Friday, May 8, 2009

Fitness Club Relocates To Former Bowling Alley

“New York Sports Clubs, which operates 112 locations in the tri-state area, celebrated the opening of a new facility last week at 300 Route 18 north. The new club replaces an older facility that was located on Cornwall Court in East Brunswick. ‘We are very excited to build this new facility and give our members the kind of club they had been asking for,’ said Alex Alimanestianu, CEO of New York Sports Clubs. The new 36,000-square-foot facility is in the former location of the Mid-State Bowling Alley. NYSC East Brunswick features a fourlane swimming pool with a skylight, a basketball court and a dedicated personal-training area. There are also areas for members to socialize, including a juice bar and lounge. In addition to a cycling studio for classes and a large-group exercise studio for classes ranging from Zumba to boot camp, the club contains a mind-body studio with bamboo floors and variable lighting for yoga and Pilates classes. The club features new equipment, including cardiovascular machines equipped with personal viewing screens so that members may watch TV or listen to music while they work out. The number of treadmills and ellipticals has been significantly increased and expanded to include PreCor's new AMT machine. The fitness floor has a large selection of strength equipment laid out to optimize members' workouts, according to a press release from the club. The club offers baby-sitting and there is a changing room for families using the pool. Pool parties and activity parties are offered. The facility offers NYSC's Sports Clubs for Kids programs, as well as the Youth Sports Performance program, IGNITE, for young athletes' training. The existing building was retrofitted for gym use, and in doing so, natural light was introduced through the addition of clerestory windows, skylights and perimeter day lighting. The flooring is made of recycled rubber in the fitness areas and bamboo in the mind-body studio. The club is also equipped with high-efficiency heating and cooling systems, LED and compact fluorescent light fixtures and environmentally friendly paints. Waterless urinals, low-flush toilets and air-blade hand driers can be found in locker rooms in an effort to save water and reduce paper towel waste.”

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