CITY PARKS FOUNDATION: 2013 SENIORS FITNESS

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Free Yoga, Tennis and Fitness Walking Instruction in Parks Citywide

September 23rd – November 1st, 2013

City Parks Foundation welcomes all New Yorkers, 60 and over, to participate in CityParks Seniors Fitness. The Fall 2013 season of free fitness programs will begin the week of September 23rd and will offer free tennis lessons, yoga instruction and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city.

All activities in this six–week fitness program take place twice a week at each location through November 1, 2013.  Participants are encouraged to maintain regular attendance to maximize health benefits.

CityParks Seniors Fitness has served over 5,000 participants since it began in 2006 and aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity.  The program encourages New Yorkers to maximize the health benefits of staying active at every age. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help participants feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce the risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis.

All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge. Sessions are one hour long (except where noted) and take place twice a week.

The following is a detailed schedule for CityParks Seniors Fitness for Fall 2013:

NOTE: Schedule subject to change. For the most up-to-date schedule visit: www.cityparksfoundation.org/sports/seniors-fitness.

For more information about City Parks Foundation’s free Seniors Fitness programs, please call the Sports Department at (718) 760–6999.

BRONX

Pelham Bay Park
Yoga – Tuesdays/Thursdays at 9 AM – Middletown Rd. and Stadium Ave.

Soundview Park

Walking – Mondays/Wednesdays at 9 AM – Lafayette Ave. between Boynton Ave. and Colgate Ave. 
Yoga – Mondays/Wednesdays at 10 AM – Lafayette Ave. between Boynton Ave. and Colgate Ave.

Van Cortlandt Park/Woodlawn
Walking – Tuesdays/Thursdays at 9 AM – Woodlawn Tennis Courts at Jerome Ave. and E. 233rd St.

Yoga – Mondays/Wednesdays at 9 AM – Woodlawn Tennis Courts at Jerome Ave. and E. 233rd St.

BROOKLYN 
Marine Park

Tennis – Tuesdays/Thursdays at 11 AM – Tennis Courts at Ave. S and E. 32nd St.

Yoga – Mondays/Wednesdays at 9 AM – Nature Center at Ave. U and E 32nd St.

South Oxford Park

Yoga – Wednesdays/Fridays at 11 AM – Atlantic Commons between S. Oxford St. and Cumberland St.

QUEENS 
Astoria Park
Tennis – Mondays/Wednesdays at 10 AM – 12 PM – Tennis Courts at 21st St. and Hoyt Ave. S

Cunningham Park

Tennis – Tuesdays/Thursdays at 9 AM – Tennis Courts at Union Turnpike and 193rd St.Yoga – Tuesdays/Thursdays at 10 AM – Tennis Courts at Union Turnpike and 193rd St.

Flushing Meadows Corona Park
Tennis – Mondays/Wednesdays at 9 AM – 11AM – Tennis Courts at Meridian Rd.

Roy Wilkins Park

Tennis – Tuesdays/Thursdays at 10 AM – Tennis Courts at Baisley Blvd. and 177th St. 
Yoga– Tuesdays/Thursdays at 9 AM – Tennis Courts at Baisley Blvd. and 177th St.

MANHATTAN

Carl Schurz Park

Walking – Tuesdays/Thursdays at 10 AM – E. 86th St. and East End Ave.

Yoga – Tuesdays/Thursdays at 9 AM – E. 86th St. and East End Ave.

Central Park

Tennis – Fridays at 1 - 3 PM – Tennis Courts at 93rd St. near West Drive

John Jay Park

Yoga – Tuesdays/Thursdays at 10:30 AM – E.77 St. and Cherokee Place Inwood Hill ParkTennis – Tuesdays/Thursdays at 10 AM – Tennis Courts at 207 St. and Seaman Ave.Yoga – Mondays/Wednesdays at 11 AM – Tennis Courts at 207 St. and Seaman Ave. STATEN ISLAND 
Greenbelt Park 
Tennis – Mondays/Wednesdays at 10 AM – 12PM – Brielle Ave. between Rockland Ave. and Wolcott Ave.

Yoga – Wednesdays/Fridays at 9AM – Brielle Ave. between Rockland Ave. and Wolcott Ave.

City Parks Foundation is the only independent, nonprofit organization to offer park programs throughout the five boroughs of New York City. We work in over 750 parks citywide, presenting a broad range of free arts, sports, and education programs, and empowering citizens to support their parks on a local level. Our programs and community building initiatives reach more than 600,000 people each year, contributing to the revitalization of neighborhoods throughout New York City.

Follow City Parks Foundation via the below links

Facebook:         https://www.facebook.com/CityParksFoundation

Twitter:           @CPFNYC

Generous support provided by Zwicker Electric; New York City Council under the Leadership of Christine C. Quinn; NYC Council Member Julissa Ferreras; NYC Council Member Jessica Lappin; and Council Member Annabel Palma.

North Shore-LIJ Health System is a signature sponsor of all City Parks Foundation’s sports & fitness programs, which offer free expert instruction to over 15,000 New York youth and seniors at over 60 locations citywide.

 

 

 

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