Fitness pedaling comes to Williston Park area

September 27, 2012 by  

Residents of Williston Park can now spin their wheels, in a good way, close to home. A new cycling gym opened on September 22 in Mineola and will locate in commercial space that has been vacant for three years.

Revolution Athletics has moved into the facility at 155 Jericho Turnpike that once housed a martial arts studio. The new fitness center focuses on group cycling using stationary bikes and a system of weight training known as TRX. Unlike conventional weight training programs, TRX uses anchored wall straps which allow customers to use their own body weight as resistance to build strength.

During a September 12 special use permit hearing, owner Michael Bonacuso said:.

“We’re not like some other gyms that I know you have in the area where they actually run outside, it’ll all be done in the facility.”

Bonacuso and his business partner, Samantha Johnson, do not plan to make any extensive renovations to the property. The open room configuration of the former martial arts studio suits their program which requires changing the different cycling and exercise stations as needed to suit the specific circuit training needs of the group using the equipment.

Other businesses also welcome this latest, healthy development. For instance, the local print company that produces advertising material such as flyer printing and banner printing, has the prospect of a new client, and for Tony Lubrano, owner of the restaurant Piccola Bussola, there is the relief of not having a vacant building next door to his property. He recently said:

“I’m lonely, I’d like a new neighbor.”

The new gym, not part of a franchise, is open to everyone and can accommodate all levels of people trying to get or keep fit.