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.

Shape Up NYC Walking Plan

Whether you're now stretching your legs or looking to pick up the pace, use this guide from our Shape Up NYC fitness experts to get started and keep motivated!

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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

This summer, due to the coronavirus pandemic, we're offering FREE outdoor Shape Up NYC classes with limited attendance so that you can have a safe and enjoyable time in parks. Based on New York State guidance for sports and recreation during COVID-19, we’ve put protocols into place to keep our participants and trainers safe and healthy. We're asking everyone to help us stay safe:

  • Stay home if you are sick
  • Maintain at least 10 feet of physical distance between households
  • Wear a face covering
  • Wash your hands

Additionally, we encourage participants to bring their own hand sanitizer to our classes. Programs may be modified, rescheduled or cancelled due to weather, health, or safety concerns.

Shape Up NYC Locations

Shape Up NYC Classes

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Bronx

Bilingual Belly Dance Fitness

Mullaly Park
JEROME AV TO RIVER AV BET. E 164 ST AND MCCLELLAN ST AT CROMWELL AVE (Bronx)
Saturday: 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
Details

  • Saturday: 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
  • Age: Teen, Adult, Senior
  • Directions: JEROME AV TO RIVER AV BET. E 164 ST AND MCCLELLAN ST AT CROMWELL AVE (Bronx)
  • Belly dancing is an exciting workout that uses easy to follow dance steps to increase cardio fitness and mobility and to tone the body. The routines feature a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body with easy to follow dance steps.
    La danza del vientre es un ejercicio emocionante que utiliza pasos de baile fáciles de seguir para aumentar la movilidad y la condición cardiovascular y tonificar el cuerpo. Las rutinas incluyen una combinación de ritmos rápidos y lentos que tonifican y esculpen el cuerpo con pasos de baile fáciles de seguir. Instructor: Fidelina

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    For everyone’s safety we’re asking participants and instructors to wear a face covering and maintain social distancing of 10 feet during class. Wash your hands frequently and stay home if you’re sick.

C-Sculpt

Patterson Playground
448 College Ave
Sunday: 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
Details

  • Sunday: 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
  • Age: Adult, Senior
  • Directions: 448 College Ave
  • A class to strengthen your core, build and tone muscle with fun cardio challenges Instructor: Clarisa For everyone’s safety we’re asking participants and instructors to wear a face covering and maintain social distancing of 10 feet during class. Wash your hands frequently and stay home if you’re sick.

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Cardio Fit

Fort Independence Playground
Sedgwick Ave. &, W 238th St
Saturday: 9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
Details

  • Saturday: 9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
  • Age: Teen, Adult, Senior
  • Directions: Sedgwick Ave. &, W 238th St
  • Get fit and tone up with a low impact exercise, dance fitness. Bring a yoga mat and a smile! Instructor: Sheba

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    For everyone’s safety we’re asking participants and instructors to wear a face covering and maintain social distancing of 10 feet during class. Wash your hands frequently and stay home if you’re sick.

Dance Fitness

Poe Park
Grand Concourse bet. E. 192 St. and, E Kingsbridge Rd
Thursday: 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
Details

  • Thursday: 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
  • Age: Teen, Adult, Senior
  • Directions: Grand Concourse bet. E. 192 St. and, E Kingsbridge Rd
  • Energetic low to high impact total body dance cardio workout. Have fun while moving to hip hop, Latin and Afro-Caribbean beats. An excellent way to strengthen the cardiorespiratory system. Instructor: Pascale For everyone’s safety we’re asking participants and instructors to wear a face covering and maintain social distancing of 10 feet during class. Wash your hands frequently and stay home if you’re sick.

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Dance Fitness

St. Mary's Park
ST MARY'S ST BET. ST ANN'S AV AND JACKSON AV (Bronx)
Monday: 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
Details

  • Monday: 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
  • Age: Teen, Adult, Senior
  • Directions: ST MARY'S ST BET. ST ANN'S AV AND JACKSON AV (Bronx)
  • An exciting workout that uses easy-to-follow dance steps to increase cardiovascular fitness and tone the body. Instructor: Evelyn For everyone’s safety we’re asking participants and instructors to wear a face covering and maintain social distancing of 10 feet during class. Wash your hands frequently and stay home if you’re sick.

