Fitness Clubs and Exercise Classes in Queens, New York

Swimming Pools, Fitness Centers, and Martial Arts Classes in Queens

Looking to get in shape in our fine borough? Join a pool or fitness center, get in shape while learning self-defense skills at your local karate dojo, or stretch out in one of the many yoga or Pilates centers in Queens.

POOLS and FITNESS CENTERS

Fitzgerald Gymnasium at Queens College
Melbourne Ave. at 150th St. (Gate 2)
Flushing, NY
(718) 997-2770
Features: Six-lane pool; weight room with nautilus and exercise bikes and tread mills
Pros: Very cheap compared with fitness center rates; open to non-students
Cons: Pool can get crowded

Matrix Fitness Club
43-60 Ditmars Blvd.


Astoria, NY 11105
(718) 267-8989
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Classes: Cardio, yoga, boxing, Pilates, belly dancing
Pros: Free parking

Queens YMCAs
Five branches:
Ridgewood 69-02 64th St; (718) 821-6271
Cross Island (Bellerose): 238-10 Hillside Ave; (718) 479-0505
Flushing: 138-46 Northern Blvd; (718) 961-6880
Jamaica: 89-25 Parsons Blvd; (718) 739-6600
Long Island City: 32-23 Queens Blvd; (718) 392-7932
Features: Swimming pools, aerobic classes, yoga, Pilates, tennis, racquetball, martial arts, dancing, volleyball, basketball, kickboxing, spinning
Pros: Free one-week trial; some offer babysitting; some have free parking


MARTIAL ARTS/SELF-DEFENSE

Kai Leung's Shotojuku Dojo (Japanese Shotokan Karate)
32-48 Steinway St.


Astoria, NY 11103
(718) 204-0777
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New York Seibukan (Okinawan Isshin-Ryu Karate)
103-12 Metropolitan Avenue
Forest Hills, NY 11375
(718) 268-9300
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Classes: Karate, jujutsu; emphasis on self-defense

The Okinawan Isshin-Ryu Karate Dojo
252-15 Union Tpke (at Little Neck Parkway)
Bellerose, NY 11426
(718) 470-9896
Website
Classes: Karate, jujutsu, kobudo, jodo; emphasis on self-defense
Pros: Featured on Insomniac With Dave Attell

PILATES STUDIOS/CLASSES

 

Cross Island YMCA

238-10 Hillside Ave
Bellerose, NY 11426
718-479-0505
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Classes free for YMCA members

Ragan Pilates Studio

23-04 Jackson Ave, 2R
Long Island City, NY 11101
718-433-0050
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YOGA CENTERS


Tree of Life Yoga & Wellness Center
102-19 Metropolitan Ave, Forest Hills, NY 11375, 718-544-5997
Ashtanga, Kundaline, Ayengar, Hatha. Special programs for seniors, pregnant women, and children. Group and individual classes. Nutritional counseling and Yoga therapy.

Yoga Shakti Mission

2 locations:
Richmond Hill: 114-41 Lefferts Blvd. (between Linden and Rockaway)
Bellerose: Okinawan Isshin-Ryu Karate Dojo, 252-15 Union Turnpike (at Little Neck Parkway)
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The Yoga Room
32-32 Steinway St, 3rd floor
Astoria, Queens
718-274-0255
Yoga, Pilates, massage, acupuncture, you name it! With locations in Astoria and LIC.