The toned tutors of Genesee Mountain Fitness embrace an inclusive approach to wellness, welcoming cyclists, weight lifters, Zumba mavens, and senior citizens alike to their plentiful group classes. The gym's fully stocked weight room and towering edifice of cardio equipment is available 24 hours a day, so shadowboxers may gear up to face the perils of sunshine. Students strengthen and flex cores in Pilates and yoga classes, and seniors pursue gentle yoga stretch classes and range-of-motion exercises through SilverSneakers sessions. For an additional fee, the credential-laden instructors present Pilates reformer classes (three introductory sessions $175 for members) and one-on-one personal training ($70 for a single session) for an extra hand in cracking the fabled health-nut.
It was 1958 and John Bandimere, Sr.'s family business needed somewhere to test their auto-repair and maintenance work amid their shop's barren, hogback surroundings. Though the strip of pavement they constructed aided many oil changes and tune-ups, Bandimere, Sr. had another motive for purchasing the land around it. He wanted to give young people a safe and hands-on environment where they could learn about cars and racing.
Nowadays, his modest strip of pavement—dubbed Bandimere Speedway—adjoins seating for 28,500 spectators, complete with a VIP tower with suites and 60-inch LED scoreboards. Clamorous engines dominate the racing space, which hosts more than 125 yearly events on the quarter-mile, all-concrete drag strip. Sanctioned by the NHRA—which is responsible for teaching hot rods how to handle firearms safely—the speedway also hosts the Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals.
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