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BeFitNYC

NYC’s source for free and low–cost fitness activities
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This page is located on the BeFitNYC.org Web site at
http://www.nycgovparks.org/befitnyc/strength/

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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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Abs & Core Workout

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Wednesday: 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

St. James Recreation Center, 2530 Jerome Avenue, Bronx

Age:  

Exercise workout focusing on abs, especially strength training your core. Learn how to use your own body weight to exercise.

 

Abs & Toning

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Tuesday: 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
Thursday: 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

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

Start Date: September 6, 2016
End Date: December 22, 2016
Age:Teen / Adult / Senior  

Instructor: Ruth Mendin

Learn to strengthen body with Abs and Toning.

 

 

 

Abs and Arms

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Wednesday: 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center, 3225 Reservoir Oval East, Bronx

Start Date: October 3, 2016
End Date: December 31, 2016
Age:Teen / Adult / Senior  

Tighten those abs and arms by using hand weights.  A variety of exercises will be done to make sure you are fit.

 

Adaptive Stay Fit

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Friday: 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

St. James Recreation Center, 2530 Jerome Avenue, Bronx

Age:Adult  

We will work on strengthen our whole body through low impact exercises using chairs, elastic bands and our own body weight. This class will improve the balance and coordination of the participants. Includes stretching and relaxation time.

 

Adult/Senior Fitness

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Sunday: 9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Monday: 7:00 a.m.-9:30 p.m.
Tuesday: 7:00 a.m.-9:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 7:00 a.m.-9:30 p.m.
Thursday: 7:00 a.m.-9:30 p.m.
Friday: 7:00 a.m.-9:30 p.m.
Saturday: 9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Tony Dapolito Recreation Center, 1 Clarkson Street, Manhattan

Start Date: August 22, 2016
Age:Adult / Senior  

A time when adult and senior members can use the fitness facilities.

 

Aqua Bootcamp

(M)

Thursday: 6:15 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center, 232 West 60th Street, Manhattan

Start Date: October 2, 2016
Age:Adult / Senior  

An aqua-based version of the popular solid-surface, military inspired fitness program, utilizing water as it's main resistance, periodically adding free weights and floatable exercise equipment as we progress through the 12- week cycle.

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instructor: Tiberius

 

Bigger, Stronger, Faster

(M)

Tuesday: 3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Thursday: 3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center, 93-29 Queens Boulevard, Queens

Start Date: October 3, 2016
End Date: December 24, 2016
Age:Teen / Adult  

Strength training workout emphasizing toning and muscle definition with high reps; targets every major muscle group for serious High School and College athletes who want to gain muscle and increase strength.

 

For More information call and ask for Eyituoyo Ofuya at the Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center

 

Bigger, Stronger, Faster

(M)

Wednesday: 3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center, 93-29 Queens Boulevard, Queens

Start Date: October 3, 2016
End Date: December 24, 2016
Age:Teen / Adult  

Strength training workout emphasizing toning and muscle definition with high reps; targets every major muscle group for serious High School and College athletes who want to gain muscle and increase strength.

 

 

Body Sculpting

(M)

Monday: 3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 8:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m.
Thursday: 8:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.
Saturday: 3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center, 93-29 Queens Boulevard, Queens

Start Date: October 2, 2016
End Date: December 24, 2016
Age:Adult  

A full body workout that combines cardio and strength training for a full body workout.

For More information call and ask for Jillian Polstein at the Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center

 

Cardio and Strength Fitness Rooms

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Sunday: 7:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Monday: 7:00 a.m.-9:30 p.m.
Tuesday: 7:00 a.m.-9:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 7:00 a.m.-9:30 p.m.
Thursday: 7:00 a.m.-9:30 p.m.
Friday: 7:00 a.m.-9:30 p.m.
Saturday: 7:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Lyons Pool, Murray Hulbert Avenue, Staten Island

Age:Everyone  

Come experience the new cardio room, which has doubled the fitness at Lyons!  A huge investment by NYC Parks funded a redesigned room and new cardio equipment: treadmills, ellipticals, step machines, bikes and a rowing machine.  This light and airy room is a must for your workout routine.

Both rooms are open all day.

 

Chair Aerobics

(M)

Wednesday: 11:00 a.m.-12:00 a.m.

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

Start Date: October 5, 2016
End Date: December 21, 2016
Age:Adult / Senior  

Instructor: Ruth Mendin

Participants will be taught basic chair exercise routines to trengthen different parts of their bodies. The calss will be low impact.

