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The Brooklyn Chamber’s week-long wellness initiative is underway, and there’s still time to take advantage of a deal at a local gym.

Through November 16, you’ll have the chance to check out a number of fitness spaces across Brooklyn, and by mentioning “BK Fit” at participating venues, you can get a sweet discount to kick-start a healthy new you.

Here are some local spaces and what they’re offering:

MatchPoint NYC, 2781 Shell Road
Free one day pass

Harbor Fitness – Marine Park, 2825 Nostrand Avenue
Free three day pass

CrossFit Floyd Bennett Field, 3159 Flatbush Avenue
Free one week class

See the full list of participating gyms, including a bunch in Bensonhurst and Mill Basin, here.

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CKO Kickboxing is coming to 2615 East 17th Street, just off Jerome Avenue.

The fitness franchise originated in Hoboken, New Jersey, in 1997 and has since opened in more than 40 locations, mostly throughout the metro area. This will be their fifth location in Brooklyn.

The business takes over the long-empty space, which is below condominium units and a second floor office space used by AHRC, a center for adults with developmental disabilities.

There’s no word on opening date yet and no equipment has been installed, but the business’ website says it’s “coming soon.”

Welcome to the neighborhood, CKO!

This is a paid announcement from UFC Gym Brooklyn, located at 16 Brighton 11th Street.

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Get out of the heat and join us for the annual UFC Gym Summer Party on Saturday, July 26, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

 

In one hour of a fun and exciting group training session, you will burn up to 1,000 calories and learn what #traindifferent is all about.  Space is limited, so please call ahead to schedule an appointment. We offer Boxing, Kickboxing, TRX, Trigger Point Boxing, UFC Fit, and Daily Ultimate Training classes. We offer MMA and Muay Thai classes, and we’re also starting a brand new Brazilian Jiu Jitsu program in August.

  • Special schedule for this Saturday:
    • 9:00 a.m.: MATRX (MMA with TRX)
    • 10:15 a.m.: Kid’s MMA
    • 12:00 p.m.: Kickboxing
    • 2:00 p.m.: DUT (Daily Ultimate Training)
  • Live DJs Gio and Alex Edge will provide the ambiance!
  • Free Personal Training Sessions all day (by appointment only)
  • Free Fitness Assessments all day (by appointment only)
  • The Best Deals on Memberships
  • Free Food and Healthy Snacks
  • Prizes and Giveaways
  • Free classes
  • Personal training specials
  • 20% OFF on ALL merchandise!

Come join UFC Gym Brooklyn family this Saturday for a great workout and an awesome Summer Party!  Call us at (718) 975-7100 to reserve a spot.

UFC Gym Brooklyn, 16 Brighton 11th Street, (718) 975-7100, brooklyngm@ufcgym.com. Follow UFC Gym on Facebook and Twitter.

The above is a paid announcement by UFC Gym Brooklyn. Sheepshead Bites has not verified the claims made in this advertisement. If you own a business and would like to announce a special offer to tens of thousands of locals, e-mail us at advertising [at] sheepsheadbites [dot] com.

This is a paid announcement from UFC Gym Brooklyn, located at 16 Brighton 11th Street.

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They say time flies when you’re having fun. Well, we can vouch for that; one year has flown by since we opened our doors in Sheepshead Bay.

Throughout the year we changed brands from LA Boxing to UFC Gym, we added more classes, more equipment, and more trainers. We did all this to get better, to provide better quality and a better experience to our members.  We promise our members results, and results we deliver.  While other places become stale and boring, UFC Gym never stops changing and evolving.

We would like to invite everyone to come out and celebrate this anniversary milestone with us on Saturday, March 29, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Come check out what so many have been raving about this past year. In our first year we have solidified our reputation as the best fitness option in the area.  Only at UFC Gym Brooklyn do we offer group training sessions that incorporate Mixed Martial Arts training with TRX.  We are the only fitness studio of its kind that offers Trigger Point Boxing, UFC Fit, Daily Ultimate Trainer classes.

  • Special schedule for this Saturday:
    • 9:00 a.m.: MATRX (MMA with TRX)
    • 10:15 a.m.: Kid’s MMA
    • 12:00 p.m.: New Programming Circuit Training
    • 2:00 p.m.: New Programming Circuit Training
  • Great beats with Brooklyn’s best DJs, Deejay Gio and Alex Edge!!!
  • Healthy Food
  • Prizes and Giveaways
  • Free classes
  • Free Personal Training sessions all day
  • Free Fitness Assessments all day
  • Great membership discounts
  • Personal training specials
  • Killer deals on ALL merchandise!

