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Health & Fitness

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ABC Sports and Fitness 3 Johnson Road, Latham, 783-0705. A smaller but full-service independent gym with a devoted following and flexible membership plans. myspace.com/abc sportsandfitness.

Bally’s Total Fitness 1 Crossgates Mall Road, Guilderland, 869-0473. All the latest equipment, aerobics classes and personal trainers. Daycare available.

Capital District YMCA 274 Washington Ave., Albany, 449-7196; 20 Community Way, East Greenbush, 477-2570; 250 Winding Brook Drive, Guilderland, 456-3634; 127 Droms Road, Glenville, 399-8118; 13 State St., Schenectady, 374-9136; 2500 21st St., Troy, 272-5900; 1 Wall St., Clifton Park, 371-2139. Full-service membership facilities. www.cdymca.org.

Center for Nia and Yoga 4 Central Ave., Albany, 463-5145. An urban oasis at Lark Street. Classes include nia, yoga, Bowls of Zen, and more. Flexible registration. www.nia-yoga.com.

Cichon’s Wing Chun 1237 Central Ave., Albany, 458-2941. Offers group and private lessons in authentic Chinese martial art.

Deb’s Sweat Shop 40 Russell Road, Albany, 459-6942. Classes include aerobic, step, kickboxing, yoga, senior fitness, BOSU, body bar burn, indoor cycling, muscle pump, and more. www.debssweatshop.com.

Empire Martial Arts 4 Walker Way, Colonie, 456-2582. Offers private and group classes for all ages and fitness levels in Muy Thai and Jujitsu. www.empirekarate.com.

Forever Young 20 Lower Hudson Ave., Green Island, 273-2200. Offering cardiovascular equipment and group-fitness classes including cardio-kickboxing. Co-ed gym with separate women’s club. www.foreveryounghealthclub.com.

Global Fitness 165 High Rock Ave., Saratoga Springs, 584-5004. Personal training, aerobics, pilates and other classes, steam rooms, tanning and a juice bar are just a few of the offerings here.

Gold’s Gym 2080 Western Ave., Guilderland, 464-1500; 800 New Loudon Road, Latham, 786-1500; 1208 Route 146, Clifton Park, 348-1500. Fitness and aerobic center that offers personal instruction in addition to everything you’d expect from a full-service gym. Nutrition programs available. www.goldsgymalbany.com.

Jeet Kune Do Academy of Martial Arts Inc. Towne Center, 1603 Route 9, Clifton Park, 371-5858. Offering group lessons and private instruction in Bruce Lee’s art of Jeet Kune Do. www.jkdama.com.

Maximum Fitness 621 River St., Troy, 274-1874. Cardio-kickboxing classes, cardio equipment, free weights, and tai-chi.

The Movement Lab 97 Fourth St., Troy, 833-0402. A Pilates studio featuring private and group sessions for people of all ages and fitness levels. www.themovementlab.com.

Natural Solutions Bodywork Studio Canon Place, 5 Broadway, Suite 201, Troy, 270-5288. Featuring therapeutic massage, acupuncture, pilates, yoga, reiki, and more.

Northeastern New York Safety & Health Council 45 Colvin Ave., Albany, 438-2365. Defensive-driving courses, certified first-aid/CPR programs and occupational safety courses. www.safetycouncilny.com.

Nancy Polachek HeartSpace Holistic, 747 Madison Ave. or Woman’s Club, 725 Madison Ave., Albany, 689-4714. Uplifting and engaging yoga classes in the vinyasa style. www.weloveyoga.com.

Plaza Fitness 1475 Western Ave., Albany, 482-2266. Full gym, personnel training sessions, classes in Pilates, yoga, and Gyrotonic. www.plaza fitness.net.

Steuben Athletic Club 1 Steuben Place, Albany, 434-6116. An upscale health and social club that offers fully equipped exercise facilities, classes, spa services, racquetball, squash and basketball leagues.

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