 

Core Conditioning

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

Age:Adult  

This class focuses on abdominal, back, and core muscle training and stabilization to improve the body's overall functional strength.

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

Please check the center for cost and schedule.

 

Cross Training

(M)

Tuesday: 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Friday: 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

Hunts Point Recreation Center, 765 Manida Street, Bronx

Age:Adult  

***CLASS CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE*** 

Members will learn how to utilize various fitness techniques to help them to lead a healthier lifestyle.

 

Express Commute

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Friday: 6:15 a.m.-7:15 a.m.

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

Start Date: November 28, 2016
End Date: March 25, 2017
Age:Adult / Senior  

Looking to get in a quick workout before your commute in to work?  Come join us for this early morning, high intensity exercise program.  Break a sweat, take a shower, and be done for the day before most people even wake up!

 

With Jonathan Adone

 

Fitness Room Adults

(M)

Sunday: 8:00 a.m.-3:45 p.m.
Monday: 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.,5:00 p.m.-9:15 p.m.
Tuesday: 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.,5:00 p.m.-9:15 p.m.
Wednesday: 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.,5:00 p.m.-9:15 p.m.
Thursday: 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.,5:00 p.m.-9:15 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.,5:00 p.m.-9:15 p.m.
Saturday: 8:00 a.m.-3:45 p.m.

Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center, 3225 Reservoir Oval East, Bronx

Start Date: January 1, 2015
Age:Adult / Senior  

The cardio and strength room are open for adults.

 

Fitness/Cardio Room Schedule (Seniors & Adults)

(M)

Sunday: 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Monday: 7:30 a.m.-10:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 7:30 a.m.-10:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 7:30 a.m.-10:00 p.m.
Thursday: 7:30 a.m.-10:00 p.m.
Friday: 7:30 a.m.-10:00 p.m.
Saturday: 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Brownsville Recreation Center, 1555 Linden Boulevard, Brooklyn

Start Date: October 5, 2016
End Date: December 31, 2016
Age:Adult / Senior  

Hours for Seniors & Adults

 

Fitness/Cardio Room Schedule (Teens)

(M)

Monday: 2:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
Tuesday: 2:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 2:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
Thursday: 2:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
Friday: 2:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Brownsville Recreation Center, 1555 Linden Boulevard, Brooklyn

Start Date: October 5, 2016
End Date: December 31, 2016
Age:Adult / Senior  

These are the TEEN hours for the fitness & cardio room facility.

 

No one allowed into the Fitness/Cardio Room facility under the age of 16.

 

 

 

 

 

Flexibility Training For Athletes

(M)

Tuesday: 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.

Chelsea Recreation Center, 430 West 25th Street, Manhattan

Start Date: October 3, 2016
Age:  

Want to imporove your jumpshot and balance on the court? want to learn abot injury prevention while increasing muscle stamina and proper body alignment?

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Flexibility Training for athletes is a class specifically designed for athletes training for a team, their next race, and overall body strength.

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Instructor: Teresa

 

Functional Fitness

(M)

Tuesday: 7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Thursday: 8:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Saturday: 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.

McCarren Play Center, 776 Lorimer Street, Brooklyn

Start Date: October 3, 2016
End Date: December 24, 2016
Age:Adult / Senior  

Everyone needs physical activity for good health. Our Functional Fitness program was created to adapt to each individual, to create an enjoyable workout program that best fits the participants needs to become stronger and more mobile so that they can live a happier and healthier life.

 

Gentle Tone & Stretch

Wednesday: 12:00 p.m.-12:45 p.m.

New Song Community Corporation-Triangle Building Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property , 120th St & 8th Ave, Manhattan

Age:Everyone  

The Harlem Center for Healthy Living opened its doors in 2008 as a means to address the health disparities in Harlem, by focusing on education, activities and support in the prevention of obesity, hypertension, diabetes type 2, and heart disease. HCHL aspires to empower members with life-long healthy living habits. The monthly calendar of classes and activities include pilates, yoga, total body conditioning, salsa dancing, one on one healthy lifestyle coaching, healthy cooking demonstrations, holistic health workshops, and healthy community meals. Our goal at HCHL is to make wellness practices accessible and affordable for ALL in our community and to care for the total person/family. Children under 14 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Cost: $15/class or $75/year 

 

Group Fitness Classes

Monday: 7:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Friday: 9:00 a.m.-10:15 a.m.,8:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Saturday: 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Maceus Studios Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, 175-25 139th Road, Queens

Age:Everyone  

Alwayz Fit 4 Lyfe Classes were designed for individuals who desire to live healthier lifestyles. The class will provide basic aerobic and total body conditioning exercises along with basic nutritional guidelines to assist you to meet your wellness & fitness Goals in an uplifting environment!

