Health & Fitness

Full Gym| Aerobic Room | Fitness Classes | Personal Training | Olympic Pool

Health & Fitness

A crucial part of developing perfect tennis skills and techniques is through consistent health and fitness regimens. You need to build strength, stamina, flexibility, agility and balance, which can give you strong arms for a killer backhand, and leg muscles to quickly move around the court. These are the focus areas that our fitness gym and personal trainers provide at Giammalva Racquet Club. We believe that tennis is more than just a sport–it’s about staying active while having fun!

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Want Something For Your Whole Family?

We want to make fitness and tennis fun activities where your whole family stays fit together and enjoys a healthy, family-friendly activity. Our memberships enhance all family member’s experience by offering adult tennis and fitness programs as well as youth tennis and fitness activities–there’s something for everyone! Discover what Giammalva Racquet Club can provide for you and your entire family by joining today!

Full Fitness Gym & Aerobic Room

Weight resistance exercise–when done properly–has tremendous benefits not only for muscles but also for bones, joints, organs, and even our mind. In addition, even an excellent tennis player can often significantly improve their game by improving muscle tone, endurance, and strength.

Membership to Giammalva Racquet Club gets you access to our full gym amenities, which includes:

  • Free weights
  • Weight machines
  • Cardio equipment – including, treadmills, bicycle machines, and ellipticals
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Spartan Training

Group Fitness Classes

Our personal trainers specifically design programs to help reduce the aches and pains that impact our enjoyment of tennis. The results have all been wonderful. Aching shoulders, sore backs, old, painful leg injuries, and restricted flexibility and mobility have all been noticeably improved. Even though it’s a class, our trainers give personal attention to the specific issues of each class member and scale the programs to address your needs.

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YOGA:  Transform body, mind and spirit through a flowing series of postures and breathing skills.  These classes will help you relax and increase flexibility, body awareness and self-control, you will feel refreshed after every class.

“I became a yoga instructor and health coach when I was at a crossroads in my life and needed to heal.  Yoga and Ayurveda were my healing tools.  I believe we should all feel vibrant in our bodies regardless of age.  There is a lot we can do to help ourselves with good habits.  We should not suffer as we age, do not buy into this way of thinking.  Do you want to  have more in common with Andy Murray, Justin Gimelstob and Boris Becker?  They all practice yoga, so come join us.  Yoga is for all bodies, regardless of age, flexibility and size.  Tennis is a very one-sided sport and yoga can create more balance in your body and life.  I would love to have you come to my yoga classes at Giammalva.  I have a 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training certification and a 200 hour Ayuryoga Certification.  Come join us on the mat Mondays and Wednesdays!”  – Margaret Taylor, Yoga Instructor

KEVIN’S LADIES GROUP FITNESS:  A full body workout with a variety of equipment that always keeps you guessing.  Work on strengthening, toning, improving endurance and flexibility while having fun doing it!

SPARTAN TRAINING: This program is for anyone who wants to push themselves to overcome new challenges and improve their functional fitness. Spartan training will prepare you to complete obstacle course races such as the Spartan Race, Tough Mudder, and Warrior Dash. You can join our team and race with us to victory!

CORE TRAINING & FALL PREVENTION:  This workout focuses on strengthening the muscles in a way that results in greater balance and body control. By strengthening your balance and core, you can prevent falls and move better. This class can help your movement on the tennis court and in day to day activities where balance is a factor.

15 MINUTE ABS:  Don’t have time to exercise?  That’s OK!  In 15 minutes you can get a complete ab workout and be done before you know it.

RUNNERS CLUB:  Run with a group and a coach on a guided route.  Our coach will take you through a complete running program and gradually increase your run mileage and speed to help you reach whatever goal you have whether it is a 5k or a marathon.


Personal Training

ONE-ON-ONE TRAINING:  Our personal trainers are certified and have many years of experience helping people build strong bodies and improve overall health and well-being. They also have the knowledge necessary to help tennis players with specific pains related to playing the game. To sign up for a one-on-one session or group training class, contact us today!

