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. Uptown has a location on East 86th Street as well as one in Inwood.
Inwood Hill Park
Tennis- Mondays/Wednesdays at 10 AM- Tennis Courts W 207th St & Seaman Ave.
Yoga – Tuesdays/Thursdays at 9 AM – Tennis Courts W 207th St & Seaman Ave.
Carl Schurz Park
Walking – Tuesdays/Thursdays at 8 AM – E 86th St & East End Ave.
Yoga – Tuesdays/Thursdays at 9AM – E 86th St & East End Ave.
- Stay Fit in Your Senior Years (everydayhealth.com)