PLEASANTVILLE, N.Y. -- Athletes Warehouse, which just opened in Pleasantville, is hoping to change the game.
Athletes Warehouse aims to educate athletes and put them on the right path for keeping their bodies in the best possible shape. The center, at 220 Tompkins Road, recently celebrated its grand opening.
"We want our athletes to be smarter than their competitors, their teammates and even under certain circumstances, their future coaches" General Manager Nick Serio, a Fox Lane graduate, said. "Through our research and development site and the constant interactions among its followers, the community rather than the individual becomes educated."
Serio said they have the most educated staff in the areal, all of whom hold Masters degrees in their field and have been working from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. each day. Staff also has the highest certification available.
"Athletes Warehouse mission is to redefine the way society views the training of young athletes," Serio said. "This will provide our cohorts the ability to challenge, advance and reform the current concepts. Every staff member gets the opportunity to bleed passion into the facility on a daily basis."
The center features a 6,000 square foot turf area and a 55 yard sprint lane.
Scott Lauder, director of operations and co-owner with Serio, decided to go into business with Serio after seeing the positive results his son had after training with Serio.
"I wanted to see if we could replicate that for other kids in the area," Lauder, a Chappaqua resident, said.
Lauder found the vacant spot on Tompkins and knew it would be perfect.
"I came inside and we were just blown away by it," Lauder said.
Athletes Warehouse hopes to create a family environment for its athletes.
"We're not going to beat up the athletes and send them home," Lauder said. "We want them to get a lot out of their workout and come back."
Since Athletes Warehouse opened, Serio said they have received a positive reception from the community.
"They have accepted us with open arms," Serio said. "There are some athletes that are in here more than me. Pleasantville is a community that is proud of its residents. It's very uplifting."
For more information, visit www.athleteswarehouse.com