Dennis Briscoe, Mike Doody, and Steve Georgio
Strength in Numbers
By Robin Jovanovich
How does a fitness studio celebrate its 10th anniversary? In the case of Rye Health & Fitness, the answer is by opening another studio in downtown Rye.
Last week, the triumvirate of Dennis Briscoe, Steve Georgio, and Mike Doody welcomed the community to Trinity Fitness & Nutrition, their new spot at 22 Purchase Street.“We saw our clients supplementing their fitness training by going to Pilates and SoulCycle classes,” explained Briscoe. “So, we decided it made sense to offer tailored training at a lower price point.”
The equipment is different and all of it is on the ground at Trinity. Both private and semi-private sessions are available, but the owners say they just want to have all ages come in and use the equipment. “We want to keep Rye student-athletes and in Rye to train. We like, and their parents like, the fact that they can walk from Rye High and Rye Country Day.”
What the trio had envisioned is already occurring — high school athletes are coming in after school for 50- to 55-minute sessions. “We don’t just write out the workouts, but rather help these young athletes with different movements every time. We mix flexibility in with strength-training,” notes Georgio, the head trainer and manager.
How do these elite trainers stay in shape? “By working out every day in some way and not always with weights,” reports Doody. “We stay active, even on our rest days.”
They’ve all studied nutrition and live it. Doody, who was an Infantry Scout Platoon Sergeant in the U.S. Army for eight years, said he received a complete education on performance in the military. The studio is actually named in memory of a soldier he deployed within Afghanistan.
New clients are put through a functional movement screen and are given a body composition breakdown. Trinity has brought on a nutritionist who follows Dr. John Berardi of Precision Nutrition’s best diet principles. They ask about your habits, sleep cycles, and water intake.
They live by their motto: Everyone can be an athlete.
On January 27 at noon, Trinity is offering the first of many nutrition seminars. Meanwhile, stop by Trinity pretty much any hour of the day on weekdays. Trinity is open Monday through Thursday from 5 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., Friday from 5 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. and from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. on weekends. If you have the MINDBODY App, you can check out their programs, or call 481-4413.