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Health & Fitness


Joe Putrock

The Albany Kripalu Yoga Center, 6 Metro Park Road, Albany, 454-9642. Offering classes in Kripalu, Anusara, Ashtanga and Iyengar yoga, pre-natal yoga, and YogaKids®. www.akyc.org

Bally’s Total Fitness, 42 Wolf Road, Colonie, 459-4020. All the latest equipment, aerobics classes and personal trainers. Daycare available.

Capital District YMCA, 274 Washington Ave., Albany, 449-7196; 20 Community Way, East Greenbush, 477-2570; 250 Winding Brook Drive, Guilderland, 456-3634; 127 Droms Road, Glenville, 399-8118; 13 State St., Schenectady, 374-9136; 2500 21st St., Troy, 272-5900; 1 Wall Street, Clifton Park, 371-2139. Full-service membership facility. www.cdymca.org

The Center for Nia and Yoga, 4 Central Ave., Albany, 463-5145. Offering an alternative to traditional fitness, this center’s many classes demonstrate an approach to wellness that is more about self than sweat. Classes include Nia (an expressive fitness and movement body/mind awareness program), yoga, pilates, and more. www.nia-yoga.com

East Greenbush Health and Fitness, 331 Columbia Turnpike, East Greenbush, 479-7867. Cardiovascular equipment, Cybex resistance training and kickboxing classes, yoga, and more.

Fitness Factory, 111 Wolf Road, Albany, 453-3099 and 1532 Crescent Road, Clifton Park 348-0332. Full-service fitness center offering free weights and tanning. Aerobics classes are offered at the Albany facility.

Fitstop, 374 Broadway, Albany, 689-0211. Specializing in personal training; offering treadmills, ellipticals, Nautilus, Pilates, massage, Gravity classes, more. Flexible memberships. www.fitstopalbany.com

Fitness for Her, 333 Delaware Ave., Delmar, 478-0237. Fitness center for women of all ages and levels. Kickboxing and step classes.

Forever Young, 20 Lower Hudson Ave., Green Island, 273-2200. Offering cardiovascular equipment and group fitness classes including cardio-kickboxing. Coed gym with separate women’s club.

Gold’s Gym, 2080 Western Ave., Guilderland, 464-1500. Fitness and aerobic center that offers personal instruction in addition to everything you’d expect from a full-service gym. Nutrition programs available. www.gotogold.com

Maximum Fitness, 621 River St., Troy, 274-1874. Cardio-kickboxing classes, cardio equipment, free weights, yoga and tai-chi.

Northeastern New York Safety & Health Council, 45 Colvin Ave., Albany, 438-2365. Defensive driving courses, certified first aid/CPR programs and occupational safety courses.

Steuben Athletic Club, 1 Steuben Place, Albany, 434-6116. An upscale health and social club that offers fully equipped exercise facilities, classes, spa services, racquetball, squash and basketball leagues. www.steubenclub.com

The Sweat Shop, 818 Central Ave. (Hollywood Video Plaza), Albany, 459-6942. Offering 65 classes a week including aerobic, step, tai chi, kickboxing, yoga, and senior fitness, plus massage, personal training and a weight-loss clinic. Child care; student rates available by the semester. www.judytorelsweatshop.com

The Yoga Room, Parade Ground Village, Route 9, Malta, 899-4372. Kripalu and ashtanga yoga, meditation, relaxation classes, massage therapy, reiki and yoga therapy. www.yogaroomwellness.com

Washington Park Yoga, 747 Madison Ave., Washington Park, 433-1750. Offering traditional yoga and its more athletic counterpart ashtanga yoga. Also pilates and various workshops. www.wpyoga.com

World Gym, 165 High Rock Ave., Saratoga Springs, 584-5004. Personal training, aerobics, pilates and other classes, steam rooms, tanning and a juice bar are just a few of the offerings here. www.worldgymsaratoga.com

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