Senior Fitness in Forest Hills

Exercise is important for all age groups, but particularly for adults 65 and over. We offer classes to help enhance the lives of our senior adult community members

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!

Senior Fitness

While all of our classes will continue to be offered virtually, many classes will also take place in person at our Sam Field Center in Little Neck. Space is limited and pre-registration with Fern at 718-225-6750 ext. 233 is required for in-person classes.

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Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Tai Chi – Virtual & In Person at Sam Field
9:00 – 9:45 am
NEW NAME & TIME! Aerobics and More – Virtual & In Person at Bay Terrace
12:30 – 1:15 pm
Silver Sneakers Classic – Virtual only beginning 6/27
10:00 – 10:45 am
Balance – Virtual & In Person at Sam Field
10:15 – 11:00 am
SilverSneakers Yoga Stretch – Virtual only beginning 6/29
10:00 – 10:45 am
New Time! Silver Sneakers Senior Aerobics – Virtual Only
10:15 – 11:00 am
NEW NAME AND TIME! Everyday Dance – Virtual & In Person at Bay Terrace
12:30-1:15pm
NEW NAME! Everyday Dance – Virtual & In Person at Sam Field
11:00-11:45am
SilverSneakers Senior Circuit – Virtual & In Person At Bay Terrace (Virtual Only 6/27)
1:00- 1:45 pm
Classic Aerobics – Virtual & In Person at Sam Field
1:00 – 1:45 pm
NEW TIME! Tai Chi- Virtual & In Person at Bay Terrace
12:00 – 12:50 am
Silver Sneakers Zumba Gold
1:00 – 1:45 pm
Yoga on the Mat – Virtual & In Person At Bay Terrace
2:00 – 2:45 pm
Senior Stretch – Virtual & In Person at Sam Field
12:30- 1:15 pm
Balance – At Sam Field only
2:00 – 2:45 pm

**Schedule subject to change**

 

Exercise is important for all age groups, but particularly for adults 65 and over.

The National Institute of Health recommends four types of exercise:

  • Strength exercise to increase muscular strength and bone density.
  • Balance exercise to build leg muscles and sharpen neuromuscular response to help prevent falls.
  • Stretching exercise to give more freedom of movement encouraging increased activity.
  • Endurance exercise to increase heart rate and breathing for an extended period of time.

We are fortunate to be able to offer classes in all of these disciplines to help enhance the lives of our senior adult community members. All classes are given by top notch instructors and always with an awareness of your individual needs. Non-members of Commonpoint Queens are always welcome to join our classes, but pay just a little bit more. Prices for members and non-members are always very fair.

Additional individual endurance and strength training is available at our Central Queens Body Shop Fitness Room and our pool through the Health & Fitness Dept. (available to Central Queens members only).

Group exercise classes are listed below. For additional information at Central Queens, contact Shelly Channan, Director, at [email protected].

Currently Offered at Central Queens for Members:

Group Fitness Training Schedule
*All classes take place in our fourth floor studio.

Monday
9:15-10:00am – Cardio Circuit Challenge
10:00-10:45am – Exercise with Light Weights
7:30-8:30pm – Zumba

Tuesday
11:45am-12:45pm – Yoga
7:00-8:00pm – Cardio Kickboxing

Wednesday
9:15-10:00am – Danza-Dance Fitness
10:00-10:45am – Stretch & Flex
6:30-7:30pm – Zumba

Thursday
9:15-10:00am – Sculpt & Strengthen
10:00-10:45am – Cardio Circuit Light
7:00-8:00pm – Body Sculpt

Friday
11:45am-12:45pm – Yoga

For more information, contact [email protected] or visit https://www.commonpointqueens.org/membership/.

 

Currently Offered in a Virtual Format:

Exercise for Daily Living

Structured exercise for seniors designed to promote physical fitness.

*Please that Nora is currently offering this class virtually Tuesdays at 10am

Tai Chi

New movements and exercises to expand your knowledge of this slow, graceful, Chinese martial art. This course features a short form of T’ai Chi for seniors, emphasizing good health, relaxation and balance.

*Please note that Elaine is currently offering a Senior Tai Chi class virtually Tuesdays at 9am

Yoga in Motion

Yoga motion and breathing, with an emphasis on the continuous flow of motion, traditional Yoga positions and body awareness. Rotations, isolations, and orthopedic exercises are also featured to target and strengthen the muscles surrounding and supporting the spine.

*Please note that Karen is currently offering a SilverSneakers Yoga Stretch class virtually Wednesdays at 10am

Chair Yoga

Class focuses on yoga postures, stretching and breathing exercises. Emphasis on relaxation and breath awareness to counteract stress, stiffness and physical limitations. No floor work.

*Please note that Jessica is currently offering a chair yoga class virtually Mondays at 11am

Cardio Circuit

Non-impact standing class with alternative intervals designed to increase cardiovascular and muscular endurance.

*Please note that we are currently offering a SilverSneakers Senior Circuit class virtually Mondays at 10:15am

Balance Training

This class is designed to focus on improving dynamic balance while responding safely to posturally challenging ambulatory tasks, such as changing direction to walk forward or laterally; walking on a plank; turning; bending; stepping on and off curbs; stepping over obstacles; bouncing and catching a ball, and more.

*Please note that we are currently offering a Balance class virtually Tuesdays at 10:15am and Thursdays at 2:00 pm

Exercise and Dance

This class includes a variety of strengthening exercising using resistance bands, balls and weights. Join us for our warm, welcoming and fun-filled class!

*Please note that we are currently offering an Aerobic Dance class virtually Thursdays at 9:15am

Typically Offered at Central Queens:

 

Dance Club

Love to dance? Join your friends and study dance technique in a relaxed setting with opportunity for improvisation and fun! This program is open to adults of all levels of experience (including beginners).

2 Thursdays per month
7:40 – 9:10 p.m.
FREE members with $20 annual insurance fee

Exercising with Light Weights

Add strength to your bones and maintain good posture, while preventing the onset of osteoporosis and improving your movement while working with weights. Most of the class exercises will be done while standing or chair assisted. Please wear sneakers and comfortable clothes.

Muscular Strength & Range of Movement (MS RoM)

Universal class designed to improve agility, balance, coordination and activities for daily living skills to increase participants’ functional capacities.

Sculpt, Strengthen & Tone

This intensive one hour class is half mat work and half standing with hand weights. It is designed to target those trouble spots: inner and outer thighs, buttocks, abdominals and upper arms. Join us and you will create the firm look you want and the strong muscles you need.

Stretch & Flex

Increase your range of motion and overall strength for activities of daily living. Strengthen your back, legs and core, relieve lower back stiffness, and release tight hamstrings. Floor work.

Israeli and International Folk Dance

Not just the Horah! Learn the steps of Israeli dancing, both traditional and modern, and learn some international folk dancing as well. It’s great exercise, too!

Wed. 1:15 – 2:45 p.m.

Aquadynamics

Both adults and senior adults with any type of arthritis can benefit from this enjoyable recreational water exercise program. Participants are led by trained personnel through a series of specially designed exercises that can provide some relief and improve joint flexibility. Beneficial for people who are overweight or suffering with back problems. For more information, contact Lior Harpaz, Aquatics Director, at [email protected]

Wed 10:00 – 10:30 a.m.

Fri 10:00 – 10:30 a.m.

 

For more information on these programs please contact Adam Ostroff, Senior Director of Health and Wellness, at 718-268-5011 ext. 505 or by email at [email protected]