Submitted by ub on Thu, 06/21/2012 - 11:42

***** Please note that this event has jut been cancelled due to weather conditions *****

This afternoon, Parks Commissioner Adrian Benepe will join Cathe Thompson, Group Fitness Manager for Equinox, and Patricia Moreno, creator of IntenSati, to welcome participants to an outdoor workout that simultaneously trains your body and mind. The class is one of many outdoor classes that will be offered this summer through the free Shape Up NYC program.

Shape Up NYC offers free fitness classes, many taught by expert instructors from Equinox who know how to make working out fun. In the summer months, the program is bringing exercise out of the gym, and into scenic locations including West Harlem Piers Park in Northern Manhattan, and Rockaway Beach in Queens. From yoga and pilates, to African dance and chair aerobics, Shape Up NYC offers everyone a way to get fit for free. To find a class near you, visit keyword: Shape Up NYC.

At this event, Shape Up NYC will team up with Patricia Moreno, creator of the motivating workout IntenSati. This relatively new class combines empowering affirmations with interval training, martial arts, dance and yoga. The high energy workout combines full body training with positive statements to help keep a healthy balance.

Shape Up NYC is sponsored by Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield, Equinox, and NYC Service. The class at Pier 46 is presented in partnership with the Hudson River Park Trust.

Tomorrow, Bronx Parks Commissioner Hector M. Aponte will join Congressman José E. Serrano, State Assembly Member Eric Stevenson, NYC Department of Environmental Protection Chief Operating Officer Kathryn Garcia, students from Community School 211, members of Community Board 6, and neighborhood residents to cut the ribbon on a $4.5 million renovation of Tremont Park.

The $4.5 million project included the renovation of two playgrounds, with new playground equipment and spray showers. The renovation also added a new lawn and sitting area, with additional plantings throughout the site.

This project is part of a $200 million investment in Bronx Parks financed by mitigation funds from the construction of the Croton Water Filtration Plant through the New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and the Municipal Water Finance Authority. To date, 37 projects, representing more than $91 million, have been completed – creating regional recreational facilities, improving neighborhood parks, and connecting parks through greenways.