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Shape Up NYC: Spin

Sunday: 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

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

Start Date: January 8, 2017
Age:Adult / Senior  

Learn the basics of indoor cycling  in this class.

 

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 

 

Shape Up NYC: Stretch & Body Weight Training with Mae

Friday: 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

Alfred E. Smith Recreation Center, 80 Catherine Street, Manhattan

Start Date: January 13, 2017
Age:Everyone  

A dynamic and energetic class that uses your own body as weights. Classes will begin with a series of stretches followed by an intense cardio and aerobics routine that will leave you breathless and feeling stronger in the end.

 

Shape Up NYC: Stretch and Flex

Wednesday: 5:15 p.m.-6:15 p.m.

Lincoln Hospital Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, 234 East 149th Street, Bronx

Start Date: January 4, 2017
End Date: July 1, 2017
Age:Adult  

An open level class with a focus on bringing awareness to the body through core strengthening and total body flexibility. Please wear comfortable clothes and bring a yoga mat.

Cost: FREE 

 

Shape Up NYC: Tai Chi

Monday: 8:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m.

Greenbelt Recreation Center, 501 Brielle Avenue (across from Sea View Hospital), Staten Island

Start Date: January 1, 2017
End Date: March 25, 2017
Age:Adult / Senior  

Originally used to train soldiers, Tai Chi is now more commonly practiced as an internal art — a way of focusing the mind, while training the body — meditation thru movement.

 

Tai Chi (perhaps surprisingly) provides an excellent full-body workout while also being relaxing, and can easily be maintained as a healthy life-long practice.  The countless benefits of Tai Chi include increased strength, conditioning, balance, coordination, flexibility, stamina, range of motion, bone density, joint lubrication, and mind/body connection; reducing blood pressure, pain, stiffness, and stress hormones — all of which extends to less injurous falls, more confidence, peace of mind throughout the day, and improved sleep at night. 

 

Room 106

 

Shape Up NYC: Total Body Conditioning

Tuesday: 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

Two Bridges Neighborhood Council Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, 82 Rutgers Slip, Manhattan

Start Date: May 31, 2016
Age:Adult  

Participants can expect a total body workout that enhances muscular strength through light cardio and body toning exercises. Movements working multiple muscle groups will help participants improve their performance of everyday activities. Whether you are a fitness enthusiast or are just getting started, this class is for you!

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

Tuesday, January 24, 2017
7:30 a.m.8:30 a.m.

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

Directions to this location

Cost

Free  

Contact Number

(212) 795-1388

Contact Email

info@FortTryonParkTrust.org

 

NYRR Open Run: Silver Lake Park

Tuesday, January 24, 2017
7:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.

Reservoir Bridge (in Silver Lake Park), Staten Island| Map it

Directions to this location

Location Details:
Meet at the lake bridge, down the hill from the intersection of Victory Boulevard and Eddy Street.

Cost

Free  

 

NYRR Open Run: Brooklyn Bridge Park

Tuesday, January 24, 2017
7:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.

Location Details:
Meet on the south side of Fornino on Pier 6

Cost

Free  

 

Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym Hosted by the Axis Project Wheelchair Basketball

Tuesday, January 24, 2017
7:00 p.m.9:00 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. To learn more about our memberships, please visit our Recreation Center Membership page

Contact Number

(212) 360-3341

Contact Email

Rodolfo.Guevara@parks.nyc.gov

 

Shape Up NYC: Salsa Class for Adults

Wednesday, January 25, 2017
3:00 p.m.4:00 p.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

 

Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park

Thursday, January 26, 2017
7:30 a.m.8:30 a.m.

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

Directions to this location

Cost

Free  

Contact Number

(212) 795-1388

Contact Email

info@FortTryonParkTrust.org

 

Shape Up NYC: Dance Movement for Fitness

Thursday, January 26, 2017
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

 

Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park

Saturday, January 28, 2017
8:30 a.m.9:30 a.m.

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

Directions to this location

Cost

Free  

Contact Number

(212) 795-1388

Contact Email

info@FortTryonParkTrust.org

 

Shape Up NYC: Mind Body Fusion

Saturday, January 28, 2017
9:00 a.m.10:00 a.m.

AccessibleConference House Museum (in Conference House Park)
298 Satterlee Street, Staten Island| Map it

Directions to this location

Location Details:
Meet at the Conference House kitchen.

Cost

Free  

Contact Number

(718) 227-1463

Contact Email

sigona99@verizon.net

 

NYRR Open Run: Astoria Park

Saturday, January 28, 2017
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  

 

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