Late in the afternoon today, I stopped by the New York Health and Racquet Club (NYHRC) near our hotel on 45th street to get a tour of the facility and talk with J Travis, brand manager for NYHRC. The facility just re-opened after being closed for a few weeks for renovations. Not all the renovations were completed yet, but I got a good idea of how the club was going to look once it was finished. J was excited about the new stone work on the walls and how much more open the entry area was. It did look nice with some new strength equipment in the area visible as people walk into the club.
J was even more excited, however, about how the group ex instructors at NYHRC are encouraged to come up with their own routines and work with the group ex director to develop these programs. Several of their group ex instructors already have or are on their way to having book and DVD deals based on their programs. J said it was a great way to provide career growth to the people who have worked for NYHRC for years.