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

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

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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.

TESTIMONIALS

William Gelatt

"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

Michael Augustine FitzPatrick


"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

Hema Anand

"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

Beth Burckhartt

"I had tried everything else before coming to Jared for training but I kept getting hurt playing tennis.  After a year of weekly sessions, I wish I had started long ago.  I didn't like being in the gym.  There was too much I didn't know and I had a definite fear of ending up on a YouTube video experiencing some miserable moment of embarrassment.   I also wasn't sure of exactly what I would be able to get out of these sessions beyond a vague idea of “better”.   A year later I do feel much better.  Jared has managed to convert me from a gym doubter to someone who voluntarily goes to work out.  He has run weekly sessions with my husband and I that are able to challenge both of us even though we are at significantly different levels.  Jared is extremely knowledgeable.  He has been able to provide varied workouts to avoid boredom and allow us to learn to structure workouts on our own.  He listens extremely well and addresses any issues we bring to him. He has taught me how to deal with the things going on in my muscles and joints from how to prepare to play, what to do after, and how to get rid of tight muscles with trigger point therapy.   I have noticed much less back discomfort since starting with Jared.  I haven't even thought of going for a massage or to the chiropractor in 6 months.  While those things were able to help for a few days, the progress I have made with Jared has allowed me to help myself and feel better all the time.  I have not experienced any issues with plantar fasciitis in many many months which I feel is a result of strengthening my calves.  For a while my knees hurt so badly going up and down stairs I avoided it as much as possible but now have no problems at all.  While all of this work in the gym helps my tennis, it has really more helped my every day well-being (and significantly reduced my ibuprofen consumption).  I have discovered some of the things I had written off to signs of aging were actually signs of muscle weakness that could be reversed.  Working with Jared has been a very unexpectedly positive experience for me!



 

 


-Beth Burkhartt

Thuy Nguyen-Le

"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.

Susie Wright

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

Sharon Cooper

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

Andrew Dahn

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

Dan Papperman

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

Michael Flood

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

Pete Mathieu

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

Stewart Wright

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

Jacqueline Turner


"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

Ruby Tran


I have been dearly working with Jared Evans, I believe since the beginning of August. I can truly say that he’s everything a professional fitness coach can or could be. It showed immediately when I started working with him that he knew precisely what he was doing! I told him about how I wanted to have a good physique but no muscles. Jared got me to work as soon as possible on this!


I’m still working towards this goal, and with Jared’s help, I’m getting there much faster! I don’t only go to Jared for the sake of being fit, and getting in shape, I go there for the fun of it as well. He never has me doing the same thing every day, and every day just keeps on getting interesting!


 




 

Ruby Tran

Angelina Pham


Jared is extremely flexible and can manage your time wisely when you’re super busy, this helps me a ton! I can work on the things I need to work on and go to Jared to work out as well! Coach Jared never slouches around and always cares about your needs. He will most definitely fulfill your goal and help you reach your goal with success and achievement. I and along with others, most definitely recommend Jared Evans as your fitness instructor. You won’t be disappointed!






 

Angelina Pham

Janis Braganza


I have been working with Jared for a while now and have been impressed with his professionalism and attention to my physical fitness needs. He is knowledgeable and makes me comfortable in an environment I would generally avoid.   I can’t express enough my thanks for the results that I have achieved... I have worked with a few trainers in the past, but must admit I have been unable to remain enthusiastic about exercising. Jared somehow keeps me motivated and encourages me to continue with the program which he has customized for me. He increases the difficulty of the exercise pushing me to further achieve my fitness goals; without forcing me to do anything beyond my physical capability.  I am definitely stronger and have developed an appreciation for a good workout.
I feel as long as I follow his advice I will continue to improve both my strength & mobility. I highly recommend Jared to anyone who wants to get fit.






 

Janis Braganza

Ana Howard


I started working with Jared because someone recommended him, I gave it a try and loved it. The day I meet with him I told him that I wanted to focus more on playing tennis I didn’t wanted to feel that I was getting tired while playing, keeping the foot work while moving on the court and also wanted to keep up with the other players. So, that was my main focus. Get Strong, Consistent and keep moving.I can said that I have seen a lot of improvements on that and also I have become stronger than before.


Jared is a great coach, he will work on the person’s need and if having or have had an injury he has ways for the person to exercise and get strong. I have seen how many people come to work with him and everybody have an objective and they are really nice. I love working with the group!!! You feel motivated to continue the hard work and it make you push yourself even more.






 

Ana Howard

Stefan Zak

I was not sure about a personal trainer when I started two years ago.  I never did that before.  I played tennis, jogged, and sometimes hit weights.  Did not have discipline that having trainer forced me to have.  This has kept me in gym doing weights for two years now. That I like. I need to reduce my weight (not muscle), but that is ME reducing my calories and on my off days getting back to aerobic exercise (self-discipline issues). The weights have helped in my speed, I feel stronger, and I do believe my injury time is less with consistent training.


 

 

Stefan Zak

Ben Bell

"I have been working with Jared for almost 2 years now and started with no weight lifting experience whatsoever. Through Jared's training, I am now stronger that I have ever been. Jared provides attention to detail on teaching you weight training techniques, proper form and balance of each weight lifting exercise and keeps you on the right progression pace that provides maximum effect to meet your personal goals.


Jared will also provide you a regular weekly training regimen between classes that makes it simple for you stay committed to your program. It's enjoyable working with someone who cares as much as you do on meeting your weight training goals!"


 

 

Ben Bell

Andy Armstrong

Working with Jared is very enjoyable, he is skilled, knowledgeable, thoughtful and able to give you that extra little motivation you need to go a little further than you thought you could. The positive attitude he has really helped me to get the most out of myself in each of our workouts. My progress before Jared had become somewhat stagnant and the programs he designed really changed things up and helped me to better achieve my strength goals.


 

 

 

Andy Armstrong