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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 
Mondays, September 16, 23, 30 @ 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.

Briarwood  

85-12 Main Street
718-658-1680

Friends of Briarwood Presents: Chair Yoga
Mondays, September 16, 23, 30 @ 12:30pm

Irene Failenbogen provides a series of chair yoga classes.

Broadway 

40-20 Broadway, Astoria 
718-721-2462

Prostate Cancer: Risk Factors
Thursday, September 12 @ 6pm

Do you know the risk factors for prostate cancer? The Peer Educators at NewYork-Presbyterian Queens provide free education to men and women 50+ years of age about prostate cancer!

Central  

89-11 Merrick Boulevard, Jamaica 
718-990-0700

Shape Up NYC: Low-Impact Chair Fitness for Adults
Mondays, September 16, 23, 30 @ 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.

Author Talk and Bone Marrow Registration
Tuesday, September 17 @ 10am

Jennifer Jones Austin, the author of "Consider It Pure Joy," chronicles her quest for a bone marrow donor. She is a warm, inspirational speaker and her story is bound to strike our hearts and propel us to action. Come hear from Jennifer and have an opportunity to join the Be The Match Registry. 

Corona   

38-23 104 Street 
718-426-2844

Shape Up NYC: Beginner Yoga
Thursdays, September 12, 19, 26 @ 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. 

Douglaston/Little Neck  

249-01 Northern Boulevard  
718-225-8414

Shape Up NYC: Low-Impact Dance Cardio for Adults 
Saturday, September 14, 21, 28 @ 11am

Shape Up NYC instructor Lucette leads this low-impact fitness class that uses fun music and high energy movement to help sculpt and stretch your body. Beginners and higher levels are welcomed. Wear comfortable clothing, and bring a towel and water bottle. Space is limited. Participation is on a first-come, first-served basis.

East Flushing  

196-36 Northern Boulevard 
718-357-6643

Power Walk Fitness
Mondays, September 16, 23, 30 @ 12pm

This is a fitness session that involves walking and gentle aerobic exercise.

Zumba Gold Workshop
Fridays, September 20, 27 @ 12pm

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.

Elmhurst   

86-07 Broadway
718-271-1020

Tai Qi Class
Saturdays, September 14, 21, 28 @ 10:30am

Come join our Tai Qi Class!

Flushing 

41-17 Main Street 
718-661-1200

Tai Chi Basics 
Wednesdays, September 11, 18, 25 @ 12pm 

Famous tai chi expert Mr. Sitan Chen and his team will teach basic forms of movements, including the original tai chi elements. Limited spots available. First-come, first-served. Participants are required to sign a waiver for each session. *Rooms A&B*

Forest Hills 

108-19 71 Avenue
718-268-7934

Line Dancing with Angie  
Saturdays, September 14, 21, 28 @ 10:30am

Don’t sit on the sidelines! Join us and learn the latest line dances. It’s a lot of fun and definitely great exercise too! 

Understanding Emotional Wellness 
Wednesday, September 25 @ 2pm

OHEL Project HEAL presents on the importance of emotional wellness. Join us for a discussion on normal aging and how to cope with challenges that may arise as one ages.

Fresh Meadows  

193-20 Horace Harding Expressway
718-454-7272

Ask the Pharmacist
Wednesday, September 11 @ 3pm 

St. John's University pharmacy team will be providing a medication review! A medication review is a chance for you to check that your medications are appropriate for you and ask questions. Please bring all of the medications you are taking (tablets, liquids, inhalers, creams, and ointments). The review involves checking that your medications are being taken correctly and not causing side effects. Come be empowered and learn all the benefits of a medical review!

Shape Up NYC: Latin Cardio Dance Fitness for Adults
Mondays, September 16, 23, 30 @ 6:30pm

Instructor Michele leads this fitness class that addresses muscle strength, flexibility, and endurance while keeping your heart rate up in order to burn maximum calories and tone the body. Participants should wear comfortable clothing, and bring a towel and a bottle of water. Participation is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Glen Oaks 

256-04 Union Turnpike
718-831-8636

Meditation Club
Thursdays, September 12, 26 @ 5:30pm

Experienced or beginning meditators are welcome to join the club and share breathing exercises and meditation techniques that may help to reduce stress. 

