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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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Aerobics

Tuesday: 8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m.
Wednesday: 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.

James Monroe Senior Center Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, 1776 Story Avenue, Bronx

Age:Senior  

Join us for an hour of energizing activity. We rotate between aerobics, yoga, tai-chi, and zumba. You must be a member of the senior center to participate. Joining is easy and free, please call to find out how.

Cost: Free 

 

Doctors For a Healthier Bronx Walking Group

Tuesday: 5:30 p.m.-6:00 p.m.

Pelham Parkway , BRONX PARK, HUTCH. RIVER PKWY. BET. PELHAM PKWY NORTH AND SOUTH (Bronx), Bronx

Age:Adult  

Meet us for a weekly walk of about 1 1/2 miles on Pelham Parkway, weather permitting.

Phone: 718-231-5100
Cost: Free 

Meeting Location: Office of Dr. Jhangiani 2425 Eastchester Rd

 

Exercise Class

Tuesday: 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

HANAC Innovative JVL Senior Center Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, 27-40 Hoyt Avenue South, Queens

Age:Senior  

Join us for an energetic morning fitness class. We recommend that you become a member of the senior center to participate. Joining is easy and free. Call to find out how.

Cost: Free 

 

Health-walking and Race-walking Clinics

Saturday: 9:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

North Meadow Recreation Center, Mid-park at 97th Street, Central Park, Manhattan

Age:Adult / Senior  

In partnership with the New York Walker's Club, these clinics increase physical fitness and mental health while enjoying the scenic views of Central Park.  Led by coach Lon Wilson, each clinic includes a warm-up, cool down, and stretching. 

Free.

All fitness levels are welcome.

 

Indoor Track

(M)

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

Hunts Point Recreation Center, 765 Manida Street, Bronx

Age:Everyone  

Use our indoor elevated track to keep your fitness on pace.  Especially great during inclement weather and when it's to hot to excercise outdoors. 

Walk, run, or push around our elevated indoor track.

 

Morning Walking Group

Monday: 7:30 a.m.-8:30 a.m.
Wednesday: 7:30 a.m.-8:30 a.m.
Friday: 7:30 a.m.-8:30 a.m.

Riverside Park , RIVERSIDE DR. TO HUDSON RIVER, W. 72 ST.TO ST CLAIR PL. (Manhattan), Manhattan

Age:Senior  

Sponsored by Bloomingdale Aging in Place, these walks take place year-round in Riverside Park. We meet every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 7:30 AM at the entrance to 315 Riverside Drive (on W. 104th St.) and walk for about an hour. The route and/or destination is chosen by consensus each day.

E-mail: info@bloominplace.org
Cost: Free 

 

NYC Dept. for the Aging's WALKING CLUB Prg.

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

Brooks Senior Center Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, 143-22 109th Avenue, Queens

Age:Senior  

Join us twice a week for the Senior Stroll. We meet all year round, walking inside in the rain or snow. We recommend that you become a member of the senior center to participate. Joining is easy and free. Call to find out how.

Phone: (718) 291-3935
Fax: (718) 658-2006
Cost: Free 

 

NYC Dept. for the Aging's WALKING CLUB Prg.

Ft. Greene Grant Square Senior Center Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, 19 Rogers Avenue, Brooklyn

Age:Senior  

Walking Club\Call For Time

Phone: (718) 363-3133
Fax: (718) 363-3229
Cost: Free 

 

NYC Dept. for the Aging's WALKING CLUB Prg.

Glenridge Senior Citizens Ctr. Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, 59-03 Summerfield Street, Queens

Age:Senior  

Walking Club\Call For Time

Phone: (718) 386-5136
Fax: (718) 417-7053
Cost: Free 

 

NYC Dept. for the Aging's WALKING CLUB Prg.

Hope Gardens Community Center Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, 422 Central Avenue, Brooklyn

Age:Senior  

Walking Club\Call For Time

Phone: (718) 919-4705
Fax: (718) 455-1100
Cost: Free 

 

NYC Dept. for the Aging's WALKING CLUB Prg.

Tuesday: 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.

Baychester Community Center Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, 1220 East 229th Street, Bronx

Age:Senior  

Our walking club meets April-October/November (weather permitting). To participate, you must become a member of the senior center. Joining is easy and free, please call to find out how.

Cost: Free 

 

NYC Dept. for the Aging's WALKING CLUB Prg.

