Welcome New Club Fit Staff Member – Kylah Henson

December 31, 2015 by Human Resources

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Briarcliff Manor – Receptionist

Kylah enjoys playing sports, making jokes and exercise. Her passions are being able to motivate people to push themselves to success. She is CPR, AED and OSHA certified. Kylah is fascinated at how many activities are at Club Fit.

Welcome New Club Fit Staff Member – Soo D’Agnese

December 31, 2015 by Human Resources

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Jefferson Valley – Group Fitness Instructor

Soo is a gifted spiritual consultant who has been practicing meditation and other health related modalities for over 40 years.  Soo has been trained in Qi Gong and Tai Chi from China, and is a certified Yoga instructor, as well as other specialties.  Besides health enhancing, you will find her classes fun, inspiring, relaxing, and practical as well as heartwarming.

Welcome New Club Fit Staff Member – Karen Simmons

December 31, 2015 by Human Resources

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Briarcliff Manor – Group Fitness Instructor

Karen comes to Club Fit as a competitive cyclist and triathlete. She races for Team BIKEWAY and has completed many races including 4 half Ironmans. Karen easily transfers her love for cycling, competing and music into her spinning classes to deliver a dynamic workout

Welcome New Club Fit Staff Member – Gregory O’Connell

December 31, 2015 by Human Resources

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Briarcliff Manor – Lifeguard

We are happy to have Greg return to the Club Fit Aquatics department.  He enjoys baseball, guitar, and snowboarding.  He is currently studying business economics at SUNY Oneonta.  He says he loves the atmosphere at Club Fit!

Welcome New Club Fit Staff Member – John Castillo

December 31, 2015 by Human Resources

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Briarcliff Manor – Counterperson

John enjoys barefoot running, piano, track, cross country and basketball.  His expertise in understanding of cell and molecular biology.   John really likes the space and variety of lifting equipment at Club Fit.

Ndikumana Family GoFundMe page

December 28, 2015 by Liz

Methode Ndikumana, Club Fit member, recently passed away due to liver cancer. The Ndikumana family could use our support, especially during the holiday season. Please help them if you are able.

Click here for a link to their GoFundMe Page.

Ndikumana Family

Welcome New Club Fit Staff Member – Jillian Kelleher

December 18, 2015 by Human Resources

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Briarcliff Manor – Retail Shop Worker

Jillian enjoys singing, song writing, yoga, travel and curling up by the fireplace with a great book. She enjoys taking Vinyasa with Claudia here at Club Fit, and she loves the sense of community that the club provides.

Welcome New Club Fit Staff Member – Amanda Jones

December 18, 2015 by Human Resources

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Briarcliff Manor – Child Care Worker and Party Host

AJ enjoys “old people hobbies” like sewing, knitting, and crocheting.  She really loves the cleanliness and organization of Club Fit!

Welcome New Club Fit Staff Member – Matthew Kness

December 18, 2015 by Human Resources

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Jefferson Valley – Lifeguard

Matt is currently a student and plays hockey and lacrosse. Matt loves to laugh, joke, smile, and spend time with his friends and family. He is someone who loves to talk to people and can be approached by anyone.

Ann’s Ultimate Jump Roping Sequence for breaking Plateaus!

December 15, 2015 by Liz

“Anytime I’m at a plateau in weight I break out the jumprope for a good 30 minute set of roping. It benefits my tennis footwork and I honestly feel like I am out dancing and just out having a blast.” -Ann Krobath

Here’s her ultimate jump roping sequence . . .

TREES- Marty Casey & Lovehammers



THE DEVIL WENT DOWN TO GEORGIA- Outlaws (You’ll have to settle for this version since we couldn’t find the Outlaw video)

and finally wind down with…

FIX YOU….Coldplay

ACL Injury Prevention

December 12, 2015 by Liz

WHAT: Free ACL injury screening video analysis for high school and college athletes

WHO: Performed by Patrick Laliberte, PT, DPT, CSCS, TPI-CGFI Physical Therapist and Director from Ivyrehab Freehold, New Jersey; Brian McLean, DPT, Director of Ivyrehab Briarcliff and Meryle Richman, PT, DPT Senior Director of Ivyrehab Briarcliff

WHERE: Sign-up at Ivyrehab Briarcliff (located inside Club Fit Briarcliff)

WHY: To identify athletes that may be at a higher risk for ACL injuries, and teach strategies to help reduce their risk.

WHEN: January 11, 2016 (Monday), from 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

How: Precise measurements will be taken during athletic movements using video analysis. Each person screened will get a copy of these measurements with an explanation of significant findings.

