By Jill Nagy
HealthPlex Fitness in Clifton Park, one of the area’s first private fitness centers, is still going strong after 30 years.
Over the years, it has morphed into a specialized fitness facility offering customized programs for young athletes, middle-aged and older folks getting back into shape, and people recovering from illness or injury.
Recently, HealthPlex started a partnership with physical therapists from OrthoNY , an orthopedic medicine practice, in a program called MedX. The focus is on “functional movement,” according to HealthPlex manager Steve Kerkowski.
The program is designed for people who have completed physical therapy but still need to go somewhere to build strength and improve overall physical fitness.
“If the doctors don’t have to fix things or refer a patient to physical therapy, they send them to us to screen and develop a program of corrective exercise,” he said.