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 299 events
from August 13, 2022 to November 17, 2022

Wednesday, August 17, 2022


Senior Cardio Sculpt

at Sunnyside Community ServicesQueens

10:30 a.m.11:30 a.m.
This low impact cardio workout consists of functional movement exercises designed to make daily activities easier to perform. Participants must be 60+.


Chair Yoga

at Baychester LibraryBronx

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.


Total Body Bootcamp

at Soccer Field (in St. James Park)Bronx

12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.
Total Body Bootcamp is a cardio workout that will engage your entire body to elevate your heart rate, strengthen muscles, improve coordination and balance.


Shape Up NYC Bootcamp

at St. James Recreation CenterQueens 
This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.
A military inspired workout regimen for those wanting more.
Free! Recreation Center Membership required



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

6:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Zumba is a fusion of Latin, International and popular music dance themes creating a dynamic, exciting, effective fitness system!


Mat Pilates

at Southwest Lawn (in Fort Greene Park)Brooklyn

6:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Mat Pilates is a beginner exercise class which concentrates on strengthening the body with an emphasis on core strength.


Cardio Circuit Blast

at Roof (in Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center)Manhattan

6:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
This high-energy total body workout will keep you moving with challenging yet fun bodyweight circuits.


Cardio Dance

at Harlem Children's ZoneManhattan

6:00 p.m.7:00 p.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.

Thursday, August 18, 2022


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.


Cardio Kickboxing

at Basketball Courts (in Seton Park)Bronx

9:00 a.m.10:00 a.m.
This martial-arts inspired cardio kickboxing workout will elevate your heart rate, strengthen muscles, improve coordination and balance.

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



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