PLATTSBURGH - When the extra space became available, Corinna Maggy, a certified personal trainer, took the opportunity to begin a training studio in downtown Plattsburgh.
Maggy explained her husband, Paul, had been working to open a bike shop, and finally found the perfect space at 30 City Hall Place.
"When we found this location, we just happened to have extra space," Maggy explained. "So, I decided to move [my] gym [equipment] I had set up at home, down here."
However, the new personal training studio, "Mountain Riders," is far from your typical gym.
"It's private, one-on-one personal training," Maggy said. "No intimidation. No membership fees. Free initial consultation and affordable rates. Because I want this to be available to everybody."
Maggy's main objective is to promote health and fitness, and a general healthy lifestyle.
"I'm going to do yoga classes during the summer, outdoors," she explained. "Boot camp, outdoors. I'm going to do a Women On Weights personal program, which is going to be more individualized for their particular needs."
The Women On Weights program, which Maggy has done in the past, focuses on flexibility, strength and balance.
"I've had people write to me after they finish their first session," she said. "They have improved their range of motion, they weren't experiencing lower back pain anymore. They just felt great. They love the program."
The program, which will begin Wednesday, April 21, will actually take place at the Plattsburgh Recreation Department, 52 U.S. Oval, instead of at Mountain Riders.
As for the training studio, Maggy is hoping to utilize the area where they are located, as it is right on the Saranac River.
"I really want to incorporate lifestyle into the exercise program, if it's appropriate for my clients," she said. "A lot of times I will take the workout outside and just bring our environment into the workout."
When training is done indoors, Maggy has plenty of equipment for her clients to utilize, including cattle bells, medicine balls, free weights, a treadmill, spin bike, and a universal gym.
For more information, or to sign up to work with Maggy, call 324-9900 or 605-3549.