Resolving to Get In Shape? Do So at Recreation Centers

Parks Department Offers Low Rates

Did you resolve to get in shape in 2014? Join the network of city Parks Department recreation centers for year-round access to indoor pools, sports programs, fitness classes, dance instruction, martial arts lessons and much more.

Memberships are low-cost: young adult and senior memberships are only $25 per year, and adult memberships can be as little as $50 for six months.

Here’s a taste of some of the newest programs added to our recreation centers in 2014:

– Queens: Al Oerter Recreation Center is a great option for people of all abilities. Work out on wheelchairfriendly exercise machines, play wheelchair basketball or break a sweat in chair aerobics.

Adults and kids have many sports programs from which to choose. For kids, kickball, indoor soccer, flag football or wiffleball. Adults can play dodgeball, walleyball or volleyball in the evenings.

Al Oerter Recreation Center is located at 131-40 Fowler Ave. in Flushing.

– Brooklyn: St. John’s Recreation Center has it all, including a swimming pool, gymnasium and a full schedule of fitness programs. Heighten your endurance in a variety of cardio classes: core, cardio and conditioning, cardio kickboxing or cardio jump rope.

Increase your awareness in beginner yoga or tai chi. Spin the pounds away in indoor cycling classes.

St. John’s Recreation Center is located at 1251 Prospect Pl.

To find out how to join, visit the Recreation Center Membership Information page at www.nyc.gov/parks.

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