City Parks Foundation welcomes all New Yorkers, 60 and over, to participate in CityParks Seniors Fitness. The Spring 2011 season of Seniors Fitness programs will begin the week of May 2, 2011, and will offer free tennis lessons, yoga instruction and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city, including new locations in Brooklyn and Manhattan.
All activities in this eight-week fitness program take place twice a week at each location through June 24th. Participants are encouraged to maintain regular attendance to maximize health benefits.
CityParks Seniors Fitness has served over 3,400 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 all ages. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help participants feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis.
For more information about City Parks Foundation’s free Seniors Fitness programs, please call the Sports Department at 718-760-6999. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge. Sessions are one hour, twice a week.
The following is a detailed schedule for CityParks Seniors Fitness for Spring 2011 in the Bronx:
Tennis – Mondays/Wednesdays at 9:00 a.m. – Tennis Courts E 173rd St & Crotona Ave
Pelham Bay Park
Yoga – Mondays/Wednesdays at 9:00 a.m. – Middletown Rd & Stadium Ave
Van Cortlandt Park/Woodlawn
Yoga – Mondays/Wednesdays at 9:00 a.m. – Woodlawn Tennis Courts Jerome Ave & E 233rd St
Walking – Tuesdays/Thursdays at 9:00 a.m. – Woodlawn Tennis Courts Jerome Ave & E 233rd St
As in all of its programming and activities, City Parks Foundation partners with the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation to improve neighborhood parks and the communities they serve.
This program is supported by Zwicker Electric; New York City Council under the Leadership of Christine C. Quinn; New York City Council Manhattan Delegation; NYC Councilmember Julissa Ferreras; NYC Councilmember Jessica Lappin.
Founded in 1989, City Parks Foundation (CPF) is the only independent, nonprofit organization to offer park programs throughout the five boroughs of New York City. CPF works 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. CPF’s programs and community building initiatives reach more than 600,000 people each year, contributing to the revitalization of neighborhoods throughout New York City.
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