Adult and Senior Programs
In addition to providing programs for children and teens, the Houston Street Center has classes for adults and seniors as well. These programs include arts, recreation and fitness courses:
Emblem Health Small Steps, free weekly fitness classes sponsored by Emblem Health
If you're looking for some free fitness classes to get yourself back in shape, Emblem Health Small Steps is the right program for you. We offer Cardio Kickboxing on Mondays, 5:45-6:45 p.m., and Zumba on Saturdays, 1:30-2:30 p.m. through the first week of June. A new class schedule for the summer will be announced soon!
All Emblem Health Small Steps classes are free of charge at the Houston Street Center. You can register for the classes in advance online now!
Forever Learn, a program providing low-cost courses for adults, like swimming and belly dancing, usually once a week for eight weeks
If you're out of school but still hungry to learn more, Forever Learn is the program for you. We provide low-cost arts and fitness courses for adults, usually once a week for eight weeks. These classes have included belly dancing, swimming and more. THIS FALL, we're offering swimming and jujutsu self defense! Call 212-475-5008 to enroll, or fill out the enrollment form online and email it to us! You can also obtain and submit the form in person at the Houston Street Center's front desk.
HEART Program, a fitness and creative arts program for adults ages 50 and up
If you're 50 or older and looking for a welcoming space to get fit or express yourself, we've got the perfect place for you. Our HEART program is a health and wellness program for adults age 50 and over that provides age-sensitive physical activity, creative expression, peer support and community building. The HEART program has swimming and aquatic aerobics classes, dance classes, photography classes and more – where else can you swing dance, stretch out and relax in yoga and brush up your painting skills? Courses run in eight-week cycles and vary each session. Previous sessions have included classes like yoga, Better Bones fitness to prevent osteoporosis, photography, jewelry making and more. Want to learn more about HEART? Call 212-475-5008 or email SeniorHeART@universitysettlement.org.
You can also fill out the enrollment form online and email it to us!
Community Swim and Fitness, open swim programming for all ages
Get fit by working out with us! Through Community Swim and Fitness, our neighbors gain access to our state-of-the art cardio center and competition-sized swimming pool. Come break a sweat or enjoy a refreshing swim. Community swim is open to all ages. Children under 12 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Community fitness is for individuals aged 18 and older. For more information, including the daily schedule, please call 212-475-5008.
You can also fill out the enrollment form now and email it to us!
All of our low-cost program fees at the Houston Street Center support our mission of providing holistic care for low-income New Yorkers of all ages.
Did you know that we also rent our Houston Street Center space? Check it out!