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

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

A 21-year-old was critically injured after crashing his 1 21-year-old critically injured in crash on Bronx River Parkway
A violent brawl captured on video Thursday night 2 City Island restaurant brawl captured on video
Students at Riverdale Country School are getting the 3 Students at Riverdale Country showcase their art
Police say Timothy Hairston, 27, was shot to 4 Police: Man shot, killed on E. 165th Street
Manna of Life Ministries operates out of the 5 Volunteers spend their weekends at Morrisania food pantry

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE