Get fit with Hip Hop legend Grandmaster Melle Mel

Grandmaster Melle Mel at Sessions Gym in the Bronx.

At a time when optimal health is even more key, hip-hop icon Grandmaster Melle Mel is encouraging everyone to be mindful of their overall fitness and he’s bringing that vision to audiences with the show, Grandmaster Fitness, on BronxNet. The show’s premiere is Wednesday, 8/18 at 8:00 PM on BX OMNI Channels 67 Optimum/2133 FiOS in the Bronx and online at


The newest episode features Grandmaster Melle Mel joining BIG KD and friends at Sessions Gym, and Certified Trainer/Gym Owner Leon Love at Lionheart Gym for epic workouts and lyrical discussions around health and fitness. Launched in 2011, GrandMaster Fitness is back and bigger than ever before.


Grandmaster Fitness features fresh workout ideas, tips from experts and fitness testimonials from everyday people as well as local leaders, influencers, and disruptors.  Melle Mel is one of the founding fathers of Hip-Hop as well as the lead vocalist and songwriter of the legendary Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five. He is also widely viewed as as one of the finest MC’s the genre has ever seen, with classics like “White Lines,” “The Message,” and “Beat Street.”

In between workouts, Grandmaster Melle Mel shares his philosophical points of view with tips such as, “you want to be strong but you want to have that strength last,” and “The way that you get in the game and stay on top of your game is to be consistent with your workout…The workout is never over. You’re training today, to be able to come back into the gym tomorrow.  We’re making a positive impact one rep and rhyme at a time.”


BronxNet Executive Director Michael Max Knobbe commented, “I first met Grandmaster Melle Mel while I was working out at a local gym during my high school years. His commitment to his fitness regimen continues to be as strong as his lyrical delivery and inspiring message. He organically came to mind years later when we were developing health programming and a new musically driven fitness show on BronxNet TV that would encourage Bronxites and people around the world to forge pathways to health and fitness.”


The relaunch episode is being broadcast on Thursday 8/19 at 4:30pm and 8:30pm, Friday 8/20 at 2:30pm and 7:30pm, Saturday 8/21 at 9:30am and 6pm, Sunday 8/22 at 8am and 2pm, Monday 8/23 at 6am, 4:30pm and 11pm, Tuesday 8/24 at 1pm and 9:30pm, and Wednesday 8/25 at 3pm, on BronxNet CH 67 Optimum / 2133 Fios in the Bronx and at


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