October 12, 2017 Healthy Living

Finding Priceless Value in a Free Fitness Opportunity

CDPHP® member Kim Tomlinson is a busy woman. Like many people, squeezing a workout into a jam-packed schedule can be a tough task. Thankfully, she recently discovered an easy and convenient way to break a sweat without breaking the bank.

“My son mentioned it in a post on Facebook,” Kim said of the CDPHP Fitness ConnectSM gym located in the Capital Region Health Park at 711 Troy-Schenectady Road in Latham. “I thought, ‘OK, a fitness center located in the building where my doctor’s office is.’ So I checked it out.”

Much to Kim’s surprise, she found a well-equipped gym with state-of-the-art cardiovascular machines, strength-training equipment, and more – all available for free!

“It’s a nice place, with new machines,” Kim noted, adding that she sees people of all fitness levels using the facility.

The gym is open seven days a week and offers convenient hours that can fit into anyone’s busy lifestyle. Five locations are situated throughout the region – Clifton Park, Delmar, Latham, North Greenbush, and Saratoga Springs.

While Kim is a CDPHP member, she loves the idea that the gyms are open to non-members as well.

“This is just so wonderful that this is something free to the public,” she said. “It’s just an awesome thing that CDPHP has done.”

Want a free gym membership? Join Fitness Connect!

Access to CDPHP Fitness Connect facilities requires a key tag. Registration is required and free to anyone 18 and older. If you have questions, please email cdphpfitnessconnect@cdphp.com.

Ali Skinner
About the Author

Ali Skinner is a communications professional with nearly 20 years of media, marketing, advertising, and public relations experience. She joined CDPHP in November 2011 and currently serves as Vice President, Communications and External Affairs for one of the top health plans in New York and the nation. In this role, Ali oversees all internal and external communications, public relations, and government relations for the plan’s 400,000 members and 1,200 employees. A self-described recovering journalist, Ali spent 10 years writing and delivering news for a number of television and radio stations in the Syracuse and Albany, NY markets. Today, she uses her journalism background to help patients and the public make sense of complex health care topics.

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