Monday, December 14, 2009

7 Across, 5 Down

Puzzled about our title? No, these aren't the latest moves in a Gyrotonic session. Have you ever noticed the framed ceramic crossword puzzle containing the name Fluid Fitness hanging at the front desk? Joanne Sullivan created this lovely piece for our grand opening in 2007.

She created another beautiful mosaic for this year's Lullapuzzoola tournament winner, Dan Feyer who completed the playoff puzzle perfectly in 7 minutes, 10 seconds! You can see his proud prize here

Since then, Joanne has been commissioned to create two more crossword mosaics. If you'd like one for yourself, give us a call and we'll put you in touch with her. You can have an up-close and personal look at ours on your next visit. You have scheduled your next visit, haven't you? Just checking.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Here at Fluid Fitness we like to believe that regular Gyrotonic sessions with our instructors can make you feel like a super hero, ready to take on the world and all its challenges. Naturally, we like to celebrate all those exciting feats and successes!

Our very own Stacy Shane has been nominated as one of Out Magazine's 100 Honorees He produced The Temeperamentals, a well- received historical drama by Jon Marans. The play will open again at New World Stages this winter. There is even buzz that the production may move to bigger venues soon!

OK, so maybe we can't take complete credit for Stacy's great honor, but a creative, productive mind works better with a healthy, happy body and we certainly help with that! Come in for a session. You'll be surprised how great you'll feel when you're done. When you leap that tall building with a single bound, be sure to let us know; we'll be proud to write about it.

Friday, October 30, 2009

Guess Who's Getting Fit with GYROTONIC® Now?

Who says those in search of a hard-core workout must go to a gym? Don't let the deep breathing and stretching get you thinking this isn't a serious endeavor. Shaquille O'Neal has recently been enlightened on how GYROTONIC® benefits his game (
Glitterati like Teri Hatcher and Madonna have also made news espousing the effects of a GYROTONIC® workout on their physiques. For once a "secret of the stars" is not so secret after all. Sports stars and enthusiasts alike are learning what we at Fluid Fitness have known all along.

Looking to improve your game or trim your figure? Whatever you have in mind the GYROTONIC EXPANSION SYSTEM® is a mind-body workout for every body. Like Shaq says, "Look it up!" You can find more information on our website: Then, stop by the studio and experience it for yourself! We look forward to meeting you.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Shake Up Your Workout Routine With Power Plate!!

Fluid Fitness recently brought a Power Plate machine. The Power Plate is big in Europe and my friends were raving about it. I thought to myself "How great can this vibration machine really be?" So i did some research and tried it out. I was amazed by how much the machine made me/my muscles work, even just standing on the machine was a workout, and it was fun too! After a 30 minute workout i felt like i had just done an hour at the gym, and i felt energized! The vibration contracts your muscles, so with a combination of this and working out, you are doing twice the workout in half the time! As well as strength and muscle tone the machine is great for flexibility, core strenghth and stability, balance, co-ordination, blood circulation and bone density. I also love the 'massage' setting which is very popular at the end of a workout! I fell in love with the machine straight away and decided i wanted to get myself certified, so i did just that. I am now a personal trainer at Fluid Fitness on the Power Plate machine and have a growing client base, so come give it a try!!! As an introductory offer you can try a workout session for $20. Also, check out my latest Power Plate video by clicking the link below -

If you have any questions, or to set up at appointment, email me at


Chris Dennis

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Spin, spiral and twist!

Spin, spiral and twist away as you ease yourself into the day with a healthy dose of GYROKINESIS®.

GYROKINESIS® exercises allow one to work on the entire body through the natural elements of spinal movement: forward, backward, side to side, side-twisting and circular.
This approach systematically and gently works the joints and muscles through rhythmic and undulating movements. These movements stimulate the body's internal organs. Different corresponding breathing patterns are integrated along with the exercises.

Fluidity is the key. Positions are not held, rather they are smoothly and harmoniously connected through the use of breath. The exercises appear and feel more like dance than like traditional yoga.

Tuesdays with Alexandra Berger at 8:00 am to 9:00 am.
Cost: $20.00

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Did you vote yet?

We've been nominated in the Shine a Light Small Business Contest which recognizes inspiring small businesses. We need at least 50 votes to move to the next level.

If we win, we are eligible for a large advertising grant and if you nominate us, YOU could win $3,000!

Vote by midnight.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Is RICE part of your fitness routine?

If you are physically active chances are pretty high that you have had an injury of sorts. While we hate to be sidelined or have interruptions in our routine when we're on a roll or have goals to meet, we often underestimate the real amount of time and care our bodies need for adequate repair. Even if the pain subsides and other signs of injury aren't present, continuing on with your routine without consideration could come back and bite you down the road.

