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NYC’s source for free and low–cost fitness activities
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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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A Spin Through Williamsburg

(M)

Tuesday: 8:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m.
Wednesday: 8:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m.
Thursday: 8:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m.

McCarren Play Center, 776 Lorimer Street, Brooklyn

Start Date: July 3, 2016
End Date: September 24, 2016
Age:Senior  

This class is tailored to members that are new to using a spin bike and want to learn and increase their fitness.

Membership Details

 

A.M. Stretch

(M)

Monday: 9:30 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
Tuesday: 9:30 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
Wednesday: 10:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
Thursday: 9:30 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
Friday: 10:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

Hamilton Fish Recreation Center, 128 Pitt Street, Manhattan

Start Date: July 5, 2016
End Date: September 25, 2016
Age:Senior  

A morning stretching class is a great way to start the day that helps build range of motion from head to toe correct posture and help students understand the difference between pain and a stretch.

 

Instructor: Colleen Flood

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AOA Aerobics

Monday: 11:05 a.m.-12:05 p.m.
Wednesday: 11:05 a.m.-12:05 p.m.
Friday: 11:05 a.m.-12:05 p.m.

Broadway YMCA Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property , 651 Broadway, Staten Island

Age:Adult / Senior / Teen  

A kinder, gentler aerobic workout appropriate for older adults, beginning exercise participants and pre/post-natal women who would like to include a low-intensity, low-impact workout in their fitness plans. Each class includes an aerobic conditioning and stretching segment. Music for this class may include big band, classical, swing, country and oldies but goodies.

Phone: 718-981-4933
Cost: Free for members, non-members $99/8 weeks 

 

AOA Aerobics

Monday: 11:40 a.m.-12:40 p.m.
Wednesday: 11:40 a.m.-12:40 p.m.
Friday: 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

South Shore YMCA Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property , 3939 Richmond Ave, Staten Island

Age:Adult / Senior  

A kinder, gentler aerobic workout appropriate for older adults, beginning exercise participants and pre/post-natal women who would like to include a low-intensity, low-impact workout in their fitness plans. Each class includes an aerobic conditioning and stretching segment. Music for this class may include big band, classical, swing, country and oldies but goodies.

Phone: 718-227-3200
Cost: Free for members, non-members $99/8 weeks 

 

AOA Chair Aerobics

Monday: 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Friday: 12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m.

South Shore YMCA Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property , 3939 Richmond Ave, Staten Island

Age:Adult / Senior  

Get fit while you sit in this chair exercise class that involves a combination of aerobic activity, strength building and stretching. Suitable for all ages and levels.

Phone: 718-227-3200
Cost: Free for members, non-members $99/8 weeks 

 

AOA Chair Exercise

Monday: 11:05 a.m.-12:05 p.m.
Wednesday: 11:05 a.m.-12:05 p.m.
Friday: 11:05 a.m.-12:05 p.m.

Broadway YMCA Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property , 651 Broadway, Staten Island

Age:Adult / Senior  

Get fit while you sit in this chair exercise class that involves a combination of aerobic activity, strength building and stretching. Suitable for all ages and levels.

Phone: 718-981-4933
Cost: Free for members, non-members $99/8 weeks 

 

AbDominator/ Jump Start

(M)

Monday: 4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.

Ocean Breeze Track & Field Athletic Complex, 625 Father Capodanno Blvd, Staten Island

Start Date: July 6, 2016
End Date: September 3, 2016
Age:Senior  

Looking to transform your stomach into a 6 pack?  Do you feel like you are losing the battle of the bulge?  Let us help you firm those abdominal muscles!  ABDOMINATOR offers an intense 30-minute workout designed to attack the abdominal area from all different angles by incorporating core strengthening exercises to build a stronger mid-section.  This class is followed by Jump Start the most intense jump class you will ever find. This class will have multiple variations of jumping which will elevate your heart rate while improving overall fitness. You will improve your coordination and balance while strengthening your entire body as you jump rope through challenging, timed intervals.

 

With Various Instructors

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Abdominus

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Tuesday: 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
Thursday: 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

Metropolitan Recreation Center, 261 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn

Start Date: September 22, 2014
Age:Senior  

Core strengthening class for adults and seniors.

Instructor: Carlos Sepulveda

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Abdominus Propulsion

(M)

Monday: 5:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 5:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
Friday: 5:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.

Metropolitan Recreation Center, 261 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn

Start Date: September 22, 2014
Age:Senior  

Training based around short intense bursts of muscular exersion.

Instructor: Carlos Sepulveda

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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.

