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Natural Awakenings Westchester / Putnam / Dutchess New York

Natural Awakenings’ Gym & Fitness Profiles: Find your ideal place to get in shape

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, Pilates or yoga, weight management or nutritional guidance, or even a special program for your kid, there’s a fitness center nearby that has you covered.


All Sport Health and Fitness

17 Old Main St., Fishkill, NY 12524

845.896.5678 •  [email protected]

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Certifications/special training: Certified yoga, Pilates and tai chi instructors, , as well as certified personal trainers, swim instructors and nutritional consultant.

Tell us about your fitness center. From yoga and Pilates to personal training‚ nutritional plans to kids’ programs‚ we have it all. We make it easy to be healthy and fit‚ and in comfy surroundings, too. Our state-of-the-art facility has been a leader in Dutchess County for years. In keeping with our approach to fitness, All Sport continues to grow and renew itself. By the numbers, All Sport features 75,000 square feet of workout space on a 10-acre campus. Ingenuity is our “MO,” and we never stand still. So we keep coming up with more and more ways for you to get healthy and stay fit.

What do you offer? We offer yoga, Pilates, tai chi, cycle, TRX, Zumba®, Barre Fusion, willPower & grace®, weight training, cardio, personal training (one-on-one, small group, boot camps) and nutritional consulting; all levels of yoga, including one-on-one, 200-hour certified yoga teacher training, children’s yoga and advanced yoga workshops (yoga instructors are highly experienced, with advanced training); basketball, racquetball, indoor & outdoor pools, sauna, hot tub, massage and the MedX Back Center. Programs for adults and children include swim lessons, boxing, dance, fencing, karate and more. We also host special events, parties, summer camp and kids’ School’s Out Vacation Camp.

What’s it like? All Sport features a full-service, newly renovated, serene studio with flexible bamboo flooring dedicated to mind/body classes, including all levels of yoga. The club is family-friendly but also welcomes couples, singles and seniors. Yoga students range from beginner to advanced, such as those enrolled in yoga teacher training, a 200-hour course.

Any specials? We offer holiday membership specials and a Class Pass for nonmembers (4 or 8 classes), which can be used for any group exercise class, including mind/body classes.

What is your goal for your members? We are dedicated to making the health and wellness of our members better through personalized, caring service and an outstanding array of health and fitness options. There is so much to choose from in our welcoming, family-friendly environment.


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 do you 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’s it like? 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.

Any specials? We have an introductory special for new members—a three-month, all-inclusive membership, with full access to all our classes, for $199. We also have a special program, “Six Months to Vibrant Health and Wellness.” Call us for details.

What is your goal 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. 


THE GYM of Armonk

99 Business Park Dr., Armonk, NY 10504

914.219.1601  • [email protected]  •

Tell us about your fitness center. THE GYM is a complete lifestyle and fitness center designed to promote healthy living in a first-class atmosphere. Our unique approach integrates specialized training programs with nutrition and weight-management counseling for total-body conditioning and optimal fitness. We are known for our superior-quality equipment, expert staff and special amenities, including a juice bar, basketball court and children’s play area.

What do you offer? We offer over 30 weekly yoga classes (tG² Yoga), over 32 spin classes (including Visual RPM and Performance IQ), CoreAlign classes, and over 120 group fitness classes; customized personal training, comprehensive weight training options and Pilates training; an extensive Youth Program; nutritional counseling and weight management; a cardio deck, a kinesis station and a spa; and physical therapy.

What’s it like? THE GYM is large enough to offer a variety of fitness options, but it also offers individualized programs for any adult who wants to achieve his/her fitness goals. The Youth Program offers teens, tweens and children a chance to learn good fitness habits that will last them a lifetime.

Any specials? We offer one week free to first-time guests, and a 14-day money-back guarantee.

What is your goal for your members? When we opened our first THE GYM in Montvale, NJ, in 2002, we had a vision to create a new kind of experience: a gym with personal service, the latest equipment, top-tier instructors and a full line of wellness services; a gym that replicates the quality and customer service of a five-star hotel; a gym that helps members achieve their fitness goals and enjoy doing it; and a gym that listens to its clients and caters to their needs.


Jaimie Finkelstein

Westchester Area

347.907.4764  • [email protected]

Certifications/special training: Certified yoga teacher (200-hour and Hot); certified LeBarre instructor; personal fitness trainer (AFAA); certified reflexologist; master’s degree in counseling.

Tell us about your work. My practice focuses on the individual needs and goals of the client from a holistic training perspective. I will design a program tailored for you, incorporating physical fitness, yoga, reflexology and relaxation, and I will coach you through any obstacles that could prevent you from reaching your goals. This mind/body connection will bring you greater success in the long term.

What do you offer? Among the services I offer are weight training, core training, strength training, nutritional and weight-loss counseling, barre training, cardio and interval training, private yoga instruction, life coaching and reflexology. All training can be done privately or in small groups (priced accordingly). Friends/couples welcome!

Any specials? I offer 15 percent off for all first-time clients or for packages of more than 5 sessions if purchased before January 15. 

What is your goal for your clients?  I am dedicated to seeing and helping my clients reach their goals and achieve optimum wellness from head to toe. The body needs different things at different times, so I am passionate about finding what will work for your body every session.


Sterling Swann

Putnam Valley, NY

914.474.1848  • [email protected]

Certifications/special training: Stough Institute-designated Breathing Coordination practitioner; certified teacher, Alexander Technique.

Tell us about your work. I offer hands-on guidance and simple exercises to help students focus on their breathing mechanics. By extending the exhale completely and making use of the reflexive inhale, they can achieve maximum turnover of air with minimum effort.

What do you offer?  Increased oxygen levels mean better physical and mental performance.  Breathing Coordination reduces stress, boosts athletic stamina and promotes an improvement in overall quality of life.

Any specials? Discounts are available for families and for multiple-lesson cards.

What is your goal for your clients? My goal is to help people of all ages and abilities improve their breathing, whether to shine in the performing arts, excel at competitive sports, or just conquer a set of stairs. 


Wilder Fitness & Yoga

David Wilder, Owner

792 Route 35, Yellow Monkey Village, Cross River, NY 10518

917.364.1487 •  [email protected]

Certifications/special training: YogaFit-certified yoga instructor; NGA-certified personal trainer.

Tell us about your work: I am a certified yoga instructor with more than 20 years’ teaching experience. I offer individual and group personal training, with all exercises modified to accommodate each individual’s fitness level.

What do you offer? Among the services I offer are individual or group yoga classes, weight training, Pilates, strength training, nutritional counseling and weight-loss management. My Practical Fitness class is a 1-hour class consisting of 15 minutes of weight-lifting techniques, 25 minutes of calisthenics (pull-ups, push-ups, sit-ups, squats, etc.) and 15 minutes of cardiovascular activity. The cost is $20 per session (or less with purchase of a class card).

What are your goals for your clients?  I want to help my clients improve their lives and reach their maximum fitness potential.