Friday, May 13, 2011

Roosevelt Island Health & Fitness Day Saturday May 14 - Come Outdoors, Greet Your Friends, Meet New Neighbors and Have Some Health Fun!!!!

Image From RIOC

The Fifth Annual Roosevelt Island Health & Fitness Day takes place tomorrow, May 14 at Capobianco Field, Sportspark and the Child School Gym (566 Main Street).  There will be exciting and fun activities for kids and adults of all ages including Basketball Tournaments, Ice Skating, Rock Climbing, Ping Pong, Pilates, Spa Treatment, Health education and much, much more. Here's a list from the Roosevelt Island Operating Corp (RIOC) with some of the activities planned.
Kids Activities

Kids’ activities include rock climbing, Pee Wee Tennis with Joyce Mincheff, a Kite Flying workshop with Curtis Jones, inflatable games and more!

Youth & Adult Health

The Spa Experience will be offering free back rubs.

Coler Goldwater Hospital is providing a blood pressure check, Wii Balance Training, Back Care, Upper- extremity strength testing and Nutrition Education activities.

Memorial Sloan-Kettering will be offering information about cancer and MSKCC.

Epilepsy Center for New York Presbyterian Hospital and HealthFirst will also be present.

Youth & Adult Fitness

Classes include Pilates with Karen Mann, Yoga with Deborah Orenstein, Tango with Leonardo & Olga, Island Bootcamp with Keisha Fuller and Aerobics with Barbara Parker as well as Zumba, hula hoop aerobics and spin classes.

Shakil’s School of Martial Arts will be performing a karate demonstration and teaching Self Defense Techniques for Seniors.

The Sportspark pool will be open and offering free recreational swimming, water aerobics and a chance to swim with the Marlins Swim Team.

Pet Activities

Bring your pet to Health and Fitness Day for free pet portraits, “Ask A Vet,” low-cost microchipping and more.
The Roosevelt Island Residents Association (RIRA) will have their own "Cafe" for the Day:
Come enjoy healthy food and snacks at our out door Cafe. This is a RIRA sponsored and the money you spend will go to helping us create new and exciting things on Roosevelt Island. Open from 10am-4pm on Sat. May 14th.

You will find us right next to 566 Main Street and our Skate RI. Once you are done skating come and have a bite with us and your friends. You don't have to skate to come, just come hungry.
More on the Ice Skating from RIRA:
When: Sat. May 14th come join us for a family event as part of Health & Fitness Day. We have 6 sessions starting at 10am on the hour till 3pm

Where: 566 Main Street

What: If you have skates it is free, we are asking if you can to make a donation to RIRA. If you don't have skates we are renting them for $10 per session. Come have fun with your family. Enjoy the first ever Skate RI.
It's a real fun day so come on out and have a good time like these folks did at last year's Roosevelt Island Health & Fitness Day.

Basketball Tournament

Ping Pong tournaments

Rock Climbing
Hackey Sack
Hula Hoop Demonstration


More pictures from the 2010 Roosevelt Island Health & Fitness Day here.


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