Why not take a visit to the hidden secret that almost everyone knows about. Fort Totten pool in Bayside!
Fort Totten is such a lovely place to visit. Historic buildings, stunning bridge views, cool breeze and Best of all it has a FREE NYC pool at the top of the hill.
You will get some good exercise in walking up the hill and across the soccer field but you can immediately cool off in the beautifully maintained pool.
The employees are very helpful. The pool is large enough to accommodate many visitors for these hot days.
There is a diving board in the deep end and a kiddie pool. Life guards on duty and paying close attention.
Tip: read the pool rules online before heading out. Since it is a NYC pool they do have restrictions on what you can bring in to the pool area. All are understandable rules given the fact that it is a free pool.
Plus they closed everyday from 3-4pm.
If you do decide to make a day out of it, pack a lunch and grab one of the picnic tables outside of the pool area.
Spring is here! If you’re ready to make the move from walking to running why not take advantage by going to the best parks in Queens, NY. Still not motivated? Why not download the app called Couch to 5K. This app is your own little personal trainer, you can take a stroll around Bowne, Crocheron, Fort Totten, or Kissena Park, listen to your music, and the app will interrupt and remind you to move faster, and keep you moving throughout the workout.
Couch to 5K program allows anyone to get started as a runner
App is simple to navigate, set up, and use
Customizable settings (e.g., turn audio alerts on or off)
Allows users to play their own music (up to 100 songs)
Record and share workouts if desired; compatible with Nike+
This 9-week program helps running beginners. Each workout is 30 to 40 minutes long (which includes a warm up and cool down). It tracks your workout history, and you can listen to your music while you run. You’ll be running a 5K in little as 9 weeks. And when you do, please run past our office (27-04 Francis Lewis Blvd.) and let us know you did it!