Gym & Fitness Profiles for Westchester & Putnam, NY: Find your ideal place to get in shape!
Nov 28, 2012 09:14PM
If you associate “going to the gym” with sweatbands and legwarmers, maybe it’s time you took a look at what fitness means in the 21st century. Whether you want classes or one-on-one instruction, boxing or yoga, stress management or nutritional guidance, or even a special program for your kid, there’s a fitness center near by that has you covered.
Energy Movement Center
925 South St., Peekskill, NY 10566
914.930.1504 • [email protected]
Certifications/special training: ACE-certified personal trainer; IIN-certified holistic health coach; cancer exercise specialist; massage therapy; yoga; tai chi; qigong.
Tell us about your fitness center. Energy Movement Center Inc. is a healing arts center offering a holistic approach to fitness, health and self-fulfillment through classes that invigorate the body and feed the creative soul in a friendly, noncompetitive atmosphere. We offer individualized health and wellness programs, and Options in Fitness LLC offers one-on-one personal training and health and nutrition coaching; our clients benefit from our emphasis on nutrition, mental fitness and stress management.
What classes or programs does your fitness center offer? EMC offers a variety of right-sized classes, from our signature EMC Core Fitness, FORMethod, Stretch to Strength and X-Bike classes to more familiar ones like tai chi, yoga, meditation and one-on-one personal training and health coaching.
What kind of atmosphere can clients expect to find at EMC? It’s an intimate setting—a serene yet energized atmosphere, with exposed brick walls. We’re open to all ages, and we find that our center especially appeals to those looking for an alternative to the bright-light, high-energy, crowded fitness centers. Those looking for one-on-one or small-group attention and goal-oriented health and wellness programs will love our center.
Are you offering any New Year’s or new client specials? We have an introductory special for new members—a three-month, all-inclusive membership, with full access to all our classes, for $150. We also have a special program, “Six Months to Vibrant Health and Wellness.” Call us for details.
What is your goal with your center and for your members? We promise focus, commitment and results. We give our members the tools they need to empower themselves and achieve balance—a measure of certainty in an uncertain world.
WeeZee … World of “Yes I Can!”
480 Bedford Rd., Ste. 4202, Chappaqua, NY 10514
Certifications/special training: Our staff/villagers include, but are not limited to, registered nurses, speech therapists, occupational therapists, recreational therapists, physical therapists, counselors, medical doctors and tutors. We also offer spa services.
Tell us about your fitness center. WeeZee is a 16,000-square-foot health club for kids and families that seeks to improve academic performance, develop athletic coordination and enhance social relationships. The facility includes state-of-the-art equipment such as a fully equipped sound studio, an art room, a cooking room, a spray ground/rain room, and high-tech sports training.
What classes or programs does your fitness center offer? Our monthly memberships and multi-visit passes give access to the gym, group classes, our Sensory Lifestyle program*, drop-offs, member discounts, guest privileges, private lessons and more. Additional programs at WeeZee include birthday parties; After School Zone; Fun Zone (holiday mini-camp); Sensational! Summer Camp; Village of Professionals; and Swing Bean Café.
*Our Sensory Lifestyle program uses 100 different kinds of equipment intended to improve children’s academic, social and physical performance using sensory integration.
What kind of atmosphere can clients expect to find at WeeZee? We provide a family environment for children aged 1-12. The best way to describe WeeZee is a combination of a fitness gym, a museum, and the “Disneyland” of Westchester. It is high-energy—the children are always busy interacting with sensory coaches and working on the equipment, which stimulates all the senses.
Are you offering any New Year’s or new client specials? WeeZee does not currently have any specials, but we feel that with our flexible membership plan, there’s something for everybody. There are monthly memberships as low as $150 per month, or you can buy a 10-visit pass for $300. Call us for more details.
What is your goal with your center and for your members? Our goals for members are to increase cognitive thinking, enhance social relationships and improve athletic performance. We want our children to learn how to have conversations instead of acting out, because if they get out their energy and jitters at WeeZee, their home and school environment will feel better—as we know from dozens of testimonials.
Lexington Avenue Gym
Nina Preizler, owner
326 Lexington Ave., Mount Kisco, NY 10549
Certifications/special training: Our 10 trainers have a wide range of professional certifications. For details, see LexAvegym.com/trainers.
Tell us about your fitness center. Lexington Avenue Gym is a 4,000-square-foot facility brimming with state-of-the-art equipment, a full-size boxing ring, and a staff comprised of the area’s most experienced personal trainers.
What classes or programs does your fitness center offer? We offer innovative personal training designed to suit clients’ individual needs, including one-on-one boxing instruction with seasoned professionals. We’re committed to providing superior fitness training for kids and teens, too, helping them grow strong, healthy and confident through one-on-one training and guidance.
What kind of atmosphere can clients expect to find at Lexington Avenue Gym? It’s an intimate, fun atmosphere consisting of women, men and kids with a wide range of capabilities.
Are you offering any New Year’s or new client specials? Yes. First-time customers receive $50 off their first pack or $25 off their first session with the Natural Awakenings coupon (see page 39).
What is your goal with your center and for your members? We want to help our clients reach their individualized fitness goals quickly, safely and effectively with the guidance and instruction of a fitness professional. No matter what a client’s goal is, our trainers will find a workout routine that works for him or her.
Ultimate Fitness Pro
Dane Whitted, owner
107 Baldwin Place Rd., Mahopac, NY 10541
914.482.7454 • [email protected]
Certifications/special training: NSCA, CSCS, American Heart Association CPR/AED.
Tell us about your fitness center. At Ultimate Fitness Pro you will get specialized, one-on-one strength and conditioning. I use results-driven program designs.
What classes or programs does your fitness center offer? I offer powerlifting, Olympic lifting, strongman, cross training, CrossFit, bodybuilding, gymnastics, endurance training, speed and agility training, metabolic conditioners, anabolic energizers and nutritional guidance.
What kind of atmosphere can clients expect to find at Ultimate Fitness Pro? There are no distractions in my gym—no TVs, magazines or Arc Trainers—just the best training methods that will get you to your goals in a hurry.
Are you offering any New Year’s or new client specials? For a limited time only, I am offering one free week of training—three one-hour sessions—no strings attached, no deposit or credit card required.
What are your goals for your work and for your clients? I want people to understand that we are not designed to sit still. We need to keep moving and strengthening ourselves to lead a fit, high-quality life.