Looking to keep your kids fit in Manhattan, NYC? Our comprehensive New York guide leads you directly to great, local Manhattan classes and programs focusing on sports and fitness, including gyms, training, family fitness, golf, baseball, and much more!
92Y May Center for Health, Fitness, and Sport
92nd Street Y
1395 Lexington Ave at 92nd Street
92Y May Center has sports classes for all ages and levels. For the little ones, we have Tiny Tumblers and Tumbling Toddlers gymnastics classes. Older kids enjoy a variety of gymnastics classes and team options. Aquatics at 92Y are second to none. Polliwogs, Minnows and Guppies are classes certified by the American Red Cross for infants and preschoolers. Private and semi-private lessons offer professional one-on-one instruction. There’s coaching, the Flying Dolphins Swim Team, and the Learn-To-Swim program. Basketball leagues, classes and coaching are also available for youth and teens.
West Side, SoHo, Greenwich Village, Gramercy, Chelsea, Union Square, Astoria (Queens), McCarren Park (Brooklyn)
Interested in a youth Summer Tennis Camp right in Manhattan, Brooklyn or Queens? BumbleBee Tennis, the premiere tennis school in NYC, offers various half and full day tennis camps for children, 3 years and up. Many locations include daily swimming! Due to limited space, be sure to get on our mailing list (BumbleBeeTennis.com) now to receive priority spots and special discounts. Want to play tennis now? Children and parents, sign up for spring afterschool or evening group and private tennis lessons. Registration is now open - call us to sign up!
Chelsea Piers Sports and Entertainment Complex
23rd Street & Hudson River Park, NYC
Chelsea Piers is a 28-acre sports village located on three historic Hudson River piers, offering the city’s best sports programming for children ages 12 months to 17 years. Easily accessible from by subway or car (on-site parking available), Chelsea Piers features state-of-the-art facilities for a wide-range of sports including gymnastics, basketball, soccer, baseball, rock climbing, golf, ice skating, hockey and more. Youth programs are available year-round, including an extensive summer sports camp. For more information, call or visit the website.
Crossover Sports Academy
320 E. 20th St
Crossover Sports Academy was created by a professional coach and former middle school teacher. Our mission is to train children in an encouraging environment, designed to build their self esteem with a positive message in order to leave them feeling confident and empowered. We strengthen a player’s game as well as their spirit! Our academy offers year-round professional baseball and basketball instruction at the beginner, advanced and intermediate level at convenient locations throughout Manhattan. We have affordable rates and a money-back guarantee!
Elliott's Gymnastics Classes
Elliott Cortez, PhD, Founder
131 W. 86th St.
Elliott’s Gymnastics Classes is the only New York City kids’ gym that combines movement science with child development theory (CDT) to produce fitness and activity programming for children, from infants to children as old as 14. Our ability to conduct classes, either within a facility or in one of NYC’s parks, demonstrates that fitness is not just about having great apparatus and facilities, but about content and optimal child development. The Elliott's Classes methodology and approach is tried and true, and has been tested over the last 18 years.
100 Reade St. (one block north of Chambers Street bet. Church & W. Broadway)
Named NYC's "Best Kids Gym", ExerBlast, is a cool, new, out-of-this-world adventure gym–an ideal choice for birthdays, after school, and vacation day camps. In this video-game inspired space, old-fashioned fun and fitness get a tech-savvy twist. Kids can enjoy a unique XB workout mixing state-of-the-art technology with creative play and adventure, using a utility belt that includes an iPod Touch to record and score their movements during a heart-pounding hour. Here, kids can also scale NYC's only rotating rock wall, perform balancing acts on XB's slack line, or cool down in the one-of-a-kind yoga room.
Fastbreak Kids is the fastest growing youth sports instructional program in NYC. They offer weekend instructional leagues for fall, winter and spring in both basketball and flag football. All sessions are taught by qualified coaches and include both skill development along with weekly league games. Programs are held both on the Upper West Side and East Side. The basketball program is affiliated with the NY Knicks. Every participant receives a league jersey along with a ticket to a game. They also sponsor a Knick all-star day for all participants in the league.
229 W. 28th St. 2nd Floor
Fencers Club is the oldest fencing club in the United States with some of the best coaches in the world. We’ve produced more Olympians and World Champions than any other club in America. You will learn an exciting sport that has a long tradition of fostering courage and sportsmanship through teaching discipline, grace, agility, and strategy. It’s a combat sport suitable for all ages, temperament and body types. We welcome all ages and levels of fencers and families. Call now or visit fencersclub.com to learn more!
