By Jennifer Farnsworth
It’s a little over a month since two couples came together to open up the Fitness Hangar in Queensbury.
Michael and Meghan Howard, along with friends Earl and Jenny Canale, teamed up to create a gym that focuses on small-group fitness instruction, private training and education on proper nutrition.
The 4,000-square-foot spaces is located at 52 Main St. in Queensbury, just a half mile off of Northway Exit 18.
After serving in the military, Michael Howard and Earl Canale felt they weren’t getting the type of physical training they had grown accustomed to, so they came up with their own solution.
“The places that we tried weren’t the best, so we decided to start our own,” said Howard.
The Fitness Hangar is a veteran owned and Woman Owned Small Business Enterprise. Both couples are dedicated to making the gym different by focusing on small-group fitness classes and training sessions with a maximum of six people at a time. Howard said having small classes with individualized attention from coaches creates a safe environment with long-lasting results.
“A lot of places try to shove as many people as possible into a class. We believe it comes down to keeping it to small groups of instruction,” said Howard.
The gym is focused on health and fitness and to that end avoids extras such as tanning beds and smoothie bars. Its CrossFit program is a fitness regimen developed by Greg Glassman over several decades. It uses constantly varied functional movements performed at high intensity and combines aspects of gymnastics, weight lifting, running, rowing and more.
The Elite Training Program focuses on small group instruction with a coach-to-athlete ratio of no more than one-to-four clients, focusing on a variety of mobility, endurance, strength, stamina and conditioning tools.
Howard said they are happy with the response so far. He said he and his co-owners are committed to helping all those who walk through their doors, by sharing what the have learned through own experience.
To learn more, call 518-683-7500.