Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Roosevelt Island Health & Fitness Day May 15 - Come Outdoors On Saturday And Have Some Healthy Fun!

Mark this on your calendar for the weekend. Saturday, May 15, is Roosevelt Island Health & Fitness Day. Come out to Capobianco Field between 10 AM - 5 PM and have some healthy and fit fun.

Received the following message from Roosevelt Island Operating Corp (RIOC) Community Relations Specialist Erica Wilder:


Join us at the 4th Annual Roosevelt Island Health and Fitness Day. The all day, free outdoor event will take place on Saturday, May 15th, 10 AM - 5 PM. Featuring health and fitness screenings, demonstrations, giveaways, mini-lessons, skill challenges, safety clinics, and tournaments throughout the day. In addition, we will be hosting our first ever marathon of free outdoor fitness classes led by instructors who live in the community. Fitness instruction include Pilates, Yoga, Body Sculpting and other fun classes to help shed some extra pounds. So, come out for some spring cheer as we promote healthy initiatives for the Roosevelt Island community.

Click here for event schedule: http://rioc.com/pdf/HFDSchedule.pdf

Participating Organizations:

Coler-Goldwater Specialty Hospital
National Footbag (Hacky Sack) Association
I- Fish NY
Zog Sports
The Italian American Cancer Society
New York Red Bulls "Freestyle Soccer Team
Safe Kids NY
Sponsored in part by Amalgamated Bank

Looking forward too seeing you there!

Be sure to sign up for the ping pong and basketball tournament before hand.

Here are some scenes from the 2009 Roosevelt Island Health & Fitness Day.


Nicolas said...

On the topic of Health and Fitness, my wife and I are very disappointed by the closing of the Adult master class and the Adult aerobics class at the SouthPark swimming pool. It was great, but RIOC decided to close it, with a very short notice that didn't let us any time to look for more participants. I do believe that RIOC failed to attract more people to these classes, and did not do a great job at advertising for it. We tried to contact them to restart the class, or find some arrangements but didn't have any answers. (I am writing this message individually and do not represent a group of swimmers or the coach. Maybe they had better contacts with RIOC than I did...)

It's a pity that the swimming pool do not attract more resident, although I enjoy having a lot of space to swim. I am jus afraid that they will one day close it, claiming that it's not attractive or sustainable for the community, but it seems to that it's their responsibility to maintain activities and attract people, rather than closing classes...