Top 8 Reasons to Love Anytime Fitness in Downtown

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Anytime Fitness is now OPEN in downtown Rochester!

In what was occupied by the former Downtown Fitness Center, Anytime Fitness provides access to those of us who wish to make our own workout times when we want - not based on anyone else's schedule. That's right, Anytime Fitness is just like it states, it's open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year - making it truly possible for you to get a good workout ANYTIME!

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You may remember the former space in the Columbus Building at 50 Chestnut Street (owned by DHD Ventures, same building as The Residences at the Columbus Building), but rest assured that it has been transformed into a totally different space - providing an open floor concept, soaked in natural light from those big, beautiful windows, meshed together with all brand-new equipment.   

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Related Post - A Look Inside The Residences at the Columbus Building

 

 

 

To give you an idea of just how great this new space is, here's our Top 8 Reasons to Love Anytime Fitness in Downtown.

1. Key Fob Access

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One swipe with your new keyfob and you're in. No need for attendants to swipe your badge, card, or picture id. The doors to the building are secured at all times, there are 24/7 security cameras, and the only people you'll see in the space are trainers and members. 

2. Brand New Equipment

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Think you'll be working out on some beat-up equipment that has been in use for 20 years? Not here. All brand-new machines, weights, and accessories will provide you with a solid workout experience. 

BONUS: The brand new cardio equipment offers the tech-saavy member the ability to watch Netflix, Hulu, LiveTV,  browse the Internet, and even connect your Bluetooth headphones. 

3. Brightly Colored and Open 

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Bad lighting and bland colors? Nope, again, not here. In fact, for those of you who remember the drabby DFC space will be surprised with an open-floor concept that includes plenty of natural light from the outside, bright colors to influence your workout, and an openness that keeps us from feeling claustrophobic. 

4. The Flow...

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And while we're on the subject of space, the workout center is situated all on one floor so that you can get all of your cardio, weight training, and stretching done without having to go very far or even between floors.

This makes it a lot easier for those of us to execute a great circuit training program, having the ability to switch up exercises without much rest in between.

5. The Studio

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The Studio is a space for group classes (body sculpt, yoga, zumba, etc)...

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...but it can also be utilized by anyone when there are no classes in session (exercise balls, light weights, stretching, jump roping, etc.). 

6. The Beliefs are Front and Center

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Because working together on your personal health is what it's all about...

7. ...and Inspirational

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...and there's also a place for YOU to jot down your ideas, thoughts, little victories - and to stay current for news and other information.

8. All the Extras

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In addition to the gym, be on the lookout for all the extras, including:

Private showers and bathrooms - to freshen up, with dignity, after a good workout
Personal cubbies - no need to bring your own lock
FREE Wifi - of course!  
Rockbot - download the app to play your own selection of workout music
Mac's Philly Steaks - opening soon, adjacent to Anytime Fitness in the Columbus Building, so you can reward all of your hard work!

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Want to get a head start on burning some calories off at 4am on a Thursday morning that just so happens to be Thanksgiving? Now you can.

Get a 7-day FREE pass to check it out and even a FREE personal fitness consultation.

Contact:
Shaunta Pyles, Club Manager
National Academy of Sports Medicine Certified Personal Trainer and Fitness Nutrition Specialist
Phone: (585) 454-1115 // (585) 317-7035
Spyles116@yahoo.com

More Information: Website, Facebook, Instagram


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A Vacation Much Needed...

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Every October, Stefanie and I get to the point of needing a vacation. It also happens to be our anniversary month, so it all works out and we LOVE traveling in the fall. A chance to get away, to see outside of Rochester, to renew our sense of place, pride, and passion for our city, especially by seeing how the rest of the world lives. 

This October, Stefanie and I went on a trip across the country - our country. We wanted to drive because we wanted to experience the vastness of the United States in a car and see it firsthand instead of via plane, on TV, or in pictures. 

 So without further adieu, here's the A Vacation Much Needed in picture form. 

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Millenium Park, Chicago, IL

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Falls Park, Sioux Falls, SD

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Crazy Horse Memorial, in Crazy Horse, SD

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WeeCasa Tiny Homes, Lyons, Colorado  

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You cannot miss the Grand Canyon...

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...or hiking in Sedona, AZ!

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Our trip took us from New York to California.

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After all of our driving explorations and 3867 miles later, we were able to fly home (on JetBlue, of course!) in style - JetBlue's Mint Experience

A view from 36,000ft flying back over what we just drove through. Renting a car and traveling one-way was perfect! We took our time getting to the West Coast and didn't have to drive ALL THE WAY HOME. We definitely recommend it.

Here's to traveling, enjoying our country and then coming back to the place we love and call home - Rochester!