Fit Pit, Inc.
Superior Health Fitness for Superhero Kids
65 Broadway, 2nd Floor
This summer, your child can become a certified superhero by participating in The Fit Pit's Superhero Mission Summer Program. Located on Manhattan's West Side, this exclusive program offers children the opportunity to be active, learn healthy habits and a bit of superhero science too! Classes include Fantastic Flying, Medieval Fencing Fandango, Freeze-dance Kickboxing, activities from the award-winning Atomic Athletes sports science program, and exciting trips. The program offers flexible membership options and specials. E-mail us for more details!
Future Stars Summer Camps
Purchase College, 735 Anderson Hill Road, Purchase,
Weekly day sessions for ages 4-16, June-August. Campers can choose and combine weeks from 16 individualized specialty programs: tennis, soccer, basketball, baseball, lacrosse, football, multi-sports, field hockey, cheerleading, volleyball, circus arts, magic, softball, diving, academic, and little stars: ages 3½–5, partial day/extended hours. Our staff is a highly trained team of professionals, and limited enrollment ensures that they get to know each camper’s individual needs. Supervised swimming included; instructional swim for little stars. Lunch option, local central point transportation from Westchester, door-to-door transportation from Manhattan also available.
Summer Arts Camp
Is your child eager to discover their inner-Picasso? Find what you’re looking for at The Visual Arts Summer Camp program at Greenwich House. Designed for campers ages 7-14, young artists will work on collaborative projects in disciplines such as architecture, painting and drawing, cartoon art, ceramics printmaking, and animation. Sessions run July 8-August 30, from 9am-4:30pm; late pick-up option available. Sign up for one week, multiple weeks, or all summer, and let your little Picasso explore their creativity! Registration is ongoing.
50 Lexington Ave. (24th St. corner, Lower Level)
At Just Keep Moving Fitness we believe everyone can live happier, healthier lives by engaging in fun physical activities. We make it possible for anyone to be active by offering low-cost classes in yoga, Pilates, dance, boxing and martial arts, for all ages. And unlike other facilities, we actually encourage children and parents to participate in activities together. Come see the difference activity can make for your family at JKM Fitness.
244 E. 84th St.
25 Hubbels Drive, Mount Kisco
Jodi's Gym has been providing New York kids the highest level of fun, friends, and fitness for 32 years! Their step-by-step, no-fail approach ensures that every child feels a sense of accomplishment. From the tiniest tumblers to advanced gymnasts (9 mos.-12 yrs), there is something for everyone. They offer parent/child gym and music classes, pre-school gymnastics, school-age gymnastics (K-7th grade), Mad Science, special-needs gymnastics, summer and holiday-break camps, free member perks, free open playtime, play groups, private lessons, and the best birthday parties ever.
Joffrey Ballet School
434 Ave. of the Americas, 3rd, 4th, & 5th Floors, New York
Joffrey Ballet School transforms passionate dance students into versatile artists, able to collaborate and evolve fluidly in a fast-changing society. We offer a complete program for pre-professional students or trainees, a full curriculum for young dancers, and open classes for professional level and adult beginners. The Joffrey Ballet School provides a positive, nurturing environment for students of all levels and abilities. Programs: Children (ages 2½-7), Young Dancer (ages 7-17), Pre-Professional Trainee (ages 14-24), Adult/Open (ages 18-80).
Karma Kids Yoga
104 W. 14th St. (bet. 6th & 7th Avenues), New York
At Karma Kids Yoga studio, children are encouraged to explore and discover their minds and bodies in a fun-filled way! Karma Kids Yoga is a creative approach to yoga that can be very helpful for children whose bodies are still developing. The use of animated poses and basic stretching exercises promote strength, flexibility, coordination, and body awareness. Breathing and visualization techniques teach focus, relaxation, and self-control. The Karma Kids Yoga program also promotes inner-strength, confidence, and self-esteem; a feeling of well-being and respect for others; and love for oneself, inside and out.
Kids of Summer Sports
Mike Handell, Director
Kids of Summer Sports is a fun, quality, affordable baseball/ basketball program for children ages 6-14 located on beautiful facilities in NYC’s Riverside Park. Kids of Summer’s experienced, energetic, and responsible coaches have taught hundreds of NYC children baseball and basketball through personal instruction, fun games, and specific drills great for any level athlete. Multi-sport camps are available! Summer Camp runs in eleven 1-week sessions, from June 20-September 2, around your schedule. We also offer winter clinics, after-school, and vacation camps. Transportation is available. Learn to play the Kids of Summer way!
