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.
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.
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
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.
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
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