As sad as we are to have to go without seeing our friends and families, our staff at both our Central Queens and Sam Field Center have been working hard to make sure that YOU can still see US!
We want to provide you with age-appropriate resources so that health and wellness can continue outside of our community-centers, with resources that we will be producing and posting daily.
We’re excited to feature exercises and activities with all of your favorite teachers, instructors and experts.
We’ll keep in touch, and if there’s anything you need please feel free to reach out to the Health and Wellness team and the Senior Center staff!
You can view all of the videos that we’ve posted so far here.
*Exercise, dance, and other health and wellness programs are potentially strenuous activities. It is required that you check with your physician prior to registering for the gym or any fitness, dance, or athletic program brought to you by Commonpoint Queens.
**We’d also like to advise our senior exercise members to note their surroundings before participating in our classes. We are working to provide age-appropriate classes, including Silver Sneakers classes, but ask for you to please use extreme caution, make sure that you are not having balance difficulties before being active, and that you have a stable ground below you if you are exercising.
Check out our schedule below, featuring new additions such as Silver Sneakers Classic, Line Dancing, Tai Chi, and Zumba Gold more!
The Health & Wellness Department is dedicated to the health, physical and social development of all members. Our pre-school, nursery and junior sports programs are designed to coordinate eye-hand, eye-foot, gross and fine motor and balance skills. Our adult and senior program is designed to keep those involved in shape and up-to-date on proper exercise and nutrition information.
Socialization, working at your own pace and having fun in a safe environment are the main goals of the department. Our staff is professionally trained to enhance the individual development of all who participate. We are proud to offer a well-rounded program for ALL AGES. You are never too old to exercise!
Classes Currently Offered Virtually:
Senior Yoga – Chair support is offered to safely perform a variety of seated and standing postures designed to increase flexibility, balance and range of motion.
*Please note that SilverSneakers Yoga Stretch is currently being offered virtually Wednesdays at 10am via Zoom
Typically offered at Sam Field Mondays from 8:45-9:30 AM
Zumba Gold – A Latin-dance inspired workout accessible for seniors regardless of fitness level
*Please note SilverSneakers Zumba Gold is currently being offered virtually Fridays at 1pm via Zoom
Typically offered at Sam Field Tuesdays from 9:00 – 9:45 AM
Classic Aerobics – A variety of exercises using specially designed equipment will increase muscular strength, range of movement, and activities of daily living. A chair is available if needed
*Please note Classic Aerobics is currently being offered virtually Tuesdays at 1pm via Zoom
Typically offered at Sam Field Tuesdays from 1:00-1:45 PM
Senior Circuit – Increase your cardiovascular and muscular endurance power with a standing circuit workout. Exercise equipment is provided. A chair is used for standing support, stretching and relaxation exercises.
*Please note SilverSneakers Senior Circuit is currently being offered virtually Fridays at 10:15 am via Zoom
Typically offered at Sam Field Fridays from 9:00-9:45 AM
Tai Chi for Arthritis
In this traditional Chinese form of exercise, basic positions are performed in a slow, continuous sequence. Unlike exercise which relies on muscular force and tension, the graceful movements of Tai Chi emphasize relaxation, straightness, and true balance.
*Please note Tai Chi is currently being offered virtually Thursdays at 10am via Zoom
Typically offered at Sam Field Fridays from 10:00-11:00 AM
SilverSneakers – Chair assisted group exercise focuses on increasing muscular strength, endurance and range of movement to improve activities for daily living. Customized for adults 65 years or older and for individuals declared Medicare disabled. Sponsored by Oxford Medicare Advantage and Empire Blue Cross & Blue Shield.
*Please note SilverSneakers is currently being offered virtually Mondays at 10 am (Classic), Wednesdays at 10am (Yoga Stretch), Thursdays at 9:15am (Aerobics), and Fridays 10:15am (Circuit)
Typically offered at Sam Field Monday 8:45-9:30 AM, Tuesday 8:00-8:45 AM & 1:00-2:00 PM, Wednesday 9:00-9:45 AM, Thursday 9:00-9:45 AM, and Friday 9:00-9:45 AM
Other Classes Typically Offered at Sam Field:
(***Strength Training for Better Balance) 11:00-11:45 AM
Maintain joint range of motion and flexibility with gentle exercises for every part of the body. Increasing your core strength for better balance.
(*Chair Exercise) 10:30-11:00 AM
Enjoy gentle exercise geared to increasing muscle strength and range of motion at your own pace while sitting.
(*Senior Cardio) 9:00-9:45 AM
This aerobics class is safe, heart healthy and gentle on the joints. It includes easy to follow low impact movement, upper body strengthening, abdominal conditioning, stretching and relaxation exercises designed to energize your lifestyle.
(**Senior Cardio) 9:00-9:45 AM
See Wednesday class for description.
(*Gentle Yoga) 10:15-11:15 AM
In this beginner level yoga class, you will learn the basics of yoga breathing, poses and relaxation. Each class will include chair and floor segments. Bring your own yoga mat, strap and yoga block to each class.
(***Strength Training for Better Balance) 11:30 AM-12:15 PM
See Monday class for description.
(*Israeli and Line Dancing) 1:15-2:45 PM
Fun and fitness for beginner and more experienced dancers. No partner required.
Low-to-moderate impact exercise. Can be adapted to individual need by our skilled and certified instructors.
*There is a suggested contribution of $3 for this program
**The suggested contribution does not apply to Silver Sneakers participants
***Participation in Strength Training for Better Balance Classes is open to members of NORC WOW without a suggested contribution.
Monday from 6:15 to 7:15 PM – 10 week sessions – $80 for all 10 weeks
Stay in shape and have a great time at Zumba at Commonpoint Queens! We currently offer an hour long class every Monday from 6:15 to 7:15 PM. Zumba is one of the fastest growing and most popular exercise options in the country, and our classes in the past have been wildly popular. Zumba classes feature exotic rhythms set to high-energy Latin and international beats. Before participants know it, they’re getting fit and their energy levels are soaring! Contact Dane Warren at (718) 225-6750 extension 229 or email [email protected]ueens.org to reserve your spot or if you have any questions.
NOTE: A medical release form is necessary before any individual can participate in any child, teen or adult exercise program. (Available in the Physical Education Department).