Free Fitness Classes at St. James

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No more excuses for missing out on exercise. Shape Up NYC offers free fitness classes at over 50 locations in the 5 boroughs.

Dozens of
excuses have been used to give New Yorkers a convenient opt-out of a regular fitness regimen.  The

latest and most popular these days is concern about being locked into an

expensive gym contract.

some good news for New Year's resolutionists.  You no longer have to
worry about a gym membership hanging

over your head because now, you can go to one of 50 recreation centers within

the 5 boroughs of New York City to get your fitness on.

Up NYC, instituted by Mayor Michael Bloomberg, in partnership with the Department of Parks and Recreation, Equinox Fitness Clubs, The Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, the Department of Education and the New York City Housing Authority
, is a
free citywide program available to all New Yorkers.

UP NYC has free fitness classes throughout the 5 boroughs of New York City.   

Yoga, Zumba, Kickboxing,

Physniques Aerobics and Cardio Sculpt are just some of the amazing workouts you

can get through Shape Up NYC. The Shape Up NYC Classes are absolutely free, and no

pre-registration is required. 

Physniques Weight Loss & Body

Tone joined the iconic St. James Recreation Center in the Bronx this year

bringing a well-rounded exercise program to the facility. Physniques is

designed to accommodate basic to intermediate fitness levels.  It’s ideal for the couch
potato budding

into the fitness arena, who may not be ready for high impact aerobic exercise

or bootcamp type workouts, but still want to get the job done.


The Physniques
program includes

aerobic exercise, body sculpt & strength training, Qigong, women’s

self-defense and Tight Tummy Tuesdays, which includes an intense core workout

to help you get those beachbody abs. 

The full Physniques schedule can
be found at the following link .

Zumba with Caroline from Equinox

has been a long standing highlight at St. James Center and takes place every

Wednesday at 9:00 am. 

Physniques offers a class ("Brenda's Cardio Conditioning Energizer") every

Friday at 6:00 pm at Chelsea Recreation Center in Manhattan for fitness novices

and enthusiasts who prefer to workout further downtown. 

NYC Department of Parks and

Recreation has over 50 centers in place with a vast array of activities from

martial arts training to fully equipped weight rooms to indoor and outdoor

swimming.  A yearly membership,

priced at what you could pay monthly at a private gym, will gain you full

access to all the NYC Department
of Parks and

Recreation centers throughout the five boroughs.  Each
center has a different set of programs.

Meet new
people, make new friends; gain the support you need

to maintain a healthier lifestyle. 

Come to a Shape Up NYC program
near you. 

For more
information and the complete schedule, visit   


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the loop on Shape Up NYC’s programs and best

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