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Health & Well­ness
at Queens Public Library 

Astoria  

14-01 Astoria Boulevard
718-278-2220

Shape Up NYC: Perfect Form Bodyweight Boot Camp 
Monday, February 24 @ 5:30pm

Shape Up NYC instructor Matt leads this fitness class designed to build strength and improve your movement capabilities with just your own bodyweight (and emphasis on perfect form!). Class is structured so you can move at your own pace in order to monitor your progress and do what’s right for your body. Wear comfortable clothing, and bring a towel and water bottle. Space is limited. Participation is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Bayside   

214-20 Northern Boulevard
718-229-1834

Shape Up NYC: Yoga for Adults
Monday, February 24 @ 6pm

This healing session is appropriate for those who wish to finally add the healing qualities of yoga into their lives. Instructor Alice moves the body through the classical poses very slowly, gently, and conscientiously. You will also learn important breathing exercises. Everyone will leave feeling refreshed and relaxed. Please bring a yoga mat and water to keep hydrated, and wear comfortable clothing. Space is limited. Participation is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Diabetes Class
Thursday, February 27 @ 12pm

Need help managing your diabetes? Join the diabetes class led by pharmacists/diabetes educators from St. John’s University College of Pharmacy. 

Central 

89-11 Merrick Boulevard
718-990-0700

So, You Just Had a Baby…
Fridays, February 21, 28 @ 12pm

Come learn new things, share your triumphs and challenges, and support one another. The group will be facilitated by a labor and postpartum doula. Some of the topics include infant sleep, getting around the city with a newborn, adjusting to motherhood, early childhood literacy, and feeding your baby. Please call or text Jasmin from our partner organization Queens Healthy Start Partnership at 646-629-2413 to register or for more information. This is only open to registered participants.

Shape Up NYC: Low-Impact Chair Fitness for Adults
Monday, February 24 @ 7pm

Shape Up NYC instructor Sharen leads this low-impact fitness class that focuses on improving core, upper body strength, and mobility. This low-impact, gentle workout will help you burn calories, tone your body, and increase your heart health. Wear comfortable clothing, and bring a towel and water bottle. Space is limited. Participation is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Corona  

38-23 104 Street 
718-426-2844

Shape Up NYC: Beginner Yoga
Fridays, February 21, 28 @ 10:30am

Shape Up NYC instructor Jairo leads this fitness class where participants will practice beginning Vinyasa postures to warm up the body, bring flexibility to all muscles and joints, and wake up the nervous system followed by stretching exercises and ending with deep relaxation techniques. Wear comfortable clothing suitable for exercise; bring a yoga mat and a bottle of water. Participation is on a first-come, first-served basis.

East Flushing   

196-36 Northern Boulevard
718-357-6643

Tai Chi
Fridays, February 21, 28 @ 11am   
Tuesday, February 25 @ 1pm

Tai chi is an ancient Chinese tradition that involves graceful, flowing movements accompanied by deep breathing. Each posture flows into the next to ensure constant motion. This series might help relieve pain, reduce the risk of falling, and improve quality of life. This class is perfect for older adults, but all are welcome.

Power Walk Fitness
Monday, February 24 @ 12pm 

Join us in fitness activity for good health and well-being.

Wellness Club
Wednesday, February 26 @ 2pm 

We get together and share a holistic approach to well-being through mindful breathing exercises.

Elmhurst  

86-07 Broadway  
718-271-1020

Tai Qi Class 
Saturdays, February 22, 29 @ 10:30am

Come join our Tai Qi Class!

Forest Hills  

108-19 71 Avenue  
718-268-7934

Gentle Yoga
Monday, February 24 @ 6pm

Practice gentle, restorative yoga with certified instructor Mirelle Netelle. Bring your own mat or towel.

Glen Oaks   

256-04 Union Turnpike
718-831-8636

Tai Chi
Fridays, February 21, 28 @ 1pm

Tai chi is a mind-body "soft style" martial art that originated in China. Sometimes called
"meditation in motion," it involves graceful forms of exercise using flowing movements. Space is limited. Participation is on a first-come, first-served basis. All participants must complete an exercise release form before the program begins.

Meditation Club
Thursday, February 27 @ 5:30pm

Whether you are experienced or beginner, join the club and share breathing exercises and meditation techniques that may help to reduce stress.

Hillcrest 

187-05 Union Turnpike
718-454-2786

Shape Up NYC: Chair Aerobics for Adults 
Saturdays, February 22, 29 @ 10:30am 

Shape Up NYC instructor Doris leads this chair-based class to enhance strength, flexibility, and cardio. Exercises target both upper and lower body. Participants can work at their own pace based on ability. Wear comfortable clothing and bring a towel and water bottle. Space is limited. Participation is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Laurelton 

134-26 225 Street
718-528-2822

Shape Up NYC: Cardio Dance Fitness  
Saturdays, February 22, 29 @ 2pm

Shape Up NYC Instructor Althea leads this fitness class that uses easy-to-follow dance moves geared at increasing cardiovascular fitness, body toning, and burning calories. Wear loose clothing and sneakers. Be sure to bring a bottle of water. Space is limited. Participation is first-come, first-served.

