Club Fit Operational Alert: Phones and Internet

January 8, 2018 by Lynne Welling

Club Fit Operational Alert: Phones and Internet

We’re very sorry to report that our phone lines and internet have been intermittently out since Saturday. Thanks for your patience as we work with our provider to get a resolution as quickly as possible. We’re looking forward to seeing you in the club in the meantime.Warning

New Club Fit Staff Member – Nicholas Molyneaux

December 22, 2017 by Human Resources

New Club Fit Staff Member – Nicholas Molyneaux

Jefferson Valley Fitness

Nick graduated SUNY Cortland in 2017 with a degree in fitness development. He is a NSCA certified personal trainer with a background in sports performance. Focusing on athletic performance, anatomy, kinesiology and sports performance based nutrition, Nick strives to help clients excel in all areas.

 

New Club Fit Staff Member – Elizabeth Bruni

December 22, 2017 by Human Resources

New Club Fit Staff Member – Elizabeth Bruni

Briarcliff Aquatics

Liz is a current student of SUNY Oswego majoring in technology education. She has ten years of experience in competitive swimming and has been a WSI for three years. Swimming has always been a big part of Liz’s life and she is excited to start working at Club Fit.

New Club Fit Staff Member – Scott Frey

December 22, 2017 by Human Resources

New Club Fit Staff Member – Scott Frey

Briarcliff Café

Scott graduated from Wareham High School in Wareham, Massachusetts. Scott likes playing most sports and has coached mixed martial arts for 5 years.

 

New Club Fit Staff Member – Kaitlyn Yurish

December 22, 2017 by Human Resources

New Club Fit Staff Member – Kaitlyn Yurish\

Jefferson Valley Aquatics

Katie is a fun, cool, energetic person. She went to Mahopac High School and goes to the University of Delaware and studies business.  She enjoys to swim, a sport she has been doing since a young girl.

 

New Club Fit Staff Member – Mercedes Lewis

December 1, 2017 by Human Resources

New Club Fit Staff Member – Mercedes Lewis

Jefferson Valley Reception

Mercedes Lewis is a full-time student at SUNY Orange pursuing a degree in dental hygiene. She is a football fan and her favorite team is the New England Patriots.

New Club Fit Staff Member – Brayant Perdomo

December 1, 2017 by Human Resources

New Club Fit Staff Member – Brayant Perdomo

Briarcliff Energy

Brayant Perdomo is a recent graduate of SUNY Cortland with a degree in sports studies. In his free time, Brayant enjoys playing basketball and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

Dryland & Kids Conditioning December ’17 Athletes

November 28, 2017 by karen

Dryland & Kids Conditioning programs with Club Fit Master Trainer Beth Kear

 

Dryland Athlete of the Month: Natalia Kochut
Club Fit Dryland Athlete of the Month Natalia Kochut
Club Fit Dryland Athlete of the Month Natalia Kochut

This is Natalia’s first year in the Dryland program. She began in September learning about core engagement, balance, accuracy and speed. Natalia always has a face of determination and continues to show her personal best each and every time she is at dry land. She is a pleasure to work with and I’m excited to watch her improve. Keep up the great work Natalia!

 

 

 

Most Improved Dryland Athlete: Alice Hao
Most Improved Club Fit Dryland Athlete Alice Hao
Most Improved Club Fit Dryland Athlete Alice Hao

Alice was new to the Dryland program this fall. She showed up to class raring to go and ready to make a name for herself. Alice is always a front-runner on the track and her determination to excel is quite apparent. She is focused in the Kinesis room and loves to see what she will be learning next. Love to have you in class Alice!

 

 

 

To Keep You Inspired:

November 27, 2017 by jeanne

 Marie Senno & Barbara Dellicurti: Zumba-ing for a Cause….

by Lisa Olney

The Club Fit philosophy is all about empowering its members, its staff, and the community to be the change they’d like to see – whether in the world or in their own health and fitness journeys. Group Fitness instructors Barbara Dellicurti and Marie Senno have perfected this philosophy by merging their passions for fitness and philanthropy, touching many lives along the way.