Wm E Kelly Memorial Park

AVE S, E 14 & E 15 STS (Brooklyn) | Map it
Facility Type: Exercise Equipment

Wolfe's Pond Beach

ON RARITAN BAY AND PRINCE'S BAY, HOLTON TO CORNELIA AVENUES (Staten Island) | Map it
Facility Type: Beaches
Phone: (718) 984-8266
There are two informal ramps that can be used for wheelchair access.
Download Wolfe's Beach Rules (PDF 20KB)

Wolfe's Pond Park

CORNELIA AVE., OFF OF HYLAN BLVD. (Staten Island) | Map it
Facility Type: Tennis Courts
(718) 667-3545 
Courts:
Indoor/Outdoor: Outdoor 
Type: All Weather 
Info: Lessons Offered 

Wolfe's Pond Park

ROLLER HOCKEY RINK AT THE END OF CORNELIA AVENUE, OFF HYLAN BOULEVARD (Staten Island) | Map it
Facility Type: Roller Hockey Facilities

Wolfe's Pond Trail

HYLAN BOULEVARD & CORNELIA AVENUE (Staten Island) | Map it
Facility Type: Hiking Trails
Park Name: Wolfes Pond Park 
Length: 0.75 miles 
Difficulty: Easy 
Other Details: Both hikers and mountain bikers can explore miles of trails in this south shore location. Trails contain easy, moderate, and difficult terrain. 

Wolfe’s Pond

CORNELIA AVENUE & HYLAN BOULEVARD (Staten Island) | Map it
Facility Type: Fishing Lakes
Directions: 1 or 9 Train to Whitehall Street/South Ferry station. Take Ferry to St. George terminal. At terminal, board the S78 to the intersection of Hylan Boulevard and Cornelia Avenue. Walk south along Cornelia to park entrance. 

Wollman Rink

CENTRAL PARK AT 63RD STREET (Manhattan) | Map it
Facility Type: Ice Skating Rinks
(212) 439-6900 
More Information 

Woodruff

STANLEY AVE & HEMLOCK ST (Brooklyn) | Map it
Facility Type: Handball Courts
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Woodruff Playground/Ps 224 Playground

STANLEY AVE., AUTUMN AVE. AND HEMLOCK ST. (Brooklyn) | Map it
Facility Type: Basketball Courts

Woods Playground

BERGEN ST., UTICA AVE., ROCHESTER & ST. MARK'S AVE. (Brooklyn) | Map it
Facility Type: Basketball Courts

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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

75th Precinct Community Sports Program

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

7th Day Adventist League

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

AVJ League

Borough: Queens
Age: Adult
Type: Softball
Phone: (917) 716-7879

AYSO

Borough: Brooklyn
Age: Adult
Type: Soccer
Phone: (718) 923-1099

Ace Four Handball

Borough: Brooklyn
Age: Adult
Type: Handball
Phone: (718) 954-0455

Achievers of America, Inc.

Borough: Queens
Age: Youth/Adult
Type: Softball & Bowling
A program for Special needs individuals with developmental disabilities. Challenged or not.
Phone: (718) 565-1141 | Email

Achilles International

Borough: Manhattan
Age: Adult
Type: Running/Jogging
Achilles meets rain or shine on Tuesday evenings at 6:15 PM and Saturday mornings at 10:15 when there is no race. Tuesday evenings we meet at the New York Road Runners Club (9 E. 89th Street) between 6 - 6:15 PM. Saturday mornings, we meet in Central Park, at 90th Street and Fifth Avenue, adjacent to the Central Park Reservoir.
Phone: 212-354-0300 | Email

Alumni     

Borough: Staten Island
Age: Adult
Type: Softball  
Phone: (732) 513-4836  | Email

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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

 

Summer on the Hudson: Yoga Evening Salute to the Sun

Wednesday, August 31, 2016
6:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.

The Plaza at 66th Street (in Riverside Park South), Manhattan| Map it

Directions to this location

Cost

Free  

Contact Number

311

Contact Email

summeronthehudson@gmail.com

 

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

Directions to this location

Cost

Free  

Contact Number

(212) 795-1388

Contact Email

info@FortTryonParkTrust.org

 

Bryant Park Tai Chi

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

Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)
6th Avenue and 41st Street, Manhattan| Map it

Directions to this location

Cost

Free  

Contact Email

bpc@urbanmgt.com

 

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  

 

Shape Up NYC: Stretching and Toning

Thursday, September 1, 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

 

Summer on the Hudson: Dances for All Abilities

Friday, September 2, 2016
6:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.

125th Street and Marginal Street (in West Harlem Piers), Manhattan| Map it

Directions to this location

Cost

Free  

Contact Number

311

Contact Email

zhen.heinemann@parks.nyc.gov

 

Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park

Saturday, September 3, 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

 

Adaptive Flag Football

Saturday, September 3, 2016
1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.

AccessibleVictory Field (in Forest Park), Queens| Map it

Directions to this location

Cost

Free  

Contact Number

(212) 360-3341

Contact Email

Rodolfo.Guevara@parks.nyc.gov

 

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