No weekend plans? Why not Make NYC Your Gym and join the Brownsville Rec Center to explore Brownsville and East New York on two wheels. This Saturday meet at the Brownsville Recreation Center (155 Linden Blvd, Brooklyn NY) at 10:00AM.
Get in some exercise while giving back! NYC Parks is hosting It’s My Park Day now through November 17th. Volunteers will do everything from planting flowers to cleaning up playgrounds. Visit the It’s My Park Day page for dates, times, and park locations.
Gardening and other volunteering activities are a great way to add physical activity to your day. If you want to learn about more ways to increase your daily physical activity check out other great NYC Parks programs including Shape UP NYC and BeFitNYC.
NYC Health and the Brooklyn District Public Health Office are working with Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation to bring you the Annual 10K Community Run and Fun Walk this Sunday, October 7th, 2012.
The 10K run, 5K walk and bike race are being held at 1368 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY 11216. There is also a Kiddie Run at the same location. All events are occurring between 8:00AM and 12:00PM. Registration fees range from $5 to $30 dollars. For more information you can visit the Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration website.
In order to help combat childhood obesity, NYC Health along with NYC Department of Transportation and NYC Parks are working together to expand the Playstreets program. Playstreets offer a safe, car-free environment where kids can play and partake in outdoor exercise & activities. To learn more about Playstreets you can visit the NYC Health or NYC Parks websites.
NYC Health is encouraging all New Yorkers to Make NYC Your Gym! Making NYC Your Gym is as easy as getting off the subway a stop early and walking the rest of the way to your destination, biking to the farmers’ market, playing with your kids on the playground, taking the stairs at work, etc.
We’ve made it even easier to Make NYC Your Gym by creating Foursquare lists where you can check in and receive tips about free physical activity programs & ways to fit exercise into your daily routine. We have three Make NYC Your Gym Foursquare lists that include; Make NYC Your Gym: In Transit, Make NYC Your Gym: Lunch Hour and Make NYC Your Gym: Get Together. Check them out and check in today!