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New Summer PDH Basketball Coaches at Club Fit

June 26, 2018 by karen

Welcome to our two new 2018 PDHoops Summer Basketball Coaches, Tori Jarosz and Saniya Chong! Both will be Camp Counselors for PDH Summer Camps run at Club Fit Briarcliff. Additionally, both are available for a limited time for Private and Small Group Trainings. Trainings can be booked until the end of August by calling Sarah at 914-250-2760 or emailing

Coach Tori Jarosz

A woman named Tori Jarosz, the Summer Camp Basketball Coach Tori Jarosz
PDHoops Summer Camp Basketball Coach Tori Jarosz

• Won 2 section 1 titles in HS, and 1 state championship for Lakeland HS
• Went on to play one year at Vanderbilt then finished her college years playing for the Marist Red Foxes
• At Marist she was named the 2016 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Women’s Basketball Player of the Year after leading the conference in four categories; scoring (18.8 ppg), rebounding (12.1 rpg), blocked shots (3.0 bpg), and field goal percentage (49.0%)
• Two time all-MAAC first team selection at Marist
• 2016 NCAA division I Women’s Basketball Statistical double double champion with 24 double-doubles in 31 games!
• Has WNBA playing experience with the WNBA Dallas Wings during training camp
• Played professionally internationally in Puerto Rico, Lithuania, Australia and Israel


Coach Saniya Chong

A woman named Saniya Chong, that is Summer Camp Basketball Coach 
PDHoops Summer Camp Basketball Coach Saniya Chong

• WBCA High School All-American
• 2012-13 Parade Magazine All-American Team’s Girls Basketball Player of the Year
• 2012-13 Gatorade New York Girls Basketball Player of the Year
• Won States her senior year in high school and was named MVP
• Section I all time leading scorer in high school with 2,988
• Played basketball at the University of Connecticut (UConn) for 4 years
• Won three national championships during her tenure at UConn
• Drafted by The Dallas Wings in 3rd round and played one full season and part of a second season the following year
• Played overseas in Israel and made it to the Final Four




Dryland & Kids Conditioning June 2018 Athletes

May 22, 2018 by karen

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


Dryland Athlete of the Month: Alex Anand

The boy Alex Anand doing exercise
Club Fit Dryland Athlete of the Month Alex Anand

Alex has shown steady improvement through this past season. He always has a smile on his face and his enthusiasm is obvious. Alex is able to perform all the skills well and is always seeking on how to do things to the best of his ability. He loves to do machines and his fun loving manner makes Alex a pleasure to work with. Congratulations Alex!

Most Improved Dryland Athlete: Michelle Tsentides

The girl Michelle Tsentides doing exercise
Most Improved Club Fit Dryland Athlete Michelle Tsentides

Michelle is the fashionista of our program — always wearing proper attire, and wearing it well. We’re encouraging her now to perfect her “quick change,” so she can get to class promptly when it follows swim practice. She has improved on track drills, partner drills, core and agility taught in the program. This past month Michelle has showed her personal best each and every time she is in class. Keep up the great work, Michelle!




Dryland & Kids Conditioning April 2018 Athletes

March 26, 2018 by karen

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


Dryland Athlete of the Month: Eli Shriber

the boy Eli Shriber with open hands and standing on one foot.
Club Fit Dryland Athlete of the Month Eli Shriber

Eli is energetic, enthusiastic and looks to improve each day he is at practice! He is a humorous type of kid always providing a light hearted feeling for the class, and hopefully will continue to see improvement due to his hard work during our conditioning sessions. He challenges himself with the track drills and is a true competitor with the team activities. Way to go, Eli!




Most Improved Dryland Athlete: Jayson Park

The boy Jayson Park in a excercise area
Most Improved Club Fit Dryland Athlete Jayson Park

Jayson arrives like a charging bull every time he is in class! His enthusiasm is only matched by his determination to continually improve each and every time the trainers give him a drill to perform. He is a pint-size powerhouse and always gives 100% effort with everything he does. Way to go, Jayson!






Dryland & Kids Conditioning February ’18 Athletes

February 10, 2018 by karen

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


Dryland Athlete of the Month: Eleanor Keenan

The girl Eleanor Keenan with a ball in her hands
Club Fit Dryland Athlete of the Month Eleanor Keenan

A strong athlete when arriving fall 2016, Eleanor is a pleasure to have in the Dryland program. She has shown a great desire to improve by excelling in all the drills given to her. Eleanor is unwavering in her dedication to doing well and her competitive spirit is gratifying to work with. Cheers, Eleanor!