E-mail: Alwayzfit4lyfe@alwayzfit4lyfe.com
Cost: $5-$10 

 

HardCORE Abs

(M)

Monday: 10:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
Tuesday: 1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 8:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.
Thursday: 5:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
Saturday: 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center, 93-29 Queens Boulevard, Queens

Start Date: October 3, 2016
End Date: December 24, 2016
Age:Teen / Adult  

The name is both a description and a goal! This is a 30 minute to 1 hour, intensive class that focuses on building core strength, endurance, and flexibility. Challenging exercises will target the lower and upper abdominals, obliques, back, and hip flexors. Modifications for beginners will be provided

For More information call and ask for Jillian Polstein at the Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center

 

Healthy Lifestyles/ Strength Training

(M)

Monday: 6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Tuesday: 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

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

Start Date: October 4, 2016
End Date: December 20, 2016
Age:Teen / Adult  

Instructor Paul Hardy:

Especially for teens.

Teens will learn the importance of physical health and body conditioning. The program also focuses on self-discipline and self-motivation.

 

Intro to Cardio & Weights 1

(M)

Tuesday: 9:00 a.m.-9:30 a.m.

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

Start Date: October 2, 2016
End Date: December 24, 2016
Age:Teen / Adult / Senior  

Learn the basic use of equipment and how to use it.

 

Rooms 105 and 110

 

Intro to Cardio & Weights 2

(M)

Thursday: 9:00 a.m.-9:30 a.m.

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

Start Date: October 2, 2016
End Date: December 24, 2016
Age:Teen / Adult / Senior  

Learn the basic use of equipment and how to use it.

 

Rooms 105 and 110

 

Kettlebell Conditioning

(M)

Sunday: 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Monday: 5:00 p.m.-5:45 p.m.

Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center, 232 West 60th Street, Manhattan

Start Date: October 2, 2016
Age:Teen / Adult  

Improve cardiovascular strength and flexibility through the use of basic, intermediate, and advance kettlbell movements and by incorporating the "Tabata System," a period of active work plus rest, i.e., 2 to 4 minutes of work, with 30 seconds to 1 minute of rest for the designated 6, 8, 10, or 12 rounds.  The order of exercises will change, alternating between 30 seconds to 1 minute per exercise for each round to enable the body to adapt, resulting in faster improvements.

Instructor: Tiberius St. Judge

Fitness Center Multi Purpose Room

 

Kettlebell Training

(M)

Saturday: 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

Pelham Fritz Recreation Center, 18 Mount Morris Park West, Manhattan

Start Date: October 1, 2016
End Date: December 24, 2016
Age:Teen / Adult / Senior  

A cardio and toning explosion using the Russian Kettlebell.  Complete toning for every muscle in the body with one instrument.

Instructor: LaSharn Cooper

 

Manic Monday Cardio and Conditioning

(M)

Monday: 9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.,10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

Pelham Fritz Recreation Center, 18 Mount Morris Park West, Manhattan

Start Date: October 3, 2016
End Date: December 19, 2016
Age:Everyone  

A class designed to burn calories and improve cardio vascular health while moving around a room set up in Boot camp Ciruit Training style to train every muscle.

Instructor: LaSharn Cooper-Patt

 

Morning Fitness

(M)

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

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

Age:Senior  

Get your day started off on the right foot!  Gently awaken yourself in this low-impact, morning aerobics and stretching class.

 

Olympic Weightlifting

(M)

Monday: 7:00 p.m.-9:45 p.m.
Tuesday: 7:00 p.m.-9:45 p.m.
Wednesday: 5:00 p.m.-9:45 p.m.
Thursday: 7:00 p.m.-9:45 p.m.
Friday: 7:00 p.m.-9:45 p.m.
Saturday: 1:00 p.m.-4:45 p.m.

Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center, 93-29 Queens Boulevard, Queens

Age:Teen / Adult / Senior  

Olympic weightlifting is a type of weightlifting aimed at lifting maximum weight.  It is mastered by gaining strength through practice and using techniques to effectively lift the barbells.  For ages 14 and over.

This program requires registration and a $50 program fee.

 

Personal Training 101

(M)

Wednesday: 3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Friday: 3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

Al Oerter Recreation Center, 131-40 Fowler Avenue, Queens

Start Date: September 27, 2016
End Date: December 24, 2016
Age:Teen / Adult / Senior  

Come and get trained by our staff in proper technique of using equipment, get fitness tips and a daily plan of workouts.

