Seniors Fitness Program In Local Parks
All New Yorkers age 60 and over are welcome to participate in The City Parks Seniors Fitness programs which will begin the week of May 3 and will offer free tennis lessons, yoga instruction and fitness walking in 11 parks throughout the city.
In Queens, the eight-week fitness program, sponsored by the City Parks Foundation, will take place twice a week at the following parks: Astoria Park, Cunningham Park, Roy Wilkins Park and Flushing Meadows-Corona Park.
Supporting this year’s spring 2010 program are state Senator George Onorato (D–Astoria), Assemblymember Catherine Nolan (D–Ridgewood), and Councilmembers Julissa Ferreras (D–Corona) and Leroy Comrie (D–Jamaica).
The schedule for City Parks Senior Fitness for spring 2010:
•Astoria Park, 21st Street and Hoyt Avenue South, Mondays and Wednesdays at 10 a.m. at the tennis courts.
•Cunningham Park, Union Turnpike and 193rd Street, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10 a.m. at the tennis courts; yoga, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 11 a.m. at the tennis courts.
•Roy Wilkins Park, Baisley Boulevard and 177th Street, Jamaica. Tennis Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10 a.m. at the tennis courts; Yoga, Tuesdays and Fridays at 11 a.m.
Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, Meridian Road. Tennis-Mondays and Wednesdays at 10 a.m., park tennis courts, Meridian Road; yoga, Mondays and Wednesdays, park tennis courts, Meridian Road.
For more information, call City Parks Foundation, Sports Department, at 718-760-6999. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge. Sessions are one hour, twice a week.
City Parks Senior Fitness aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help everyone feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes and minimize symptoms of arthritis. No matter what one’s age, the body always benefits from physical activity.
Founded in 1989, the City Parks Foundation is the only independent, non-profit organization to offer park programs in the five boroughs in more than 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. For more details, visit www.CityParksFoundation.org.