TOTAL TRAINING (SMALL GROUP TRAINING):  These classes are setup at different times depending on the availability of the clients, which offers more flexibility.  Total Training allows each person in the group to have a personalized program and more individual attention since the ratio is never more than four clients to one trainer.  More affordable than one-on-one personal training, but still offering the benefits of custom tailored workout routines.


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Olympic Swimming Pool

Our Olympic pool is open for year round use. The 25-meter pool has six lanes and is great for swimming laps or just enjoying the water. Enjoy a sport that’s both fun and great for a full body aerobic workout. Membership to Giammalva Racquet Club provides you year-round access to our pool amenities.


"I have known Jared for sixteen years. The first thing someone needs to know about him is his dedication and loyalty. He has studied in multiple martial art forms, mixed martial arts and physical fitness programs. He has honed his mind and body during the last 14 years and has accumulated a breadth and depth that few martial artists aspire to achieve.


He has a disciplined and educated approach to physical development and began teaching martial arts and physical fitness in two towns, with over 50 students. He has a strong dedication to moral, mental and physical development. He has taught me a vast amount about personal training and provided guidance to achieve my own goals. His energy and enthusiasm are top notch and cannot be beaten. He is the best personal trainer that can be found and is highly recommended."


William Gelatt

"I had the honor and privilege of working with Jared during our time as Fitness Specialists at the Ithaca College Wellness Clinic. Jared is a charismatic, knowledgeable, and empathetic individual with a passion for improving the lives of others. I was constantly impressed with Jared's ability to combine a high level of professionalism with an innate ability to bond with his clients.


It was evident from the first day that I met him that he was uniquely skilled in not only taking clients through exercise programming, but that he possessed a deep understanding of fitness, wellness, and strength and conditioning principles. Jared embodies everything that a fitness professional should be. He is educated, personable, and will help you achieve your maximum potential. For these reasons, I highly recommend Jared. You won't be disappointed."

Michael Augustine FitzPatrick

"GRC has one of the best tennis programs and my boys developed their love for Tennis here. The fitness coach, Jared is amazing!! He is very patient, personalizes training for each individual and make fitness training so much fun that they will never miss a session.  It has build up their endurance and has taken their game to a different level."

Hema Anand

"Jared's skills go beyond just instruction.  While he has been able to provide structure and an efficient fitness plan, he has also been able to help with all kinds of special requests like ways to make progress at home.  Jared has all kinds of ways to use things around the house to make progress.  His manner is very easy-going and helpful.  I continue to be surprised each week as he adds to the things I can do. 


He is able to provide a workout experience that is efficient by utilizing multiple areas of the body, widely varied to avoid boredom, and exercises and stretches to alleviate aches and tightness that has popped up along the way.  I have never stayed with gym efforts this long.  I continue to be surprised at the breadth of knowledge Jared has along with his patience, kindness, and support for someone at such a beginner level with so many little persistent aches and pains.  Instead of being discouraged, miserable, and ready to stop at this stage, I am continuing to make progress and am looking forward to being able to play tennis better and more."

-Beth Burkhartt

"Thank you, Jared!
Simply, with your help I achieved my goal of losing the winter weights that I gained!
You also patiently worked with me on building my strength, endurance and flexibility which helped improve my tennis game.
I love that my workout sessions are never the same because I get bored easily.
Best part of going through this journey with you is that you don't tell me what I shouldn't eat or drink😁I still get to maintain my lifestyle!"

-Thuy Nguyen-Le.

Dear Jared,
I can’t even begin to tell you how much stronger I feel after only six weeks of working out under your supervision. I know you can see the progress we have made, but I want you to also know that I appreciate how you have worked with my asthma and heart condition. I could instantly tell that you really care about people and want to help them in every way that you can.
Thank you for helping me regain the strength and energy I need to once again enjoy the activities I love.

Susie Wright

I have recently begun attending the Joint Mobility class at Giammalva with Jared as the instructor.
The class has proven very beneficial to me. I have osteoarthritis in my neck, knees and hands and a recent injury to my right knee. The joint mobility class has allowed me to extend the range of motion in my neck and knees and in particular regain significant mobility in my right knee.
Jared is knowledgeable and maintains a balance between challenging the “status quo” and pushing his students too hard. I would recommend Jared’s training to anyone who is interested in improving his/her fitness and endurance.

