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Exercise classes for Miami-Dade's old adults

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Yoga, Tai Chi, and Zumba classes available at nine Miami-Dade Parks and Active Older Adults Recreation Centers

The Miami-Dade Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces department in collaboration with Fitness and Wellness Works will offer three new and free of charge exercise classes for residents ages 55 plus. The exercise classes are part of the Miami-Dade Parks Active Older Adults program.

Starting November 7, 2016, there will be available Yoga, Tai Chi and Zumba Gold classes at nine Miami-Dade Parks Active Older Adults Recreation Centers, located countywide (listing below). Participants are required to pre-register for classes at one of the participating park Centers. Class days and times are subject to change.

The Miami-Dade Parks is committed to helping older adults in Miami to stay healthy, active and engaged in their community. The Active Older Adults program isn't just offering free exercise classes, but it will teach residents age 55 and over about healthy eating and it will encourage them to enjoy nature in beautiful park spaces, improving their physical strength and expanding their social circles.

For more information about Miami-Dade Parks’ Active Older Adults programs and activities, contact Allan Tavss at (786) 372-9701 or allan.tavss@miamidade.gov, and visit the web page.

North:

Arcola Lakes Senior Center, 8401 NW 14th Ave., Miami • (305) 694-2728
•Yoga – Mondays & Wednesdays, 4:30 - 5:30 p.m.
•Tai Chi – Wednesdays & Fridays, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
•Zumba Gold – Tuesdays & Thursdays, 4 - 5 p.m.

Country Village Park, 6550 NW 188th Terr., Miami • (305) 622-2594
•Yoga – Mondays & Thursdays, 9 - 10 a.m.
•Tai Chi – Mon., Wednesdays & Fridays, 10:15 - 11:15 a.m.
•Zumba Gold – Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Gwen Cherry Park, 7090 NW 22nd Ave., Miami • (305) 694-4889
•Yoga – Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays, 8:30 - 9:30 a.m.
•Tai Chi – Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9 - 10 a.m.
•Zumba Gold – Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays, 1 - 2 p.m.

Central:

Continental Park, 10000 SW 82nd Ave., Miami • (305) 274-9666
•Yoga – Tuesdays & Thursdays, 10 - 11 a.m.
•Tai Chi – Wednesdays & Fridays, 11 a.m. - Noon
•Zumba Gold – Tuesdays & Thursdays, 11 a.m. - Noon

North Trail Park, 780 NW 127th Ave., Miami • (305) 207-2420
•Yoga – Mondays, Wednesdays & Thursdays, 6 - 7 p.m.
•Tai Chi – Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays, 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Westwind Lakes Park, 6805 SW 152nd Ave., Miami • (305) 388-4771
•Tai Chi – Mon., Wednesdays & Thursdays, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
•Zumba Gold – Mondays & Wednesdays, 8:30 - 9:30 a.m.

South:

Deerwood Bonita Lakes Park, 14445 SW 122nd Ave., Miami • (305) 234-1660
•Yoga – Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays, 11:30 - 12:30 p.m.
•Tai Chi – Tuesdays & Wednesdays, 11 a.m. - Noon
•Zumba Gold – Tuesdays & Thursdays, 10 - 11 a.m.

Goulds Park, 11350 SW 216th St., Miami • (305) 255-2399
•Yoga – Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9 - 10 a.m.
•Zumba Gold – Tuesdays & Thursdays, 10 - 11 a.m.

South Dade Park, 28151 SW 164th Ave., Miami • (305) 247-9453
•Yoga – Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays, 10 - 11 a.m.
•Tai Chi – Tuesdays & Thursdays, 10 - 11 a.m.
•Zumba Gold – Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays, 11 a.m. - Noon

Special Note: Ordinance No. 16-58
New park rules banning polystyrene (Styrofoam) products in parks & beaches
Beginning July 1, 2017, all polystyrene products (Styrofoam) will be banned in parks and beaches. The ordinance prohibits persons from bringing any polystyrene item onto park property (coolers, plates, bowls, cups, lids, to-go containers, cutlery, tableware, boxes, bags, wrappings).

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