Marie has been a fan-favorite on the Group Fitness schedule since 2013. Using her lifelong love of dance, she brings a distinct motivational style to her Club Fit classes, which include Booty Barre, Sculpt, 20/20/20, Pilates, and Piloxing (a cardio fusion of standing Pilates, boxing and dance). Barbara has been a Zumba instructor at Club Fit since September of 2016 and also teaches kids’ yoga. Her energy and happy feet are infectious, making her classes a can’t miss option for Zumba veterans and newcomers, alike. Her early morning Sunday class draws both early birds as well as night owls still yawning as they enter the Studio. Recognizing the early hour, after class Barbara will ask, “So who’s sorry they came?” Her students laugh and readily acknowledge that they never regret coming to class. Waking up early and dancing the morning away with a full-body workout makes them feel proud for staying committed to their fitness goals.

Marie and Barbara first met at a small exercise studio five years ago. They instantly recognized in one another the same effervescent energy, commitment to health and fitness, and the need to help others. Since that day, they have been devoted to making the world a better place, one charity event at a time. “Our energy together gets things done – we support each other and feel so blessed to give back to the community,” explains Marie. “We haven’t known each other forever, but we are forever friends. Forever moving forward together – helping people in need.”

Marie and Barbara organize approximately four fundraisers a year for causes such as the American Heart Association, local animal rescue organizations, breast cancer research, local food pantries, Toys for Tots, and disaster relief. This September, after watching Hurricane Maria’s devastating impact on Puerto Rico, Barbara and Marie knew that they needed to act.  “In October, our focus is usually breast cancer, but this year we felt that Puerto Rico was on everyone’s minds and hearts and decided that should be our focus,” recalls Barbara. It is the first year that Club Fit has served as the venue for one of their philanthropic events, and the level of support was overwhelming. The two were moved not only by Club Fit’s assistance, but also the way in which the Club Fit membership embraced the opportunity to make a difference. In the end, members raised over $2,500 for hurricane relief efforts at the October Zumbathon for Puerto Rico.

With frosty temps and a chill in the air, Marie offers the perfect complement to a winter workout with her sage and sincere advice, “There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up.” On Friday, December 8th, from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm at Club Fit Jefferson Valley, the dynamic duo invites you to do just that as they kick off the holiday season with their Toys for Tots Zumbathon. Collection boxes will be at the event and will also be at the Club for a few days afterward for those who would like to support the toy drive by bringing an unwrapped, new toy to brighten the holidays for those less fortunate. “This is our way of giving back,” explains Barbara. “It is also a way of thanking the members for their generosity with a great, holiday-themed Zumba class led with our fellow Zumba instructors.”

New Club Fit Staff Member – Patricia Straub

November 17, 2017 by Human Resources

New Club Fit Staff Member – Patricia Straub

Briarcliff Group Fitness

Patti is a mom of four who found fitness later in her life at the age of 40. She has proven to herself as well as to her clients that it is never to late to achieve health & fitness. Patti is a certified ACSM Personal Trainer, SCW Group Fitness Instructor and Schwinn Certified Indoor Cycling Instructor. Her greatest accomplishment (in addition to her four children, ages 17 (twins), 16 & 12, was running the NYC Marathon at age 47…a bucket list dream come true!

New Club Fit Staff Member – Doreen Sullivan

November 17, 2017 by Human Resources

New Club Fit Staff Member – Doreen Sullivan

Briarcliff Group Fitness

Doreen is a certified spin and group fitness instructor. She is a practicing attorney who lives with her husband in Cortlandt Manor. They have three children.  Doreen enjoys sharing her passion for fitness with others with her energetic teaching style and motivating music.  She is thrilled to be part of the Club Fit family.   