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Kickboxing

Roberto Clemente State Park
West Tremont & Mattewson Road
Saturday: 9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
Details

  • Saturday: 9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
  • Age: Adult
  • Directions: West Tremont & Mattewson Road
  • Phone: (212) 299-8750
  • This class consists of fun, full body exercises to strengthen your upper and lower body. Instructor: Val

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    For everyone’s safety we’re asking participants and instructors to wear a face covering and maintain social distancing of 10 feet during class. Wash your hands frequently and stay home if you’re sick.

Latin Cardio Fitness

Mullaly Park
JEROME AV TO RIVER AV BET. E 164 ST AND MCCLELLAN ST AT CROMWELL AVE (Bronx)
Saturday: 9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
Details

  • Saturday: 9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
  • Age: Teen, Adult, Senior
  • Directions: JEROME AV TO RIVER AV BET. E 164 ST AND MCCLELLAN ST AT CROMWELL AVE (Bronx)
  • The class will be a Beginner to Intermediate Latin Dance Fitness course, where the students will get to learn a variety of Latin dances from today and the past. The students will get fit while dancing various Latin rhythms, such as Merengue, Bachata, and Salsa. The playlist will be bilingual to appeal to both English and Spanish speakers. The students only need to bring a water bottle to stay hydrated and their positive energy.

    La clase será un curso de entrenamiento con baile latino para principiantes e intermedios, donde los estudiantes aprenderán una variedad de bailes latinos de hoy y de ayer. Los estudiantes se pondrán en forma mientras bailan diversos ritmos latinos, como el merengue, la bachata y la salsa. La música será bilingüe para atraer tanto a hablantes de inglés como de español. Los estudiantes solo necesitan traer una botella de agua para mantenerse hidratados y su energía positiva. Instructor: Rosalyn

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    For everyone’s safety we’re asking participants and instructors to wear a face covering and maintain social distancing of 10 feet during class. Wash your hands frequently and stay home if you’re sick. This class will meet in front of the community center.

Sunset Workout

Barretto Point Park
VIELE AVE. BET. TIFFANY ST. AND BARRETTO ST. (Bronx)
Wednesday: 7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Details

  • Wednesday: 7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
  • Age: Adult
  • Directions: VIELE AVE. BET. TIFFANY ST. AND BARRETTO ST. (Bronx)
  • This class is a combination of yoga and High Intensity Interval Training. Be prepared to stretch, sweat, and strengthen! Please bring a mat as we'll be doing exercises on the ground. Instructor: Jane

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    For everyone’s safety we’re asking participants and instructors to wear a face covering and maintain social distancing of 10 feet during class. Wash your hands frequently and stay home if you’re sick.

Total Body Workout

Crotona Park
CROTONA PARK NORTH TO SOUTH, FULTON AV TO SOUTHERN BLVD AND CROTONA PARK EAST (Bronx)
Wednesday: 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
Details

  • Wednesday: 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
  • Age: Adult
  • Directions: CROTONA PARK NORTH TO SOUTH, FULTON AV TO SOUTHERN BLVD AND CROTONA PARK EAST (Bronx)
  • Low Impact aerobic moves plus muscle toning/conditioning utilizing body weight. Instructor: Catt

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    For everyone’s safety we’re asking participants and instructors to wear a face covering and maintain social distancing of 10 feet during class. Wash your hands frequently and stay home if you’re sick.

Whine Fitness

Williamsbridge Oval
VAN CORTLANDT AVE. EAST, RESEVOIR OVAL E (Bronx)
Sunday: 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Details

  • Sunday: 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
  • Age: Adult, Senior
  • Directions: VAN CORTLANDT AVE. EAST, RESEVOIR OVAL E (Bronx)
  • Easy dance workout moves that are effective. Caribbean, bass drum driven music and more. It will feel like a party instead of a workout. Come join us! All levels are welcome. Instructor: Carmen

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Zumba Life

Highbridge Senior Center
1181 Nelson Ave, 2nd Floor
Wednesday: 10:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m.
Details

  • Wednesday: 10:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m.
  • Age: Adult, Senior
  • Directions: 1181 Nelson Ave, 2nd Floor
  • Phone: 718-588-3004
  • a combination of dance and exercise using different rhythms, such as: Salsa, Merengue, Rock etc. Directed to a population of elderly people with an approximate duration of 45 to 1 hour, the exercises will be of heating, a little resistance, prevention of falls, brain gymnastics and stretching. The purpose of these classes is to stay active, motivated, socialize and have fun. Una combinación de baile y ejercicio utilizando diferentes ritmos, como: salsa, merengue, rock, etc. Dirigidos a una población de personas mayores con una duración aproximada de 45 minutos a 1 hora, los ejercicios serán de calentamiento, un poco de resistencia y prevención de caídas, gimnasia cerebral y estiramientos. El propósito de estas clases es mantenerse activo, motivado, socializar y divertirse.