Sharon Cooper

Training with Jared has had several positive aspects on my health. When I started training with him in 2010 he helped me to lose 20 lbs in just six months. This was epic for me as I am constantly battling with weight. Jared helped me to formulate a workout plan that included exercises that were not just going to the gym and lifting weights, but things that could keep my attention better. I get bored easily with traditional weight lifting. He also ensured the workouts focused not only on the glamour muscles, but also the smaller muscles that require development to prevent injury. Because I am no longer in the same region as Jared, but still look to him for advice on training he created a specially made video I requested he explained the function of the rotator cuff, how to properly exercise it to prevent injury, and explained that it’s a common misconception that most shoulder injuries are not the rotator cuff.
My overall experience with Jared as a trainer has been a much better experience than with any of the trainers I have tried over the years. Partly because he truly cares about the goals of those he is training and also because he is able to think outside the box with training to find things that a person would like to do rather than just lifting weights to try to get in shape as I have experienced with all of my other trainers.

Andrew Dahn

I met Jared through a mutual friend and after learning of my desire to begin a fitness regimen, Jared offered to work with me one-on-one. Jared initially met with me and we discussed my goals, concerns and any physical limitations or problems I had. Jared was very knowledgeable and invested in finding the right workout for me and how to address any problem areas I had. For me, this included recommendations for some stretches during my workday in the office and taking note of some prior back problems I had.
Jared was able to provide me with a workout that was challenging, but do-able and that I was able to perform on my own. Jared checked in with me between our sessions to see how I was doing with the workout, especially initially, when I was struggling. During our sessions, Jared was supportive, but also pushed me to do better. I had a great experience working with Jared and would highly recommend him.

Dan Papperman

My short enlistment with the US Navy was the only time in my life I’ve been in better physical condition than when I’ve trained with Jared. Jared is not a “one method fits all” personal trainer. Jared’s specialty is tailoring a training regimen that fits your personal goals and physics needs. He also strives over time to have you become less dependent on him and to take personal responsibility for fitness as a part of your lifestyle. I approached Jared early last summer having formerly been a student in his martial arts class.
At this time I had embarrassingly become the heaviest I’d weighed in my lifetime. Through workouts that included warm-up, martial arts training, TacFit Commando, and cool down stretching 2-3 times a week throughout the summer and then continuing on my own into the fall I was able to lose 23 pounds and gain a healthier lifestyle. In addition, I’ve been able to use what I learned from Jared with my varsity athletes in girls’ basketball and boys’ baseball teams. I would highly recommend Jared as a personal trainer to anyone seeking to become more fit and gain a healthier lifestyle.

Michael Flood

I have recently started taking training from Jared Evans, a professional personal trainer. Over the last couple of years I have been experiencing pain due to arthritis. As time went by I also experienced muscle loss due to inactivity.
Jared put me through some easy drills to determine where my issues were and find how to correct these issues. I now play tennis 5 times a week pain free. My decision to take lessons from a professional trainer was one of the best decisions I have ever made.

Pete Mathieu

Dear Jared,
Thank you for all of the help you have given and are continuing to give me. I feel better, have more energy and am already able to stand more erectly and move around with considerably less pain. I have also noticed that I don’t tire as easily and my legs feel stronger. The improvements after only a week of working out under your direction are absolutely amazing. I look forward to continuing the program you have developed and are continuing to develop for me. It’s difficult for me to describe how special it is that you recognized the weaknesses that were causing my problems and developed a program to target and hopefully eliminate those problems.

Stewart Wright

"I have a true passion for tennis. I love competing, but as I get older, I realize I have to work even harder to protect my body from injury. I decided to incorporate weight training into my routine based on all the benefits I read about in magazine articles. I joined Jared Evans' weight training group at Giammalva this Summer.

He knows I'm a tennis player, so he puts together exercises  that will help me out on the court. It took a couple months, but as I got stronger, I noticed how my serve and game got better. I can get deeper in a tournament without feeling the fatigue I usually experience in my arms and shoulders, especially when serving. Not feeling sore after a couple rounds of tough matches is a huge benefit. I feel pretty confident now that I can last in the tough conditions in TX after all the hard work I put in."


Jacqueline Turner