Holiday feasting is over, and the new year is here. It's time to make those resolutions. If getting fit and being healthier is one of your resolutions for 2011, then Glen Cove is the place to be. With over a dozen fitness centers in the area, residents are bound to find something to help burn off those holiday calories.
Here is a list of the top 10 fitness centers in Glen Cove.
1. – 44 School Street
Located across from the Glen Cove Cinemas in Village Square, Planet Fitness is open 24 hours during the week and offers a wide variety of cardio and strength training equipment. With trained and certified trainers on site, there is always someone available to assist members in reaching their weight or fitness goals. Free unlimited training is available to all members.
2. – 4 Cedar Swamp Road
Formerly known as Island Fitness, this new and improved gym is popping up all over the East Coast. The Glen Cove location boasts over 20,000 square feet of space, featuring state of the art cardio and weight training equipment. Training sessions are also available to all members.
3. – 275 Glen Street
Bored of the traditional gym routine? Kick things up a notch with karate, kick boxing or a Zumba class at Gold Martial Arts. Offering classes for adults and kids, Sensei and owner Hender Alvarado and junior Sensei Andrew Goldberg can help you lose weight and have fun while learning the ancient art of martial arts self defense.
4. – 5 Dosoris Way
Awaken your muscles with grace, balance and control. The Pilates studio offers classes for all experience levels, from beginners to advance. Classes, such as the total body reformer, are held every day with a trained and certified instructor. Private, semi private, or group classes are available.
5. – 275 Glen Street
Stretch your body in ways you never knew possible with a session in Pilates. The studio is owned and operated by a certified Pilates trainer with over ten years of experience. She offers one on one session along with small group classes.
6. – 125 Dosoris Lane
As if the Glen Cove Y doesn't already offer a variety of convenient and accessible programs and services, fitness classes are also available for adults, teenagers and youths. Adults can participate in sculpt and train, boost and burn, spin, boot camp or total body workouts, Mommy & Me Toddler Gym, while youths and teens can dabble in Fitness exercise for kids–ages six to 11–basketball games or pre-teen weight workouts. Aquatics fitness classes are also available. Personal or group training sessions can also be scheduled for adults, teens and youths.
7. – 190 Glen Street
The Training Station offers a wide variety of cardio and strength training equipment along with a selection of classes including Pilates, Yoga and spinning. Child care services are available onsite. Trainers are on hand to help members achieve their most effective workout.
8. – 3 Brewster Street
Punch your way into shape with a class in cardio kick boxing, Tae-Kwon Do, Ju-Jitsu, or core strength training exercise. The studio offers one-on-one private lessons in these self defense and performance training based classes. Classes are held every day of the week for both adults and children.
9. – 37 Glen Street
Dance your way into shape at the Glen Dance Studio. Choose your step from a selection of hip-hop, acrobatic, salsa, meringue, zumba or cardio dance classes. Nominated the "Best on Long Island" for two years in a row, the studio caters to youths and adults.
10. – 60 Sea Cliff Avenue
Who says losing weight has to only include a gym or heavy lifting? Swinging a tennis racket back and forth while moving up and down the court can burn just as many calories as a treadmill. Learn the art of tennis while shedding some unwanted pounds. The center offers training to men, women and children of all skill level. Cardio tennis classes are offered on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Private one on one sessions are also available.