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Brooklyn

Cardio Sculpt

Sunset Park
41 St., 44 St., bet. 5 Ave. and 7 Ave.
Saturday: 9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
Details

  • Saturday: 9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
  • Age: Adult
  • Directions: 41 St., 44 St., bet. 5 Ave. and 7 Ave.
  • This class will incorporate cardio, strength, core, and flexibility/balance to engage the entire body. Tone your muscles, improve your strength, endurance, and cardiovascular health in this total body workout! Class meets in front of the recreation center. Instructor: Patricia

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    For everyone’s safety, we’re asking participants and instructors to wear a face covering and maintain social distancing of 10 feet during class. Wash your hands frequently and stay home if you’re sick.

Walking Group

Prospect Park
PROSPECT PARK W, PARKSIDE AVE. BET. FLATBUSH AVE., OCEAN AVE. AND PROSPECT PARK SW (Brooklyn)
Friday: 8:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m.
Details

  • Friday: 8:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m.
  • Age: Everyone
  • Directions: PROSPECT PARK W, PARKSIDE AVE. BET. FLATBUSH AVE., OCEAN AVE. AND PROSPECT PARK SW (Brooklyn)
  • Meet at Grand Army Plaza. Walk your way to fitness with a fun, aerobic walking program. This walking program offers a cardio improvement workout with calorie burning low-impact moves for safety. Instructor: Fiona

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    For everyone’s safety, we’re asking participants and instructors to wear a face covering and maintain social distancing of 10 feet during class. Wash your hands frequently and stay home if you’re sick.

Zumba

St. Andrew's Playground
1405 Atlantic Avenue
Saturday: 10:00 a.m.-10:40 a.m., 10:50 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Details

  • Saturday: 10:00 a.m.-10:40 a.m., 10:50 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
  • Age: Adult
  • Directions: 1405 Atlantic Avenue
  • Zumba is a fusion of Latin, International and popular music dance themes creating a dynamic, exciting, and 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. Instructor: Cynthia "

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Manhattan

Afro-Kick

Marcus Garvey Park
MADISON AVE, E. 120 ST. TO E. 124 ST. (Manhattan)
Wednesday: 7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Details

  • Wednesday: 7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
  • Age: Adult
  • Directions: MADISON AVE, E. 120 ST. TO E. 124 ST. (Manhattan)
  • Afro-kick Kickboxing is a cardio kickboxing class that combines African inspired dances with traditional cardio kickboxing. This class will help you to burn calories, tone the body, and increase your range of motion. You will have surely have fun, feel better about yourself and track your progress. Instructor: Tineta

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    For everyone’s safety we’re asking participants and instructors to wear a face covering and maintain social distancing of 10 feet during class. Wash your hands frequently and stay home if you’re sick.

Afro-World Dance Fusion

Thomas Jefferson Park
1 Ave., FDR Dr., bet. E. 111 St. and E. 114 St.
Tuesday: 7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Details

  • Tuesday: 7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
  • Age: Adult
  • Directions: 1 Ave., FDR Dr., bet. E. 111 St. and E. 114 St.
  • A high energy, low impact fitness class that incorporates aerobic exercise to improve fitness, cardiovascular health, flexibility and rhythm. Instructor: Masengu

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Cardio Blast Fitness

J. Hood Wright Park
351 Fort Washington Ave.
Wednesday: 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
Details

  • Wednesday: 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
  • Age: Adult
  • Directions: 351 Fort Washington Ave.
  • High energy, all level intensity bootcamp style and circuit training workouts using body weight to burn, sculpt, condition, and tone Instructor: Xiomara

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    For everyone’s safety we’re asking participants and instructors to wear a face covering and maintain social distancing of 10 feet during class. Wash your hands frequently and stay home if you’re sick.

