NEW SPRING 2015 SEASON OF CITYPARKS SENIORS FITNESS

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NEW SPRING 2015 SEASON OF CITYPARKS SENIORS FITNESS

Free Yoga and Fitness Walking Instruction
April 27 – June 19, 2015

City Parks Foundation welcomes all New Yorkers, age 60 and over, to participate in CityParks Seniors Fitness presented by Airbnb. The Spring 2015 season of Seniors Fitness programs will begin the week of April 27th, and will offer free tennis lessons, yoga instruction and fitness walking in 15 parks across the city, including Soundview, Pelham Bay, and Van Cortlandt Parks in the Bronx.

CityParks Seniors Fitness has served over 7,000 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.

“Exercise is so important at all ages, but it is especially important for seniors who typically lead more sedentary lifestyles,” says Mike Silverman, Director of Sports at City Parks Foundation. “We’ve found that exercising even just once a week helps participants feel better mentally and emotionally. Seniors Fitness is a great opportunity for seniors to be social and meet new people in their neighborhoods, while getting outside and having some fun.”

All activities in this eight-week fitness program take place once or twice a week at each location through June 19th.

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 or two hours, once or twice a week.

The following is a detailed schedule for CityParks Seniors Fitness in the Bronx for Spring 2015.

BRONX
Pelham Bay Park
Yoga

Tuesdays/Thursdays at 9 a.m. – Middletown Road and Stadium Avenue

Soundview Park
Walking

Mondays/Wednesdays at 9 a.m. – Lafayette Avenue between Boynton and Colgate Avenues
Yoga

Mondays/Wednesdays at 10 a.m. – Lafayette Avenue between Boynton and Colgate Avenues

Van Cortlandt Park
Yoga – Mondays/Wednesdays at 9 a.m. – Woodlawn Tennis Courts, Jerome Avenue and East 233rd Street
Walking – Tuesdays/Thursdays at 9 a.m. – Woodlawn Tennis Courts, Jerome Avenue and East 233rd Street

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. City Parks Foundation’s Sports and Fitness Programs offer free expert instruction to over 13,000 New York youth and seniors at over 80 locations citywide.

For more details, please visit www.CityParksFoundation.org.