A recent New York Times article on anke health gives an overview of the steps you should take when an injury occurs and why swift action is important. Included is an indispensible recipe for RICE. Follow the instructions and you'll be feeling better in no time!

Friday, June 26, 2009

Looking for Six-Pack Abs?

Have you been focusing on getting the much-heralded "six-pack abs"? You may be focusing on the eye candy and missing out on the real work required for a strong, healthy body. Check out an enlightening article The New York Times published on the crunch-focused fitness trend that has developed in the last twenty years. Your Fluid Fitness family has always emphasized training that gives you a strong, stable and flexible body with healthy joints. That's the real treat we've been craving.

Friday, May 29, 2009

Big News from Fluid Fitness Clients

We are happy to announce that two of our youngest clients have joined ABT II! Dancers for this company are hand picked by American Ballet Theatre's artistic staff and will perform on stages all over the US. The training and experience they receive at the company will give them a huge head start in their artistic careers.

Fluid Fitness is proud to congratulate Katie Boren and Skylar Brandt on this impressive feat. We look forward to continuing to support their training here at our studio as well as their endeavors on the stage. Way to go, Ladies!

Fluid Fitness Sighting

Fluid Fitness is featured in the June issue of Elle magazine! Check us out in the "Elle Extra" on page 104. Tell your friends and help spread the word about Gyrotonic®. Do you have ideas for other places you'd like to see us? Let us know. See you at the studio!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Giving Back to Our Community

The staff at Fluid Fitness were busy this week working hard to give back to their New York City neighborhood, while also building stonger ties to the community of theater artists and performers that live here as well.

The Barrow Group, a small theater company in our neighborhood, held its 15th Annual Celebrity Doodles Auction & Gala on Monday night May 4, 2009. Fluid Fitness donated 10 Gyrotonic sessions, two Migun massage-bed sessions, a one-hour massage session, and a one-hour reflexology session to the Gala's health and wellness table for the evening's silent auction.

Staff members had a wonderful time representing Fluid Fitness. They also stayed busy watching for stars from the Broadway stage. The Barrow Group and all of it's contributors to the gala honored Nathan Lane, Judith Ivey, and Jeff Dine for their tireless commitment to excellence in NYC theater.

Fluid Fitness is proud that its package of services spurred a bidding war and was the highest grossing item for the auction from the health and wellness table.
Visit our website at, or better yet, drop by the studio for a quick tour. We are located at 1026 Sixth Avenue on the 5th Floor between 38th and 39th Streets. We look forward to seeing you.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Healthy Toes Rock!

When I first started working out at the studio in 2007, I kept seeing trainers and clients with these odd, pretty colored contraptions nestled between their toes. They looked a bit like medieval toe torturing devices. People worked out with them on. Trainers wore them while teaching and when I inquired about them to Lisa, Fluid Fitness’ owner, she told me they were called
Healthy Toes and began touting all their benefits, such as helping with foot pain, helping change the way you walk and all around increasing the health of your toes.

And of course I was skeptical that two little pieces of rubber could do all that. I mean the appealing to me was that they were available in these cute colors that reminded me of the jelly sandals that I wore as a kid. Finally, after months of staring at them in the studio sales display and admiring the effortlessness in which people wore them as they did their arch and curls and leg work on the Gyrotonic, I decided to join the hip kid’s club and bought myself a beautiful, shiny peach pair.

Alas with most “accessories” for our life that we buy, we use it a few times and then we forget about them and I could never get my act together to bring them into the studio and so I would just leave them on my feet while watching TV which is also an effective way for them to work. But, lo and behold, they DO work I have flat feet and this winter I was really bad about wearing my orthodics in my snow boots and I started to wake up with to an ache on my left foot which ignored. Finally one day, I said ya know I don’t want to end up in physical therapy again and so I whipped out my Healthy Toes and slipped them on and OMG its like they WOKE my feet up and stretched them out and I immediately noticed the difference and after about 4 days of repeat wearing them in the morning, my feet were ok again.

So grab yourself a pair at the studio and join the Healthy feet Gang!

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Gyrotonic in the News!

Check out the link for a great article (also pasted below) on Gyrotonic® that was recently published by Reuters. We are enjoying some hard earned recognition as Gyrotonic® continues to make headway into the mainstream of the fitness and wellness community. Share this link with all of your friends, and don't forget to ask us about our Referral Rewards Program. Let's see who can bring in the most referrals and rack up the most rewards!

Gyrotonic: It's not torture, it's good for you

Let us know what you think of the article.

We were very excited about it, post your comments


Welcome to Spring and the launch of the Fluid Fitness blog.

We would love for you to use this blog as a resource for information on studio happenings such as workshops, special classes, new products and other noteworthy events that we think would be of interest. We’ll be updating the blog weekly and we welcome any feedback you have and seek suggestions on topics you would like us to cover.

Lisa DelSignore