UPDATED JULY 2014: Looking to keep your kids fit in Queens, NY? Our comprehensive guide leads you directly to great, local Queens classes and programs focusing on sports and fitness, including gyms, yoga, baseball centers, and more.
150-50 14th Road, Whitestone
Christy’s Gymnastics was founded in 1984 as a full-service gymnastics facility. Our philosophy is to provide a safe, but exciting environment for children to improve their skills and build self-esteem. The greatest asset of our school is our staff, which includes certified physical education teachers, internationally renowned coaches, and former gymnasts. Our creative program is designed to provide your child with fun, friends, and fitness.
98-11 Queens Blvd. (at 65th Ave.), Rego Park/Forest Hills
The Dancesource offers ballet, pointe, tap, gymnastics, hip-hop, classical Barata Nathyam, Bollywood Indian dance, Egyptian belly dance, modern, ballroom, and martial arts Arte Jujitsu classes (since 1994). Administration available after school Monday-Wednesday 4:30-7:30pm, Saturday 9:30am-2pm, and Sunday 9:30am-12:30pm. Rental space is available. New classes coming this summer: gymnastics and Zumba! We emphasize fun in our dance technique!
LANA'S GYMNASTICS CLUB
71-25 Main St., Flushing
Lana's Gymnastics is the ultimate in gymnastic schools, offering the finest instruction all year-round. Skilled instructors have gymnastic safety certificates. The 8,000-square-foot facility has new Olympic-quality equipment. Students can join as a beginner or all the way up to advanced levels. Lana's has just introduced the long-awaited Mommy and Me program for children ages 2-4 during mornings and evenings. Lana's also offers summer camp with swimming throughout the week, trips, meals provided twice a day, and included transportation.
PROGRESSIVE MARTIAL ARTS
175-25 Horace Harding Expressway, Fresh Meadows
Progressive Martial Arts offers classes for youth ages 3 and older, in age-specific programs appropriate for kids' developmental and emotional stages. While we teach important self-defense and martial arts skills, fitness and health are key components to our curriculum. Youth enjoy fitness drills, obstacle courses, and circuit training, as well as running in our fun but disciplined classes. Our youth program is like no other, offering character development, discipline, and self-defense techniques that give each child a strong start in life.
SOCCER FRIENDS USA, INC.
108-14 72nd Ave., Forest Hills
347-756-2988; 347-756-2568 (para Español)
Soccer Friends USA is a year-round soccer program for children ages 2-16. We emphasize fun and learning in a non-competitive environment. We have five fun-filled programs for our Queens community. We offer after-school programs, private groups, skill clinics, birthday parties, and our ever-popular general classes. All programs run year-round. We have our very own SFUSA Gym space in the heart of Forest Hills at 108-14 72nd Ave.
USTA BILLIE JEAN KING NATIONAL TENNIS CENTER
Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, Flushing
We offer year-round tennis programs for all ages and levels. Our programs teach the necessary techniques, tactics, sports conditioning, and strategy geared to maximize learning while having fun. As players develop, they are advanced to more challenging groups. We accept Junior Players ages 4-10 for the Ten-and-Under-Tennis Program. Children ages 10 and older can enroll in our Junior Development Programs. The more advanced player can be invited to participate in our Tennis Academy, an intensive training program for more serious players. Enrollment and more detailed information is available online at www.ntc.usta.com.