Come join UFC Gym Brooklyn family on Saturday for a great workout and an awesome anniversary party!  Call us at (718) 975-7100 to reserve a spot.

UFC Gym Brooklyn, 16 Brighton 11th Street, (718) 975-7100, brooklyngm@ufcgym.com. Follow UFC Gym on Facebook and Twitter.

The above is a paid announcement by UFC Gym Brooklyn. Sheepshead Bites has not verified the claims made in this advertisement. If you own a business and would like to announce a special offer to tens of thousands of locals, e-mail us at advertising [at] sheepsheadbites [dot] com.

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If you’re like me, you’ve probably been looking for any excuse to pack your bags and abandon Sheepshead Bay’s Bally Total Fitness (1720 Sheepshead Bay Road). You’re tired of dumbbells that sit in a pile on the floor rather than on their respective shelves. You’re tired of never being able to get a decent workout between 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. due to the post-work crowd. And do I even need to go into detail about the swimming pool filled with an amalgamation of water, human sweat and dead skin cells? I’m sure I’m not alone – just take a look at their (sometimes hilarious) Yelp reviews.

For years, Bally was just about the only game in town. But a spate of gym openings in the past year (and more to open soon) brings new options to the neighborhood, as well as helped shine a light on some old ones that may have gone under the radar. Whether you’re a Bally member looking to flee, or a newbie looking for a gym, here are five solid alternatives around Sheepshead Bay.

Check out our 5 solid alternatives to Sheepshead Bay’s Bally’s Total Fitness.

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Blink Fitness, a no-frills gym, will open in December at 3827 Nostrand Avenue, the former site of Pathmark.

Readers began sending us tips about a possible gym at the location as early as a month ago, and more frequently as fencing went up at the property indicating interior work. The item came up at last week’s Community Board 15 meeting, when it was approved for a special application to allow a physical culture establishment.

They gym already lists the location on their website, noting that it will open in late December.

It replaces the second half of Pathmark, which shuttered in 2011 amid bankruptcy proceedings. Brooklyn’s first Aldi supermarket takes up the remainder of the Pathmark footprint.

This is a paid announcement from UFC Gym Brooklyn, located at 16 Brighton 11th Street.

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The best and most exciting gym has opened its doors in the heart of Sheepshead Bay at 16 Brighton 11th Street.

The much anticipated first UFC GYM in Brooklyn invites new members and guests to stop in for:

  • Complimentary club tours
  • Free classes
  • Personal training sessions
  • Food, prizes, and a live DJ

Our grand opening kicks off Saturday, July 27, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Members joining on grand opening day will receive special membership offers!

UFC Gym offers fun, challenging, total body workouts utilizing boxing, kickboxing, and MMA techniques that help members burn calories, tone muscles, and get into the best shape of their lives.

UFC GYM’s TRAIN DIFFERENT® approach uses unconventional training methods by fusing together the multi-disciplined approach of mixed martial arts with state-of-the-art equipment and traditional fitness. We’re proud to offer our members and guests the finest training available, giving individuals of all ages and fitness levels the opportunity to train different and blaze through 800-1,000 calories in a single hour!

Come and experience the UFC Gym Workout for yourself. Train Hard! Train Different!

UFC Gym Brooklyn, 16 Brighton 11th Street, (718) 975-7100. Follow UFC Gym on Facebook.

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The above is a paid announcement by UFC Gym Brooklyn. Sheepshead Bites has not verified the claims made in this advertisement. If you own a business and would like to announce a special offer to tens of thousands of locals, e-mail us at advertising [at] sheepsheadbites [dot] com.

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1782 and 1784 East 28th Street (Source: Google Maps)

Shul Shunned: A local synagogue located on a residential block was denied the support of Community Board 15 last night, as neighbors lined up during the Board’s meeting to decry the shul’s proposal to expand.

Proposed plan for the shul. (Click to enlarge)

Proposed plan for the shul. (Click to enlarge)

Congregation Kozover Zichron Chaim Shloime currently takes up two residential homes at 1782 and 1784 East 28th Street, between Quentin Road and Avenue R. Leaders from the synagogue came to request the Board’s approval for a plan to legalize a structure that has illegally connected the two buildings for nearly 20 years, and to expand the rear of the building to add a women’s prayer sanctuary. A representative for the owner said that the facility served 200 local families. Because women and men are separated for prayer services, the building no longer has the space to accommodate their flock, and women have stopped attending. The proposal would provide the space they need to serve the congregation, the representative said.

