The New York City Department of Parks & Recreation offers free fitness classes in all five boroughs through their Shape Up NYC program. You can search classes by borough, zip code, and even skill level. Popular classes like yoga and zumba are available.
There are classes offered everyday of the week, and no registration or membership is required. Just show up to shape up!
Elliptical machines and treadmills can have you feeling like you’re spinning on a hamster wheel, so when I heard of Punk Rope through founder Tim Haft, I was super excited about this fun alternative to run-of-the-mill cardio!
The classes involve highly engaging, fun and themed workouts in a warm and inclusive environment for people of all ages and fitness levels. Check out their MSN feature:
The Punk Rope workshop is for people who are interested in being certified, but there are instructor led classes available in over a dozen states. Below is the information for people interested in the workshop, but if you would like to register for a class, please visit their website.
Punk Rope Workshop | Sunday, May 1 | 10am-5pm
Our Lady Queen of Angels | 229 East 112th Street | New York, NY 10029
Punk Rope creators, Tim Haft & Shana Brady
What’s included with registration?
- CECs: .7 ACE, .7 NASM, 6 AFAA, 7 ACSM, 7 NETA
- Participation in a themed demo class
- Instructor’s manual (PDF) | adjustable speed rope
What you’ll learn
- How to teach rope jumping to anybody in 4 easy steps
- The arm cross, double under, and 20 more cool steps & moves
- A slew of creative “get fit quick” drills
- An arsenal of fun & effective fitness games
- Tips on music, strength training, footwear, and more
Registration fee: $149
To register: click here
Several partial, need-based scholarships are available. If interested click here.
More info: Tim Haft | 646-654-0668
Use the code PRUNITED to receive 15% off your next purchase in the Punk Rope store, and tell ‘em Ko sent you!
This is a reposting from the Brooklyn Food & Fitness Task Force distro list. I’m open to posting events from any city, just send in your information:
Weekly Classes at Youth Arts Academy!
NOW FEATURING AFRICAN DRUMMING!!
(No Registration Required)
Contemporary Dance – mixed levels | 7PM – 8:30PM
RONALD K. BROWN/EVIDENCE
ZUMBA! – mixed Levels | 7:30PM- 8:30PM
African Dance – ivory coast – mixed levels | 7PM-8:30PM
Belly Dance – mixed levels| 7PM – 8:30PM
Thai Robic Kickboxing – mixed levels | 7PM – 8PM
SHIHAN (Winslow Lewis)
African Dance – Guinea- mixed levels | 8PM – 9:30PM
African Drumming – mixed levels | 11AM-1PM ($20.00 FOR THIS 2 HOUR CLASS)
PRICE: $10.00–1 HOUR CLASS
$12.00–1-1/2 HOUR CLASS
$20.00–2 HOUR DRUMMING CLASS
(10 CLASS DISCOUNT CARD AVAILABLE)
Location: Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation (Restoration Plaza)
Youth Arts Academy building, 2nd Floor
1368 Fulton Street (between Brooklyn and New York Avenues)
We are open Tuesday-Sunday. The studio is closed on Monday.
If you have any questions concerning the status of a class or
for more information please call: 718-636-6969 or 718-636-6995