Friday: 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Raices Astoria Senior Center Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, 21-21 30th Drive, Queens

Age:Senior  

Walking Club\Call For Time

Phone: (718) 726-9642
Fax: (718) 626-4194
Cost: Free 

 

NYC Dept. for the Aging's WALKING CLUB Prg.

Tuesday: 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
Thursday: 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.

Queensbridge/Riis Senior Center Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, 10-25 41st Avenue, Queens

Age:Senior  

Our walking club meets April-October/November (weather permitting). To participate, you must become a member of the senior center. Joining is easy and free, please call to find out how.

Phone: (718) 784-7447
Phone 2: Ext 130
Fax: (718) 784-1964
Cost: Free 

 

NYC Dept. for the Aging's WALKING CLUB Prg.

Riverstone Senior Life Services Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, 99 Fort Washingston Avenue, Manhattan

Age:Senior  

Walking Club\Call For Time

Phone: (212) 927-5600
Fax: (212) 927-5612
Cost: Free 

 

NYC Dept. for the Aging's WALKING CLUB Prg.

SelfHelp Prince St. Sr. Center Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, 36-12 Prince Street, Queens

Age:Senior  

Walking Club\Call For Time

Phone: (718) 961-4550
Fax: (718) 460-8114
Cost: Free 

 

NYC Dept. for the Aging's WALKING CLUB Prg.

Senior Citizens League of Flatbush Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, 550 Ocean Parkway, Brooklyn

Age:Senior  

Walking Club\Call For Time

Phone: (718) 438-7771
Fax: (718) 854-3579
Cost: Free 

 

NYC Dept. for the Aging's WALKING CLUB Prg.

Tuesday: 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

Sephardic Senior Center Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, 485 Kings Highway, Brooklyn

Age:Senior  

Our walking club meets April-October/November (weather permitting). To participate, you must become a member of the senior center. Joining is easy and free, please call to find out how.

Phone: (718) 336-1300
Fax: (718) 336-7294
Cost: Free 

 

NYC Dept. for the Aging's WALKING CLUB Prg.

Monday: 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.

BronxWorks Morris Senior Center Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, 80 East 181st Street, Bronx

Age:Senior  

Our walking club meets April-October/November (weather permitting). To participate, you must become a member of the senior center. Joining is easy and free, please call to find out how.

Phone: (718) 933-5300
Fax: (718) 933-7701
Cost: Free 

 

New York Walkers Club

Saturday: 9:30 a.m.-10:45 a.m.

Central Park , 5 AV TO CENTRAL PARK W, 59 ST TO 110 ST (Manhattan), Manhattan

Age:Adult  

Mission:To Encourage, improve and promote physical fitness and good community relations through walking for exercise and competition and for the dissemination of information to the public with regard to the benefits of walking for health. Walks meet every Saturday morning at 9:30 a.m. inside Central Park at East Dr and E 90 St.

Phone: wilson@pouch.com
Phone 2: 718-588-0441
Cost: $20/year 

 

Orchard Beach Walk

Wednesday: 9:30 a.m.-10:30 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 us for an easy walk to Orchard Beach and back, weather permitting. Open to anyone 60+.

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

Meeting Location: Senior Housing Pilot St and City Island Ave

 

Senior Stroll

Thursday: 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

JASA Williamsburg Senior Center Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, 202 Graham Avenue, Brooklyn

Age:Senior  

Wear a pedometer and walk with us every week around the neighborhood year-round, weather permitting. Open to anyone 60+.

Phone: (718) 218-9673
Fax: (718) 388-6865
Cost: Free 

 

Senior Stroll

Friday: 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.

HANAC Innovative JVL Senior Center Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, 27-40 Hoyt Avenue South, Queens

Age:Senior  

Join us for the Senior Stroll. We meet all year round, walking inside in the rain or snow. We recommend that you become a member of the senior center to participate. Joining is easy and free. Call to find out how.

Phone: (718) 626-3035
Fax: (718) 626-0954
Cost: Free 

 

Senior Stroll

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

James Monroe Senior Center Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, 1776 Story Avenue, Bronx

Age:Senior  

Our walking club meets every Monday and Thursday from April-Sept, weather permitting. To participate, you must become a member of the senior center. Joining is easy and free, please call to find out how.

