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Health & Fitness

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

American Meditation Institute, 60 Garner Roas, Averill Park, 674-8714, The heart and science of yoga. Comprehensive training in holistic mind-body medicine.

Asian Arts Group 28 Essex St., Albany, Providing quality Tai Chi and Qi Gong instructions.

Bally Total Fitness Crossgates Mall, 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.

Center for Natural Wellness School of Massage Therapy 3 Cerone Commercial Dr., Albany, 489-4026. A school where students of all ages can learn the art and science of therapeutic massage. Day, evening, full- and part-time programs available. Student massage clinic open to the public. Call to make an appointment.

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

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

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

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.

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

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, 468-5956; 480 Balltown Road, Schenectady, 370-1500; 195 Troy Schenectady Road, Latham, 786-1500; 1220 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.

Heartspace Holistic 747 Madison Ave., Albany, 689-4714. Offering yoga classes in the Kripalu, Anusara, Vinyasa, and Jivamukti styles, as well as Pilates and healing arts.

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.

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.

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.

Orenda Yoga Park Guilderland Plaza, Guilderland Center, 861-5741, orenda Yoga for every body, massage therapy, meditiation, reiki, wellness workshops.

Plaza Fitness 1475 Western Ave., Albany; 80 State St., Albany, 482-2266. Full gym, personnel training sessions, classes in Pilates, yoga, and Gyrotonic.

Shambhala Meditation Center 879 Madison Ave., Albany, 729-4055, albany.shambhala.or. Diverse programs designed to help people of all traditions discover their inherent sanity, gentleness and humor.

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

The Yoga Loft 540 Delaware Ave., Albany. Yoga instruction in the Iyengar, Kripalu, Jivamukti, and Svaroopa styles.

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