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Shape Up NYC: DeRose Method

Tuesday: 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

Alfred E. Smith Recreation Center, 80 Catherine Street, Manhattan

Start Date: March 18, 2014
End Date: May 6, 2014
Age:Teen / Adult / Senior  

The DeRose Method is a complete set of techniques and concepts developing quality of life and overall performance by increasing vitality, strength, flexibility, concentration and self awareness with conscious movement and breathing. The lesson learned in class provides the tools to become the change they want to see in the world.

Shape Up NYC classes are FREE and available to those who are not Recreation Center members. Please bring a key lock to secure your belongings.

 

Shape Up NYC: Family Zumba

Saturday: 12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m.

St. James Recreation Center, 2530 Jerome Avenue, Bronx

Start Date: November 7, 2013
Age:Everyone  

Zumba is a fusion of Latin, International and popular music dance themes creating a dynamic, exciting, effective fitness system!  The routines feature aerobic, fitness interval training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body with easy to follow dance steps.

Families welcome.

Shape Up NYC classes are FREE and available to those who are not Recreation Center members. Please bring a key lock to secure your belongings.

 

Shape Up NYC: Feldenkrais

Tuesday: 9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.

Chelsea Recreation Center, 430 West 25th Street, Manhattan

Age:Teen / Adult / Senior  

The Feldenkrais method is designed to improve movement repertoire, aiming to expand and refine the use of the self through awareness, in order to reduce pain or limitations in movement, and promote general well-being.

Shape Up NYC classes are FREE and available to those who are not Recreation Center members. Please bring a key lock to secure your belongings.

 

Shape Up NYC: Feldenkrais

Friday: 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

J. Hood Wright Recreation Center, 351 Fort Washington Avenue, Manhattan

Start Date: March 14, 2014
Age:Teen / Adult / Senior  

The Feldenkrais method is designed to improve movement repertoire, aiming to expand and refine the use of the self through awareness, in order to reduce pain or limitations in movement, and promote general well-being.

Instructor:  Suzanne Malitz

Shape Up NYC classes are FREE and available to those who are not Recreation Center members. Please bring a key lock to secure your belongings.

 

Shape Up NYC: Feldenkrais/Awareness Through Movement

Friday: 12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m.

Interchurch Center Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property , 475 Riverside Drive , Manhattan

Start Date: May 11, 2012
Age:Teen / Adult / Senior  

The Feldenkrais method is designed to improve movement repertoire, aiming to expand and refine the use of the self through awareness, in order to reduce pain or limitations in movement, and promote general well-being.

 

Shape Up NYC: Fitness Fusion

Monday: 6:45 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

Springfield Gardens United Methodist Church Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, 131- 29 Farmers Blvd. Jamaica, NY, Queens

Start Date: January 27, 2014
Age:Adult / Senior  

Fitness Fusion combines dance and kickboxing cardio with toning exercises into one total body workout with simple easy to follow routines. This instructor is part of the NYC Parks Fitness Instructor Training Program.

 

Shape Up NYC: Fitness Interval & Strength Training

Saturday: 2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, 161-04 Jamaica Ave Jamaica, NY, Queens

Start Date: January 11, 2014
Age:Teen / Adult / Senior  

Fitness Interval & Strength Training (FIST) is a full body workout which focuses on core movements, strength, and cardio training. Get ready for this exciting, heart pumping, energy driven fun workout that combines High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) with body sculpting. No need to feel discouraged because throughout the workout you will be encouraged to push yourself beyond your comfort zone with positive affirmations that will lift you up and keep you going. Suitable for all ages. This instructor is part of the Parks NYC Fitness Instructor Training Program.

 

Shape Up NYC: Fitness for the Mind and Body

Tuesday: 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
Wednesday: 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

Brownsville Recreation Center, 1555 Linden Boulevard, Brooklyn

Age:Adult / Senior  

This exhilarating fitness class is designed to build physical, mental and spiritual muscle, and is adaptable to any fitness level.  This class improves joint mobility, spinal flexibility, right-left brain coordination, kinesthetic learning, cognitive function, systemic health, balance, self-esteem, confidence and playfulness. 

