St. James Park was transformed into a fitness extravaganza over the weekend for the second annual Bronx Fit Fest, presented by Empire BlueCross BlueShield and Montefiore. BronxNet served as the festival’s official media partner.
Cancelled last year due to COVID-19, the event returned with an array of outdoor activities including fitness and dance classes, healthy living tips, wellness screenings, interactive family friendly games and more.
NYC Parks Commissioner Gabrielle Fialkoff attended the event and welcomed patrons and fitness enthusiasts alike.
“Bronx Fit Fest provides New Yorkers of all ages with unique opportunities for fitness and outdoor recreation, and we’re thrilled to welcome the Fordham community back to St. James Park for a chance to get reacquainted with our free and engaging classes,” Fialkoff said. “We know how important health and wellness is to improve the quality of life for the communities we serve. Special thanks to all of our sponsors for their unwavering commitment to making this festival a success, and we look forward to another great event next year!””
New Yorkers are encouraged to continue the fitness fun at our recreation centers, which reopened to all residents in September. Free memberships are currently available to New Yorkers who sign up by Dec. 31. The membership term will last for one year from the date the individual signs up and will grant access to citywide facilities. For more information and registration details, please visit NYC Parks’ recreation center page.