Nyack gym to close after nearly 2 decades in business

Nyack Fitness is choosing to close its doors due to the effects of the pandemic.

News 12 Staff

Sep 10, 2020, 8:18 PM

Updated 1,356 days ago

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Nyack Fitness is choosing to close its doors due to the effects of the pandemic.
The business started as a personal training studio in 2003 and eventually transformed into Nyack Fitness in 2009.
Owner Jeff Castaldo originally had a reopening plan and shared it with News 12 on Aug. 17 during an interview.
However, Castaldo says reopening doesn’t seem worth the while. “The amount of money we did have we exhausted by the time we were ready to open,” says Castaldo.
The gym, which had about 350 members, received a PPP and disaster loan as a result of mandated closure.
Fitness facilities were given the OK to reopen by Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Aug. 22 at 33% capacity.
Castaldo tells News 12 that when it came time to reopen, many regulars said they couldn’t afford to return. Plus, the heavy expenses to operate under the new restrictions weighed into the decision.
“100% if we just opened up sooner, we’d be in a much better position,” says Castaldo.
Now, as the gym prepares to shut its doors for the last time, the owner is searching for what’s next.
“I have a real strong passion for mountain biking. One of my favorite brands is in Connecticut: Cannondale,” says Castaldo. “That’s my goal right now, stay focused on working for an organization like Cannondale.”


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