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Get fit for real at MGX

New gym offers P90X and Insanity workouts in a group atmosphere

The new MGX Fitness facility on Western Avenue offers P90X and more.

The new MGX Fitness facility on Western Avenue offers P90X and more.

When Grutka was working at another local gym, he noticed there were limitations on how he could conduct classes due to time and scheduling. He talked about it for a while and was encouraged by people in his classes to open his own gym, which is what he did at the beginning of January.

One of the inspira-tional stories Grutka enjoys telling is about a woman who had recently undergone a mastectomy and 17 months of chemotherapy and wanted to gain some of her strength back. In the beginning of the class, she wouldn’t smile and could barely lift a 5-pound weight. At the end of the class, she happy and smiling and could do 26 push-ups.

“If you don’t try it, you’re never going to get better,” said Grutka.

MGX Fitness is located at 1811 Western Ave. in Albany. For more information, call 421-0851 or visit www.mgxfitness.com.

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