Here comes the beginning of a new year, and the opportunity for a new start.

Why not think about incorporating exercise into your weekly routine? Make 2015 your year to give yourself the gift of fitness and health.  Don’t be overwhelmed.  You don’t have to do much – just fitting in an hour or two each week is a good start.  It will make a difference in your health and how you feel and get you on the road to a successful and healthy new year.

A copy of the group fitness schedule for January 2015 is online for your reference.  For those of you who have never taken any of our classes, if you are interested in getting in shape and improving your health but don’t know where to start, we can help.

The Sports and Recreation Group Fitness Program offers opportunities to exercise and have fun at the same time. Classes include aqua aerobics, step aerobics, body sculpt, yoga, resist-a-ball training, tone and stretch, interval workout with cardio dance, Pilates-style mat workouts, and ZUMBA. Individuals of all fitness levels are welcome in classes. Instructors will provide special assistance for those who may be new to exercise.

CSI students: Why not begin the new year by being active and taking a group fitness class? Classes are free for students. You do not need to sign up ahead of time. You can go to any and all classes that interest you.  Just be sure to bring your student ID card.  Remember, beginners are welcome in all classes. All you need to do is put on your sneakers and show up for class. Be sure to bring your Dolphin ID card with you.

Members of the community can take advantage of the program by purchasing a Sports and Recreation membership that includes access to all the Sports and Recreation Center has to offer (e.g., group fitness classes, cardio room, weight room, racquetball courts, pool.) Those who want to participate in group fitness classes only can purchase tickets for group fitness classes. Group fitness tickets are sold in books of five for $40. More information about membership fees and the purchase of group fitness ticket  booklets is available at the membership desk in the Sports and Recreation Center (Building 1R, Room 204) or by calling 718.982.3150. Membership desk hours are:

-Mondays through Thursdays from 9:00am to 8:00pm

-Saturdays from 8:00am to 3:00pm

-Sundays from 9:00am to 3:00pm

If you are still a little hesitant about getting started, give me a call at 718.982.3084 and we can talk about your goals and what might be an appropriate place for you to start. If you have ideas about fitness classes or services that you would like to see offered, feel free to send suggestions or questions about the program to

Note:  The schedule for February will be posted on the College’s Website at the end of January.