Phone: (718) 893-3484
Fax: (718) 893-3261
Cost: Free 

 

Shape Up NYC: Power Walk

Thursday: 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

Linden Park Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, Vermont St. bet. Linden Blvd. and Stanley Ave., Brooklyn

Start Date: April 8, 2021
Age:Adult  

This is a power walking group designed to get you moving and to improve your endurance while enjoying the beautiful outdoors and connecting with new friends. Instructor: Shakeima The class will meet at the Linden Blvd. and Vermont St. entrance.

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Shape Up NYC: Walking Group

Sunday: 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

Schmul Park Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, Wild Ave., Pearson St., Melvin Ave., Staten Island

Start Date: April 11, 2021
Age:Adult  

This free walking program will help you move your body and connect with others in your community! The program will start with a group warm-up led by a Shape Up NYC instructor, followed by a walking workout appropriate for all levels and paces, and ending with a cool down and stretch. Join the fun! Instructor: Paul The group will not meet during inclement weather or when temperatures fall below 40 degrees; please dress for the weather.

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Shape Up NYC: Walking Group

Friday: 5:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.

Shirley Chisholm State Park Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, 950 Fountain Ave, Brooklyn

Start Date: April 16, 2021
Age:Adult  

This free walking program will help you move your body and connect with others in your community! The program will start with a group warm-up led by a Shape Up NYC instructor, followed by a walking workout appropriate for all levels and paces, and ending with a cool down and stretch. Join the fun! Instructor: Helen The class will meet at the Fountain Ave. entrance.

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Shape Up NYC: Walking Group

Saturday: 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Allerton Skatepark Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, Bronx Park East &, Allerton Ave, Bronx

Start Date: April 3, 2021
Age:Senior  

This free walking program will help you move your body and connect with others in your community! The program will start with a group warm-up led by a Shape Up NYC instructor, followed by a walking workout appropriate for all levels and paces, and ending with a cool down and stretch. Join the fun! The group will meet at Allerton Skatepark and walk through Bronx Park. The group will not meet during inclement weather or when temperatures fall below 40 degrees; please dress for the weather. For everyone’s safety we’re asking participants and instructors to wear a face covering and maintain social distancing of 10 feet during class. Wash your hands frequently and stay home if you’re sick. Instructor: Amos

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Cost: FREE 

 

Shape Up NYC: Walking Group

Saturday: 9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.

Nostrand Playground Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, Nostrand Ave. between Foster Ave. and Farragut Pl., Brooklyn

Start Date: April 3, 2021
Age:Adult  

This free walking program will help you move your body and connect with others in your community! The program will start with a group warm-up led by a Shape Up NYC instructor, followed by a walking workout appropriate for all levels and paces, and ending with a cool down and stretch. Join the fun! Instructor: Royelle The group will meet next to the playground.

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Shape Up NYC: Walking Group

Thursday: 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.

Tanahey Playground Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, Cherry St. To Water St., W. Catherine Slip To Market Slip, Manhattan

Start Date: April 8, 2021
Age:Adult / Senior  

This free walking program will help you move your body and connect with others in your community! The program will start with a group warm-up led by a Shape Up NYC instructor, followed by a walking workout appropriate for all levels and paces, and ending with a cool down and stretch. Join the fun! The group will meet at the playground and walk around the neighborhood or to East River Park. The group will not meet during inclement weather or when temperatures fall below 40 degrees; please dress for the weather. For everyone’s safety we’re asking participants and instructors to wear a face covering and maintain social distancing of 10 feet during class. Wash your hands frequently and stay home if you’re sick. Instructor: Kristal

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Cost: FREE 

 

Shape Up NYC: Walking Group

Saturday: 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.

McCarren Park Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, 776 Lorimer St, Brooklyn

Start Date: November 7, 2020
Age:Adult  

This free walking program will help you move your body and connect with others in your community! The program will start with a group warm-up led by a Shape Up NYC instructor, followed by a walking workout appropriate for all levels and paces, and ending with a cool down and stretch. Join the fun! The group will meet between the handball courts near the track. Instructor: Danixa

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Shape Up NYC: Walking Group

Sunday: 9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.

Marcus Garvey Park , MADISON AVE, E. 120 ST. TO E. 124 ST. (Manhattan), Manhattan

Start Date: April 11, 2021
Age:Teen / Adult / Senior  

This free walking program will help you move your body and connect with others in your community! The program will start with a group warm-up led by a Shape Up NYC instructor, followed by a walking workout appropriate for all levels and paces, and ending with a cool down and stretch. This walking group will have an emphasis on cultural healing. Join the fun! The group will meet at West 124th Street and Mt. Morris Park West. The group will not meet during inclement weather or when temperatures fall below 40 degrees; please dress for the weather. For everyone’s safety we’re asking participants and instructors to wear a face covering and maintain social distancing of 10 feet during class. Wash your hands frequently and stay home if you’re sick. Instructor: Aquapay

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Cost: FREE 

 

Shape Up NYC: Walking Group

Wednesday: 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.

