Residents looking for a fun-filled activity to keep fit and active are invited to register for one of the Town of Oyster Bay’s 10-week Pilates Classes. The Town’s Pilates Classes are co-ed, offered to individuals 18 years of age or older and held at both the Ice Skating Center Community Room located at Bethpage Community Park and the Hicksville Athletic Center.
“Pilates is a mind-body intervention that focuses on strength, core stability, flexibility, muscle control, posture and breathing,” said Councilwoman Johnson. “It is also a low impact workout that is easy on your joints. If you haven’t tried this unique form of exercise, this Town program may just be the perfect opportunity to experience its many benefits.”
The two classes offered include:
- Pilates: Tone & Sculpt – Mondays from 8pm to 9pm at the Hicksville Athletic Center beginning on Monday, July 8th.
- Pilates with Rings for Beginners and Intermediate – Wednesdays from 8am to 9am at the Ice Skating Center Community Room located at Bethpage Community Park beginning on Wednesday, July 10th.
Registration for the Pilates Classes will take place at the Hicksville Athletic Center, located at 167 Broadway in Hicksville, on: Sunday, June 2nd from 8am to 3pm; Monday, June 3rd from 6pm to 10pm; and Thursday, June 5th from 6pm to 9pm.
The fee for the program is $60 for residents and $70 for non-residents. Checks or money orders should be made payable to the Town of Oyster Bay. Proof of residency is required and availability is limited. Town residents will be given first preference. The classes are designed for beginners and intermediates. Participants are asked to bring their own ½ inch to 1 inch thick mats, as equipment will not be provided.
“Healthy fitness programs like Pilates are very popular among residents because it gives them an outlet to enjoy exercising and staying in shape, all while meeting new people,” added Councilwoman Johnson. “It is always recommended that participants check with a physician before participating in any physical fitness program.”
For more information about Pilates Classes or other Town fitness programs, please contact the Town of Oyster Bay Department of Parks at (516) 797-4125 x2 or email@example.com.