Shape Up NYC

Show Up and Shape Up!

Shape Up NYC is a free group fitness program with locations across the five boroughs. Sign up below to take fitness classes like aerobics, bootcamp, Zumba, and much more. Our fitness instructors know how to make fitness fun!

Shape Up NYC is a free program. You do not need to be a member of a recreation center in order to attend a class, though you must bring a lock and a government-issued ID for classes held at recreation centers.

The energy I get from Shape Up is great - it energizes me in all parts of my life. I’m a teacher of three year olds and I need that energy. - Alice

The energy I get from Shape Up is great -  it energizes me in all parts of my life. I’m a teacher of three year olds and I need that energy. - Alice

Shape Up has helped me to finally quit smoking. It’s been 1 1/2 years without a cigarette! - Helen

My self-confidence has really improved. I am willing to go out of my comfort zone and push myself more often. – Tayra

I feel like a champion. The classes are intense and sweaty but I feel like a brand new person every time. – Jose

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Shape Up NYC Service Changes

Shape Up NYC is currently offering both indoor and outdoor group fitness classes. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, we’ve put additional safety protocols in place.

For Shape Up NYC classes:

  • Pre-registration is required; drop-in participants may attend outdoor classes if the class is not full.
  • Class sizes are limited to ensure social distancing can be maintained.
  • Face coverings are required for all indoor classes; for outdoor classes, face coverings are required if you are unvaccinated.
  • Wash your hands frequently and stay home if you’re sick.
  • Proof of vaccination is required for most indoor locations.

Programs may be modified, rescheduled or cancelled due to weather, health, or safety concerns.

Shape Up NYC Events

To FILTER events, use the menu on the right-hand side. Currently viewing 164 events
from May 22, 2022 to October 12, 2022

Sunday, May 22, 2022

May22

Walking Group

at Entrance - 190th Street and Fort Washington Avenue (in Fort Tryon Park)Manhattan

9:00 a.m.10:00 a.m.
This free walking program will help you move your body and connect with others in your community!
Free!

May22

Hip-House Cardio

at Cardio Room (in St. John’s Recreation Center)Brooklyn 
This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Hip-House is an upbeat dance aerobics workout that fuses Old School Hip-Hop and House vibes to improve cardio fitness and tone the body.
Free!

May22

Walking Group

at The Overlook (in Forest Park)Queens

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
This free walking program will help you move your body and connect with others in your community! The program will start with a group warm-up led by a Shape Up NYC instructor, followed
Free!

May22

CANCELED: Athletic Conditioning

at Ballfields (in De Witt Clinton Park)Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
In this class, you will channel your inner athlete by utilizing bodyweight exercises to increase your mobility, stability, speed and agility. All levels welcome.
Free!

Monday, May 23, 2022

May23

Cardio Sculpt

at Lou Lodati Playground - Play Area (in Torsney Playground)Queens 
This is an Accessible location

9:00 a.m.10:00 a.m.
This low impact cardio workout consists of functional movement exercises designed to make daily activities easier to perform.
Free!

May23

Hip House Cardio

at Virtual/Online Events

10:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
Hip-House is an upbeat dance aerobics workout that fuses Old School Hip-Hop and House vibes to improve cardio fitness and tone the body.
Free!

May23

Step Aerobics

at New Settlement Community CenterBronx

10:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
Leah’s Step Aerobics class is a cardio workout that will elevate your heart rate, strengthen muscles, improve coordination and balance.
Free!

May23

Yoga

at Co-Op City Dreiser Loop Community CenterBronx

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
This open level virtual class is designed to awaken your mind, body and senses through controlled breathing, simple meditation, and the adoption of specific bodily postures.
Free!

May23

Sculpt, Balance & Stretch

at Fitness Room (in Asser Levy Recreation Center)Manhattan 
This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.
A complete yet gentle full body toning class, done with or without weights as well as an opportunity to enhance balance skills and full body stretching to keep muscles flexible, health
Free!

May23

Cardio Dance

at Hansborough Recreation CenterManhattan

5:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
This creative and fun workout fuses dance and aerobics to improve cardio fitness and tone the body.
Free!

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