By Liz Witbeck
Saratoga Cycling Studio, opened in 2012 at 422 Broadway in Saratoga Springs, has expanded its services and has an additional studio at 120 West Ave., also in the city.
“We’re really excited to expand our offerings,” said owner Angela Amedio.
At the new studio, she has added personal training to the lineup of services.
The Broadway center offers a wide variety of spinning classes for beginners up to lifetime enthusiasts. It also has as barre, yoga, and combination classes.
Personal Training by SCS is officially opened for business on Sept. 1.
The space is being used exclusively for personal training. Five personal trainers, including Amedio, are available. All of the instructors are certified and have additional degrees in their fields.
Amedio holds the designation of master spinning instructor, held by only approximately 60 people in the United States, she said. She is involved in continuing education for spinning classes and holds dozens of other fitness certifications.
"We see that this is the direction that fitness is going in," Amedio said of personal training. "People don't want to be in a big gym. They want to have that small, boutique kind of experience, with individual attention."
The new studio features cardio equipment, rowing machines, strength training and kettlebells.
Personal training is available by appointment. Guests can schedule 30-minute, 45-minute or one-hour sessions. Training can be done on a one-on-one basis, or small-group personal training sessions of up to four people can also be accommodated.
Classes start at $35 for a 30-minute session.
Amedio said the company's diversity is one of its strongest assets.
"We have something for everybody," said Amedio. "Whether somebody is a student-athlete, or somebody in their 70s looking to get in shape. We want to make sure everybody can enjoy this new approach to fitness."
"We believe in the mind-body experience" Amedio said. "We take a holistic approach to the fitness routine."
"The response has been amazing" said Amedio. "We have one person who started at the beginning of the month and has already lost 20 pounds. He says he feels like he has a new lease on life."
To find out more information about Personal Training by SCS, Saratoga Cycling Studio, or to sign up for an appointment, visit saratogacyclingstudio.com or call 812-1616.