Outdoor Fitness Fusion Opens

ELLICOTTVILLE — Outdoor Fitness Fusion blends the excitement of outdoor recreation with the tenacity of indoor fitness to promote overall wellness. Outdoor Fitness Fusion offers these services in the Ellicottville and surrounding areas, including Holiday Valley Resort, to residents and visitors alike.

There is a time and place for traditional exercise, however, when you can combine fitness with an outdoor experience; it engages the client in a greater way. Research concludes that exercising in natural environments was associated with greater feelings of revitalization and positive engagement, decreases in tension, confusion, anger, and depression, and increased energy … participants reported greater enjoyment and satisfaction with outdoor activity and declared a greater intent to repeat the activity at a later date. Outdoor Fitness Fusion offers a variety of outdoor fitness modalities year-round such as guided hikes, guided snowshoeing and guided mountain biking. These fun fitness activities are offered to the following persons: businesses seeking to provide fun team-building and fitness activities for their employees, youth seeking to engage in the great outdoors and couples and families who are seeking an adventure. The hills offer beautiful vistas that provide interval training and a great cardio burn to say the least. The smells and sounds of nature also provide a calm and tranquil setting. Outdoor Fitness Fusion will offer various events and “fundays” such as “Take a Hike Today” and monthly events including a women’s mountain bike clinic.

For a more consistent and “traditional” fitness experience, Outdoor Fitness Fusion offers personal training, adult and youth group fitness classes and fitness parties. Outdoor Fitness Fusion offers these services at various public locations and in-house in the Ellicottville and surrounding areas such as Holiday Valley Resort, the Little Valley Fitness Center and the Cattaraugus-Little Valley School. Both local residents and visitors are invited and encouraged to attend.

Melinda Jones, owner and founder of Outdoor Fitness Fusion holds a Bachelor’s Degree in social work, American Council of Exercise Certifications in group fitness instruction and personal training and a state guide license for hiking and camping. For more information or to book an outdoor hike, personal training or group fitness class, call 664-1000.