RISE Community Health Programs

Rockaway Waterfront Alliance works with various community groups and local professionals to offer FREE community health & exercise classes for local residents at the RISE Center.

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Our community health programs are all FREE to the public and include basic exercise classes, health/nutrition workshops and cooking/guest chef workshops. 

Join us every Monday at 1:00 PM for Chair Yoga. Indy, an RWA staff member and 200 Hr-RYT, will lead a gentle sequence of poses to help you feel relaxed and refreshed. Each class is 45 minutes long and accessible to all levels. Please wear comfortable clothing. Stick around after class for tea.

Join us every Wednesday at 1:30PM for RISE and Exercise: Led by instructors from the YMCA, This class goes through basic stretches and exercises with a focus on promoting flexibility and strength training. Exercises are performed both seated and standing. All levels are welcome and all equipment will be provided. Each class is 45 minutes and FREE to the public. 

More health and exercise classes are planned for the spring. Check our calendar of events for new updates!

Success Stories:

Meet Jadel

Jadel participated in her first RWA program as a 7th grader at PS43. Through high school she has been a valuable contributor to our ongoing efforts and today she continues to work with us while she attends Hunter College. Hear more about Jadel's story.