When people think of New York City transportation, they may picture fleets of yellow taxicabs, speedy subway trains, and horn-blaring sedans. If they adjust their vision, they'll see bicycles weaving through the bustling streets, granting their owners fresh air and exercise. Located just outside the city, Piermont Bicycle Connection arms customers with bikes that make their way to the the Big Apple. Inside the shop, customers can purchase high-quality bikes from Cannondale, Cervélo, and Schwinn as well as biking apparel in the form of gloves, shorts, and one-piece suits for cyclist meetings. They can also hand over their bikes to onsite mechanics for repairs, lounging in the full-service coffee bar as they wait.
During all 365 days of the year, Fusion Fitness Clubs buzzes with patrons sweating in fitness classes, burning fat on cardio machines, and building muscle on weight-training equipment. As 35 treadmills, ellipticals, and Arc trainers whirr, muscles fortify with free weights and weight-training machinery. The dedicated trainers lead spinning sessions upon the seats of Schwinn Evolution bikes, and heart-thumping Latin-inspired music kick-starts aerobic dance moves in Zumba classes. Boot camps sculpt physiques with a rotating lineup of body-toning routines, and yoga classes lead bodies through poses to increase strength, flexibility, and the ability to impersonate a Celtic knot.
A private women's section hosts ladies-only workouts, so gals can further secretly discuss their plot to take over the world as they break a sweat. During one-on-one personal training sessions, certified trainers tailor curricula to best suit each client's goals, after gauging health and fitness levels in an initial complimentary assessment and thumb-wrestling match. After slashing calories solo or in group classes, patrons can refuel at the smoothie bar with natural snacks and sips.