Most Improved Dryland Athlete: Sophia Levenson

The girl Sophia Levenson in the gym
Most Improved Club Fit Dryland Athlete Sophia Levenson

Sophia took a bit to get motivated for Dryland when beginning this past fall. She now arrives raring to go and to do her best. Her focus and determination as well as coordination and agility have all shown improvement. She is a true pleasure to have in class. Congratulations, Sophia!





Dryland & Kids Conditioning January 2018 Athletes

January 10, 2018 by karen

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


Dryland Athlete of the Month: Aston Martins

The boy Aston Martins doing balance
Club Fit Dryland Athlete of the Month Aston Martins

Aston might be young (9 years old), but watch out for this young man. He excels at running as well as the obstacle course. He has learned about core engagement and how that applies to training. Aston always keeps the trainer on their toes with his unlimited energy and enthusiasm. Just like his name… he trains like a fine tuned machine! Congrats, Aston!




Most Improved Dryland Athlete: Savannah Pavlouais

The girl Savannah Pavlouais
Most Improved Club Fit Dryland Athlete Savannah Pavlouais

Savannah is new to the Dryland Young Athlete program this year. She began the year with learning the core, strength and agility drills taught in the program. This past month Savannah has showed her personal best each and every time she is in Dryland class. Keep up the great work, Savannah!







Dryland & Kids Conditioning November ’17 Athletes

November 10, 2017 by karen

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


Dryland Athlete of the Month: Victor Zhou

The boy Victor Zhou
Club Fit Dryland Athlete of the Month Victor Zhou

Victor is a veteran of the Dryland program. He began this season looking to make a name for himself. His focus and desire to do well was obvious from the start. Victor is often asked to demonstrate skills and drills, and his progression in agility & speed stands out. Watch out for this young man in the months to come! Awesome, Victor!





Most Improved Dryland Athlete: Thurston Crane-Messina

The boy Thurston Crane-Messina doing exercise
Most Improved Club Fit Dryland Athlete Thurston Crane-Messina

This is Thurston’s first year joining us in the Dryland / Kids Conditioning program. He began in September learning about the track, core exercises, teamwork and gym etiquette. Thurston tries his best weekly and continues to show his improvement on a regular basis. A pleasure to have in class. Great job, Thurston!




The Importance of Play

January 19, 2015 by Liz

By Noelle Napolitano
How can Club Fit help your child develop critical early learning skills?

We can answer the above question with one simple word; Play.

Parents can become overwhelmed, questioning if you are giving your child enough vegetables, the best preschool, etc, however, the most important thing you can be giving your child is something as simple as the time to play.

We can become so structured, and live our lives according to where our smartphones are telling us we need to be at a certain time, or running so many errands just to accomplish daily tasks, that we may forget to take the time out of our days and just let our children simply play.

Play helps your child build crucial early education skills such as sharing, socializing, logic, critical thinking, and imagination. These are the skills they will be building on for the rest of their lives, and we need to give them the best foundation.

Play also helps keep your child fit & healthy!

Two littles boys playing
Kids playing in nursery

Club Fit can do all of the above, and beyond!

Dropping your child off in our nursery while you workout gives your child such a great opportunity to help develop these skills. They are building key emotional and social skills, learning to separate from a parent, and bonding with others. They are forming their own social relationships right here at Club Fit! They are learning to explore and make their own decisions. That puzzle you see your child working on? They’re building their problem-solving and logic skills. Those cars you see your child driving down the ramps? They’re helping your child learn motion, gravity, size, & colors. The kitchen set up in the back? They’re role playing and using their imaginations!

Want to have your child’s party here at Club Fit? They will not only have a great social experience with their friends, they will also be developing their gross motor skills, by running, jumping, and getting fit while they have fun!

Take the time to introduce your child to all of the great offerings at Club Fit! Whether it be a trip to the nursery, a game of kickball in the Energy Center, or a Nerf Dart Tag Party, we surely have a way to help your children learn, get fit, and most importantly, have FUN!

Want more information on the importance of play?
Take a look at “10 Things Every Parent Should Know About Play” posted by The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)

The American Academy of Pediatrics have also done a study, and you can consult more information.

To learn more about the different programs and opportunities for families at Club Fit, visit us at clubfitada.vwmdev.comor send an email to to find out about what’s happening in the Nursery!