The Physical Education & Recreation 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!
NEW FOR FALL 2018 – SilverSneakers Program at Bay Terrace Center
Want to be more physically active? Interested in trying an exercise class? Bored, and need a reason to get out?
There are always a number of reasons to pursue a healthier lifestyle, and if you live in the Bay Terrace area, we’re giving you a great one!
Beginning on Tuesday, October 23rd, we’ll be offering a SilverSneakers/Optum Classic Aerobics exercise class at the Bay Terrace Center This class offers a variety of exercises using specially designed equipment which will increase strength, range of movement, and muscular strength. A chair can be provided to participants who would feel more comfortable sitting down or using it for balance.
SilverSneakers is a free fitness program provided by dozens of insurance plans. 1 in 5 people 65 and older are eligible.
For more information or to register, please contact Eileen Hausthor at (718) 423-6111 or by email at [email protected]
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] to reserve your spot or if you have any questions.
American Red Cross Certifications
CPR & First Aid Certification
The Physical Education & Recreation Department has staff that are Red Cross certified instructors in first aid, CPR, defibrillator and Epi pen (toddler/infant, community, professional rescuer, etc.). These courses will be offered throughout the year and can be done at the Sam Field Center or at your site. Call Nancy Amalfitano at (718) 225-6750 ext 228 or [email protected]
Lifeguard & WSI Certification at the Bay Terrace Center
The Bay Terrace Center has staff that are Red Cross certified instructors in Lifeguarding and Water Safety Instruction. The courses will be offered throughout the year and can be done at the Bay Terrace Pool & Tennis Center or at your site. Please call Craig Lastres at (646) 772-3784 for further information.
Private Athletic/Sports Clinics
For groups of 10 or more we will design a clinic to meet your needs. Call Dane Warren at (718) 225-6750 ext. 229 or email [email protected] for more information.
Physical Education Consultations
Our certified staff will come to you to supervise and teach programs geared to your clientele. We can add professional classes in exercise, fitness training, sports skills and recreational activities to your school, nursing home, business, club, etc.
Monday Night Volleyball Club
Monday 7:30-10:00 p.m.
10 week sessions
Walk-ins $10 per session
Pre register for 10 weeks at a cost of $70. Club membership guarantees an extra half-hour of play time beginning at 7:30 PM. Walk-ins will not be allowed in the gym until 8:00 PM. Please call Nancy Amalfitano at (718) 225-6750 ext. 228 to register.
Older Adult Exercise
(Senior Yoga) 8:45-9:30 AM
Chair support is offered to safely perform a variety of seated and standing postures designed to increase flexibility, balance and range of motion.
(***Strength Training for Better Balance) 11:00-11:50 AM
Maintain joint range of motion and flexibility with gentle exercises for every part of the body. Increasing your core strength for better balance.
(*Zumba Gold) 9:00 – 9:45 AM begins June 11
A Latin-dance inspired workout accessible for seniors regardless of fitness level.
(**Classic Aerobics) 1:00-1:50 PM
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
(**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) 10:30-11:15 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.
(**Senior Circuit) 9:00-9:45 AM
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.
(*Tai Chi for Arthritis) 10:00-11:00 AM
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.
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.
Aerobics for Arthritis (PACE)
Thursday, 11:00-11:50 AM
Gentle exercises for every part of the body for people with arthritis to maintain joint range of motion and flexibility. This class is recommended by the Arthritis Foundation.
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
Friday 9:00-9:45 AM
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.
Senior Swim [at the Bay Terrace Center]
The senior swim program is a 3-day per week indoor swim program for seniors only. Open swim time is provided at the Bay Club on Bay Club Drive, Bayside, 9:00 AM -12:00 Noon on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, during the winter months. Please call Eileen at (718) 423-6111 for further information.
SilverSneakers SilverSplash (at the Bay Club)
Friday 11:00-11:45 a.m.
SilverSplash offers LOTS of fun and shallow water moves to improve agility, flexibility and cardiovascular endurance. No swimming ability is required, and a special SilverSneakers kickboard is used to develop strength, balance and coordination. Please call Eileen at (718) 423-6111 for further information
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).