 

New Club Fit Staff Member – Jacob Liebert

November 17, 2017 by Human Resources

New Club Fit Staff Member – Jacob Liebert

Jefferson Valley Aquatics

Jacob is a loving and happy high school senior.  He loves football and spending time with friends and family. Additionally, he likes making people smile and laugh.

 

Dryland & Kids Conditioning October 2017 Athletes

November 14, 2017 by karen

Dryland & Kids Conditioning programs with Club Fit Master Trainer Beth Kear

 

Dryland Athlete of the Month: Marina Wheeler
Club Fit Dryland Athlete of the Month Marina Wheeler
Club Fit Dryland Athlete of the Month Marina Wheeler

Marina showed up this session raring to go! As it is her first year in Dryland I was unfamiliar with her and her abilities. She quickly demonstrated her athleticism and desire to excel. Marina is a strong runner, eager to learn and dedicated to take new drills to their limit. She encourages her teammates and always is a pleasure to work with. Keep on rocking Marina!

 

 

 

Most Improved Dryland Athlete: Madeline Wolin
Most Improved Club Fit Dryland Athlete Madeline Wolin
Most Improved Club Fit Dryland Athlete Madeline Wolin

This is Madeline’s first year in the Dryland program. She showed up on day one eager to start. Her enthusiasm and energy is apparent and she always is looking to improve at the drills given to her. Madeline works hard and seems to enjoy everything she does. She will ask how to perform better with something that might be new for her and always comes from a place of determination and desire to excel. She has made marked improvements in a short period of time and I’m thrilled to watch as she continues to blossom. Way to go Madeline!

 

 

 

New Club Fit Staff Member – Allen Hoti

November 9, 2017 by Human Resources

New Club Fit Staff Member – Allen Hoti

Jefferson Valley Aquatics

Allen graduated from Yorktown High School this past spring and currently attends Westchester Community College. Allen’s passion and hobby has been soccer for the last 10 years. He currently plays for the WCC soccer team. He has worked as a Lifeguard for a year and looks forward to working with the staff and members of Club Fit.

New Club Fit Staff Member – Sabrina Dring

November 9, 2017 by Human Resources

New Club Fit Staff Member – Sabrina Dring

Jefferson Valley – Reception

Sabrina is currently attending Pace University pursuing her bachelor’s in applied psychology and human relations. Sabrina’s hobbies include painting, cooking, watching Disney movies and trying new restaurants. She hopes to one day become a school psychologist and help children. Her goals for Club Fit are to provide a friendly and positive environment.

New Club Fit Staff Member – Savannah Mascalino

November 9, 2017 by Human Resources

New Club Fit Staff Member – Savannah Mascalino

Jefferson Valley Café

Savannah Mascalino has three siblings, one of which is a twin sister. Savannah enjoys make-up and doing other people’s make-up.  Additionally, she enjoys sports and video games.  She also LOVES dogs! Savannah works out everyday trying to achieve her fitness goals.  She has lost over 35 lbs. in the last year.  She loves meeting new people and making new friends.

New Club Fit Staff Member – Joseph Binder

November 6, 2017 by Human Resources

New Club Fit Staff Member – Joseph Binder

Briarcliff Tennis

Joey is a graduate of Methodist University’s professional tennis management program. Teaching tennis has been Joey’s passion for a number of years. He has experience working with players ranging from beginner to division 1 athletes. Aside from tennis, he enjoys lifting weights and yoga.

New Club Fit Staff Member – Joseph Frederick

November 6, 2017 by Human Resources

New Club Fit Staff Member – Joseph Frederick

Briarcliff Fitness

Joe is a Yorktown native. He holds a bachelor’s degree in English literature from Iona College and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in school counseling at Mercy College.  Joe is a down to earth and passionate guy. He loves sports, but especially baseball, football, and hockey. Let’s go Mets, Jets, and Rangers!

