It’s never been easier to get a great workout, at no cost and in your own neighborhood!
Queens Library offers free classes in different disciplines, like Zumba, yoga, aerobics and more, at several community libraries. These classes are geared to customers of all ages and levels of experience, and there are even programs especially designed for seniors.
Fitness classes are taught by expert instructors, and many of the classes are developed by ShapeUp NYC, a citywide program run by NYC Parks in partnership with NYC Service, Equinox, and Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield.
All you need is a towel or yoga mat, a bottle of water, comfortable clothes—and a desire to get in shape.
NOTE: Come early—space is limited and participation is first come, first served.
Here are just some of the classes offered by our branches. To check out your neighborhood branch, click here:
Fitness Sampler: Chair Yoga And Zumba Gold
Peninsula: Do you want to get your body moving and have some fun doing it? This class will give you a taste of everything. Find your calm with chair yoga and de-stress with Zumba Gold dancing in this two-for-one sampler class!
ShapeUp NYC: Boot Camp
St. Albans: Instructor Antoinette Jenkins leads this fun and easy total body workout class which focuses on muscle strength and endurance while keeping the heart rate up to burn calories and improve cardiovascular health.
ShapeUp NYC: Boot Camp for Adults
LeFrak City: Instructor Ronald Williams provides a total body workout that addresses muscle strength and endurance while keeping the heart rate up to burn calories and improve cardiovascular health.
ShapeUp NYC: Cardio Aerobics for Adults
Rosedale: Instructor Leidilin Ramnarine leads this moderate, heart-pumping workout that combines strength and toning exercises to help burn calories and improve heart health.
ShapeUp NYC: Cardio Kickboxing
Richmond Hill: Instructor Monica Kelly leads this high energy group workout involving punching and kicking movements to get a total body workout. Wear comfortable clothes and sneakers; bring a water bottle and towel.
ShapeUp NYC: Cardio Sculpt for Adults
Long Island City: Instructor Susie Nin leads a total body workout fitness class that addresses muscle strength and endurance while keeping the heart rate up to burn calories and strengthen circulatory and respiratory systems.
ShapeUp NYC: Just Keep Moving
Peninsula: Instructor Alice Ostrowsky leads this low-impact aerobics class choreographed to music that aims to increase cardiovascular health while reducing the stress on joints and feet. Participants will perform exercises that will improve muscle mass and mobility and also strengthen and tone the abs.
ShapeUp NYC: Low-Impact Cardio Strength for Adults
Cambria Heights: Instructor Marion Elliott uses a gentle workout that combines body-weight strength training, low-impact aerobics, and active stretching to great music to help you burn calories, tone the body and increase heart health.
ShapeUp NYC: Low-Impact/Total Body Fitness
Windsor Park: This gentle workout combines body weight strength training, low-impact aerobics and active stretching to music. It can help burn calories, tone the body and increase heart health. The instructor is Kristen Kangas.
ShapeUp NYC: Moving and Grooving with Tenaria
Briarwood: This aerobics fitness class uses easy-to-follow dance steps to increase cardiovascular health and tone the body. The instructor is Tenaria Drummond-Smith.
ShapeUp NYC: Yoga for Adults
Ridgewood: Wahnita King leads this yoga class for participants of all levels, focusing on bringing awareness to the body through core strengthening and total-body flexibility.
StayWell Exercise for Seniors
Central Library (Jamaica): StayWell programs for adults age 60 and older, presented in partnership with the New York City Department for the Aging, are a new way to take charge of your health and help your friends do the same. Learn how special exercises and relaxation techniques can make a positive difference in your life.