email

ASOPEC

Borough: Queens
Age: Youth
Type: Baseball
Phone: (718) 544-6449 | Email

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Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park

Thursday, December 8, 2016
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

 

Open House Week

Thursday, December 8, 2016
9:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.

AccessibleSt. James Recreation Center (in St. James Park)
2530 Jerome Avenue, Bronx| Map it

Directions to this location

Cost

Free  

Contact Number

718 367-3657

Contact Email

laura.alverez@parks.nyc.gov

 

Shape Up NYC: Dance Movement for Fitness

Thursday, December 8, 2016
10:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.

AccessiblePoe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)
2640 Grand Concourse, Bronx| Map it

Directions to this location

Cost

Free  

Contact Number

(718) 365-5516

Contact Email

Lucy.Aponte@parks.nyc.gov

 

Open House Week

Thursday, December 8, 2016
6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.

AccessibleSt. James Recreation Center (in St. James Park)
2530 Jerome Avenue, Bronx| Map it

Directions to this location

Cost

Free  

Contact Number

(718) 367-3657

Contact Email

laura.alverez@parks.nyc.gov

 

Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym Hosted by the Axis Project Wheelchair Basketball

Thursday, December 8, 2016
6:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.

AccessibleRecreation Center 54
348 East 54 Street, Manhattan| Map it

Directions to this location

Cost

A valid NYC Parks recreation center membership is required to participate in this program. Recreation center membership fees vary. Visit our Recreation Center Membership page to learn more about our citywide memberships.

Contact Number

(212) 360-3341

Contact Email

Rodolfo.Guevara@parks.nyc.gov Icy1comet2@gmail.com

 

Open House Week

Friday, December 9, 2016
9:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.

AccessibleSt. James Recreation Center (in St. James Park)
2530 Jerome Avenue, Bronx| Map it

Directions to this location

Cost

Free  

Contact Number

718 367-3657

Contact Email

laura.alverez@parks.nyc.gov

 

Open House Week

Friday, December 9, 2016
6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.

AccessibleSt. James Recreation Center (in St. James Park)
2530 Jerome Avenue, Bronx| Map it

Directions to this location

Cost

Free  

Contact Number

(718) 367-3657

Contact Email

laura.alverez@parks.nyc.gov

 

Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park

Saturday, December 10, 2016
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

 

NYRR Open Run: Astoria Park

Saturday, December 10, 2016
9:00 a.m.10:00 a.m.

Astoria Park Track (in Astoria Park), Queens| Map it

Directions to this location

Location Details:
Meet near the track, next to the bathrooms.

Cost

Free  

 

NYRR Open Run: Canarsie Park

Saturday, December 10, 2016
9:00 a.m.10:00 a.m.

East 88th Street and Seaview Avenue (in Canarsie Park), Brooklyn| Map it

Directions to this location

Location Details:
Meet near the flag pole

Cost

Free  

 

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