New Free Fitness Classes Available to Bronx Residents

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Photo Courtesy of NYC Parks Department

On January 13, city officials and the NYC Parks Department announced more than 100 new Shape Up NYC free fitness classes that will be offered in 2016. The program now looks to provide 370 weekly classes at 225 locations which will include parks, rec centers, hospitals, and libraries. The new classes are targeted to effect areas that are densely populated and that have higher-than-average poverty levels. “Staying fit and improving your health doesn’t need to cost a lot of money,” said Mitchell J. Silver, commissioner at NYC Park.

NYC Parks Commissioner Mitchell J. Silver and the First Lady of the City of New York Chirlane McCray joined Assistant Commissioner of the Bureau of Chronic Disease Prevention and Tobacco Control for NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Shannon Farley, Shape Up participant Rosemary Lebron, and vice president of Planning, Operations and Individual Business for BlueCross BlueShield Amadou Yattassaye to announce the new program on January 13.
Photo Courtesy of NYC Parks Department

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