Studio 4 Brings New Wellness Options to Downtown Schenectady

Studio 4 Brings New Wellness Options to Downtown Schenectady


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Studio 4 Brings New Wellness Options to Downtown Schenectady
Studio 4 Hot Yoga and Pilates Open House Offers a Full Day of Free Classes and Fitness Activities

OPEN HOUSE: Saturday, November 22nd, 2014 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM | 151 Lafayette Street, Schenectady, NY
RIBBON CUTTING: Friday, November 21st, 2014 at 11:00 AM

Schenectady, New York: On Saturday, November 22nd, ‘Studio 4 Hot Yoga and Pilates’ will be open for business. Studio 4 is a hip, fun and fresh, state of the art studio offering a variety of Hot Yoga and Pilates classes. The open house will offer free classes all day as part of an open showcase of the studio. Additionally, there will also be chair massage, giveaways, refreshments, discounts on class packages and retail items for sale in Studio 4’s on-site store.

Studio 4 offers a variety of classes including different formats of Yoga and Pilates. Vinyasa (a flowing practice focused on connecting breath to movement); Barre Fitness (using a ballet barre to incorporate Pilates, sculpting and toning exercises into a fun fast paced fitness class); Group Mat Pilates as well as private Pilates appointments.

Free Classes schedule for the Open House day include:

8:00 am Barre Express
9:00 am Hot Vinyasa
9:00 am Mat Pilates
11:00 am Hot Vinyasa
12:30 pm Barre Fitness
2:00 pm Hot Vinyasa
4:00 pm Yin/Restorative Yoga

Walk ins will be welcome. Pre Reservation on the website is encouraged.

Owner/Founder Michelle Pollard has been working in the fitness industry for over 20 years and holds various fitness certifications including: AFAA Personal Trainer and Group Exercise Instructor, Mad Dogg SPIN, and PiYo & TRX Suspension Training. She is a 200 hour RYT (Registered Yoga Teacher) through Yoga Alliance and is Pilates Apparatus Certified through Power Pilates.

“I believe the greatest wealth is health. Helping someone make a change in their life is the most gratifying feeling. I’m so excited to bring healthy options to Downtown Schenectady.”

As part of her core fitness mission, Michelle is excited to be bringing new and healthful options to downtown Schenectady and beyond.

“This is a city full of amazing culture and bustling with activity. I hope I can play a small part in making it an even better place to live and work.”

Mayor Gary McCarthy said, “We welcome Studio 4 to downtown Schenectady. This will be another great asset for employees and visitors to our resurgent downtown.”

The staff of Studio 4 holds a variety of certifications from highly accredited programs including Yoga Training, Pilates, TRX, Reiki, Licensed Massage, Personal Training and Group Fitness.

On Friday, November 21st at 11:00 AM an official Ribbon Cutting event will be overseen by the Chamber of Schenectady County with support of the Schenectady Metroplex, The Downtown Schenectady Improvement Corp and Schenectady Mayor, Gary R. McCarthy. The event will be on location at 151 Lafayette Street, Schenectady, NY.

Regular Business Hours include early morning, daytime and evening classes. For specific offerings see the current schedule on the website at

The studio will be the latest business to open at 151 Lafayette Street, one of the recent development projects spearheaded by ‘Re4orm Architecture’. The former ‘Firestone Tire’ building has been completely redesigned and has been given a new life as a mixed use facility with other health and wellness based businesses including ‘518 Cross Fit’ and ‘Real [Fit] Life’. Discussions regarding a final potential tenant to occupy the remaining space are in process. The building is expected to be fully occupied by spring of 2015.

Anthony Jasenski, Chairman of the Schenectady County Legislature said, “Congratulations to Studio4, another great addition to our Downtown. This renovated building is just another example of our unified economic development team getting formerly empty properties back on the tax rolls and filling them with new businesses that enhance our community.”

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