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Austrian Cannon Re-Dedication Ceremony

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Finally...the WWI Austrian Cannon that was given to our great City of Rochester on behalf of the Italian Army at a dedication ceremony in June of 1921...is now coming back!

Work that started years ago from a push from the Military History Society's Chuck Baylis, leadership from the Washington Square Park Community Association, and the City of Rochester's Mayor's Office and the Department of Environmental Services including Commissioner Norman Jones, this project has been a full cooperative effort of public and private energies. 

Details:
What: Re-Dedication Ceremony
Where: Washington Square Park, 181 South Clinton Ave
When: Thursday, November 9th, 2017 at 2pm

Related Posts:
Our Summer in Picture Form
6 Things You'll Want to Take Note of...
The WSP Austrian Cannon is BACK!!!


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Our Summer in Picture Form

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Summer has come and has officially gone, but we're getting lucky this early October with some warmer weather to make the transition into fall a little easier. Of course, the memories remain especially since many of us have these amazing handheld cameras (with us all the time) that can capture the moments. 

Here's a quick look into our camera phones and what we've captured this past summer as we reminisce about Summer 2017.

Above is a shot from a plane (JetBlue, of course!) at about 1500 ft coming in for a landing at the Greater Rochester International Airport in July. The vantage point is just south of the City, looking north up the Genesee River towards Lake Ontario in the distance, with Mt. Hope Cemetery directly below and a portion of the UofR campus right under the wing tip of the plane. 

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In early August, the Rochesteriat was incredibly honored to be at the opening of Nagle's Observance, a brand new establishment near Parcel 5 in Center City. With craft cocktails, favorite local brews on hand, and quite possibly a favorite glass of your own, this place is ready to become a favorite hangout for many - especially as the fate of Parcel 5 hangs in the balance. 

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On July 18th, we (the Rochesteriat) were excited to present to the public a first glimpse into one of our new projects called MetroPops with our co-founder Ben McDonald of Beer Otaku. Take a look at the deal that you may have missed at the Playhouse/Swillburger, but be ready to see more of these amazing deals from local favorites around Rochester in the coming months. 

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Yes, and this is the damage done at Swillburger after getting our MetroPops. 

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If you're anything like us, we love to enjoy a good walk around our city or go running along the Genesee Riverway Trail. Undoubtedly, you've noticed a ton of construction happening at the moment all over the city, including this massive project being undertaken just south of Dinosaur Bar-B-Que and the Court Street bridge. 

Dubbed the Promenade at Erie Harbor Park, this City project promises public access via walkways along the Genesee in downtown (something that is currently few and far between) and more development along the River. 

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This summer we were able celebrate with our friends Casey Bowker, Amy Riposo and Team for their launch of ROConnoisseur at Jetty at the Port this summer (congrats guys!). This project had been a long time in the making for the Team, and they have finally made it happen. Watch all the episodes here. 

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The Rochester Twilight Criterium also returned this year for another show-stopper race in downtown. If you missed a chance to see this and join in the thousands of people downtown, here was our post on 5 Things You NEED to Know about the Twilight Criterium, read it so you can be ready for 2018!

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Friend and local artist phenom, Thievin' Stephen doing a pre-launch painting for local band Joywave's new album. Find this mural outside Nagle's Observance at 45 Euclid Street.

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A walk in Mt. Hope Cemetery is always beautiful, over the summer while everything is lush and green, or in the fall as the leaves start to change colors (our 2 favorite times to go for a walk).

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Boxcar Donuts opened early in the summer providing great coffee and fancy donuts to the masses and they did not disappoint.

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Lastly, something that we're extremely excited about in our own neighborhood is the focus and attention from the City on the Washington Square Park.

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With a massive clean-up effort to clean and restore the Soldiers and Sailors Monument as well as the Austrian Cannon, we're excited to be a part of the Washington Square Park Community Association and help with the efforts of improving our area of downtown.

To see more pictures on the progress in our neighborhood, check out our recent post:


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Save the Date: FWR 2017

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Are you getting excited for Fashion Week 2017? This year's events run from October 10th-14th.

Here's a little teaser video from last year's events all benefiting The Center for Youth here in Rochester and its programs for youth...

Check out some of our photos from the 2013 and 2015 events:

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This year's schedule of events runs from October 10th - 14th. Check out their website or go right to Eventbrite to purchase tickets. 

A good portion of this year's events will be held in a super-structure being built just for Fashion Week at 100 E. Highland Drive....check out the pictures:

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photo credit: the center for youth

Now, go get your tickets and support Fashion Week and the Center for Youth!

The Links:
Fashion Week of Rochester (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter)
The Center For Youth


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