Instructor: Paula Sealy Edwards

Shape Up NYC classes are FREE and available to those who are not Recreation Center members. Please bring a key lock to secure your belongings.

 

Shape Up NYC: Flexibility & Core Strengthening

Monday: 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

New Brighton Community Seventh-Day Adventist Church Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, 420 Targee St, Staten Island

Start Date: July 8, 2013
Age:Teen / Adult / Senior  

An exercise class focusing on your core through a combination of strength, balance and flexibility exercises.

 

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Team and league sports provide a great opportunity to get fit, socialize, and have fun. Some leagues are casual, while others are more competitive. Email or call the leagues below to find out more about your local team and its players.

Row New York

Borough: Queens
Age: Youth
Type: Adaptive Indoor Rowing
Adaptive Indoor Rowing: Workout once per week with our adaptive coaches to stay in shape through the winter months, set and reach your rowing goals, and prepare for rowing on the water. All adaptive athletes are welcome - from age 11 and up - no experience necessary! Cancellations due to snow and inclement weather may occur, and one make-up session will be scheduled. The Access-A-Ride address to the boathouse is 30 Meadow Lake Drive, Corona/Flushing/Flushing Meadows Corona Park/ NY.
Phone: 718.433.3075 | Email

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Shape Up NYC: Chair Aerobics

Monday, April 21, 2014
9:30 a.m.10:30 a.m.

AccessibleSt. Mary's Recreation Center (in St. Mary's Park)
St. Ann's Avenue and 145th Street, Bronx| Map it

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Cost

Free  

Contact Number

(718) 771-2787

 

Shape Up NYC: Aerobics

Monday, April 21, 2014
10:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.

McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground), Staten Island| Map it

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Cost

Free  

 

Chair/Sit Aerobics

Monday, April 21, 2014
10:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.

AccessibleAl Oerter Recreation Center (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)
131-40 Fowler Ave., Queens| Map it

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Cost

Recreation Center membership is required.

Contact Number

(718) 353-7853

 

Chair Yoga

Monday, April 21, 2014
10:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.

AccessibleAsser Levy Recreation Center (in Asser Levy Playground)
392 Asser Levy Place, Manhattan| Map it

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Cost

Recreation center membership required.

Contact Number

(212) 447-2020

 

Shape Up NYC: Chair Toning

Monday, April 21, 2014
10:30 a.m.11:30 a.m.

AccessibleSt. Mary's Recreation Center (in St. Mary's Park)
St. Ann's Avenue and 145th Street, Bronx| Map it

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Cost

Free  

Contact Number

(718) 402-5155

 

Monday Movement

Monday, April 21, 2014
11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.

Brownsville Recreation Center (in Brownsville Playground)
1555 Linden Boulevard, Brooklyn| Map it

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Cost

Recreation center membership required.

Contact Number

(718) 485-4633

 

Senior Sit and Get Fit

Monday, April 21, 2014
11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.

Cost

Recreation Center membership is required.

Contact Number

(212) 255-3705

 

Sit Aerobics

Monday, April 21, 2014
11:15 a.m.12:15 p.m.

Hamilton Fish Recreation Center
128 Pitt Street, Manhattan| Map it

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Cost

Recreation Center membership is required.

Contact Number

(212) 387-7687

 

Adaptive Swim

Monday, April 21, 2014
1:00 p.m.1:45 p.m.

Cost

Recreation center membership is required.

Contact Number

718-760-6969 ext. 0

 

Shape Up NYC: Couch to 5K

Monday, April 21, 2014
6:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.

AccessibleAl Oerter Recreation Center (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)
131-40 Fowler Ave., Queens| Map it

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Location Details:
Meet outside of Al Oerter Recreation Center.

Cost

Free  

Contact Number

(212) 360-3300

Contact Email

shapeupvolunteer@parks.nyc.gov

 

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