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Business Profile: Retro Fitness, Cortlandt

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Adolfo Godinez, general manager of Retro Fitness, which opened in Cortlandt on June 25. Photo credit: Neal Rentz
Adolfo Godinez, general manager of Retro Fitness, which opened in Cortlandt on June 25.
Photo credit: Neal Rentz

Tappan resident Adolfo Godinez emphasizes there is only one thing retro about Retro Fitness.

“Retro Fitness is retro price, modern gym,” Godinez, general manager of the new facility in Cortlandt, said last week.

The Cortlandt Retro Fitness opened on East Main Street on June 25 in the former location of Party Stop. “We thought that the Cortlandt Manor area and the Westchester County area needed a Retro, needed something that was fun and exciting and vibrant, just like we are,” Godinez said.

The new facility is affordable, Godinez said. Retro Fitness began a decade ago in New Jersey by its CEO Eric Casaburi. “It became a boom right away,” Godinez said.

Membership starts at $19 a month while other facilities charge $99 per month, Godinez said.

The facility offers individual and small group training, as well as group classes, Godinez said.

Retro Fitness provides “state of the art” exercise equipment, including cardio machines with personal televisions, strength training equipment, and free weights ranging from five to 125 pounds, Godinez said.

“Everything is brand, spanking new,” he said.
The new facility also provides several amenities including child sitting services with many things to keep children busy, a smoothie bar, a cardio movie theater workout room, locker rooms and showers.

“The hardest part of my job” is choosing a film to be screened in the cardio movie theater, Godinez quipped.

Aside from his administrative duties, Godinez is also an instructor. He began his Retro Fitness career three years ago as a spinning instructor and manager in Tappan.

Godinez said he was motivated to pursue a career in fitness based on his personal experiences. “I was overweight. I started working out. I loved it instantly and I wanted to help people transform themselves,” he said.

Godinez is now able to help northern Westchester residents transform themselves in a new venue. “I think it’s a great gym. It’s a great atmosphere,” he said. “We’re a family here. We treat all our members and potential members as family.”

Retro Fitness is located at 3006 E. Main St. in Cortlandt. For more information, call 914-603-5001 or visit





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