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 628 events
from June 29, 2022 to September 27, 2022

Sunday, July 3, 2022

Jul 3

Virtual Yoga

at Virtual/Online Events

10:00 a.m.11:00 a.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!

Jul 3

Walking Group

at The Overlook (in Forest Park)Queens

10:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
This free walking program will help you move your body and connect with others in your community!
Free!

Jul 3

Zumba

at Southwest Playground (in Van Cortlandt Park)Bronx 
This is an Accessible location

10:30 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Zumba is a fusion of Latin, International and popular music dance themes creating a dynamic, exciting, effective fitness system!
Free!

Jul 3

Hip House Cardio

at Dance 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!

Tuesday, July 5, 2022

Jul 5

Total Body Fitness

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

8:00 a.m.8:45 a.m.
This fun low-impact full-body workout includes cardio, strength and balance exercises to improve your overall fitness.
Free!

Jul 5

Cardio Sculpt

at Elizabeth McQueen Esplanade

10:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
This cardio workout consists of functional movement exercises designed to make daily activities easier to perform.
Free!

Jul 5

Cardio Dance

at Dance Room (in Chelsea Recreation Center)Manhattan 
This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
A fusion of Hip Hop, R&B, Afro beats and dance cardio that promotes self-love and body confidence, using easy-to-follow moves.
Free!

Jul 5

Chair Yoga

at Castle Hill Senior Center (NYCHA)Bronx

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
This class provides a seated flow that raises the heart rate and improves balance, with minimal impact on joints.
Free!

Jul 5

Senior Cardio Sculpt

at Sunnyside Community ServicesQueens

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
This low impact cardio workout consists of functional movement exercises designed to make daily activities easier to perform. Participants must be 60+.
Free!

Jul 5

Cardio Dance

at Dance Room (in Jackie Robinson Recreation Center)Manhattan 
This is an Accessible location

4:45 p.m.5:45 p.m.
This creative and fun workout fuses dance and aerobics to improve cardio fitness and tone the body.
Free!

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If you have any questions, please contact our Shape Up NYC team

 

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