Exercise Classes for Adults and Seniors

in Little Neck

Nancy S. Amalfitano, MS, Ed, Director, ext. 228  NAmalfitano@sfy.org
Dane Warren, MS, Assistant Director, ext. 229 DWarren@sfy.org 

The Physical Education & Recreation Department is dedicated to the health, physical and social development of all members.  Our pre-school, nursery and junior sports programs are designed to coordinate eye-hand, eye-foot, gross and fine motor and balance skills. Our adult and senior program is designed to keep those involved in shape and up-to-date on proper exercise and nutrition information.

Socialization, working at your own pace and having fun in a safe environment are the main goals of the department. Our staff is professionally trained to enhance the individual development of all who participate. We are proud to offer a well-rounded program for ALL AGES. You are never too old to exercise!


Want to be more physically active? Interested in trying an exercise class? Bored, and need a reason to get out?

There are always a number of reasons to pursue a healthier lifestyle, and if you live in the Bay Terrace area, we're giving you a great one!

Beginning on Tuesday, October 23rd, we'll be offering a SilverSneakers/Optum Classic Aerobics exercise class at the Bay Terrace Center of the Samuel Field Y! This class offers a variety of exercises using specially designed equipment which will increase strength, range of movement, and muscular strength. A chair can be provided to participants who would feel more comfortable sitting down or using it for balance.

SilverSneakers is a free fitness program provided by dozens of insurance plans. 1 in 5 people 65 and older are eligible.

For more information or to register, please contact Eileen Hausthor at 718-423-6111 or by email at EHausthor@sfy.org


Adult Fitness


Monday from 6:15 to 7:15 PM
10 week sessions - $80 for all 10 weeks

Stay in shape and have a great time at Zumba at the Y!  We currently offer an hour long class every Monday from 6:15 to 7:15 PM.  Zumba is one of the fastest growing and most popular exercise options in the country, and our classes in the past have been wildly popular. Zumba classes feature exotic rhythms set to high-energy Latin and international beats. Before participants know it, they’re getting fit and their energy levels are soaring!  Cost Contact Dane Warren at (718) 225-6750 extension 229 dwarren@sfy.org to reserve your spot or if you have any questions.

American Red Cross Certifications


The Physical Education & Recreation Department has staff that are Red Cross certified instructors in first aid, CPR, defibrillator and Epi pen (toddler/infant, community, professional rescuer, etc.). These courses will be offered throughout the year and can be done at the Y or at your site. Call Nancy Amalfitano at 718 225-6750 ext 228 or namalfitano@sfy.org 


[at the Bay Terrace Center]

The Bay Terrace Center has staff that are Red Cross certified instructors in Lifeguarding and Water Safety Instruction. The courses will be offered throughout the year and can be done at the Bay Terrace Pool & Tennis Center or at your site. Please call Craig Lastres at (646) 772-3784 for further information.



For groups of 10 or more we will design a clinic to meet your needs. Call Dane Warren at (718) 225-6750 ext. 229 or dwarren@sfy.org  for more information.


Our certified staff will come to you to supervise and teach programs geared to your clientele. We can add professional classes in exercise, fitness training, sports skills and recreational activities to your school, nursing home, business, club.  Call Nancy Amalfitano at 718 225-6750 ext 228 or namalfitano@sfy.org 



Volleyball, Basketball, Senior Exercise

NOTE: A medical release form is necessary before any individual can participate in any child, teen or adult exercise program. (Available in the Physical Education Department).


Monday 7:30pm-10pm
10 week sessions
Walk-ins $10 per session

Pre register for 10 weeks at a cost of $70. Club membership guarantees an extra half-hour of play time beginning at 7:30 PM. Walk-ins will not be allowed in the gym until 8:00 PM.  Please call Nancy Amalfitano at (718) 225-6750 ext. 228 to register.  


Wednesday 7:30pm-9pm

Miss the old days of playing pickup basketball with your pals from the neighborhood? We have open gym hours on Wednesday nights, from 7:30 to 9pm, for adults ages 55 and older.  For more information please call Nancy Amalfitano at (718) 225-6750 ext. 228 or email NAmalfitano@sfy.org 


Monday           (Senior Yoga) 8:45-9:30 AM
                 (***Strength Training for Better Balance) 11:00-11:50 AM
Tuesday        (*Chair Exercise) 10:30 - 11:00 AM
                      (**Classic Aerobics)   1:00-1:50
Wednesday   (**Senior Cardio) 9:00-9:45 AM
Thursday       (**Senior Cardio) 9:00-9:45 AM
                      (*Gentle Yoga) 10:30-11:15 AM
                      (***Strength Training for Better Balance) 11:30AM-12:15PM
Friday            (**Senior Circuit) 9:00-9:45 AM
                      (*Tai Chi for Arthritis) 10:00-11:00AM

Low-to-moderate impact exercise. Can be adapted to individual need by our skilled and certified instructors.

*There is a suggested contribution of $3 for this program
**The suggested contribution does not apply to Silver Sneakers participants 
***Participation in Strength Training for Better Balance Classes is open to members of NORC WOW without a suggested contribution.

Thursday, 11:00-11:50 AM

Gentle exercises for every part of the body for people with arthritis to maintain joint range of motion and flexibility.  This class is recommended by the Arthritis Foundation.

Monday 8:45-9:30 AM
Tuesday 8:00-8:45 AM  & 1:00-2:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00-9:45 AM
Thursday 9:00-9:45 AM
Friday 9:00-9:45 AM

Chair assisted group exercise focuses on increasing muscular strength, endurance and range of movement to improve activities for daily living. Customized for adults 65 years or older and for individuals declared Medicare disabled. Sponsored by Oxford Medicare Advantage and Empire Blue Cross & Blue Shield.


 SENIOR SWIM [at the Bay Terrace Center]

The senior swim program is a 3-day per week indoor swim program for seniors only. Open swim time is provided at the Bay Club on Bay Club Drive, Bayside, 9:00 AM -12:00 Noon on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, during the winter months.  Please call Eileen at 718-423-6111 for further information.

Friday 11-11:45am

SilverSplash offers LOTS of fun and shallow water moves to improve agility, flexibility and cardiovascular endurance.  No swimming ability is required, and a special SilverSneakers kickboard is used to develop strength, balance and coordination. Please call Eileen at 718-423-6111 for further information

(subject to change-please call ahead)

Sunday      8:00-10:30 AM  35+ Adult Basketball League
  *12:00-1:00 PM Gym Parties
  *2:00-3:00 PM  
  *4:00-5:00 PM  
   5:00-6:00 PM  SFY Soccer Clinic
Monday  8:00-10:00 PM Open Volleyball
Tuesday    7:00-8:00 PM Tween's Gym Time
Wednesday  5:30-7:00 PM Open Basketball
Thursday  6:00-7:30 PM  Basketball Buddies/Soccer Stars

* Gym Parties minimum of Two-Hours, First Hour in Gym, Second Hour in Multi-Purpose Room.

  may be purchased at a discounted rate of $60 for non-members for volleyball.

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Samuel Field Y
58-20 Little Neck Pkwy
Little Neck, NY 11362
(718) 225-6750

Bay Terrace Center of the Samuel Field Y
212-00 23rd Ave
Bayside, NY 11360
(718) 423-6111


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