Everyday Athlete Coming To Brooklyn Heights

Fitness center “everyday athlete” will open its second Brooklyn location in the Heights this summer at 130 Clinton Street. Tomas Anthony and Alejandra Belmar opened their first zen-centered store in 1998 in nearby Carroll Gardens at 136 Union Street.

According to the company’s website, “We believe fitness is essential and transformative. It also should be purposeful, challenging, joyful and full of play. We teach you how to explore your untapped potential in authentic and empowering ways. (Our) philosophy and methodology is rooted in: positive psychology, expert performance, functional training and “Play Theory,” with customized programs for men & women, kids, performance, outdoor & board sports surfing and snowboarding, recovery & stress reduction and meditation.

The website says the Heights location is opening “this summer.”

(Photo: Chuck Taylor)

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  • WillowtownCop

    These things are becoming the new cellphone stores and optometrists.

  • http://www.everydayathlete.com Tomas Anthony

    My name is Tomas Anthony, and I am the founder of everyday athlete ®. I am a life long resident of Cobble Hill – Carroll Gardens, excited to bring our kids and adult programs to Brooklyn Heights. Everyday Athlete ( http://www.everydayathlete.com ) is not a chain or franchise but rather locally successful business offering family centered fitness including personal and small group fitness classes for: Pre/postnatal & athletic moms, active dads and everyday athletes of every kind. We also have unique children’s and youth programs offering: Tumbling, climbing and movement programs for kids. Our new climbing wall is one of kind in New York, designed by Vertical Solutions of Utah, a small but exceptional bouldering wall designer / builder.
    Additionally, we are working closely with the local schools including PS 8, Brooklyn Friends School, Packer Collegiate, St. Ann’s, Mary McDowell and others. Our facility will serve as a central point for our outdoor programs providing a better platform for our athletic fitness coaching services for kids as well as our outdoor boot camp, endurance race, and obstacle course race preparatory programs. We expect to be open sometime in August and look forward to a long relationship with the Brooklyn Heights – Cobble Hill and Downtown Brooklyn communities. If you have questions or would like to inquire about our programs visit our website or give us a call.
    Tomas Anthony
    everyday athlete ®

  • Trevor King

    Tomas, Alejandra and crew do a great job of taking care of their clients. I’ve trained with them for over 7 years. They’ve got high powered Hedge Fund guys / high impact Moms and everything in between including kids. Functional training really works, and my body feels great bc of it.

  • Zeke Freeman

    I have been working with Tomas and his trainers at Everyday Athlete for nearly five years. At 38 I’m in the best overall physical shape of my life. Brooklyn Heights residents are lucky to have Tomas and his crew. Add the benefit of the climbing wall (the best possible upper body work out)….Wow..

  • Kobria

    It’s great that Everyday Athlete is coming to BK Heights. I have been training with Tomas, Alejandra and staff for almost 3 years and have never felt better and stronger. They are amazing people and such knowledgeable and fun trainers. I feel so lucky to be part of EA’s family. I have greatly enjoyed and benefited from my training at Everyday Athlete and I am looking forward to trying classes at the new location. I highly recommend that you try Everyday Athlete!

  • Mary

    This is exciting news for downtown Brooklyn. I’ve been training at EA before the studio opened on Union St. The staff is great– they will help you become healthy, strong and meet your fitness goals. Most of all, you will have fun doing it. This new facility adds yet another dimension to their already outstanding services.

  • Andrew Porter

    Wow! A whole bunch of glowing comments by people I’ve never heard of, about how this place is the best thing since sliced bread! Why are my suspicions raised?

    Maybe it’s a cult, like the place next door.

  • malanga es malanga

    These testimonials have all the credibility of a Yelp review.

  • ColumbiaHeightster

    Ha, Andrew Porter nailed it. Was posting a glowing review under the name “John Smith” too obvious?

  • Elmer Fudd

    This could be another Starbucks. One on every corner.

  • Joe Klotz

    No cult, just a tough workout with great people.
    And those glowing reviews are from people I worked out with this morning. Stop by sometime, it’s a very welcoming bunch.

  • http://Www.everydayathlete.com Alejandra Belmar

    Thank you guys for the love and support!
    We are very exited to open and continue growing the everyday athlete family. We hope Brooklyn High is as welcoming as Carroll Gardens. We have found an amazing community of creative, smart, hard working families that are not afraid to think/move outside the box.
    With gratitude,

    Alejandra Belmar
    Mother to 7 year old Ella!

  • http://www.everydayathlete.com Tomas Anthony

    To Willowtown…, Columbia…., Malanga… Elmer….,.

    and Andrew Porter:

    In the 1970s, when I was a kid, we’d play stickball or stoop ball on Schermerhorn Street around the corner. In the course of a game or two, we hit the ball hard enough and it would either fly over the house completely on to the roof and into the neighbor’s yard or break one of their windows on the second or third floors.

    When this happened, some kids ran away and others didn’t. My friend Morgan Pepper and I wouldn’t run. It made no sense to besides simply being wrong.

    Rather we’d ring the bell, apologize and pay for the window. It was the right thing to do of course but we also knew that if broke windows and ran we’d never play on that block again.

    I tell you this story because anonymous lobbing of negative comments and bashing our supportive patrons is rude, and cowardly.

    Andrew Porter. While we’ve never met, I read a lot of your posts on different blogs including this one and know of you from other residents and teachers of mine who’ve lived in Brooklyn Heights their whole lives. While I know there’s a generational gap between us, I don’t understand where all this hostility is coming from?

    I’d appreciate it those of you who have posted anonymously would identify yourself with your real names and refrain from further cynical commentary. If you have any questions: I’d be happy to answer them.


    Tomas Anthony
    everyday athlete ®

  • Megan Glionna

    As a mom from Carroll Gardens who has worked with Alejandra for over 4 years, I cannot say enough about how I have benefited from her training. Not only do I feel great physically, but have found a community as well. I know personally almost everyone who has posted a comment, and am excited for the new space. Congrats to Brooklyn’s real local heroes!

  • Emily Perkowski

    So well put Megan and all the other wonderful
    friends I have made through Every Day Athlete!
    I have been training there for four years and have
    never felt so fit in my life, even after 2 children. Alejandra
    And Thomas are truly amazing.


  • http://www.cooksmarter.biz naidre

    This local husband and wife business could not be considered arrivistes or poseurs. I know them both well and have tremendous respect for their commitment to their client’s progress and health. Tomas, who will running the BH location, is excited about what he does, has an exhaustive knowledge base and is the poster child for his own program. My son took tumbling classes and will take skateboarding when he is a bit older. Do not pass judgement until you actually take a class!!! It will kick your butt, in a good way ;)

  • Lauren

    Wow- you guys are so tough. I can vouch 100 percent for the Everyday Athlete. Tomas and Alejandra are amazing trainers, Very knowledgeable about the body and all around good people. I have been there on and off for 6 years and have nothing but positive things to say. They are hardworking and deserve a chance. I find the snarky comments really kind of sad and pathetic.
    http://www.yogalauren.com (just in case you think I’m a made up persona as well.)