shape-up-nyc-header-390Become a Shape Up NYC fitness instructor!  NYC Parks is accepting applications now for the Fall 2015 session of the Shape Up NYC Fitness Instructor Training Program.

                        The 10-week training program begins soon in each of the five boroughs.  For a low cost, participants learn topics like basic anatomy, exercise physiology, injury prevention, music, cueing and body toning with light weights through ten 2.5 hour classroom and gym sessions.

After participants finish the training portion of the program, they get practical experience by leading a one-hour Shape Up NYC class per week as part of a six month internship.  The internships take place at a variety of sites across the five boroughs, including schools, hospitals, community centers, NYCHA facilities, and senior centers.  When they finish the program, participants receive a certificate of completion, and the classroom training and practical skills to spread the benefits of fitness and healthy living.

NYC Parks’ Shape Up NYC program is a fitness initiative bringing free, instructor-led exercise classes to locations across New York City.  The classes are open to all New Yorkers with no pre-registration.  The program recently expanded to over 300 free fitness classes per week in more than 150 locations in all five boroughs, thanks to sponsors Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield and NYC Service.


For more information and to register please visit

Bronx location:

West Bronx Recreation Center

1527 Jesup Avenue

(Near 172nd Street)

Bronx, NY, 10452

Starts October 10, 2015.  Runs Saturdays, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.


  1. Why I’m just finding out about this, the city should be making a bigger effort to promoted this wonderful program.

    I’m going to my part to share this, we have a serious obesity crisis in the country.

    Thank you Bronx mama, keep up the good work.


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