Move Beyond Violence: Fitness In Support of Domestic Violence Awareness

Join New York Health & Racquet Club and Gibney throughout October for Move Beyond Violence, a fitness event to raise awareness about domestic violence.

Every New York Health & Racquet Club location will offer an exclusive group fitness class in efforts to raise money for survivors of Domestic Violence.

Each class costs $20, with all proceeds benefiting Gibney’s Community Action initiative, a groundbreaking program that uses fitness to empower survivors of intimate partner violence.

All classes are open to both NYHRC members and non-members.

*Wear Purple on October 9th and 23rd in solidarity with the cause, and receive 50 Perkville points!

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Schedule and Upcoming Class Descriptions:


13th Street

Friday 10/19 at 2:30 PM: Strength and Restore with Linda Hazan

Fuses Restorative Yoga, Pilates Strength and Bare-FIT

76th Street

Saturday 10/20 at 1:00 PM: Tabata Sculpt with Levi James

Tabatas are short bursts of high intensity exercise followed by short rests. Excellent for fat burning and toning

56th Street

Saturday 10/20 at 2:00 PM: Ride your Core with Rosa

A challenging indoor cycling ride that challenges your Core


Sunday 10/21at 10:00 AM: Tabata Bootcamp with Celine

Tabatas are short bursts of high intensity exercise followed by short rests. Excellent for fat burning and toning

21st Street

Sunday 10/21 at 11:00 AM: Spin with Brian Sheppard

An indoor cycling workout that targets and strengthens the glutes, quads, hamstrings, and calves.




Gibney is a groundbreaking organization whose mission is to bring the possibility of movement and self-expression where it otherwise would not exist. Gibney works through three interrelated fields of activity: Center, two remarkable spaces at 890 and 280 Broadway comprising a vibrant performing arts complex; Company, the acclaimed resident dance ensemble led by Choreographer Gina Gibney and Company Director Amy Miller, and Community Action, a highly respected and impactful social action program. For additional information visit


Gibney Community Action is on the leading edge of mobilizing the arts to address social justice issues. This program uses dance to empower survivors of intimate partner violence through multiple platforms including Movement Workshops that serve domestic violence survivors; Hands Are For Holding that addresses teen dating violence and bullying among youth in a preventative capacity; Global Community Action Residencies that share its model and practices internationally; the Community Action Hub and its resources that support social change-minded artists; and Advocacy Initiatives that spread awareness and mobilize artists to respond to social issues. For additional information visit


New York Health and Racquet Club (NYHRC), an iconic health club founded in 1973, offers tailored fitness with an inclusive community feel. NYHRC, a family owned business, operates nine Manhattan locations that reflect the energy and culture of NYC, emphasizing fitness as a lifestyle. In addition to elite personal training, more than 650 weekly classes and state of the art exercise equipment, NYHRC offers high-end amenities such as saltwater pools and whirlpools, saunas, steam rooms and massage, racquet sports, basketball courts, outdoor programming, and a member yacht. For further information, visit