 

Rhythm & Weights

(M)

Monday: 10:15 a.m.-11:15 a.m.
Wednesday: 10:15 a.m.-11:15 a.m.

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

Start Date: November 28, 2016
End Date: March 25, 2017
Age:Adult / Senior  

Rhythm & Weights is a fun and effective class that incorporates interval training for a total body aerobic workout. By incorporating fast and slow pace music, each song will be choreographed with different exercise movements to focus on various muscle groups. Watch and do as the instructor does!  All exercises will be completed with varying weight levels to suit your comfort ability.

With Jonathan Adone

 

Rock Your Seat

(M)

Tuesday: 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
Thursday: 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

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

Start Date: November 28, 2016
End Date: March 25, 2017
Age:Adult / Senior  

Rock Your Seat is a combines exercise movements from the comfort of a chair.  All exercises are modified for individual participants. Rock your seat will focus on improving core strength with the use of weights and bands.  Members with limited mobility will enjoy an adaptable workout with upbeat music. Get fit and toned while sitting down!


With Melissa Kraker

 

 

Salsa Dance

(M)

Saturday: 12:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.

Jackie Robinson Recreation Center, 85 Bradhurst Avenue, Manhattan

Start Date: July 9, 2016
End Date: December 25, 2016
Age:Adult / Senior  

Combines Latin dance moves for a fun, dynamic workout.

 

 

Senior Functional Fitness

(M)

Wednesday: 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.

McCarren Play Center, 776 Lorimer Street, Brooklyn

Start Date: October 3, 2016
End Date: December 24, 2016
Age:Senior  

Senior Functional Fitness is a functional fitness program designed for seniors. Our goal is to help seniors improve and or maintain mobility, balance, and independence in their current living situation through exercise.

 

Senior Jazz Fitness

(M)

Thursday: 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

Highbridge Recreation Center, 2301 Amsterdam Avenue, Manhattan

Start Date: October 2, 2016
End Date: December 24, 2016
Age:Adult  

 

Senior Spin & Weight Training

(M)

Tuesday: 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Thursday: 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Al Oerter Recreation Center, 131-40 Fowler Avenue, Queens

Start Date: October 4, 2016
End Date: December 22, 2016
Age:Senior  

Seniors will learn to work with weights and go through a workout routine to help strengthen their overall body and help with their endurance.  Tuesdays is Weight Training and Thursdays is Senior Spin.

 

Senior Weight Training

(M)

Monday: 9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
Wednesday: 9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
Friday: 9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.

McCarren Play Center, 776 Lorimer Street, Brooklyn

Start Date: October 3, 2016
End Date: December 24, 2016
Age:Senior  

Numerous studies have shown that strength training for seniors and other exercises for seniors done regularly not only builds up bone and muscle but counteracts the weakness and frailty that usually comes with aging. Come give our class a chance and see how lifting a few light weights a couple of times a week can help change your life.

 

Senior Workout

(M)

Monday: 6:00 a.m.-8:00 a.m.
Tuesday: 6:00 a.m.-8:00 a.m.
Wednesday: 6:00 a.m.-8:00 a.m.
Thursday: 6:00 a.m.-8:00 a.m.
Friday: 6:00 a.m.-8:00 a.m.

Sunset Park Recreation Center, 4200 7th Avenue, Brooklyn

Start Date: October 2, 2016
End Date: December 24, 2016
Age:Senior  

Supervised excersize program for seniors with Nate, who will assist with workout regimens for participants.

 

Shape Up NYC: ABsolution

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Sunday: 11:00 a.m.-11:45 a.m.

Chelsea Recreation Center, 430 West 25th Street, Manhattan

Start Date: July 10, 2016
Age:Adult  

This 45 minute class will specifically focus on your abdominals and core.  Get ready to tone and define your abs during this low-impact workout.  Targeting the abs can even improve posture!

 

Shape Up NYC: Aerobics

Monday: 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
Wednesday: 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
Friday: 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

Betsy Head Field House, Livonia Ave between Hopkinson & Amboy streets, Brooklyn

Start Date: September 3, 2014
Age:Teen / Adult / Senior  

Instructor: Carolyn Herring

 

Cardio exercise class combining strength and toning exercises.

 

 Please bring a key lock to secure your belongings.

Shape Up NYC classes are FREE and open to the public.

