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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

Start Date: September 2, 2014
Age:Teen / 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: Flexible Sculpting

Thursday: 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

Harlem Hospital Center Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, 506 Lenox Avenue, Manhattan

Start Date: February 5, 2015
Age:Adult / Senior  

This class is low impact and focuses on stretching and relaxation. The class incorporates yoga fused with pilates to sculpt the entire body.This class is taught by a participant in the fitness instructor program.

 

Shape Up NYC: Full Body Fitness

Monday: 2:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.

Queens Library - Woodside Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, 54-22 Skillman Ave, Queens

Start Date: August 3, 2015
End Date: December 14, 2015
Age:Adult / Senior  

Participants work at their own skill level with this interval training class that merges aerobic, strength training and resistance exercises (dancing, taebo, sports, stretching) and everyday activities all linked into 60 minutes of amazing movement designed to develop and excel our agility, strength, and mental and physical well- being. This instructor is part of NYC Parks Instructor Training Program.

Phone: 718-429-4700
E-mail: Jpei@queenslibrary.org/ Christopher.Mckee@queenslibrary.org
Cost: Free 

 

Shape Up NYC: Fun/Fit Cardio

Wednesday: 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

Family Health Center of Harlem Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, 1824 Madison Avenue, Manhattan

Start Date: August 27, 2014
Age:Teen / Adult / Senior  

This total body workout addresses muscle strength and endurance while keeping the heart rate up to burn calories and strengthen the cardio respiratory system. Continuous movement to great music makes it fun! This instructor is part of the NYC Parks Fitness Instructor Training Program.

Cost: FREE 

 

Shape Up NYC: HIIT Bootcamp

Wednesday: 7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

Macombs Dam Park , RIVER AVE. TO THE HARLEM RIVER BET. E. 157 ST. , W. 161 ST. AND E. 164 ST. (Bronx), Bronx

Start Date: July 8, 2015
End Date: September 30, 2015
Age:Everyone  

This high intensity workout addresses muscle strength and endurance while keeping the heart rate up to burn calories and improve cardiovascular health. This instructor is part of the NYC Parks Fitness Instructor Training Program.

Instructor will meet participants at the bench next to the stairs across from the baseball field.

 

Shape Up NYC: HIIT with Holly

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Friday: 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

Hamilton Fish Recreation Center, 128 Pitt Street, Manhattan

Start Date: August 21, 2015
Age:Adult  

This total body workout addresses muscle strength and endurance while keeping the heart rate up to burn calories and improve cardiovascular health. This instructor is part of the NYC Parks Fitness Instructor Training Program.

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Shape Up NYC: Headlamp Trail Run

Wednesday: 7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

Greenbelt Nature Center Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, 700 Rockland Avenue, Staten Island

Start Date: September 9, 2015
Age:Adult  

Get out to a park and run the City! This a program that encourages New Yorkers to get fit while enjoying the outdoors. NYC Parks provides a trained fitness instructor to lead the group in a warm up, an exciting run, and a cool down. Experience NYC in a new way!

 

Shape Up NYC: Hi/Low Impact Aerobics

Saturday: 3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

Bushwick Hylan Community Center Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, 50 Humboldt Street, Brooklyn

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

A low impact, moderate heart-pumping workout combining strength and toning exercises to help burn calories and improve heart health.

Cost: FREE 

 

Shape Up NYC: High Intensity Interval Training

Monday: 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

Hudson Guild: Elliott Community Center Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, 441 West 26th Street, Manhattan

Start Date: February 23, 2015
Age:Adult / Senior  

This high intensity workout addresses muscle strength and endurance while keeping the heart rate up to burn calories and improve cardiovascular health. This instructor is part of the NYC Parks Fitness Instructor Training Program.

Phone: (212) 924-6710

 

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Please note: Programs with this symbol (Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property) are not managed by the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation. While Parks does its best to maintain accuracy in search results, users are strongly advised to call or email the program organizers directly for up-to-date information.

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Exercise Classes

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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Exercise Classes

Ocean Breeze Summer Fitness: Total Body Boot Camp

Friday, September 4, 2015
11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.

AccessibleMidland Beach Splash Plaza (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach), Staten Island| Map it

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Cost

Free  

Contact Number

(718) 667-3543

 

Bronx Sports Extravaganza: Youth Fitness

Friday, September 4, 2015
6:00 p.m.7:30 p.m.

Hunts Point Recreation Center
765 Manida Street, Bronx, NY, Bronx| Map it

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Cost

Free  

Contact Number

(718) 860-5544

Contact Email

victor.campbell@parks.nyc.gov

 

Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park

Saturday, September 5, 2015
8:30 a.m.9:30 a.m.

AccessibleHeather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)
Cabrini Boulevard & Ft Washington Ave., Manhattan| Map it

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Cost

Free  

Contact Number

(212) 795-1388

Contact Email

info@FortTryonParkTrust.org

 

Bryant Park Moves

Saturday, September 5, 2015
10:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.

AccessibleBryant Park Lawn (in Bryant Park), Manhattan| Map it

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Cost

Free  

Contact Number

(212) 768-4242

Contact Email

bpc@urbanmgt.com

 

Free Yoga

Saturday, September 5, 2015
10:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.

Jane Bailey Memorial Garden
327-329 Greene Avenue, Brooklyn| Map it

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Cost

Free  

Contact Number

(212) 333-2552

Contact Email

info@NYRP.org

 

Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park

Tuesday, September 8, 2015
7:30 a.m.8:30 a.m.

AccessibleHeather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)
Cabrini Boulevard & Ft Washington Ave., Manhattan| Map it

Directions to this location

Cost

Free  

Contact Number

(212) 795-1388

Contact Email

info@FortTryonParkTrust.org

 

Tai Chi Class

Tuesday, September 8, 2015
9:00 a.m.10:00 a.m.

Garibaldi Plaza (in Washington Square Park), Manhattan| Map it

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Cost

Free  

Contact Email

sarah.neilson@parks.nyc.gov

 

Yoga Class

Wednesday, September 9, 2015
8:30 a.m.9:30 a.m.

Garibaldi Plaza (in Washington Square Park), Manhattan| Map it

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Cost

Free  

Contact Email

sarah.neilson@parks.nyc.gov

 

Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park

Thursday, September 10, 2015
7:30 a.m.8:30 a.m.

AccessibleHeather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)
Cabrini Boulevard & Ft Washington Ave., Manhattan| Map it

Directions to this location

Cost

Free  

Contact Number

(212) 795-1388

Contact Email

info@FortTryonParkTrust.org

 

Dance/Movement Class: Dances for a Variable Population

Thursday, September 10, 2015
9:30 a.m.10:30 a.m.

Garibaldi Plaza (in Washington Square Park), Manhattan| Map it

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Location Details:
Garibaldi Plaza is east of the main fountain plaza in Washington Square Park.

Cost

Free  

Contact Email

sarah.neilson@parks.nyc.gov

 

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