Friday, June 6, 2008

Local Gyms Are Hot Spots This Summer

“Although warm weather has led to a rise in outdoor exercising, local gyms have not felt the heat. Al Calogero, owner of The Fitness Mill on Main Street in New York Mills, said the number of members at his gym stay consistent for a variety of reasons. One of the most important: A fitness center gives you the ability to train in ways that would be difficult to do outdoors. ‘We have a large weight room, and we offer a lot of different classes,’ Calogero said. ‘You can’t do those things outside.’ Edwin McTiernan of Powerhouse Gym on Champlin Avenue in Utica thinks the air conditioning is also a big draw for members during the summer months. ‘The hottest days of the summer are usually some of our busiest days,’ he said. ‘Exercise is something you need to do continually. Even if you want to scale it down for the summer, work out two or three times a week just to maintain yourself and make it easy to get back into your routine in the fall,’ McTiernan said."

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