 

Shape Up NYC: Body Toning with Chris

Friday: 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

Hansborough Recreation Center, 35 West 134th Street, Manhattan

Start Date: May 13, 2016
Age:Adult / Senior  

This total body workout addresses muscle strength and endurance while keeping the heart rate up to burn calories and improve cardiovascular health.

 

Shape Up NYC: Boot Camp

Friday: 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.

Hunts Point Recreation Center, 765 Manida Street, Bronx

Start Date: July 8, 2016
Age:  

This total body workout addresses muscle strength and endurance while keeping the heart rate up to burn calories and improve cardiovascular health. This instructor is part of the NYC Park's Fitness Instructor Training Program.

 

Shape Up NYC: Boot Camp

Tuesday: 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Owen Dolen Recreation Center Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, 2551 Westchester Avenue, Bronx

Start Date: January 19, 2016
Age:Everyone  

This total body workout addresses muscle strength and endurance while keeping the heart rate up to burn calories and improve cardiovascular health. This instructor is part of the NYC Park's Fitness Instructor Training Program.

Cost: Free 

 

Shape Up NYC: Campo de Entrenamiento/Boot Camp

Wednesday: 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.

Shorac Kappock Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, 512 West 212 Street, Manhattan

Start Date: October 26, 2016
Age:Adult  

Una fusión de alta intensidad de cardio y fuerza se mueve para mantener sudando y quemando . La clase se establece en el bombeo de la música para la motivación de conseguir a través de él . Este instructor es parte del Programa de Formación de Instructores de erjecicio. This total body workout addresses muscle strength and endurance while keeping the heart rate up to burn calories and improve cardiovascular health. This instructor is part of the NYC Park's Fitness Instructor Training Program

Cost: FREE 

 

Shape Up NYC: Cardio Sculpt Kickboxing

Tuesday: 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

Murphy Community Center Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, 601 Crotona Park North, Bronx

Start Date: January 12, 2016
Age:Everyone  

Building muscle strength as well as endurance through body weighted exercises while burning calories with intense cardio training. This instructor is part of the NYC Park's Fitness Instructor Training Program.

Cost: Free 

 

Shape Up NYC: Cuerpo Acondicionado/ Body Conditioning

Wednesday: 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

Ridgewood-Bushwick Beacon Program Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, 125 Covert Street, Brooklyn

Start Date: October 5, 2016
Age:Adult  

Una fusión de alta intensidad de cardio y fuerza se mueve para mantener sudando y quemando . La clase se establece en el bombeo de la música para la motivación de conseguir a través de él . Este instructor es parte del Programa de Formación de Instructores de erjecicio. 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 

 

Shape Up NYC: Fitness for the Mind and Body

Tuesday: 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
Wednesday: 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

Brownsville Recreation Center, 1555 Linden Boulevard, Brooklyn

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

This exhilarating fitness class is designed to build physical, mental and spiritual muscle, and is adaptable to any fitness level.  This class improves joint mobility, spinal flexibility, right-left brain coordination, kinesthetic learning, cognitive function, systemic health, balance, self-esteem, confidence and playfulness. 

Instructor: Paula Sealy Edwards

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: Fusión Campo de Entrenamiento

Wednesday: 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

P.S. 125 Ralph Bunche School Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, 425 W 123rd St, Manhattan

Start Date: September 14, 2016
End Date: March 15, 2017
Age:Adult  

Una fusión de alta intensidad de cardio y fuerza se mueve para mantener sudando y quemando . La clase se establece en el bombeo de la música para la motivación de conseguir a través de él . Este instructor es parte del Programa de Formación de Instructores de erjecicio.

Cost: FREE 

 

Shape Up NYC: HIIT Boot Camp

Saturday: 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

New Settlement Community Center Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property , 1501 Jerome Ave, Bronx

Start Date: March 19, 2016
Age:Teen / Adult / Senior  

Cost: FREE 

High Intensity Interval Training Boot camp getting you in the best shape – Cardio, Core, Resistance, and Flexibility all in one hour. You’ll work up a sweat, burn fat and keep your body in the fat burning zone well after your workout. Come Join Us, Bring a mat and a friends.

 

Shape Up NYC: HIIT Camp

Friday: 7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

Edenwald Community Center Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, 1150 East 229th street, Bronx

Start Date: September 23, 2016
Age:Everyone  

This total body workout addresses muscle strength and endurance while keeping the heart rate up to burn calories and improve cardiovascular health. This instructor is part of the NYC Park's Fitness Instructor Training Program.

