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Bryan Jonas, head coach and owner of CrossFit Peak Dynamics.

It’s not too early to get a head start on New Year’s fitness resolutions, and now it’s even easier for Syosset residents and those of neighboring towns with the opening of a new CrossFit gym at 180 Michael Dr.

“I grew up in Syosset and wanted to bring a business back to a community where I know people, and know that there’s a lot of people I could work with who are motivated when it comes to fitness,” said Bryan Jonas, head coach and owner of the new location known as CrossFit Peak Dynamics.

The gym features state of the art equipment, and the large space is designed to accommodate large classes. Jonas aims to foster an environment that is focused on technique and form, while also generating a large base of support among members no matter their level of skill.

“Members will walk in nervous, but I have a method of building up confidence,” said Jonas. “It’s so motivating for me as a coach to see people being able to do things and lift weights that they couldn’t do when they first came in.”

The fitness enthusiast has been a competitive athlete his whole life, participating in local athletic leagues and later playing soccer at the collegiate level. Once he graduated, he sought a regiment that would challenge him in a competitive way outside of playing in adult sports leagues or working out at a regular gym, and CrossFit was his answer.

“A big component of why I grew to love it is that I had such a busy lifestyle, and then I would come to CrossFit and all I would think about was the task on the board,” said Jonas. “I could isolate my mind and focus solely on one thing, which is therapeutic.”CrossFit_111616B

Jonas hopes to evoke that same passion within his members. He urges anyone, even the skeptics or those intimidated by CrossFit, to push their boundaries and see for themselves what the program is all about. He believes that CrossFit is an excellent alternative for people who are dissatisfied with their traditional gyms and are looking for a more structured workout, specifically tailored to an individual’s needs.

As for the future, Jonas is eager to see not only continually growth among his existing clients, but also a greater influx of interested new clients. There are currently special promotions to take advantage of including a friend referral program, a week of free classes for those new to CrossFit and one month of free membership for veterans, police officers, firefighters and other civil service workers.

For more information about CrossFit Peak Dynamics and the available programs, visit www.crossfitpeakdynamics.com or call 516-364-7325.

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Nicole Lockwood is the editor of the New Hyde Park Illustrated News, Mineola American and contributing writer for Long Island Weekly.

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