CITY PARKS FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES SPRING 2011 SEASON
OF CITYPARKS SENIORS FITNESS IN THE BRONX
Free Yoga, Tennis & Fitness Walking Instruction
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:
Tennis - Mondays/Wednesdays at 9 AM - Tennis Courts E 173rd St & Crotona Ave
Pelham Bay Park
Yoga - Mondays/Wednesdays at 9 AM - Middletown Rd & Stadium Ave
Van Cortlandt Park/Woodlawn
Yoga - Mondays/Wednesdays at 9 AM - Woodlawn Tennis Courts Jerome Ave & E 233rd St
Walking - Tuesdays/Thursdays at 9 AM -Woodlawn Tennis Courts Jerome Ave & E 233rd St
Tennis - Mondays/Wednesdays at 10 AM - Brielle Ave between Rockland & Wolcott
Tennis - Mondays/Wednesdays at 10 AM - Tennis Courts 21st St & Hoyt Ave S
Tennis- Tuesdays/Thursdays at 9 AM - Tennis Courts Union Turnpike & 193rd St
Yoga - Tuesdays/Thursdays at 10 AM - Tennis Courts Union Turnpike & 193rd St
Flushing Meadows Corona Park
Yoga - Mondays/Wednesdays at 9 AM - Tennis Courts Meridian Rd
Tennis - Mondays/Wednesdays at 10 AM - Tennis Courts Meridian Rd
Roy Wilkins Park
Yoga- Tuesdays/Thursdays at 9 AM - Tennis Courts Baisley Blvd & 177th St
Tennis - Tuesdays/Thursdays at 10 AM - Tennis Courts Baisley Blvd & 177th St
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
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
Tennis - Tuesdays/Thursdays at 10 AM - Neptune Ave & W 28th St
Yoga - Mondays/Wednesdays at 9 AM - Nature Center Ave U & E 32nd St
Tennis - Tuesdays/Thursdays at 11 AM - Tennis Courts Ave S & E 32nd St
Red Hook Park
Yoga - Mondays/Wednesdays at 10:30 AM - Recreation Center 155 Bay St & Clinton St
South Oxford Park
Yoga - Wednesdays/Fridays at 11 AM - S. Oxford St & Atlantic Ave
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. For more details, please visit www.CityParksFoundation.org.
Photo caption: CityParks Seniors Fitness provides free yoga, tennis and walking instruction in parks throughout the city.
As mentioned above Zwicker Electric is the private firm working in association with CityParks Foundation to make the above a reality. Here is our attempt at the BoogieDowner to say thank you to all the private firms that contribute the betterment of great city. For more information on Zwicker Electric please log onto their web site at; http://www.zwickerelectric.com/
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