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August 31, 2014
Shape Up NYC Fitness Instructor Training Program
DATES: Open though August 31, 2014
West Bronx Recreation Center
1527 Jesup Avenue
(Near 172nd Street)
Bronx, NY, 10452
Starts October 4, 2014. Runs Saturdays, 3:00 - 5:30 p.m.
McCarren Play Center
776 Lorimer Street
(Between Bayard Street and Driggs Avenue)
Brooklyn, NY 11222
Starts September 27, 2014. Runs Saturdays, 9:15 - 11:45 a.m.
Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center
232 West 60th Street
(Between Amsterdam and West End Avenues)
New York, NY 10023
Starts October 2, 2014. Runs Thursdays, 6:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Lost Battalion Hall
93-29 Queens Boulevard
(Between 62nd Avenue and 62nd Drive)
Flushing, NY 11374
Starts September 23, 2014. Runs Tuesdays, 6:00 - 8:30 p.m.
McDonald Field House
775 Forest Avenue
(Between Broadway and N Burgher Avenue)
Staten Island, NY 10310
Starts October 1, 2014. Runs Wednesdays, 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.
DETAILS: Become a Shape Up NYC fitness instructor! NYC Parks is accepting applications now for the Fall 2014 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 200 free fitness classes per week in more than 100 locations in all five boroughs, thanks to sponsors Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield, Equinox and NYC Service.
For more information and to register please visit www.nycgovparks.org/programs/recreation/shape-up-nyc.
Arthur Pincus / Meghan Lalor