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9 Places to Get Fit In 2011

Gained a few pounds over the holidays? Here's a list of local gyms to kick off the New Year the healthy way. It's time to start making those resolutions a reality.

It's a common scenario: A season of holiday snacking, feasts and stress adds a few pounds to the body. Then, when the ball drops on the New Year, more than a few people make resolutions to get fit. Luckily, the Commack area offers plenty of options for working off those extra pounds.

Here's your guide:

Retro Fitness
This newly opened chain offers a fitness option for serious gym-goers at a cost of just $20 a month.
1815 E. Jericho Tpke., Huntington

This local fitness center caters to teens and focuses on nutrition and training. As a bonus, teens can try out the facility for one week free of cost, with no obligation.
6268 Jericho Tpke., Commack

Another reputable chain that offers a variety of equipment and classes. If you enroll in a one-year membership right now, the month of January is free.
6136 Jericho Tpke., Commack

A classic chain open exclusively to women, this gym offers great year-round membership incentives and an impressive class schedule. 6149 Jericho Tpke., Commack

The Personal Training Institute works one-on-one with clients to build an exercise and nutrition regimen. Right now, you can sign up for a free trial.
6401 Jericho Tpke., Commack 631-462-1756 www.personaltraininginstitute.com

Boasting a regimen of boxing, kickboxing and mixed martial arts, this gym promises a high-intensity experience. They also offer a free introductory class.
6240 Jericho Tpke., Commack

Perfect for athletes, this gym offers training and classes for competitive individuals, both young and old. Catz offers a free "test drive" of it's facilities for one week.
152 Veterans Memorial Hwy., Commack

Gold's Gym
This all-in-one gym offers an array of equipment, classes and even a juice bar and tanning beds for $44 per month with a samll, one-time enrollment fee. They also have a generous rewards programs for membership referrals.
41 Mercedes Way, Deer Park

North Shore Fight Club
This boxing-only gym is no-nonsense, offering unlimited boxing classes for $99 per month. Their motto: "Get fit without getting hit."
67 Brightside Ave., East Northport


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