Equalize Fitness is located in Yonkers, NY, which is about 15 minutes north of New York City. Co-owners Anthony Tarricone and John Ryan opened Equalize Fitness back in 2011 and the speed school is a part of a great fitness club that is effectively impacting kids in over ten local towns and cities. Equalize Fitness is the only facility within miles to support opportunities for athletes to stay in shape in the off-season.
The results of the program have attracted established athletes such as Mariano Rivera Jr (New York Yankees) and Ali Marpet (Tampa Bay Buccaneers) to our indoor 20 yard facility. Many of our high school athletes have aspirations to play Division 1 football or Division 3 baseball. These athletes have been a part of the system since 9th grade and are now reaching their senior year. We look forward to later announcing their accomplishments and results.
The Coaches at Equalize actively spend time in the community as chaperones, mentors and volunteer coaches. Participating in local town events has given our program additional exposure to a non-sports community. Our local schools have removed physical education class from the curriculum in an effort to focus on academics and save the school money. This has had an immediate ripple effect in changing the culture of the community within the last 5 years. Adding constant positivity and new activities, such as snowball fights, or hosting pick up basketball and football games has increased our exposure within the city.
Social media has been a great tool in promoting these events amongst kids who may desire to be an athlete, yet don’t have the school resources to have fun playing sports. From hosting birthday parties, to chaperoning a trip to the movies, the coaches have committed themselves to improving the kids’ athletic performance, as well as instilling confidence and reassurance in every athlete.
The management team at Equalize supports the efforts of the Director and two part time coaches leading to a great experience for every parent and athlete who walks into Equalize Fitness. The coaches focus on increasing their knowledge and skill set daily. As a team, we hope to continue providing a strong sense of self in today’s youth.