ABC Sports and Fitness 3 Johnson Road, Latham, 783-0705. abcsportsandfitness.com. A smaller but full-service independent gym with a devoted following and flexible membership plans.
American Meditation Institute, 60 Garner Road, Averill Park, 674-8714, americanmeditation.org. The heart and science of yoga. Comprehensive training in holistic mind-body medicine.
Asian Arts Group 28 Essex St., Albany, 489-1458. asianartsgrp.com. Providing quality Tai Chi and Qi Gong instructions.
Bally Total Fitness 1 Crossgates Mall Road, Albany, 869-0473. ballyfitness.com. All the latest equipment, aerobics classes and personal trainers. Daycare available.
Best Fitness 911 Central Ave., Albany, 320-7146; 2330 Watt St., Schenectady, 213-4705, bestfitness.net. Full-service gym dedicated to providing members with the finest leve of service in the fitness community. We put an emphasis on top-level fitness and proven results. Our state-of-the-art fitness centers are the foundation for a better you.
Capital District YMCA 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. cdymca.org. 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. cnwsmt.com
Center for Nia and Yoga 4 Central Ave., Albany, 463-5145. nia-yoga.com. 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.
Empire Martial Arts 4 Walker Way, Colonie, 456-2582. Offers private and group classes for all ages and fitness levels in Muy Thai, Jujitsu and Krav Maja (Israeli self-defense system). albanymma.com.
Forever Young 20 Lower Hudson Ave., Green Island, 273-2200. foreveryounghealthclub.com. Offering cardiovascular equipment and group-fitness classes including Zumba. Co-ed gym with separate women’s club.
Global Fitness Shops of Malta, 19 Kendall Way, Malta, 899-9199; 425 Glen St., Glens Falls, 792-6264. Personal training, aerobics, zumba and other classes, steam rooms, tanning and a juice bar are just a few of the offerings here. globalfitnessny.com
Gold’s Gym 2080 Western Ave., Guilderland, 464-1500; 480 Balltown Road, Schenectady, 370-1500; 195 Troy Schenectady Road, Latham, 786-1500; 1220 Route 146, Clifton Park, 348-1500. goldsgym.com. 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, 512-3390. wpyoga.com 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, Suite 3, Clifton Park, 371-5858. jeetkunedoselfdefensetrainingcenter.com. 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 225 River St., 3rd floor, Troy, 833-0402. themovementlab.com. A Pilates studio featuring private and group sessions for people of all ages and fitness levels.
Northeastern New York Safety & Health Council 45 Colvin Ave., Albany, 438-2365. safetycouncilny.com. Defensive-driving courses, certified first-aid/CPR programs and occupational safety courses.
Orenda Yoga, 609 State St., Schenectady. orendayoga.org. Yoga for every body, massage therapy, meditation, reiki, wellness workshops.
Plaza Fitness 1475 Western Ave., Albany; 80 State St., Albany, 482-2266. plazafitness.net. A professional personal training center.
Shambhala Meditation Center, 747 Madison Ave., Albany, 729-4055, albany.shambhala.org. 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. steubenalbanyathleticclub.com An upscale health and social club that offers fully equipped exercise facilities, classes, spa services, racquetball, squash and basketball leagues.
Troy Yoga 35 State St., Troy. troy-yoga.com. Small studio with a range of course offerings.
The Yoga Loft 540 Delaware Ave., Albany. theyogaloft.net. Yoga instruction in the Iyengar, Kripalu, and vinyasa styles.