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Shape Up NYC: Feldenkrais/Awareness Through Movement

Friday: 12:00 p.m.-1:00 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. Blankets will be provided but participants may wish to bring additional warm clothing. * CLASS IS ONGOING & MEETS IN CAFETERIA ROOM 3* Cafeteria Room 3- Take the escalator directly behind and to the right of the front desk down to the cafeteria. Jog left and then straight to find room 3

 

Shape Up NYC: Fitness for the Mind and Body

Wednesday: 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

Brownsville Recreation Center, 1555 Linden Boulevard, Brooklyn

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: HIIT Plus with Holly

Thursday: 7:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

Two Bridges Neighborhood Council Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, 82 Rutgers Slip, Manhattan

Start Date: June 2, 2016
Age:Everyone  

Burn calories and fat more efficiently using the power of HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training)! Intervals in this class could be one minute, 40 seconds, or even 30 seconds followed by periods of active recovery. PLUS will help you develop strength and flexibility with specially designed body weight exercises. The class uses resistance bands to build muscle tone and for deep stretches. You never know what you might encounter week-to- week because we mix it up to keep it fun and interesting. One week it might be kickboxing and the next week designated work stations with challenging and fun exercises with even a few dance steps thrown in. Open to all fitness levels and age groups. No gimmicks - just get moving! Remember, energy makes energy!

Cost: FREE 

 

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
End Date: July 22, 2017
Age:Adult  

Get out to a park and run the City! This a program that encourages experienced New Yorkers to get fit while enjoying the outdoors. Bring a headlamp! 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: High Intensity Interval Training

Tuesday: 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

Justice Sonia Sotomayor Community Center Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, 1000 Rosedale Avenue, Bronx

Start Date: November 1, 2016
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 Park's Fitness Instructor Training Program.

 

Shape Up NYC: Hip Hop Fitness

Wednesday: 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Detective Keith L. Williams Field House, 106-16 173rd Street between 172 & 173 Streets, Queens

Start Date: January 9, 2017
Age:Everyone  

A hip hop fitness class that makes you sweat while toning your muscles. A great workout with good music, but mostly just FUN!

This instructor is part of the Fitness Instructor Training Program.

 

Shape Up NYC: IntenSati

Wednesday: 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: September 28, 2016
Age:Adult  

Improve your body, mind and spirit with this powerful invigorating practice. intenSati combines affirmations with interval training, martial arts, dance and yoga. you will leave the class feeling stronger, inspired and uplifted!

Cost: FREE 

 

Shape Up NYC: IntenSati

Friday: 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

New Settlement Community Center Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property , 1501 Jerome Ave, Bronx

Start Date: May 6, 2016
Age:Everyone  

Improve your body, mind and spirit with this powerful invigorating practice. intenSati combines affirmations with interval training, martial arts, dance and yoga. you will leave the class feeling stronger, inspired and uplifted!

Cost: Free 

 

Shape Up NYC: Intermediate Zumba

Monday: 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

Jacobi Medical Center Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, 1400 Pelham Parkway South, Bronx

Start Date: January 11, 2016
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. This class is instructed by a Zumba Certified Instructor.

 

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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

Women's Self Defense Workshops

Sunday, February 19, 2017
11:30 a.m.1:30 p.m.

Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval)
3225 Reservoir Oval East, Bronx| Map it

Directions to this location

Cost

Free  

Contact Number

718-543-8672

Contact Email

sarah.bishow@parks.nyc.gov

 

Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park

Tuesday, February 21, 2017
7:30 a.m.8:30 a.m.

AccessibleHeather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)
Cabrini Boulevard and Fort Washington Avenue, Manhattan| Map it

Directions to this location

Cost

Free  

Contact Number

(212) 795-1388

Contact Email

info@FortTryonParkTrust.org

 

Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park

Thursday, February 23, 2017
7:30 a.m.8:30 a.m.

AccessibleHeather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)
Cabrini Boulevard and Fort Washington Avenue, Manhattan| Map it

Directions to this location

Cost

Free  

Contact Number

(212) 795-1388

Contact Email

info@FortTryonParkTrust.org

 

Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park

Saturday, February 25, 2017
8:30 a.m.9:30 a.m.

AccessibleHeather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)
Cabrini Boulevard and Fort Washington Avenue, Manhattan| Map it

Directions to this location

Cost

Free  

Contact Number

(212) 795-1388

Contact Email

info@FortTryonParkTrust.org

 

Shape Up NYC: Mind Body Fusion

Saturday, February 25, 2017
9:00 a.m.10:00 a.m.

AccessibleConference House Museum (in Conference House Park)
298 Satterlee Street, Staten Island| Map it

Directions to this location

Location Details:
Meet at the Conference House kitchen.

Cost

Free  

Contact Number

(718) 227-1463

Contact Email

sigona99@verizon.net

 

Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park

Tuesday, February 28, 2017
7:30 a.m.8:30 a.m.

AccessibleHeather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)
Cabrini Boulevard and Fort Washington Avenue, Manhattan| Map it

Directions to this location

Cost

Free  

Contact Number

(212) 795-1388

Contact Email

info@FortTryonParkTrust.org

 

Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park

Thursday, March 2, 2017
7:30 a.m.8:30 a.m.

AccessibleHeather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)
Cabrini Boulevard and Fort Washington Avenue, Manhattan| Map it

Directions to this location

Cost

Free  

Contact Number

(212) 795-1388

Contact Email

info@FortTryonParkTrust.org

 

Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park

Saturday, March 4, 2017
8:30 a.m.9:30 a.m.

AccessibleHeather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)
Cabrini Boulevard and Fort Washington Avenue, Manhattan| Map it

Directions to this location

Cost

Free  

Contact Number

(212) 795-1388

Contact Email

info@FortTryonParkTrust.org

 

Shape Up NYC: Mind Body Fusion

Saturday, March 4, 2017
9:00 a.m.10:00 a.m.

AccessibleConference House Museum (in Conference House Park)
298 Satterlee Street, Staten Island| Map it

Directions to this location

Location Details:
Meet at the Conference House kitchen.

Cost

Free  

Contact Number

(718) 227-1463

Contact Email

sigona99@verizon.net

 

Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park

Tuesday, March 7, 2017
7:30 a.m.8:30 a.m.

AccessibleHeather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)
Cabrini Boulevard and Fort Washington Avenue, Manhattan| Map it

Directions to this location

Cost

Free  

Contact Number

(212) 795-1388

Contact Email

info@FortTryonParkTrust.org

 

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