A New Home For The New Year!
The new year is underway and FocusNYC has a lot of exciting new things in store!
To kick things off in 2011, we’ve just opened a brand new state-of-the-art facility on 27th Street and 6th Ave. in Manhattan.
Pretty sweet, huh?!
It’s 5,000 square feet and, in addition to housing the offices of Focus Integrated Fitness and our renowned semi-private training sessions, the space will be used primarily as an educational facility for fitness professionals. That’s right, it’s not a gym like you’ve seen before; this facilty was built as a learning and teaching facility first and foremost.
Specifically, the new location will be future home to the Focus Personal Training Institute (FPTI) – a state-licensed vocational school for aspiring personal trainers. We will be conducting 300-hour full- and part-time courses beginning in late March. Here’s the classroom:
It’s because we love this industry so much and want to help raise the bar that we’ve built the facility specifically for education and teaching purposes, as well as fitness, health and wellness events and presentations. This is something legitimately unique but very much needed in our field, and we expect to be the premiere fitness education facility in all of New York City, if not the entire east coast. We already have multiple American Council on Exercise (ACE) events and Functional Movement Screen (FMS) workshops confirmed to start in February, and are already booking workshops and presentations from some of the best speakers around.
Our first workshop takes place February 1st-2nd and will be hosted by Angela Corcoran, MS, RCEP of Corcoran Fitness. Angela is a world-renowned educator, former Regional Fitness Manager for Equinox and former Head of Education for The American Academy of Personal Training. She has some great presentations planned on the past, present and anticipated future states of the fitness industry, as well as program considerations for children and aging populations.
If you’ve signed up to attend, remember to come dressed to work out! Also, dress appropriately for winter weather in NYC… As Angela discusses in this post, temperature control is one of the human body’s greatest physical challenges…
See you there!