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Fitness Clubs and Exercise Classes in Queens, New York

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

By Krissy Roleke

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.


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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
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


Kai Leung's Shotojuku Dojo (Japanese Shotokan Karate)
32-48 Steinway St.
Astoria, NY 11103
(718) 204-0777

New York Seibukan (Okinawan Isshin-Ryu Karate)
103-12 Metropolitan Avenue
Forest Hills, NY 11375
(718) 268-9300
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
Classes: Karate, jujutsu, kobudo, jodo; emphasis on self-defense
Pros: Featured on Insomniac With Dave Attell
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