Sign-up inside Ivyrehab Briarcliff 584 North State Road, Briarcliff Manor, New York 10510

Collegiate and High School females are 9-10 times more likely to suffer a non-traumatic Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) injury than males in similar sports. This is the result of an anatomical increased angle at the knee in women, also known as a “Q” angle. This puts more pressure on the inside of the knee which can result in ACL injuries.To minimize knee injuries, Ivyrehab has been successfully using the Sportsmetrics program to find injury risks before they occur. Sportsmetrics has been designed, studied and validated by the Cincinnati Sports Medicine Center to screen and determine the increased likelihood of non-traumatic ACL injuries. Ivyrehab therapists use video analysis to objectively evaluate each participant and utilize these findings for teaching an injury prevention exercise program and to be able to closely monitor and assess progress. The skills taught will promote the athlete to say healthy and in their game. Suggestions will be made on your exercise program, which is recommended to be done 3x weekly for 6 weeks.

In addition to the above free event, if you would like to be seen right away for an evaluation and treatment for an injury contact Ivyrehab Briarcliff at (914) 245–8807; or Ivyrehab Jefferson Valley at (914) 762–3444. You can also visit our website at www.ivyrehab.com. Ivyrehab accepts most insurance plans (which our office obtains pre-approval from your insurance carrier) and will submit your office visit treatments for payment. You will be responsible for your co-payment depending on your particular insurance policy.

With one-on-one care this permits the therapist to construct a personalized program for the individual. After all, when it comes to rehabilitation, “it’s all about the people”.
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Rosemary’s Fitness Success Story

December 10, 2015 by Liz

My name is Rose Burgos-Bennett, and I have been struggling with weight loss for most of my life. I am the type of person that loses interest quickly, and I have explored many different ways to lose weight. I have even taking my plans to the extreme. After I had my son, I was at my heaviest — 280 lbs! I tried various home programs to lose weight; the P.I.N.K method, Shaun T’s Insanity and T-25. From these programs, I lost approximately 45 to 50 lbs. I also tried Crossfit and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, but due to a shoulder injury and then a neck injury, I had to stop. I was in physical therapy for almost 2 1/2 years, but my weight remained at 230 lbs. I needed to get into Physical Therapy, and this is when Club Fit came into my life. Once recovered, I wanted to try to get fit and healthy and continue my weight loss journey.

My husband and I decided to join the Summer Shape Up program with personal trainers Tiana Gonzalez and Nick Paganelli. Both my husband and I had completely different goals. Steven’s goal was to gain muscle mass and mine was to lose weight. I was hesitant at first to begin personal training but Tiana has been a class act! She has been extremely helpful, and worked with my abilities and pushed me to do more. She has been an incredible coach and cheerleader and has celebrated my success every step of the way. She was also attentive to form and intensity to ensure I never injured myself during the workouts. During the 8-week program I lost 17lbs! MYZONE has been an essential tool in the process. Tiana used it to monitor me during training and paced me accordingly. I love that it tells me how many calories burned during an activity and that it shows how much I am pushing myself during my workouts. I am always trying to get to the red…LOL. It has been excellent — and I love it.

My husband and I use our MYZONE belts even when we are not in the Club. We monitor each other when jogging/walking on the outside track. We go out there as a family and we try to engage both our kids in all we do. I know I am not at my goal weight yet, but I am going in the right direction. I am taking it a day at a time and celebrating my successes in my continual journey to lose weight.

Welcome New Club Fit Staff Member – James Harter

December 4, 2015 by Human Resources

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Jefferson Valley – Sports Instructor

Jim Harter is somebody who has had a passion for basketball his entire life, having been a college coach for 24 years. He was the head coach at Pace University for 16 years, the longest tenure of any coach in school history. Harter brings great enthusiasm to teaching girls and boys of all ages the skills and mindset that it takes to become a better player. He is excited to be part of the Club Fit team!

Welcome New Club Fit Staff Member – Dana DeNapoli

December 3, 2015 by Human Resources

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Jefferson Valley – Child Care Worker

Dana is currently training to fight MMA and still manages a normal life!  She loves her family and is a huge advocate of positive energy.  She used to work AND work out at Club Fit before she moved away.  Now that she has moved back, she plans to pick up where she left off!  Her passion is to fight and train like a beast, and she plans on making everyone proud!  #justtryingtobeachampion!

Welcome New Club Fit Staff Member – Kevin Alvarez

December 2, 2015 by Human Resources

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Jefferson Valley – Lifeguard

Kevin is a graduate of SUNY Geneseo with a degree in Spanish, pursuing a career in Physical Therapy. He loves to read, watch movies, and work out during his free time. He enjoys meeting new people and having interesting conversations about the universe.