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Launching Schvitz 440: New Workout Format In The Fitness Center


I am one of the newest additions to the Riverdale Y staff, as our Sports and Fitness Director.  In my short time at the Y, I have already met many of our members in the fitness center, on the basketball court, and in our group exercise classes. I enjoy working with members as your personal trainer.  Next week, we are launching a new workout format called Schvitz 440. Schvitz means “sweat” in Yiddish and this class will definitely make you sweat!

Schvitz 440 is for all levels and abilities, in our functional training studio, using real-world movements like jumping, bending, pushing, and pulling. You have the option to add weights if you’d like.

A digital screen at each exercise station displays the exercise and the number of repetitions, so you always know exactly what to do. But we don’t stop there. There is always a trainer in the room with you, to check on your form and provide any modifications you might need for ability or injury. Because Schvitz 440 is a rotating program, you can join the class even after the official start time, just jump in mid-stream!

Check out our entire group exercise schedule here and I hope to see you in our fitness center soon.


Julio Ramirez
Sports and Fitness Director