Williamsbridge Oval , VAN CORTLANDT AVE. EAST, RESEVOIR OVAL E (Bronx), Bronx

Start Date: December 16, 2020
Age:Adult / Senior  

This free walking program will help you move your body and connect with others in your community! The program will start with a group warm-up led by a Shape Up NYC instructor, followed by a walking workout appropriate for all levels and paces, and ending with a cool down and stretch. Join the fun! The group will meet at the track.The group will not meet during inclement weather or when temperatures fall below 40 degrees; please dress for the weather. For everyone’s safety we’re asking participants and instructors to wear a face covering and maintain social distancing of 10 feet during class. Wash your hands frequently and stay home if you’re sick. Instructor: Lia 'Miran

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Cost: FREE 

 

Shape Up NYC: Walking Group

Saturday: 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

Franz Sigel Park Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, NYCRR, Walton Ave, E 158 St, Grand Concourse, Bronx

Start Date: April 3, 2021
Age:Adult / Senior  

This free walking program will help you move your body and connect with others in your community! The program will start with a group warm-up led by a Shape Up NYC instructor, followed by a walking workout appropriate for all levels and paces, and ending with a cool down and stretch. Join the fun! The group will meet at the corner of 158th Street and Grand Concourse. For everyone’s safety we’re asking participants and instructors to wear a face covering and maintain social distancing of 10 feet during class. Wash your hands frequently and stay home if you’re sick. Instructor: Kim

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Cost: FREE 

 

Shape Up NYC: Walking Group

Sunday: 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.

Franz Sigel Park Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, NYCRR, Walton Ave, E 158 St, Grand Concourse, Bronx

Start Date: April 11, 2021
Age:Adult / Senior  

This free walking program will help you move your body and connect with others in your community! The program will start with a group warm-up led by a Shape Up NYC instructor, followed by a walking workout appropriate for all levels and paces, and ending with a cool down and stretch. Join the fun! The group will meet at the corner of 153rd Street and Grand Concourse.The group will not meet during inclement weather or when temperatures fall below 40 degrees; please dress for the weather. For everyone’s safety we’re asking participants and instructors to wear a face covering and maintain social distancing of 10 feet during class. Wash your hands frequently and stay home if you’re sick. Instructor: Gisela

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Cost: FREE 

 

Shape Up NYC: Walking Group

Wednesday: 7:30 a.m.-8:30 a.m.

St. Albans Park Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, Merrick Blvd. and Sayers Ave., Queens

Start Date: November 4, 2020
Age:Adult  

This free walking program will help you move your body and connect with others in your community! The program will start with a group warm-up led by a Shape Up NYC instructor, followed by a walking workout appropriate for all levels and paces, and ending with a cool down and stretch. Join the fun! The group will meet at the playground. Instructors: Susan & Dorothy The group will not meet during inclement weather or when temperatures fall below 40 degrees; please dress for the weather.

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Shape Up NYC: Walking Group

Sunday: 9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.

Fort Tryon Park , RIVERSIDE DR TO BROADWAY, W 192 ST TO DYCKMAN ST (Manhattan), Manhattan

Start Date: November 8, 2020
Age:Adult / Senior  

This free walking program will help you move your body and connect with others in your community! The program will start with a group warm-up led by a Shape Up NYC instructor, followed by a walking workout appropriate for all levels and paces, and ending with a cool down and stretch. Join the fun! The group will meet at the park sign at 190th Street and Fort Washington Avenue. The group will not meet during inclement weather or when temperatures fall below 40 degrees; please dress for the weather. For everyone’s safety we’re asking participants and instructors to wear a face covering and maintain social distancing of 10 feet during class. Wash your hands frequently and stay home if you’re sick. Instructor: Xiomara

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Cost: FREE 

 

Shape Up NYC: Walking Group

Saturday: 9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.

