2014-04-18 / Community

Senior Summer Fitness For City Parks


Seniors participate in City Parks Foundation’s Seniors Fitness program, practicing tennis in Astoria Park, Queens. Seniors participate in City Parks Foundation’s Seniors Fitness program, practicing tennis in Astoria Park, Queens. City Parks Foundation is welcoming all New Yorkers 60 and over, to participate in City Parks Seniors Fitness.

The spring 2014 season of Seniors Fitness programs will begin the week of April 28, and will offer free tennis lessons, yoga instruction and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city.

All activities in this eight-week fitness program take place once or twice a week at each location through June 20. Participants are encouraged to maintain regular attendance to maximize health benefits.

City Parks Seniors Fitness has served more than 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.


Queens Seniors enjoy free yoga instruction as part of the City Parks Foundation’s Seniors Fitness Program in Cunningham Park, Queens. Photos courtesy of City Parks Foundation Queens Seniors enjoy free yoga instruction as part of the City Parks Foundation’s Seniors Fitness Program in Cunningham Park, Queens. Photos courtesy of City Parks Foundation For more information about City Parks Foundation’s free Seniors Fitness programs, please call the Sports Department at 718-760-6999. All equip ment and instruction is provided free of charge. Sessions are one or two hours, once or twice a week.

City Parks Seniors Fitness for Spring 2014 programs will be offered at the following locations in Queens: Astoria Park

Tennis - Mondays/Wednesdays at 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Tennis Courts 21st Street and Hoyt Avenue South; Cunningham Park

Tennis- Tuesdays/Thursdays at 9 a.m. - Tennis Courts Union Turnpike and 193rd Street;

Yoga - Tuesdays/Thursdays at 10 a.m. - Tennis Courts Union Turnpike and 193rd Street; Flushing Meadows Corona Park

Tennis - Mondays/Wednesdays at 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. - Tennis Courts Meridian Road; Roy Wilkins Park

Tennis- Tuesdays/Thursdays at 10 a.m. - Tennis Courts Baisley Boulevard and 177th Street;

Yoga – Tuesdays/Thursdays at Baisley Boulevard and 177th Street;

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