Cost: Free 

 

Shape Up NYC: HIIT Plus with Holly

Thursday: 7:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

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

Start Date: June 2, 2016
Age:Everyone  

Burn calories and fat more efficiently using the power of HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training)! Intervals in this class could be one minute, 40 seconds, or even 30 seconds followed by periods of active recovery. PLUS will help you develop strength and flexibility with specially designed body weight exercises. The class uses resistance bands to build muscle tone and for deep stretches. You never know what you might encounter week-to- week because we mix it up to keep it fun and interesting. One week it might be kickboxing and the next week designated work stations with challenging and fun exercises with even a few dance steps thrown in. Open to all fitness levels and age groups. No gimmicks - just get moving! Remember, energy makes energy!

Cost: FREE 

 

Shape Up NYC: High Intensity Interval Training

Tuesday: 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

Justice Sonia Sotomayor Community Center Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, 1000 Rosedale Avenue, Bronx

Start Date: November 1, 2016
Age:Adult  

This total body workout addresses muscle strength and endurance while keeping the heart rate up to burn calories and improve cardiovascular health. This instructor is part of the NYC Park's Fitness Instructor Training Program.

 

Shape Up NYC: IntenSati

Wednesday: 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: September 28, 2016
Age:Adult  

Improve your body, mind and spirit with this powerful invigorating practice. intenSati combines affirmations with interval training, martial arts, dance and yoga. you will leave the class feeling stronger, inspired and uplifted!

Cost: FREE 

 

Shape Up NYC: Interval Toning

Thursday: 7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

A.R.R.O.W. Field House, 35-30 35th Street, Queens

Start Date: August 12, 2014
Age:Teen / Adult / Senior  

A class utilizing one's own body to focus on and strenghten the core. This instructor is a part of the Fitness Instructor Training Program.

 

Shape Up NYC: Kettlebell

Tuesday: 7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

Faber Park Field House, Faber Street & Richmond Terrace, Staten Island

Start Date: October 18, 2016
Age:Teen / Adult  

A great workout that incorporates the use of Kettlebells to build muscle and strength.

 

Shape Up NYC: Low Impact Aerobics/Strength

Saturday: 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.

Atlantic Terminal Community Center Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, 501 Carlton Avenue, Brooklyn

Start Date: July 9, 2016
Age:Adult  

A moderate, heart-pumping workout to help burn calories and improve heart health. This instructor is part of the NYC Parks Fitness Instructor Training Program.

Cost: FREE 

 

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: 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 

 

Shape Up NYC: Zumba Toning

Friday: 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

New Settlement Community Center Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property , 1501 Jerome Ave, Bronx

Start Date: October 14, 2016
Age:Adult  

Using Lightweight maraca-like Toning Sticks(or light weights),enhances sense of rhythm and coordination, while toning target zones, including arms, core and lower body.

Cost: FREE 

 

Shape Up NYC:Campo de Entrenamiento/Boot Camp

Thursday: 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

SCAN NY Lehman Village Cornerstone Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, 1589 Madison Ave, Manhattan

Start Date: September 29, 2016
End Date: March 29, 2017
Age:Adult  

Una fusión de alta intensidad de cardio y fuerza se mueve para mantener sudando y quemando . La clase se establece en el bombeo de la música para la motivación de conseguir a través de él . Este instructor es parte del Programa de Formación de Instructores de erjecicio. This total body workout addresses muscle strength and endurance while keeping the heart rate up to burn calories and improve cardiovascular health. This instructor is part of the NYC Park's Fitness Instructor Training Program

Cost: FREE 

 

Shape up NYC: Core Zone

Thursday: 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

Thomas Jefferson Recreation Center, 2180 First Avenue, Manhattan

Start Date: April 7, 2016
Age:Adult / Senior  

Informed by the latest finding in exercise science and functional exercises, instructors focus on strengthening and fine tuning major muscle groups.

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.

 

Sports Specific Training

(M)

Friday: 5:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.

Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center, 93-29 Queens Boulevard, Queens

Start Date: October 3, 2016
End Date: December 24, 2016
Age:Teen / Adult  

During your off season train with us. This class is designed to strengthen the cardiovascular system, tone muscles, and boost balance, flexibility, endurance and speed. We use dumbbells, resistance bands, foam rollers, BOSU, elevated benches and other equipment. All exercises are modified to your specific sport.

For More information call and ask for Eyituoyo Ofuya at the Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center

 

Strength Training Basics 1

(M)

Tuesday: 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

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

Start Date: October 2, 2016
End Date: December 24, 2016
Age:Adult / Senior  

This class teaches you the safe and effective way to use strength equipment and learn the benefits of each machine.

