Simply Fit Tracy Hilt opens Altamont 146 s first gym

Simply Fit
Tracy Hilt opens Altamont’s first gym

ALTAMONT — A new gym on Main Street may help the village get in shape.

Tracy Hilt hopes her Simply Fit, which opened Monday at Altamont Corners, will bring in excercisers who, otherwise, would have to drive far out of the village to work out.
"That’s one of the things I’ve heard most from people, that it’s so convenient," Hilt said.

The brand-new hydraulic-resistance equipment provides even more convenience, she said, hence the name, Simply Fit.
"It’s actually a pretty simple workout. The equipment is pretty easy to use," Hilt said. "It’s a 30-minute circuit, so it’s like getting an hour workout in half an hour."

The equipment uses fluid to smoothly provide resistance. It creates an intense but low-impact workout, eliminating soreness, Hilt said.
"There are no stacks of weights or anything like that," she said.

There are also two treadmills and an elliptical machine at the gym.

Hilt moved to Altamont eight-and-half years ago, she said. A year later, she said, her husband became ill and died. That’s when her interest in health began.

Opening a gym, she said, is something she’s wanted to do in a long time.
"It’s kind of where my passion is," Hilt said.

She and her three-person staff are fully trained to provide instruction on the hydraulic equipment, Hilt said. Those looking to lose weight will be able to participate in weight-management programs, working with the gym to set goals and keep track of their progress.

Simply Fit is open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. on weekdays and from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays. It will be closed on Sundays.

For a single person, Hilt said, a membership costs $32 per month, with a 15-percent discount for married couples. Senior citizens are charged $25.50 per month. Yearly memberships are also available.

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