What do Mike Adams of the Denver Broncos and Sloane Serpe of the All-ACC Women's Lacrosse Team have in common? They've trained at 360 Fitness Performance Sports. That's thanks in part to the fitness center's 30,000 square-foot facility that seamlessly incorporates a turf field, a running track, basketball courts, and batting cages. Cardio and weight-training areas allow exercisers to work out on their own schedules or with the help of a trainer and a group fitness studio offers high-energy classes such as kickboxing and boot camp.
The track and field training staff at SCI has coached and trained more than 30,000 athletes?and that statistic is always growing. At his training facility, Sports Conditioning Institute, he and his team encourage athletes with sports-specific training, focusing on games including hockey and volleyball, and lead fit-seekers in two boot-camp styles. The common thread running through every workout is Vaccaro?s focus on avoiding overstressing bodies and preventing injuries. He emphasizes short and frequent workouts, for example, rather than long routines that can lead to sustaining injury, becoming burnt out, or accidentally running into another country without your passport. To complement coached workouts, the gym hosts an array of free weights and cardio machines for solo sessions.
As part of the Chelsea Piers Sports & Entertainment Complex, located at the historic Chelsea Piers, the Golf Club perches over the same port that once welcomed ships into New York City. Now, golfers tee up in the driving range's 52 heated and weather-protected stalls, which overlook the glinting waters of the Hudson River. Automatic tee-up systems position balls for launch across the 200-yard, net-enclosed fairway. A putting green allows patrons to improve their short game, and two Full Swing simulators encourage them to take hacks in virtual environs, transporting them to famous courses across the country or fifth-grade birthday parties where they missed the pi?ata.
Children and adults alike can enlist in Golf Club at Chelsea Piers? classes, which stratify students by experience level. The 12-member coaching staff includes PGA and LPGA professionals, and sessions take place in a 2,000-square-foot teaching facility.
In 1931, aviation legends such as Howard Hughes and Amelia Earhart traversed the hallowed halls of Floyd Bennett Field, New York City's first municipal airport. Today, the same site harbors Aviator Sports and Events Center, which accommodates recreation in all of its forms, equipped with 20,000 square foot indoor field house, which includes newly resurfaced hardwood courts and new turf field, two outdoor synthetic-turf fields, and an outdoor space for events that can seat up to 4,000 people?the same number of people it takes to crack open a life-size Big Bird pi?ata. Twin NHL-regulation rinks host open-skate sessions, a majority of which are held on Rink B, every day of the week, with skates as late as 11 p.m. on weekends. Inside the center is a brand new CrossFit gym, which offers workout classes Monday through Saturday. Only youngsters enjoy summer or after-school camps, but adults and kids alike can take advantage of a roster of sports and leagues, including flag football and rock climbing, ideal for those looking to shorten morning commutes by cutting through the quarry.
With more than 120 classes and a plethora of programs offered each week, the YMCA bolsters bodies with invigorating and enjoyable fitness regimens throughout Manhattan. Aspiring circus strongpersons have their pick from brawn-building courses such as kettlebell for a full flexibility workout, spinning for 45 minutes of fat-burning cardio, and capoeira for winning dance-fights against hard-bargaining local street vendors.
Reebok Sports Club New York, overlooking Lincoln Center on the Upper West Side, takes a comprehensive approach to the athletic club experience. A center for workout, fitness, competitive sports, health and wellness, this well-appointed gym understands that fitness and wellbeing are an integral part of the modern lifestyle, especially for New Yorkers who perhaps don’t spend as much time focusing on their health as they should. With a rooftop track, two basketball courts, a 75-foot swimming pool, a rock climbing wall and a boxing studio all inside the cavernous space, there’s usually plenty of space for everyone to exercise in peace. For parents looking to sneak in some quick cardio, there’s even a children’s play area, complete with child-size basketball hoops and other fun, healthy activities. With recreational leagues, a weekly lineup of classes and a café with free WiFi, Reebok Sports Club just may have it all.