Moving For Life
Thursdays, September 12, 29, 26 @ 6pm

Moving for Life is a scientifically based self-care fitness program using 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. All are welcome!

NORC WOW Health Chats for Seniors
Wednesday, September 18 @ 2pm

Each month, NORC WOW will provide talks from Northwell Health on a variety of health issues that affect seniors. Join us as we discuss Low Back Pain with Dr. Quaisha on September 18th. There will be Q&A and blood pressure screenings will be available from 1:30-1:45pm.

Dementia
Thursday, September 19 @ 6pm

Dementia is a common disease among elders. The disease affects people differently but risk factors exist. Come join Northwell Health doctors and pharmacists to learn about early signs, detection, and management. All are welcome!

Hillcrest 

187-05 Union Turnpike, Flushing  
718-454-2786

Shape Up NYC: Chair Aerobics for Adults
Saturdays, September 14, 21, 28 @ 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, September 14, 21, 28 @ 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, Corona
718-592-7677

Total Body Workout with Ronald Williams, Get Right Fitness Inc.   
Mondays, September 16, 23, 30 @ 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.

Shape Up NYC: Whole Body Dance Cardio  
Saturdays, September 14, 21, 28 @ 10:30am

Shape Up NYC instructor Mellissa leads this fitness class, a mixture of dance, aerobics, and toning all wrapped up into an upbeat environment. Wear comfortable clothing, and bring a towel and water bottle. Space is limited. Participation is on first-come, first-served basis.

Maspeth 

69-70 Grand Avenue 
718-639-5228

Understanding Emotional Wellness 
Wednesday, September 18 @ 2pm

OHEL Project HEAL presents on the importance of emotional wellness. Join us for a discussion on normal aging and how to cope with challenges that may arise as one ages. 

Middle Village

72-31 Metropolitan Avenue 
718-326-1390

Shape Up NYC: Chair Aerobics for Adults  
Mondays, September 16, 23, 30 @ 2pm

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.

Mitchell-Linden

31-32 Union Street, Flushing  
718-539-2330

Stroke Symptons and Causes 
Wednesday, September 18 @ 2pm

Stroke is a disease with high incidence and can be accompanied by serious sequelae, such as physical weakness, speech loss, and sensory disorders, which will seriously affect the quality of life. A lecture by Dr. Yulin Wang, a family doctor from the Association of Chinese American Physicians, will explain how to prevent stroke, how to identify early symptoms of stroke in order to get medical attention in a timely manner, and treatments that can help recovery after a stroke.

Ozone Park

92-24 Rockaway Boulevard  
718-845-3127

Shape Up NYC: Dance Fitness for Adults  
Mondays, September 16, 23, 30 @ 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. 

Queens Village

94-11 217 Street  
718-776-6800

Shape Up NYC: Dance Fitness 
Mondays, September 16, 23, 30 @ 6:30pm

This fitness class teaches easy-to-follow dance steps to increase cardiovascular fitness and tone your body. Space is limited. Participation is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Queensboro Hill

60-05 Main Street 
718-359-8332

Yoga for Adults with Dorothy Ng 
Thursdays, September 12, 19, 26 @ 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.

Coping with Caregiver Stress 
Friday, September 20 @ 11am

Caring for someone with Alzheimer's/dementia can be a stressful and emotional journey that can affect the health of the caregiver. Come learn different ways to identify the signs of caregiver stress, as well as stress management techniques that will help you reduce stress and avoid caregiver burnout.

Richmond Hill

118-14 Hillside Avenue
718-849-7150

Shape Up NYC: Dance Fitness for Adults 
Thursdays, September 12, 19, 26 @ 6pm

Shape Up 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.