Riverbank State Park Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property , 679 Riverside Drive, Manhattan

Start Date: April 17, 2021
Age:Adult / Senior  

This free walking program will help you move your body and connect with others in your community! The program will start with a group warm-up led by a Shape Up NYC instructor, followed by a walking workout appropriate for all levels and paces, and ending with a cool down and stretch. Join the fun! The group will meet at the track. The group will not meet during inclement weather or when temperatures fall below 40 degrees; please dress for the weather. For everyone’s safety we’re asking participants and instructors to wear a face covering and maintain social distancing of 10 feet during class. Wash your hands frequently and stay home if you’re sick. Instructor: Beverly

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Cost: FREE 

 

Shape Up NYC: Walking Group

Monday: 7:00 a.m.-8:00 a.m.

Betsy Head Park , LIVONIA,DUMONT,HOPKINSON,BLAKE AVES, STRAUSS ST (Brooklyn), Brooklyn

Start Date: January 11, 2021
Age:Adult  

This free walking program will help you move your body and connect with others in your community! The program will start with a group warm-up led by a Shape Up NYC instructor, followed by a walking workout appropriate for all levels and paces, and ending with a cool down and stretch. Join the fun! The group will meet at the track. Instructor: Rachel The group will not meet during inclement weather or when temperatures fall below 40 degrees; please dress for the weather.

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Shape Up NYC: Walking Group

Wednesday: 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

Prospect Park , PROSPECT PK W, FLATBUSH, PARKSIDE, OCEAN AVES (Brooklyn), Brooklyn

Start Date: February 3, 2021
Age:Adult  

This free walking program will help you move your body and connect with others in your community! The program will start with a group warm-up led by a Shape Up NYC instructor, followed by a walking workout appropriate for all levels and paces, and ending with a cool down and stretch. Join the fun! The group will meet on the steps of the Central Library located on Eastern Parkway and Flatbush Avenue. The group will not meet during inclement weather or when temperatures fall below 40 degrees; please dress for the weather.

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Shape Up NYC: Walking Group

Wednesday: 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.

Pelham Bay Park , BRUCKNER BOULEVARD & EASTCHESTER BAY (Bronx), Bronx

Start Date: February 24, 2021
Age:Adult / Senior  

This free walking program will help you move your body and connect with others in your community! The program will start with a group warm-up led by a Shape Up NYC instructor, followed by a walking workout appropriate for all levels and paces, and ending with a cool down and stretch. Join the fun! The group will not meet during inclement weather or when temperatures fall below 40 degrees; please dress for the weather. The group will meet at the entrance to the track that is closest to the parking lot. For everyone’s safety we’re asking participants and instructors to wear a face covering and maintain social distancing of 10 feet during class. Wash your hands frequently and stay home if you’re sick. Instructor: Angie

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Cost: FREE 

 

Shape Up NYC: Walking Group

Saturday: 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

Brookville Park Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, 149 Ave &, S Conduit Ave, Springfield Gardens, NY, Queens

Start Date: April 10, 2021
Age:Adult / Senior  

Class starts with a brisk walk to warm up, then moving into a cardio routine followed by low paced stroll ending with a gentle stretch to cool down. The group will meet at Brookville Blvd and 141 Avenue by the walking path entrance. For everyone’s safety we’re asking participants and instructors to wear a face covering and maintain social distancing of 10 feet during class. Wash your hands frequently and stay home if you’re sick. Instructor: Althea

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Cost: FREE 

 

Shape Up NYC: Walking Group

Saturday: 8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m.

Howard Bennett Playground Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, W. 135 St. To W. 136 St., Lenox Ave. To 5 Ave., Manhattan

Start Date: April 3, 2021
Age:Adult  

This free walking program will help you move your body and connect with others in your community! The program will start with a group warm-up led by a Shape Up NYC instructor, followed by a walking workout appropriate for all levels and paces, and ending with a cool down and stretch. Join the fun! The group will meet in front of the hospital underneath the mural at 137th and Lenox. The group will not meet during inclement weather or when temperatures fall below 40 degrees; please dress for the weather. For everyone’s safety we’re asking participants and instructors to wear a face covering and maintain social distancing of 10 feet during class. Wash your hands frequently and stay home if you’re sick. Instructor: Tineta

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Cost: FREE 

 

Shape Up NYC: Walking Group

Saturday: 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.

