Free Fitness Instructor Training Program

By: City of New York/Department of Parks & Recreation

The City of New York Department of Parks & Recreation is sponsoring a 10-week fitness instructor training program. The comprehensive training program is followed by a six-month internship leading your very own Shape Up NYC class, which will give you hands-on experience to prepare you for a nationally accredited certification exam.

Learn more about Shape Up NYC.

Qualifications: Demonstrated interest in fitness, including current participation in group exercise classes. Prior exercise instruction experience is preferred, but not required. Must also have a NYC Parks recreation center membership.

Cost: $60 for fingerprinting and background check.

Apply: To learn more about the program and apply, please visit the Shape Up NYC Instructor Training Application webpage.

Applications are due by February 26, 2014. For questions or help with the application, please


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