Residents looking for a fun activity to keep themselves fit and active during the colder months are invited to register for the Town of Oyster Bay’s Pilates class, a 10-week program beginning on Saturday, March 3rd. The weekly sessions will be held Saturdays thereafter from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., according to Oyster Bay Town Councilwoman Michele M. Johnson. The Town’s Pilates program is for individuals 18 years of age or older and will be held at the Town of Oyster Bay Ice Skating Center Community Room located at Bethpage Community Park.
“Pilates is a mind-body intervention that focuses on strength, core stability, flexibility, muscle control, posture, and breathing,” Councilwoman Johnson said. “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.”
Registration for the Pilates class will take place at the Town of Oyster Bay Ice Skating Center (1001 Stewart Avenue, Bethpage) on Saturday, February 3 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon, Monday, February 5 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Wednesday, February 7 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. 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. If a session is cancelled due to inclement weather, make up days will be attempted.
“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,” Councilwoman Johnson said. “It is always recommended that participants check with a physician before participating in any physical fitness program.”
The class is designed for beginners and intermediates. Participants are asked to bring their own ½ inch to 1 inch thick mats, as Pilates equipment will not be provided.
For more information about Pilates or other Town fitness programs, residents are invited to call the Town’s Department of Parks at 516-733-8418.