Ridgewood

20-12 Madison Street 
718-821-4770

Shape Up NYC: Cardio Dance Fitness for Adults 
Thursdays, September 12, 19, 26 @ 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.

Insomnia 
Thursday, September 19 @ 12pm

Sleeplessness can result in ongoing fatigue, irritability, poor concentration, and increased risk of serious illnesses. We will look at common causes of sleeplessness, and learn and practice some sleep-enhancing thoughts and behaviors to help us get the peaceful rest we need. Presenter: Merryl Reichbach, LCSW, Program Manager of SHAREing and CAREing.

Seaside

116-15 Rockaway Beach Boulevard, Rockaway Park 
718-634-1876

Shape Up NYC: Ultimate Cardio for Adults 
Saturdays, September 14, 21, 28 @ 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.

South Hollis

204-01 Hollis Avenue
718-465-6779

Shape Up NYC: Tone and Dance Fitness Party for Adults 
Mondays, September 16, 23, 30 @ 6:30pm

Shape Up NYC instructor Lisa leads this fitness class designed for adults that includes dance aerobics with toning elements. Space is limited. Bring a bottle of water and wear comfortable clothing. Participation is on a first-come, first-served basis. 

South Jamaica

108-41 Guy R. Brewer Boulevard
718-739-4088

Shape Up NYC: Cardio Sculpt for Adults 
Saturdays, September 14, 21, 28 @ 10am

Instructor Farrah leads this fitness class that uses high intensity weight bearing exercises interspersed with cardio to keep your heart rate up and keep you sweating. Wear comfortable clothing, and bring a towel and water bottle. Participation is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Sunnyside

43-06 Greenpoint Avenue, Long Island City 
718-784-3033

Shape Up NYC: Total Body Conditioning Class for Adults 
Thursdays, September 12, 19, 26 @ 6pm

Shape Up NYC instructor Zarina leads this fitness class designed to assist with your daily activities, from lifting shopping bags to climbing the stairs and pushing the carts. Using your own bodyweight, we will incorporate moves like squats and lunges that will build muscle, gain strength, and burn calories. Wear comfortable clothing, and bring a towel and water bottle. Space is limited. Participation is on a first-come, first-served basis.

A Place for Us 
Friday, September 20 @ 12pm

This is a course offered by NYU Langone, Family Support Program led by Amy L. Harris, recreational therapist. It is a community recreation program for people living with early stage memory loss, Alzheimer's & dementia. Participants engage in socially dynamic creative activities. Caregivers and family get a much needed break while the therapist engages participants in activities that meet changing abilities and challenges. 9/20 is an information meeting. Classes start on 10/4.

The Whole Food Plant-Based Diet Revolution: Discussion and Film Screening 
Saturday, September 21 @ 3pm

Local resident and educator Mike McGowan will discuss the connection our choices have on animal welfare, climate change, and ourselves. Join us for an illustrated presentation of the latest findings of the benefits of a vegan diet followed by a screening of the documentary "Vegucated" (2011). The film follows three meat and cheese loving New Yorkers who agree to adopt a vegan diet for six weeks.

Woodhaven

85-41 Forest Parkway
718-849-1010

Shape Up NYC: Zumba for Adults 
Thursdays, September 12, 19, 26 @ 6pm

Shape Up NYC instructor Annette leads this fitness class designed for adults that includes a combination of high and low impact aerobics and incorporates dance moves to the beat of salsa, merengue, and a variety of music. Space is limited. Bring a bottle of water and wear comfortable clothing. Participation is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Woodside

54-22 Skillman Avenue
718-429-4700

Nutrition Workshops 
Wednesdays, September 11, 18, 25 @ 4pm

Cornell University Cooperative Extension presents free nutrition workshops! You will learn to make recipes your family will love, plan meals and menus, enjoy physical activities, read labels to choose healthier foods, taste healthy snacks, practice food safety, and have fun! Those who attend six or more sessions will receive a certificate from Cornell Cooperative Extension.

Moving for Life 
Thursdays, September 12, 19, 26 @ 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.