Fitness

Free YMCA open houses in the Bronx + special offer

If you’ve been considering a membership to your local Bronx YMCA, this Saturday January 13 all three Bronx YMCA locations are hosting open houses. The open houses are a chance for members to visit their local YMCA and experience fun activities and classes that the branches have to offer. In the Bronx, there are three YMCA locations: Northeast Bronx, La Central, and Castle Hill. Each location will host their open

How to participate in the 2nd annual BX All Day Community Relay

Bronx running and walking group Bronx Sole will be hosting its second annual community relay in the Bronx on Saturday October 7. Participants will have the opportunity to run, walk, bike, skateboard, rollerskate, or roll a portion of the 62 mile relay that will take place from 9 AM to 6 PM. The event gives participants the opportunity to showcase their Bronx pride as well as showcase Bronxites that are

College in the Bronx hosting 45th annual Run the Bronx

Bronx Community College will be hosting its 45th annual Run the Bronx, a community health event that includes 10K & 5K runs as well as a 2-mile fitness walk on Saturday, May 6th 2023. Co-founded in 1978 by the late and distinguished BCC President and Tuskegee Airman Roscoe C. Brown Jr., Run the Bronx attracts over 2,000 participants annually. Run the Bronx, a signature BCC event, was developed to promote

Considering getting back to the gym but still unsure if it’s safe?  Our writer Khaleel shares his experience at nearby LA Fitness Eastchester Road location here in the Bronx….

By: Khaleel Williams

During this pandemic, it is understandable if you want to wait before you start going back to the gym. We should still do everything in our power to mitigate the potential spread of the virus. However, we should take notice of those who are operating effectively despite hindrance from the pandemic. LA Fitness located at 1776 Eastchester Road in the Bronx is a perfect example of how possible it is to run a business, let alone a gym despite the challenging times we are living in.

Personally speaking, having space is something I value normally and even more so during the pandemic. LA Fitness has maximized their space and has created the perfect environment for its members during the pandemic. The weight machines follow the six feet social distancing rule to a tee and the cardio machines are placed in a way to ensure that no one works out close to each other. This is achieved by placing not in service signs on every other machine. Using the gym’s space to their advantage certainly succeeded in making their members more comfortable.

In addition to the ideal spacing situation, they follow procedures similar to many medical institutions, which include doing a temperature check before letting you go any further and mandating mask wearing at all times. This prevents the possibility of a member having the virus and spreading it the other members. To prevent the spread of germs, they have several cleaning stations to spray and wipe down the machines before and after you use it. They have hand sanitizing machines at every corner. LA Fitness has done an admirable job of creating comfort for each and everyone of their visitors.

LA Fitness in the Bronx has provided people a safe escape during these difficult times. They have successfully created a clean and spacious gym environment during the pandemic and for that they deserve serious praise.

For more information and to sign up for membership, visit www.lafitness.com.

 

First Ever Bronx Fit Fest Comes to St. James Park

  On Saturday October 5th, head to St. James Park for free fitness classes, dance lessons, roller and silent disco, sports clinics, games, and wellness screenings at the first-ever Bronx Fit Fest. Activities include: Zumba Chairobics Spin Learn to Salsa Obstacle Course Roller & Silent Disco Family Fitness Intro to Tennis Meditation Pickleball Yoga Line Dancing Adventure Hike with the Urban Park Rangers, and more   Bronx Fit Fest Saturday,

Family Adventure Race Heads To The Bronx

  City Parks Foundation has kicked off their Family Adventure Race series, an exciting, parent-child race that incorporates basic exercises and sports skills, and provides a healthy, one-hour dose of fun for parents and youth aged 7-12. The 2019 race makes it’s final stop at Crotona Park in the Bronx on Saturday,  August 10th for a timed course featuring 12 activity stations. Team members must properly perform the required exercise or task together before advancing to the next station and final run to the

5 Bronx Running Groups Anyone Can Join

The Bronx is running. You’ve probably seen at least one of these running groups posting their next meetup on social media, but if you’ve been meaning to find a group near you- now is your chance. All of the groups below are open to members of all running paces (or walking!) and are all about keeping the Bronx fit and healthy. So grab a friend and finally stick to those plans

Best Places for Sledding in the Bronx

  If you’re looking for some good spots to head to the next time it snows, we’ve rounded up a list of some recommended hills in the Bronx. We’ll continue to add to this list as more are suggested or we discover new places- so be sure to bookmark this post. Crotona Park -Fulton Avenue and Crotona Park North This is actually the Bronx location for NYC Park’s Snow Days- which

Register for Free Bike Classes in the Bronx

Bike New York offers various bike classes for adults and kids for free. This summer there are two Bike Ride Clubs in Van Cortlandt Park taking place on Saturdays and Sundays until August 19th. The girls Bike Club runs on Saturday and their boy Bike Club runs on Sundays. Although the program has already started since last week, they are still in-taking participants.  These ride clubs are completely free. They

Treetop Adventure at the Bronx Zoo

  By Pope Jackson Anyone who knows me, knows I love outdoor sports.  As a member of the Bronx River Alliance I paddle the river as much as possible.  Nothing gets me excited like amazing experiences right in my backyard.  NYC has never had a shortage of these, but the outdoor adventures were limited.  Well the wait is finally over. Two new attractions featuring three exciting experiences have been completed

Bronx YMCA Offers Free Swim Lessons During Spring Break

As swim season approaches, the YMCA encourages children and parents in New York City to have their Best Summer Ever by exploring the many benefits of swimming, while also keeping safety top of mind. In the Y’s swim programs, participants can enjoy water sports, enhance or learn new techniques, meet new friends and develop confidence, while also learning safety skills that can save lives. As part of National Water Safety

At The Point: Free and Low Cost Winter Classes in the Bronx- For All Ages

BLANK PLATE Culinary Arts & Design Thursdays 4:45-7:30PM Teens 13+ FREE (14 weeks workshop) Blank Plate, the creative culinary program that’s changing a neighborhood, one plate at a time. Learn how to chef a large community meal for No Beef Thursdays! and learn how to design a Hunts Point event. Kick off: Thursday, February 2nd.Contact: Alejandra Delfin to register, 718-542-4139 X.155 (Feb 2, 9 & 16, March 2, 9, 16,