Jerry and Mary DiGiovanni hit their stride on treadmills Nov. 21 at Bolton Fitness, located at the north end of Bolton Landing. The facility offers a convenient local place to exercise and stay fit, as it is only minutes away from Bolton residents, and it’s open to members from 5 a.m. to 11 p.m..
Residents of Bolton and neighboring communities now have a convenient, well-equipped, accommodating place to stay fit.
Bolton Fitness, an exercise and fitness center located just north of downtown Bolton Landing, is now open to the public. It’s located in the former Subway sandwich shop building, which has been totally renovated.
The facility is equipped with brand new top-quality treadmills, ellipticals, plus upright and recumbent bikes in a front room plus a multi-station gym in a back room that includes free weights, kettle bells, floor mats and exercise balls for calisthenic and strength training.
Flexible hours and a keyless entry system make the facility accessible from 5 a.m. to 11 p.m., 7 days per week, said Sheila Michaels of Bolton. She and her husband, noted area developer John Michaels, own the enterprise.
“With people having such pressured schedules today, we felt Bolton residents needed a fitness center for their convenience,” she said.
Instead of driving 30 to 45 minutes each way for a workout, Bolton Fitness is just a few minutes away.
Convenience also extends to membership services, as people can sign up online at their convenience and drop by during staffed hours to pick up their access cards.
Bolton Fitness offers a month-to-month membership with no commitment for $39 per month, which is practical for members to use seasonally or during their vacations here. Another membership option is paying $29 month for a 12-month commitment, with the monthly fee automatically debited from a credit card or checking account.
Those seeking a deeper discount have the option of a $329 lump-sum annual membership charge. A one-time $29 initiation fee pays for setting up the account and issuing the access card — but Bolton Fitness is waiving that fee for all members joining in 2013.
A certified physical trainer is to be available one night per week to demonstrate equipment use and technique. In addition, Bolton Fitness’ staff is knowledgeable on how to use each piece of equipment with recommended workout routines.
All of the treadmills and elliptical exercisers are equipped with personal large-screen television monitors carrying local cable channels.
The facility includes men’s and ladies’ locker rooms, with cubbies to store personal belongings.
Onboard to launch Bolton Fitness is facility manager Kate Yarmowich Belden, who has several years’ experience in managing fitness centers. Yarmowich was an All-Star athlete at Warrensburg High School — she graduated in 2002 after being a key player on the field hockey team that was the 2001 New York State runner-up champions — and she continued her skilled play in college at Oneonta State.
The facility will be staffed two afternoons and two mornings per week — the specifics are detailed at: www.boltonfitness.com.