Friday, June 10, 2011

City Parks Foundation offers free Senior Fitness Programs in the Bronx

Here are some great programs for our seniors looking for fun, healthy activities to partake in. Please do pass the word on to any seniors who are not aware of the free activities.



CityParks Seniors Fitness Offers Free Yoga, Tennis & Fitness Walking in Bronx Parks Bronx seniors, ages 60 and over, still have eight opportunities to improve their backhand and perfect their downward dog pose through CityParks Seniors Fitness Program.

City Parks Foundation is continuing to offer free yoga, tennis and fitness walking instruction twice a week in three Bronx parks through June 24th. With eight classes left for the season, now is the perfect opportunity for seniors to improve their skills or learn something new while taking advantage of their local park and making new friends.

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, with classes offered in 14 parks throughout the five boroughs. 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.

Below is the list of Bronx parks:

BRONX Crotona ParkTennis - Mondays/Wednesdays at 9 AM - Tennis Courts E 173rd St & Crotona Ave

Pelham Bay ParkYoga - Mondays/Wednesdays at 9 AM - Middletown Rd & Stadium Ave

Van Cortlandt Park/WoodlawnYoga - 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

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

1 comment:

Sam said...

I have written a simple guide for seniors and exercise, if anyone would like to see it?