Free health events in NYC

Free health events in NYC this week include classes in Pilates. Photo Credit: iStock

Every week in NYC, you can do good things for your health.

Free health events in NYC this week include classes in Pilates.
Free health events in NYC this week include classes in Pilates. Photo Credit: Ben & Jerry’s

WEDNESDAY

Sitting Chi Breath and Stretch: This restorative wellness class is designed for chair sitting. Learn basic chi (energy) movements that help to reduce stress. 5:30-6:30 p.m., FREE. EmblemHealth Neighborhood Care, 215 W. 125th St. Info and RSVP: 866-469-0999

Shape Up NYC — Chair Aerobics: This seated exercise class raises the heart rate and improves balance, with minimal impact on joints. 9:30-10:30 a.m., FREE. St. Mary’s Recreation Center, St. Ann’s Avenue and 145th Street, Bronx. Info: 718-771-2787

MARCH 20

Spring Fitness Break: Jump-start spring fitness with activities including group yoga stretches and guided meditation, and try your chance at winning wellness-themed prizes. 7-9 p.m., FREE. Westin New York Grand Central Hotel, 212 E. 42nd St. Info: 212-490-8900Nutrition Workshop: Nutritionist Orvel Douglas will teach participants ways to incorporate nutrition into their lifestyles, as well as a new exercise regimen. 7:15-8 p.m., FREE. I.S. 271, 1137 Herkimer St., Bedford-Stuyvesant. Info and RSVP: 866-653-1705

MARCH 21

Shape Up NYC — Pilates: Work to improve flexibility and strength at this introductory class. Personal mat required. Noon-1 p.m., FREE. Prospect Park Audubon Center, Lincoln Road/Ocean Avenue entrance. Info: 718-287-3400Shape Up NYC — Cardio Sculpt: This total body workout addresses muscle strength and endurance while keeping the heart rate up. 7-8 p.m., FREE. McDonald ParkHouse in McDonald Playground, Forest Avenue between Broadway and N. Burgher Avenue, Staten Island. Info: nycparks.gov

MARCH 22

15-Minute Chair Massage: Reduce stress, ease aches and pains, and improve alertness and circulation through massage by licensed therapists. 1-4 p.m., FREE. EmblemHealth Neighborhood Care, 215 W. 125th St. Info and RSVP: 866-469-0999Intro to Tai Chi and Qigong: Experience the healing benefits of tai chi, which can help reduce stress and improve flexibility and balance. Wear loose-fitting clothing. 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., FREE. EmblemHealth Neighborhood Care, 215 W. 125th St. Info and RSVP: 866-469-0999

MARCH 23

Candlelit Yoga: End your weekend with a yoga session in a relaxing candlelit room. 7-8 p.m. and 8:30-9:30 p.m., $10 (suggested donation). Yoga to the People, 12 Saint Marks Pl. Info: 917-573-9642

MARCH 24

Low-Impact Zumba: Dance-fitness class that uses the Zumba formula with modified moves and pacing for beginners and older people. 6-7 p.m., FREE. EmblemHealth Neighborhood Care, 215 W. 125th St. Info and RSVP: 866-469-0999Affordable Care Act insurance enrollment: Sign up before the March 31 deadline. Hosted by Community Healthcare Network. 4-7 p.m., FREE. Queens Health Center, 97-04 Sutphin Blvd., Jamaica. Info: 718-657-7088MARCH 25

Eating for Health: Learn the benefits of healthy eating and how it helps with a chronic illness or condition. Topics include healthy eating on a budget and how to read food labels. 5:30-6:30 p.m., FREE. EmblemHealth Neighborhood Care, 215 W. 125th St. Info and RSVP: 866-469-0999Cardio Kickboxing: Calorie-burning cardiovascular workout that emphasizes core and lower-body strengthening. 7-8 p.m., FREE. St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 157 Saint Paul’s Pl., Flatbush. Info and RSVP: 866-205-7860

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