 

The Hiking Club

October 30, 2017 by jeanne

By Lisa Olney

Balancing the 24-7 responsibilities of everyday life while taking time for oneself can be as elusive as catching a cloud, and, often, the first casualties of this struggle are one’s own health, fitness, and sense of serenity. Experienced hiking leaders and Club Fit Jefferson Valley members Peter Meskin, Andrew Stein, and Michael Capsuto have the antidote, however, and it’s the longstanding Club Fit Hiking Club that has traversed the trails of the Hudson Valley for over two decades. A free activity for Club Fit members and their guests, hikes range from easy to challenging, and the only prerequisites are good physical condition, hiking boots, and a sense of adventure. The ability to combine exercise with the natural wonders of the Hudson Valley has never been easier … or more fun!

Peter Meskin is a former New York City high school English teacher whose innate gift for teaching earned him several awards for innovation in teaching his students desktop publishing in the days when computers were practically unheard of in the classroom. His inspiring teaching style still touches everything he does, whether in a classroom or in the great outdoors. The hiking bug first bit Meskin as a child growing up in Brooklyn, and as a young man, he went on day hikes with the American Youth Hostels hiking club throughout the Hudson Valley. Later, as a member of the Westchester Trails Hiking Club and the Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC), he became a hiking leader and received extensive training from the AMC at the 1,800-acre Blue Mountain Reservation in Peekskill. Not limited to dry land, however, Meskin was also a sailing instructor for the New York Sailing School on City Island, received his Coast Guard Captain’s license, and had his own charter boat business in the British Virgin Islands. His hobbies also include sculpting in wood and stone along with photography, and he and his wife, Diane, volunteer at a humane society animal shelter and Guiding Eyes for the Blind where they foster puppies to help socialize the potential guide dogs at a young age.

22 years ago, Club Fit Jefferson Valley reached out to Meskin about creating a hiking club, and it was about this time that Meskin met fellow Club Fit member Andrew Stein. Another avid hiker who grew up in the Bronx, Stein has hiked all over the country including Alaska and the Rockies, and as a videographer he has documented some of his favorite experiences. Encouraged by friends to share his local hiking experiences, Stein decided to look into starting a hiking club. As if Mother Nature herself introduced these two, their meeting couldn’t have happened at a better time. “Andrew is a caring and engaged hiking leader and has hiked the local trails since he was a boy,” says Meskin. “He shares his vast knowledge of local history and lore with the hikers, and his friendly dog Molly accompanies him on the trails, greeting all of the hikers and giving them even more reasons to smile. Andrew has been very important to the success of the hiking club.”

Hand-picked from within the hiking club, Club Fit’s third hiking leader is Michael Capsuto, a Yorktown resident who has been hiking since childhood. Capsuto discovered the hiking club 10 years ago, and his vast knowledge of area trails along with his Red Cross certifications in adult first aid/CPR/AED make him a valued addition as a hike leader. “Michael has an intimate knowledge of the trails from many years of hiking with the Club Fit Hiking Club and on his own,” says Meskin. “He is a caring and compassionate person who only wants the best for our members.”

Meskin, Stein, and Capsuto all combine working out at Club Fit with their outdoor exercise routines and agree that daily exercise is the key to staying healthy. They can often be found in the cardio area on the treadmills and elliptical machines or in the strength training area using equipment like the FitLinxx circuit. “I’ve been working out at Club Fit since the 1980s,” says Meskin. “They are constantly reinventing themselves, integrating new exercise strategies and programs to keep everyone involved and motivated.” Combine that with the physical and mental benefits of hiking, and the result is a full mind-body workout that spells balance with a capital B.

The Club Fit Hiking Club is always ready to welcome newcomers and familiar faces, alike. Hikes take place all year long, ranging from easy to challenging. No sign-up is required, and as part of the Club Fit membership, all hikes are free to members and their guests. The next two hikes are November 4th at Teatown with a Teatown naturalist and November 12th at the Fahnestock Park Appalachian Trail.  To view a Hiking Club photo montage from Hike Leader Andrew Stein, click here. Happy hiking!