By Eva Weaver
Specializing in group fitness with an
emphasis in aerial arts instruction, cycle,
zumba, dance fitness and warm yoga, Zume
Fitness strives to make exercise fun, to keep
it fresh and to provide an environment that
people love going to on a regular basis, says
Michelle Palladino, a partner in the new
“Our motto for our classes is ‘exercise in
disguise,'” she said.
Palladino and her partners Henry Seth
and Miranda Weese all share a passion for
exercise and fitness. They opened the doors
at Zume Fitness about eight weeks ago and
currently have 130 practitioners with a goal
to build to 500 practitioners in the near
Zume fitness, located at 4295 Route 50, Saratoga Springs, in the Design Center Complex, offers state-of-the-art fitness experience, according to Palladino. Whether students want to lose weight, build and tone muscle, reduce stress or just feel healthier. Zume Fitness can help achieve goals.
Zume Fitness partners and employees encourage clients and are cheerleaders in their clients lives. “Our greatest achievement would be to build a community within our business that would provide motivation, encouragement, happiness and support to everyone who walks through our doors daily basis,” said Palladino.
“People have enough stress and enough pressure in their lives. They need a place to come to where they’re the star or the VIP for an hour a day and where the answer is always, yes, you can do that and we’re here to help you!”
Zume Fitness has a long-term goal to continue to expand the business to future locations and to include a wellness center, day spa, outdoor rock climbing wall and an aqua lounge in their business model.
Palladino, a certified Zumba instructor, is a graduate of the American Musical and Dramatic Academy. For a time, she pursued a career in music and as lead singer and business manager for two Manhattan-based pop bands Womoto and Bangin Sid. She also worked on Broadway productions of musicals including “The Buddy Holly Story,” ” The Phantom of the Opera,” and “The Lion King.” Maintaining her physical appearance and a healthy body is a part of the job for an entertainer, so she has been a practitioner of physical fitness for 20 years. She brings a wealth of personal knowledge and hard won experience to Zume Fitness.
Henry Seth, another partner, has a background in ballet and has experience with the New York City Ballet and has garnered other professional ballet experience. Through this, he developed an understanding of health wellness and fitness.
Miranda Weese, another partner, has had an accomplished career with both the New York City Ballet and Pacific Northwest Ballet. Having fulfilled her desires as a performing artist, she retired from dance and relocated to the Saratoga area where she had been coming for years as the second home to the New York City Ballet.
She sought desirable ways of staying in shape and studied closely with Susan Paschal, one of the area’s most sought-after yoga instructors. She later discovered Zumba, a dance-based, full-body cardio, group fitness class that she felt was challenging and rewarding. She eventually became a certified Zumba instructor.
Weese brings years of experience in performing, teaching and training to her role at Zume Fitness.
More information is available at www.zumefitstudio. com. The facility can be reached by e-mail at email@example.com or call 583-1200.