She has always taken care of her body and began working out with a friend when she was 17 years old. Since then, Mahopac resident Jeanette Fischetto has won multiple fitness competition trophies and bodybuilding competitions.
"As soon I as began, I was hooked," Fischetto said of exercising. "I just loved everything about working out and how it made me feel. Little did I know that this decision would shape the rest of my life."
Fischetto, mother of three and grandmother of an 8-year-old girl, is a certified fitness trainer and an accomplished bodybuilding champion – three-time champion of New York State Body Building Over 45 Division.
As a personal trainer she has trained clients for more than 20 years before deciding to open up her own fitness studio in Yorktown – Dynamic Pulse Fitness located on Route 202.
"It is rewarding to hear my clients say how they have seen their bodies transform beyond their own expectations," Fischetto said. "Some of my clients were on numerous medications prior to starting their training program and with time they were able to reduce their dosage. It has always been a passion to share what I have been so fortunate to learn. Seeing the results is most gratifying."
Dynamic Pulse Fitness opened in September 2012 and Fischetto will celebrate the grand opening on Jan. 5 and Jan. 6, 2013. For the grand opening there will be a ceremonial ribbon cutting with local officials. In addition, there will be refreshments, raffles and a local nutritionist and massage therapist will offer free services throughout the day. For more details, click here.
The studio focuses on one-on-one personal training. It offers private training sessions that are by appointment only. Studio workout appointments can be scheduled Monday through Friday from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
The studio also offers Cardio Blast classes on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. and 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. The Cardio Blast Classes are open to all members and non-members of the studio. Walk-ins are welcome, but it is recommended to call ahead to ensure a training slot.
"We know everybody wants to look and feel good but is on a tight schedule," Fischetto said. "Our goal is to get you moving from one exercise to another. Making your workout as efficient as possible, maximizing effort and time."
Fischetto said she took a risk opening up her own business in an uncertain economy, but the risk is worth the reward.
"I'm excited to start this endeavor with the community," she said. "What would make it worth it to me would be the changes I can make in people’s lives. Whether it is losing weight, improving physical condition, building confidence or helping them believe in their own abilities."
Fischetto, who has worked as in-home trainer for families in Bedford, Pound Ridge, and Ridgefield, CT, has also worked at several gyms and private studios prior to opening her own. What makes her Yorktown studio different from other gyms is the private one-on-one training studio, she said.
"You receive the undivided attention of your trainer," said Fischetto, who is the sole trainer at Dynamic Pulse Fitness. "Each client’s workouts are tailored to their specific needs (we even play your favorite type of music while you exercise). Workouts are continuously changed to challenge your body and are closely monitored and recorded for progress."
In addition to her accomplishments, in 2004 Fischetto did a health television segment for Univision 27 in Needham, MA. In 2003, she was featured in ESPN’s Sports Picture of the Week worldwide. She has done two commercials: one for Kids’ Convertible furniture and one for Malta India, a Spanish beverage.
In 2013, she will be doing a professional bodybuilding show in memory of her late father Otillio Rodriquez Zapata.
Dynamic Pulse Fitness is located at 3565 Crompond Rd. in Cortlandt Manor (or the Parkside Corner Plaza on Route 202). If you have any questions, call (914) 737-7500or email firstname.lastname@example.org.