Neighbors, though, rattled off complaints about the building’s owners, saying that congregants often caused traffic and blocked driveways, the building has been illegally altered without regard for safety, is out of character with the rest of the block, and is a general detriment to their quality of life.

Joe Melfi, whose 85-year-old disabled mother has lived in an adjacent attached house for 40 years, pleaded with the Board to join his neighbors in opposing the shul’s plans.

“My mother and my father, who’ve been in this community 40 years, chose that house to raise five children, raise 14 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. They worked their lives as a longshoreman and a seamstress … and all my mother wants is to spend her twilight years, her golden years in that house,” Melfi said. “How she is possibly not going to have her quality of life affected by this level of construction, I don’t think it’s humanly possible. And anyone voting for this proposed initiative needs to consider that, and consider the responsibility of my mother in that situation.”

Keep reading to find out what happened, and more information from this month’s Community Board 15 meeting.

This is a paid announcement from LA Boxing Brooklyn, located at 16 Brighton 11th Street.

LA Boxing Brooklyn is officially open and will host a Grand Opening Party on Saturday, March 16, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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  • Grand Opening class schedule
    • 9:00 a.m.: Kid’s MMA
    • 10:30 a.m.: Kickboxing
    • 12:30 p.m.: Boxing
    • 2:30 p.m.: Kickboxing
  • Live Music by Deejay Gio and Alex Edge
  • Healthy Food and Snacks
  • Massage therapist
  • Health and Fitness vendors
  • Prizes and Giveaways
  • Free Personal Training sessions
  • Free Fitness Assessments
  • Killer deals on merchandise!
  • TRIPLE member referral discounts! That’s $15 off your monthly membership rates, or 3 months free on a paid in full referral, or 3 personal training sessions, or $75 merchandise credit.

Save the date, bring your friends, family, and coworkers and plan on getting to LA Boxing Brooklyn on March 16 for a great workout and an awesome Grand Opening party! Call us at (718) 975-7100 to reserve a spot for a free trial class.

LA Boxing Brooklyn, 16 Brighton 11th Street, (718) 975-7100 or e-mail brooklyn@laboxing.com. Follow LA Boxing Brooklyn on Facebook.

The above is a paid announcement by LA Boxing Brooklyn. Sheepshead Bites has not verified the claims made in this advertisement. If you own a business and would like to announce a special offer to tens of thousands of locals, e-mail us at advertising [at] sheepsheadbites [dot] com.

This is a paid announcement from LA Boxing Brooklyn, located at 16 Brighton 11th Street.

LA Boxing Brooklyn is open, teaching classes, and helping members get in the best shape of their lives.

Our members enjoy benefits they can’t find in any other group exercise class, including:

  • An ultra-calorie burning workout in a fun and engaging atmosphere. The LA Boxing Workout™ has been proven to burn 800-1,000 calories in a single hour workout!
  • A complete workout experience, strengthening and toning while building endurance and functional fitness
  • A genuine cross-training regimen, learning new techniques across the widest array of fighting styles, from trainers who are experts in their fields
  • Exercise that focuses on your physical, mental and emotional health
  • A way to stay engaged in your exercise every day, and measure your progress along the way
  • Limited class size, ensuring our experienced professional trainers can offer one-to-one attention focused on making sure your form is safe and correct.

LA Boxing Brooklyn will be hosting a member appreciation day on Saturday, March 2, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event will include Live DJ, Free MMA Seminar (1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.), and new membership deals. New members who sign up will receive a $25 merchandise credit, Grand Opening Raffle ticket, and waved initiation fee.

Are you ready to get in the best shape of your life? If so, SIGN UP FOR A FREE CLASS at LA Boxing Brooklyn! Come on in and see for yourself!

LA Boxing Brooklyn, 16 Brighton 11th Street, (718) 975-7100 or e-mail brooklyn@laboxing.com. Follow LA Boxing Brooklyn on Facebook.

The above is a paid announcement by LA Boxing Brooklyn. Sheepshead Bites has not verified the claims made in this advertisement. If you own a business and would like to announce a special offer to tens of thousands of locals, e-mail us at advertising [at] sheepsheadbites [dot] com.

 

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