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 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 24. Participants are encouraged to maintain regular attendance to maximize health benefits.
CityParks 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.
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 are provided free of charge. Sessions are one hour, twice a week.