NYC Resources311Office of the Mayor

Official Website of the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation

Daily Plant Masthead

Volume XXVIII, Number 5917
Wednesday, Aug 07, 2013

Become A Shape Up NYC Instructor Today!

Register online for Shape Up NYC Instructor Training.

NYC Parks is offering a comprehensive 10-week training program designed to teach individuals to become fitness instructors for Shape Up NYC. Topics will include: basic anatomy, exercise physiology, injury prevention, music, cueing and body toning with light weights. After 10 weeks, participants will get practical experience by leading a one hour Shape Up NYC class per week as part of a six month internship. Upon completion of the training and internship, participants will receive an NYC Parks Certificate of Completion, and will be equipped to pass a nationally accredited certification exam.

Training Locations

West Bronx Recreation Center
1527 Jesup Avenue, Bronx, NY 10452
Saturdays from 3:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Starting October 5

McCarren Play Center
776 Lorimer Street, Brooklyn, NY 11222
Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Starting October 5

Greenbelt Recreation Center
501 Brielle Avenue, Staten Island, New York 10314
Wednesdays from 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Starting October 2

Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center
93-29 Queens Boulevard, Queens, NY 11374
Tuesdays from 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Starting October 1

To register, please visit the Instructor Training Application page.

This program requires a commitment of at least nine months, and includes: attendance at ten 2.5-hour training sessions, as well as approximately three hours weekly to study and practice material independently. Upon completion of the formal training sessions, participants must teach one weekly Shape Up NYC class for six months. The Shape Up NYC internship must be completed in the same borough as the training.

You must be 18 years or older and be able to provide a US government-issued photo ID (passport or driver’s license) to apply to the Shape Up NYC Fitness Instructor Training Program.

Please apply for this program by September 11, 2013.

For questions or for help with the application, please email


“You're only given a little spark of madness. You mustn't lose it.”

Robin Williams

(1951 - )
E-mail this:


<< Back to Daily Plants Main.

Was this information helpful?