City kicks off senior fitness program in BX park

Bronx seniors are walking the walk and talking the talk with a free fitness program at Van Cortlandt Park.The New York City Department of Parks

THE BRONX - Bronx seniors are walking the walk and talking the talk with a free fitness program at Van Cortlandt Park.

The New York City Department of Parks & Recreation kicked off its senior fitness program Monday with free tennis and yoga instructions and organized walks at city parks. Bronx seniors are taking advantage of the program in hopes of fighting common ailments such as arthritis and osteoporosis. They also say there's the added benefit of finding new friends.

"There are people who I never met before who live in the neighborhood, now that's one more person I know," one participant said.

The fitness classes, held twice a week, run through June. Room is still available and seniors are encouraged to register by calling 718-760-6999.

Related information:New York City Department of Parks & Recreation

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