Lefrak City  

98-30 57 Avenue
718-592-7677

Total Body Workout with Ronald Williams, Get Right Fitness Inc. 
Monday, February 24 @ 6pm 

Instructor Ronald Williams leads this exercise regimen to address muscle strength and endurance while keeping the heart rate up to burn calories and improve cardiovascular health.

Ozone Park  

92-24 Rockaway Boulevard
718-845-3127

Shape Up NYC: Dance Fitness for Adults
Monday, February 24 @ 6:30pm

Shape Up NYC instructor Frances leads this fitness class where adults dance to an infusion of Latin, hip-hop, reggae, and techno rhythms to achieve a full body workout with high speed interval cardiac aerobics, with modifications and easy-to-follow fun dance routines. Space is limited. Bring a bottle of water and wear comfortable clothing. Participation is on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Pomonok 

158-21 Jewel Avenue  
718-591-4343

Zumba Gold Workshop
Monday, February 24 @ 1:30pm

Zumba Gold instructor Suzanne Windland will teach dance moves mixed with exercise for an effective low-impact workout. Wear loose clothing and sneakers. This program is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Queensboro Hill   

60-05 Main Street
718-359-8332

Yoga for Adults With Dorothy Ng 
Thursdays, February 20, 27 @ 6:30pm

Certified yoga instructor Dorothy Ng teaches basic yoga techniques and exercises. Bring a mat and wear workout clothes. It is recommended that you do not eat for three hours or drink for one hour before class. Space is limited and available first-come, first-served. 

Nutrition Workshop 
Saturdays, February 22, 29 @ 2:30pm

Cornell University Cooperative Extension presents a nutrition workshop. In this workshop, you will learn to make recipes your family will love, plan meals and menus, read labels, taste healthy snacks, practice food safety, and have fun. This is an eight-session series. 

Richmond Hill 

118-14 Hillside Avenue
718-849-7150

Shape Up NYC: Dance Fitness for Adults   
Thursdays, February 20, 27 @ 6pm

ShapeUp NYC instructor Victoria leads this easy-to-follow cardio dance class that combines high energy and motivating music. This is a moderate, heart-pumping workout to help burn calories, a good way to improve heart health, and a great way to start your weekend. All levels welcome. Space is limited. Bring a bottle of water and wear comfortable clothing. Participation is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Shape Up NYC: Cardio Sculpt for Adults   
Monday, February 24 @ 6pm

Instructor Charmain provides a total body workout that addresses muscle strength and endurance while keeping the heart rate up to burn calories and improve cardiovascular health. Wear comfortable clothing, and bring a towel and water bottle. Participation is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Ridgewood 

20-12 Madison Street
718-821-4770

Shape Up NYC: Cardio Dance Fitness for Adults 
Thursdays, February 20, 27 @ 6:30pm

Shape Up NYC instructor Nora leads this fitness class that uses easy-to-follow dance steps to increase cardio fitness and mobility and to tone the body. Space is limited. Bring a bottle of water and wear comfortable clothing. Participation is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Seaside

116-15 Rockaway Beach Boulevard
718-634-1876

Shape Up NYC: Ultimate Cardio for Adults  
Saturdays, February 22, 29 @ 11am

Shape Up NYC instructor Gloria leads this total body workout that incorporates techniques such as kicks and punches that move to a rapid pace. This fitness class is designed to promote cardiovascular fitness, strength, muscular endurance, and flexibility using high energy and motivating music. Wear comfortable clothes and sneakers; bring a water bottle and towel. Space is limited. Participation is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Windsor Park

79-50 Bell Boulevard  
718-468-8300

Zumba Gold Workshop 
Monday, February 24 @ 6:30pm

Zumba Gold instructor Suzanne Windland will teach dance moves mixed with exercise for an effective low-impact workout. Wear loose clothing and sneakers. This program is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Woodside

54-22 Skillman Avenue  
718-429-4700

Moving for Life  
Monday, February 24 @ 6pm

Moving for Life incorporates gentle warm-ups, light aerobics, and targeted strengthening in a way that is fun and enjoyable for all! Workouts can be done seated or standing. You are encouraged to do what is comfortable and modify based on your energy, range of motion, or fitness level. We start where you are, so don’t worry if you haven’t been moving in a while. This program is first-come, first- served and for adults 18 and older. 

The Hand Owner’s Manual  
Thursday, February 27 @ 6pm

What has 27 bones, more than 30 muscles, three nerves, and helps you hold, point, and touch? That's right: it's the hand! We often take our hands for granted until we have a hand injury. Come learn more about this magnificent body part and some common afflictions, such as arthritis, from Dr. Eitan Melamed, chief of hand surgery at H+H/Elmhurst. 

Cooking Workshop  
Friday, February 28 @ 4pm

Join Allergic to Salad and explore new and exciting healthy foods and cultures. Have fun learning basic cooking skills.