Written by Lisa Turner, editorial intern
One of the very cool parts of working at FITNESS is the ability to try out a lot of up and coming fitness classes. With that said, we were more than stoked when we were granted a sneak peek at the brand new Chelsea Piers complex in Stamford, Connecticut (open now)! As one of the largest exercise and training centers on the east coast, we felt like we died and went to fitness heaven!
Drawing on the success of the Chelsea Piers Sports and Entertainment Complex in Manhattan, developers wanted the space in Connecticut to take sports training to the next level. With an Olympic-sized pool, seven tennis courts, two NHL-regulation ice rinks and huge turf fields for soccer, lacrosse and football – it’s easy to see that they accomplished their goal!
If you visit the center, get your tennis game in competition shape with private lessons, or pick up a new sport like lacrosse or squash, taught by a former pro. If your daughter loves to play on the monkey bars, let her explore on the balance beam, vault and uneven bars at the gym’s state-of-the-art gymnastics center. Or maybe you want to brush up on your field hockey skills? Let the experts at the complex show you how to kick it up a notch. Each floor of the multilevel facility is jam-packed with fun stuff for the whole family to do. Plus, Chelsea Piers Connecticut has hired former Olympians, like two-time tennis gold-medalist Gigi Fernandez, and professional athletes to head up the programs! Talk about star treatment.
So if you happen to live in or near the Tri-State area, check out all that Chelsea Piers Connecticut has to offer. Their mission is to have each member be able to “relax, play, learn and compete,” so it shouldn’t be hard to find what you’re looking for!