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Seniors offered fitness programs

The City Parks Foundation recently announced the start of their autumn 2006 free CityParks Seniors Fitness program, which will offer tennis lessons, yoga instruction, bike trips, and fitness walking for seniors in three New York City parks, including Flushing Meadows-Corona Park. The program begins September 18 and will continue until October 27.
&#8220Fitness activity is a great way for seniors to maintain and improve their health. Many health concerns, including diabetes, high blood pressure, arthritis, osteoporosis, and possibly memory loss, can be improved with consistent physical activity,” said Dr. Eileen Callahan, Assistant Professor in the Department of Geriatrics at Mount Sinai Medical School. &#8220Especially in New York, the use of neighborhood parks is an excellent place for seniors to exercise and improve their health.” Seniors interested in registering for CityParks Seniors Fitness can call 718-699-4200 or get more information at w.  All equipment and instruction will be offered free (except for bike trips, where bikes will be required).
Tennis will meet Tuesday and Thursday at 10 a.m.; walking, Tuesday and Thursday at 9 a.m.; yoga, Monday and Wednesday at 9 a.m.; and biking, Monday and Wednesday at 10 a.m. All classes will meet at the park's tennis courts on Meridian Road.

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