Rooms 105 and 110

 

Strength Training Basics 2

(M)

Thursday: 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

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

Start Date: October 2, 2016
End Date: December 24, 2016
Age:Adult / Senior  

This class teaches you the safe and effective way to use strength equipment and learn the benefits of each machine.

Fitness Room

 

 

Strength Training for Seniors

(M)

Monday: 12:30 p.m.-2:00 p.m.
Thursday: 12:30 p.m.-2:00 p.m.

Hansborough Recreation Center, 35 West 134th Street, Manhattan

Start Date: October 2, 2016
End Date: December 31, 2016
Age:Senior  

This is an Instructional Class on the 4th Floor. Instruction is given on the proper use of treadmill recumbent bike the strength training machines.

Amabell Rodriguez/Chimwemwe Matupa Instructors

 

Stretch Away Stress: Ethnic Dance Movement to World Music

Thursday: 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

Poe Park Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property , 2640 Grand Concourse, Bronx

Start Date: October 9, 2014
Age:Adult / Senior  

An exercise class focusing on your core through a combination of strength, balance and toning exercises. This instructor is part of the NYC Parks Fitness Instructor Training Program.

 

Stretch and Gymnastics

(M)

Wednesday: 4:30 p.m.-5:15 p.m.

Pelham Fritz Recreation Center, 18 Mount Morris Park West, Manhattan

Start Date: October 3, 2016
End Date: December 24, 2016
Age:Child  

Stretch and Gymnastics will teach children to exercise, build strength, flexibility, balance, agility, endurance and control. The children will learn many different stretches and gymnastics skills. All classes will be lead by experienced instructors who will ensure the children's safety.

Instructor:Keira Sweeney

 

Sweat It Out

(M)

Tuesday: 6:15 a.m.-7:15 a.m.
Thursday: 6:15 a.m.-7:15 a.m.

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

Start Date: November 28, 2016
End Date: March 25, 2017
Age:Adult / Senior  

Sweat it Out utilizes the Tabata method of training; a form of high-intensity interval training which alternates between short bursts of high intensity anaerobic training and even shorter recovery and less intense recovery periods.  This training protocol involves performing a particular exercise(s) at high intensity for 20 seconds followed by 10 seconds of rest. This is repeated 8 times for a total training time of 4 minutes. We will be completing 10 different exercises each class using a variety of equipment including kettle bells, dumbbells and body weight.

With Jonathan Adone

 

Teen Body Formation

(M)

Monday: 2:30 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

Tony Dapolito Recreation Center, 1 Clarkson Street, Manhattan

Start Date: October 2, 2016
Age:Teen  

Teen weight training class for male and female.

 

Teen Fitness

(M)

Monday: 6:00 a.m.-7:00 a.m.
Tuesday: 6:00 a.m.-7:00 a.m.
Wednesday: 6:00 a.m.-7:00 a.m.
Thursday: 6:00 a.m.-7:00 a.m.
Friday: 6:00 a.m.-7:00 a.m.

Sunset Park Recreation Center, 4200 7th Avenue, Brooklyn

Start Date: July 1, 2016
End Date: December 31, 2016
Age:Teen  

 

Teen Fitness

(M)

Thursday: 3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

Thomas Jefferson Recreation Center, 2180 First Avenue, Manhattan

Start Date: October 6, 2016
End Date: December 24, 2016
Age:Teen  

Teens learn how to use fitness equipment properly. Instructions are given on the routines and challenges to increase levels of endurance and strength as well as muscle building and fat burning.

 

Teen Fitness

(M)

Monday: 4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Thursday: 4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Friday: 4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center, 3225 Reservoir Oval East, Bronx

Start Date: January 5, 2015
Age:Teen  

For teens!  Learn how to properly condition your body using weights, calisthenics and cardio machines.

For ages 14-17. 

Instructors:  Ingrid Tafe and Carl Antoine

 

Teen Fitness

(M)

Tuesday: 3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Thursday: 3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

Metropolitan Recreation Center, 261 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn

Start Date: September 22, 2014
Age:Teen  

Teens are instructed in proper weight training and cardio fitness.

 

Teen Mobility

(M)

Thursday: 4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

McCarren Play Center, 776 Lorimer Street, Brooklyn

Start Date: October 3, 2016
End Date: December 24, 2016
Age:Teen  

Our teen mobility class focuses on providing knowledge and skills to safely exercise in our Recreation Center. The programs are designed to teach teens to be more flexible and explore a wide range of activities including strength training, cardio training, weight lifting and a variety of other fitness activities that will benefit them for the rest of their lives.