Lil Sluggers - NYC
Lil Sluggers is a nationwide child development program created to introduce boys and girls ages 2-7 to the game of baseball. Lil Sluggers classes and leagues develop important baseball skills such as throwing, catching, hitting, and base running. Developmentally appropriate equipment and games are used to teach your child the game of baseball in a fun, exciting, and positive environment.
Little Gym - New York
2121 Broadway, 2nd Floor (between 74th and 75th streets)
The Little Gym is an exercise and motor development center for children, offering gymnastic classes, sports skills development, dance, cheerleading, and karate classes for children ages 4 mos. to 12 years, in a loving, non-competitive environment. Qualified instructors implement programs designed to build self-esteem and confidence. An emphasis on music and fun encourages both physical and emotional growth. The Little Gym also offers summer camp, holiday camp, Parent Survival Night, and Awesome Birthday Bashes.
320 E. 65th St., Suite 117
1841 Broadway, Suite 507
150 W. 92nd St.
MiniGolf @ Hudson River Park
Hudson River Park's Pier 25 at N. Moore St and the Hudson River
The Hudson River Park MiniGolf Course at Pier 25 is a 13,000-sq.-ft., 18-hole mini-golf paradise that features a waterfall, cave, footbridges, streams, sand traps, and fountains. Hours are 10am – 10pm, 7 days a week during the summer season. $5/game for adults and $4/game for kids under 14 years old. Also visit the beach volleyball courts, playground (with water features), skate park, and historic ships, also located near Hudson River Park’s Pier 25.
MY GYM Children's Fitness Center - Lincoln Center and Harlem Locations
22 W. 66th St. and 258 Saint Nicholas Ave.
Upper West Side
22 W. 66th St., (bet. W. Central Park & 65th Street Transverse)
258 St. Nicholas Ave.
New York, NY 10027
My Gym has spent more than 30 years building children’s self-esteem and nurturing a love of fitness and activity. A variety of age-appropriate programming including gym, yoga, martial arts, theatre, and dance are offered in our clean, safe, and fun environment for children ages 6 weeks-10 years (programs vary by location). Member benefits include unlimited practice and plays, as well as exclusive savings on parents’ night out, summer camp, and birthday parties! With a new program every week, children are constantly challenged and stimulated in new and exciting ways!
New York Capoeira Center
CAPOEIRA Classes for Children
107 Suffolk St.
Fun! Fitness! Community! Your child will LOVE capoeira at the New York Capoeira Center! Capoeira, Brazilian "Karate," combines acrobatics, self-defense, dance...and so much more! Join our growing community of young people developing FDR — focus, discipline, and respect — through capoeira while having fun! Mestre Ombrinho, the head instructor, has over 32 years experience practicing and teaching capoeira to children and adults. First class free!
Sokol New York
420 E. 71st St (bet. First & York Avenues)
Our colorful, fully equipped tot gym for children ages 10 months-5 years has participants coming back year after year! This allows each child to build skills and independent movement. Our goal is to teach skills in a positive and playful manner. Our instructors guide each child in small steps, which ensures big success. Fun challenges and skill mastery motivate us to do more! We offer age-appropriate activities on all our equipment. So let’s jump for joy together and build skills to last a lifetime! Program year September 17, 2012-June 7, 2013. Register now.
Super Soccer Stars
Multiple locations throughout NYC and surrounding territory
Office: 606 Columbus Ave at 89th St, NYC
Super Soccer Stars, the tri-state’s elite soccer program, comes to Westchester and Fairfield County! Dynamic international coaches work with every student to develop skills, self-confidence, and teamwork in a fun, non-competitive environment.
United Nations International School
24-50 FDR Drive (25th Street & Waterside Plaza)
173-53 Croydon Road, Jamaica Estates
The United Nations International School Summer Program provides recreational, academic, and enrichment activities for children ages 4-14, in a friendly and supportive environment that fosters friendship, develops sportsmanship, and is nurturing in spirit. The program includes an early childhood division offering many recreational and sports activities. The Division 2 offers comprehensive sports, and an array of activities such as magic science/lab discovery, martial arts, robotics, piano, drum and guitar lessons, international dances, tennis, UN world games, chess, and more. English instruction (ESL) is available for students coming from abroad.