Marcus Garvey Park , MADISON AVE, E. 120 ST. TO E. 124 ST. (Manhattan), Manhattan

Start Date: April 3, 2021
Age:Adult / Senior  

This free walking program will help you move your body and connect with others in your community! The program will start with a group warm-up led by a Shape Up NYC instructor, followed by a walking workout appropriate for all levels and paces, and ending with a cool down and stretch. Join the fun! The group will meet in front of the recreation center located at West 122nd Street and Mt. Morris Park West. The group will not meet during inclement weather or when temperatures fall below 40 degrees; please dress for the weather. For everyone’s safety we’re asking participants and instructors to wear a face covering and maintain social distancing of 10 feet during class. Wash your hands frequently and stay home if you’re sick. Instructor: Mireille

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Cost: FREE 

 

Shape Up NYC: Walking Group (Mon)

Monday: 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

Baisley Pond Park Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, Baisley Boulevard, Jamaica, Queens

Start Date: January 11, 2021
Age:Adult / Senior  

This free walking program will help you move your body and connect with others in your community! The program will start with a group warm-up led by a Shape Up NYC instructor, followed by a walking workout appropriate for all levels and paces, and ending with a cool down and stretch. Join the fun! The group will meet at the parking lot on Baisley Blvd between 156th street and 157th Street. The group will not meet during inclement weather or when temperatures fall below 40 degrees; please dress for the weather. For everyone’s safety we’re asking participants and instructors to wear a face covering and maintain social distancing of 10 feet during class. Wash your hands frequently and stay home if you’re sick. Instructor: Emily

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Cost: FREE 

 

Shape Up NYC: Walking Group (Mon)

Monday: 9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.

St. Mary's Park , ST MARY'S ST BET. ST ANN'S AV AND JACKSON AV (Bronx), Bronx

Start Date: January 11, 2021
Age:Adult / Senior  

This free walking program will help you move your body and connect with others in your community! The program will start with a group warm-up led by a Shape Up NYC instructor, followed by a walking workout appropriate for all levels and paces, and ending with a cool down and stretch. Join the fun! The group will meet at the big rock near the park entrance at Eagle Road and 149th Street.The group will not meet during inclement weather or when temperatures fall below 40 degrees; please dress for the weather. For everyone’s safety we’re asking participants and instructors to wear a face covering and maintain social distancing of 10 feet during class. Wash your hands frequently and stay home if you’re sick. Instructor: Esterlin

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Cost: FREE 

 

Shape Up NYC: Walking Group (Sat AM)

Saturday: 9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.

Macombs Dam , 161ST AND DEEGAN (THE SOUTH SIDE OF THE MACOMBS DAM BRIDGE) (Bronx), Bronx

Start Date: April 10, 2021
Age:Adult / Senior  

This free walking program will help you move your body and connect with others in your community! The program will start with a group warm-up led by a Shape Up NYC instructor, followed by a walking workout appropriate for all levels and paces, and ending with a cool down and stretch. Join the fun! The group will meet at the track. The group will not meet during inclement weather or when temperatures fall below 40 degrees; please dress for the weather. For everyone’s safety we’re asking participants and instructors to wear a face covering and maintain social distancing of 10 feet during class. Wash your hands frequently and stay home if you’re sick. Instructors: Val and Rosalyn

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Cost: FREE 

 

Shape Up NYC: Walking Group (Tues)

Tuesday: 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

Baisley Pond Park Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, Baisley Boulevard, Jamaica, Queens

Start Date: December 15, 2020
Age:Adult / Senior  

This free walking program will help you move your body and connect with others in your community! The program will start with a group warm-up led by a Shape Up NYC instructor, followed by a walking workout appropriate for all levels and paces, and ending with a cool down and stretch. Join the fun! The group will meet at the parking lot on Baisley Blvd between 156th street and 157th Street. The group will not meet during inclement weather or when temperatures fall below 40 degrees; please dress for the weather. For everyone’s safety we’re asking participants and instructors to wear a face covering and maintain social distancing of 10 feet during class. Wash your hands frequently and stay home if you’re sick. Instructor: Latasha

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Cost: FREE 

 

Shape Up NYC: Walking and Stretching

Tuesday: 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Torsney / Lou Lodati Playground Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, Skillman Ave. bet. 41 St. and 43 St., Queens

Start Date: April 6, 2021
Age:Adult / Senior  

Class will start with 10 minutes of walking and then 50 minutes stretching. Meet by Skillman Ave & 43rd St. For everyone's safety we're asking participants and instructors to wear a face covering and maintain social distancing of 10 feet during class. Wash your hands frequently and stay home if you're sick. Instructor: James

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Cost: FREE 

 

Social Dancing

Friday: 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.