 

Teen Weight Room Access

(M)

Monday: 3:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 3:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 3:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
Thursday: 3:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
Friday: 3:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.

Sunset Park Recreation Center, 4200 7th Avenue, Brooklyn

Start Date: July 1, 2016
End Date: December 31, 2016
Age:Teen  

Teens are instructed in conditioning and strength training using machines and weights.

 

Teen Weightlifting

(M)

Wednesday: 4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

McCarren Play Center, 776 Lorimer Street, Brooklyn

Start Date: October 3, 2016
End Date: December 24, 2016
Age:Teen  

Teens learn to utilize the weight room safely and effectively to sculpt their bodies and stay in shape.

 

The Core

(M)

Monday: 7:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Thursday: 7:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

McCarren Play Center, 776 Lorimer Street, Brooklyn

Start Date: October 3, 2016
End Date: December 24, 2016
Age:Adult  

Core training provides the vital ingredient for a stronger body. A stronger core makes you better at all things you do, from everyday life to your favorite sports - it’s the glue that holds everything together.

 

Thomas Jefferson Track & Field Club/ Mighty Milers

(M)

Monday: 3:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 3:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
Friday: 3:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.

Thomas Jefferson Recreation Center, 2180 First Avenue, Manhattan

Start Date: September 1, 2016
End Date: December 31, 2017
Age:Child / Teen  

Track & Field Team Events - 100, 200, 400, 800, 1500, Shotput, Long jump and Turbo Javelin, Relays.    Biomotor abilites will be develop. Speed, Strength, Stamina, Suppleness and Skill. Participants should have sweatsuit for outdoor practices in cool weather. Practices are held at Thomas Jefferson Park.

Mighty Milers is a program in collaboration with NYRR that records weekly mileage of participants. Prizes are based on total mileage completed over the course of 12 weeks.

Darsia Hutton- Head Coach

Noel Byfield- Asst Coach

 

 

Tone and Define

(M)

Monday: 11:00 a.m.-11:45 a.m.

Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center, 232 West 60th Street, Manhattan

Start Date: October 2, 2016
Age:Adult / Senior  

Designed to build muscle by working out the major muscle groups, lowering body fat percentage by suggesting to incorporate 30 minutes of cardio workouts every week.

 

Instructor: Lorena

 

Total Body Conditioning

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

Age:Adult  

A full body workout designed to strengthen and tone the upper and lower body using hand-held weights.

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

Please check the center for cost and schedule.

 

Weight Room

(M)

Monday: 6:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.,6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 6:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.,6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 6:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.,6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Thursday: 6:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.,6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Friday: 6:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.,6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Saturday: 8:00 a.m.-3:45 p.m.

Sunset Park Recreation Center, 4200 7th Avenue, Brooklyn

Start Date: July 1, 2016
End Date: December 31, 2016
Age:Adult / Senior  

The weight room is open for adults and seniors.

 

Weight Training Intro

(M)

Wednesday: 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

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

Start Date: October 2, 2016
End Date: December 24, 2016
Age:Teen / Adult / Senior  

Introduction to strength training equipment.

Room 110

 

Youth Fitness

(M)

Monday: 4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center, 232 West 60th Street, Manhattan

Start Date: October 2, 2016
Age:Teen  

Youth toning class aimed at toning the body more than actually body building. Participants will be encouraged to raise the heart rate and then tone muscles through the use of low weights and cardio machines.

Instructor: Kimberly

Fitness room

 

Zumba

Wednesday: 7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

New Song Community Corporation-Triangle Building Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property , 120th St & 8th Ave, Manhattan

Age:Everyone  

The Harlem Center for Healthy Living opened its doors in 2008 as a means to address the health disparities in Harlem, by focusing on education, activities and support in the prevention of obesity, hypertension, diabetes type 2, and heart disease. HCHL aspires to empower members with life-long healthy living habits. The monthly calendar of classes and activities include pilates, yoga, total body conditioning, salsa dancing, one on one healthy lifestyle coaching, healthy cooking demonstrations, holistic health workshops, and healthy community meals. Our goal at HCHL is to make wellness practices accessible and affordable for ALL in our community and to care for the total person/family. Children under 14 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Cost: $15/class or $75/year 

 

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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.

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210 ST & 73 AVE (Queens) | Map it
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HAMILTON PL, W 140 TO W 141 STS (Manhattan) | Map it
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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.

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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