Revved and Ready

Marcus Garvey Park
MADISON AVE, E. 120 ST. TO E. 124 ST. (Manhattan)
Sunday: 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
Details

  • Sunday: 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
  • Age: Adult
  • Directions: MADISON AVE, E. 120 ST. TO E. 124 ST. (Manhattan)
  • A total body workout featuring cardio and body weight strength training, with a little dance fitness sprinkled in; all set to high energy music designed to get you revved and ready to achieve your health and well-being goals. Instructor: Jamiri

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    For everyone’s safety we’re asking participants and instructors to wear a face covering and maintain social distancing of 10 feet during class. Wash your hands frequently and stay home if you’re sick.

Total Body Bootcamp

East River Esplanade - Pier 35
FDR, South St., Jefferson St.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
Details

  • Saturday: 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
  • Age: Adult
  • Directions: FDR, South St., Jefferson St.
  • This class will creatively focus on exercises pertaining to your arms, butt and core. You will rethink the way you define fatigue and find new boundaries that challenge your muscular endurance and strength. This is a great compliment to what you do for cardio outside of class. All-Levels. Class located at Pier 35 (FDR, South St., Jefferson St.) Instructor: Mimi

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    For everyone’s safety we’re asking participants and instructors to wear a face covering and maintain social distancing of 10 feet during class. Wash your hands frequently and stay home if you’re sick.

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Queens

Full Body Workout

Hoover-Manton Playground
Manton St. bet. 83 Ave., 134 St. and Main St.
Monday: 7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Details

  • Monday: 7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
  • Age: Adult
  • Directions: Manton St. bet. 83 Ave., 134 St. and Main St.
  • This full body workout will help you bring the heat while maintaining 10 feet! Instructor: Charmain

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    For everyone’s safety we’re asking participants and instructors to wear a face covering and maintain social distancing of 10 feet during class. Wash your hands frequently and stay home if you’re sick.

Mindful Movement Yoga

Queensbridge Park
Vernon Blvd, Long Island City, NY
Thursday: 9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
Details

  • Thursday: 9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
  • Age: Adult
  • Directions: Vernon Blvd, Long Island City, NY
  • Experience mindful movement through conscious breathing in this vinyasa slow flow class, accessible to all. We will start with some light stretches to warm up the muscles, find balance by connecting body-mind-spirit through a series of poses, and end class surrendering the body to full relaxation.
    Practice will end with a 10 minute seated meditation to strengthen the mind through concentration, breathing techniques and setting intentions. Come prepared with a mat, an open mind, and open heart! Class will meet under the bridge – in the SW corner of the park. Instructor: Ingrid

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    For everyone’s safety we’re asking participants and instructors to wear a face covering and maintain social distancing of 10 feet during class. Wash your hands frequently and stay home if you’re sick.

Ultimate Cardio

Rockaway Beach (Beach 17th St)
Beach 17th St.
Saturday: 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Details

  • Saturday: 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
  • Age: Adult
  • Directions: Beach 17th St.
  • Phone: 718-318-4000
  • A total body workout system that incorporates techniques such as kicks and punches. The rapid pace is designed to promote cardiovascular fitness, strength, muscular endurance and flexibility using high energy and motivating music! Instructor: Gloria

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    For everyone’s safety we’re asking participants and instructors to wear a face covering and maintain social distancing of 10 feet during class. Wash your hands frequently and stay home if you’re sick.

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Staten Island

Fit Mix

Clove Lakes Park
FOREST AVE., VICTORY BLVD., BET. CLOVE RD. AND BROOKSIDE AVE., ROYAL OAK RD. (Staten Island)
Wednesday: 7:30 a.m.-8:30 a.m.
Details

  • Wednesday: 7:30 a.m.-8:30 a.m.
  • Age: Adult, Senior
  • Directions: FOREST AVE., VICTORY BLVD., BET. CLOVE RD. AND BROOKSIDE AVE., ROYAL OAK RD. (Staten Island)
  • This class has stretching, toning and cardio for adults and seniors. Instructor: Cathy

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    For everyone’s safety, we’re asking participants and instructors to wear a face covering and maintain social distancing of 10 feet during class. Wash your hands frequently and stay home if you’re sick.

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