James Monroe Senior Center Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, 1776 Story Avenue, Bronx

Age:Senior  

An afternoon of social dancing! Dance the merengue, salsa, bolero, and more. You must be a member of the senior center to participate. Joining is easy and free, please call to find out how.

Cost: Free 

 

St. Nicholas Houses Walking Trail

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

Saint Nicolas Senior Center Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, 210 West 131st Street, Manhattan

Age:Everyone  

St. Nicholas Walking Trail is a 1 mile trail in and around St. Nicholas houses marked by green arrows, resident gardens and flags.

Phone: (212) 665-3279
Cost: Free 

Meet at the Senior Center.

 

Tai Chi

Friday: 9:30 a.m.-10:00 a.m.

PSS Parkside Senior Center Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, 644 Adee Avenue, Bronx

Age:Senior  

Join us for a tai-chi class every week. Open to anyone 60+.

Cost: Free 

 

Tai Chi

Wednesday: 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

HANAC Innovative JVL Senior Center Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, 27-40 Hoyt Avenue South, Queens

Age:Senior  

Join our weekly tai chi class for all ability levels. We recommend that you become a member of the senior center to participate. Joining is easy and free. Call to find out how.

Cost: Free 

 

Walk NYC

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

Age:Everyone  

 

 

Get out to a park and walk the City! Walk NYC is a FREE program that encourages New Yorkers of all ages to get fit while enjoying the outdoors.

NYC Parks provides a trained fitness instructor to lead the group in a warm up, an exciting walk, and a cool down. Experience NYC in a new way!

All are welcome, including dogs on leashes and strollers.

For more information contact rsvpwalknyc@parks.nyc.gov.

 

 

Walking Club

Monday: 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Riverdale Senior Services Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, 2600 Netherland Ave, Bronx

Age:Senior  

Join us for our weekly walking club, weather permitting. Becoming a member of the senior center is easy and free! Call us to find out how.

Phone: 718-884-5900

 

Yoga

Friday: 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

JASA Williamsburg Senior Center Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, 202 Graham Avenue, Brooklyn

Age:Senior  

Join our weekly yoga class for all ability levels. Open to anyone 60+.

Cost: Free 

 

“Fitness Alfresco” Fitness Walking

Tuesday: 7:30 a.m.-8:30 a.m.
Thursday: 7:30 a.m.-8:30 a.m.
Saturday: 8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m.

Fort Tryon Park , RIVERSIDE DR TO BROADWAY, W 192 ST TO DYCKMAN ST (Manhattan), Manhattan

Age:Everyone  

With Nancy Bruning, Certified Fitness Instructor Walking, stretching, strengthening, and body toning. Location: Meet at the entrance to the Heather Garden on Margaret Corbin Circle

Cost: Free 

Level of Ability: All
Program is on-going. (Note: Fitness Walking does not meet if it is raining or if the actual temperature or wind chill is below 20 degrees F.)

 

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Walking

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.

Asser Levy Park Fitness Path

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Laps Per Mile: 3.5 
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Bloomingdale Park Fitness Path

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Distance: 650 Yards 
Laps Per Mile: 2.75 
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Brower Park Fitness Path

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Distance: 280 Yards 
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Carl Schurz Park Fitness Path

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Distance: 350 Yards 
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Clove Lakes Park Fitness Path

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Distance: 650 Yards 
Laps Per Mile: 2.75 
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Father Macris Park Fitness Path

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Distance: 350 Yards 
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Fort Greene Park Fitness Path

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Distance: 935 Yards 
Laps Per Mile: 1.75 
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Haffen Park Fitness Path

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Distance: 465 Yards 
Laps Per Mile: 3.75 
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J. Hood Wright Park Fitness Path

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Distance: 195 Yards 
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Juniper Valley Park Fitness Path

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Distance: 820 Yards 
Laps Per Mile: 2.25 
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Walking

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.

J.K.O. Running

Boroughs:Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island
Age: Adult
Type: Women's Running
J.K.O. Running is a women's running team. We welcome all women from total beginners (those who power walk, on the way the way to building up to jogging or running), advanced beginners & intermediate runners (gearing up for their first 5K, 10K or 1/2 marathon), to marathoners. We run year round, have weekly group runs, training runs and workshops. Our team participates in NYRR, charity and other race events as well as volunteer.
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