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City Parks Foundation welcomes all New Yorkers, 60 and over, to participate in CityParks Seniors Fitness. The Spring 2012 season of Seniors Fitness programs will begin the week of April 30, 2012, 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 twice a week at each location through June 22. 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 is provided free of charge. Sessions are one hour, twice a week.

The following is a detailed schedule for CityParks Seniors Fitness for Spring 2012 in Brooklyn and Staten Island.

Brooklyn

Kaiser Park

Tennis - Tuesdays/Thursdays at 10:00 a.m. - Neptune Ave. & W 28th St.

Marine Park

Tennis - Tuesdays/Thursdays at 11:00 a.m. - Tennis Courts Ave. S and E 32nd St.

Yoga- Mondays/Wednesdays at 9:00 a.m.- Nature Center- Ave. U & E 32nd St.

South Oxford Park

Tennis-Wednesdays/Fridays at 10:00 a.m.- Atlantic Commons between S Oxford St. & Cumberland St.

Yoga - Wednesdays/Fridays at 11:00 a.m. - Atlantic Commons between S Oxford St. & Cumberland St.

Staten Island

Greenbelt Park

Yoga - Wednesdays/ Fridays at 9:00 a.m. - Brielle Ave. between Rockland and Wolcott

Tennis-Mondays/Wednesdays at 10:00 a.m. - Brielle Ave. between Rockland and Wolcott

As in all of its programming and activities, City Parks Foundation partners with the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation to improve neighborhood parks and the communities they serve.

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