Take outdoor fitness classes at the Flushing YMCA in Queens to get healthy, stay safe, and have fun! Classes include Zumba, Tai Chi, classes for seniors, and more.

Outdoor classes are free for all members—even if your membership is on hold and/or your branch is closed. Non-members can continue to pay per class.

 

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Location and Directions

Flushing YMCA
Parking Lot. Access via Bowne Street or 37th Ave.
138-46 Northern Boulevard
Flushing, NY 11354
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What to Expect

  • Register and pay (if necessary) in advance. All class attendees must pre-register.
    • Classes are free for members!
    • Non-members are welcome to sign up and pay online per class!
       
  • Please arrive at least 15 minutes before class to complete a health screening. Your temperature will be checked, and we'll ask you to review and acknowledge a Health Declaration. Please stay home if you're sick.
     
  • Bring your own mask and wear it at all times. Our staff will be wearing face coverings as well for your protection.
     
  • Please bring your own equipment – filled water bottle, towel, and any other workout equipment needed for your class (mat, etc.).
     
  • Practice social distancing when possible. We've marked out spaces for each class participant. Please stay in your area and maintain distance.
     
  • Please use the restroom before you arrive for class. The branch remains closed, and there will be no access to bathrooms or other indoor space.
     
  • Classes will be held in the Flushing YMCA parking lot, which is located behind the building. Participants may access the parking lot via Bowne Street or 37th Avenue. Entrance into the building will not be permitted, and the outdoor playground is closed. Parking will be available at no cost for class participants.

Schedule

Day Time Class Instructor Cost Registration
Tuesdays 10:00-10:45 AM Chair Aerobics for Older Adults Angela $15 Sign Up
Tuesdays 5:00-5:45 PM Zumba Lina $15 Sign Up
Tuesdays 6:00-6:45 PM PiYo Mariel $15 Sign Up
Wednesdays 5:30-6:15 PM Yoga Ranya $15 Sign Up
Thursdays 10:00-10:45 AM Active Older Adults Sit Fit Angela $15 Sign Up
Thursdays 5:00-5:45 PM Ultra Fit Jonathan $15 Sign Up
Thursdays 6:00-6:45 PM Cardio Kickboxing Jonathan $15 Sign Up
Saturdays 10:00-10:45 AM Zumba Karla $15 Sign Up
Sundays 10:00-10:45 AM Tai Chi Joan $15 Sign Up

 

FAQ

Are you continuing outdoor classes when branches reopen?
Yes! Starting on September 7, outdoor classes at our nine participating branch locations are free to all members — even if your membership remains on hold and/or your branch is closed. Please register online in advance for each class. Non-members can continue to pay online per class.

Are you charging for outdoor classes?
Starting on September 7, outdoor classes at our nine participating branch locations are free to all members — even if your membership remains on hold and/or your branch is closed. Please register online in advance for each class. Non-members can continue to pay online per class.

Do I have to be a Y member to take a class?
No, classes are open to everyone! Non-members pay per class.

How do I make a reservation for outdoor classes?
There is a button next to each class on our website that says “Sign Up.” Please click that button to make your reservation and payment (if necessary) online.

How far in advance can I register for a class?
Registration for classes will be open in four week segments.

I can’t register online. Can I still sign up?
Yes, please call the branch if you cannot register online. (If necessary, please leave a message and a staff member will call you back.)

I forgot my password and I can’t get into my online account. What do I do?
You can activate your online account here, or create a new account here. If you still have trouble, please call the branch. (If necessary, please leave a message and a staff member will call you back.)

What is your refund policy?
We will provide refunds if the Y cancels a class. Otherwise classes are non-refundable.

Do I have to wear a mask in outdoor classes?
Yes, masks are required at all times. We recognize masks may be uncomfortable, but they are a critical tool to stop the spread of COVID-19, per the CDC, and help protect the health and well-being of our community. All YMCA staff will be wearing face coverings as well for your protection. Read more about what to expect.

How are you enforcing social distancing during outdoor classes?
We have marked out spaces for each class participant. Please stay in your area and maintain distance. Read more about what to expect.

What other health measures are you taking?
Please arrive at least 15 minutes before class to complete a health screening. Your temperature will be checked, and we will ask you to review and acknowledge a Health Declaration, which includes questions about your travel history. Please stay home if you’re sick. All equipment provided by the Y will be cleaned before and after use, and sanitizing wipes will be available. Read more about what to expect.

What if it is too hot or there is bad weather?
We will be in touch, by phone or email, about any cancellations due to inclement weather. You will receive a refund (if applicable) if we cancel a class.

Is child care available during class?
No, child care will not be available. Children are welcome for our family classes, but not during adult classes.

Are you opening for indoor classes?
Not yet. But we are exploring all options to serve our members and community in the best way possible.

Will the pool be open soon?
We are so excited to announce that our pools have been given the green light by the City to reopen. We are working hard behind the scenes to prepare and will be sharing more information in the coming days through email, our mobile app, and our website.

Why don’t you have classes at more branches?
Unfortunately, due to limited space it is just not possible to offer outdoor classes at all our branches. But we are actively exploring ways to run classes and other programs in as many of our communities as possible. You are also welcome to participate in any outdoor class at any of our locations.

 

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