Tell Us Your Transformation Story!

When it comes to achievement, we tend to see the final product, but rarely the work it takes to get there.

For every invention, business, creation, Oscar win, there’s a ton of hard work – and setbacks – before the sweet fruit of success.

Which is likely why this illustration by Sylvia Duckworth has gone viral.

The Iceberg Illusion - By Sylvia Duckworth
The Iceberg Illusion – By Sylvia Duckworth

It’s important to remember that rarely do things happen overnight.

We know how much sweat, sacrifice, discipline and sacrifice it takes to reach a goal – especially a health one. And that’s why we’re looking to profile you!

We want your story of health transformation.

Have you achieved a health/fitness goal via the Waterside Plaza Swim & Health Club?  Have you become more fit, lost weight and/or feel more alive and energetic?

Email Greg at gpuleri@americanleisure.com and give him a brief description of your experience.

And: Stay tuned for our Transformational Challenge! Coming soon!

Share your Transformation Story - Waterside Swim & Health Club

Health Expert Q&A: Interview with David Cabrol – Swim and Group Fitness Instructor at Waterside Swim and Health Club

Open seven days a week, Waterside Plaza Swim & Health Club is an ideal place to work out, offering fully-equipped cardio and weight rooms, saunas, an indoor heated pool and certified personal trainers and instructors.

We recently profiled one of our exceptional trainers (Stu Lupoten), and this time we’d like you to introduce you to our stellar swim and group fitness instructor, David Cabrol!

David Cabrol - Swim and Group Fitness Instructor at Waterside Swim and Health Club
David Cabrol – Swim and Group Fitness Instructor at Waterside Swim & Health Club

An 18 year veteran of Waterside Swim & Health Club, with 26 years of teaching experience, David Cabrol has helped generations of Watersiders learn how to swim. He has taught people from every continent, and these days, it is not uncommon for former students to bring their children to him for lessons.

David has the following certifications: CPR/ First Aid/AED for the Professional Rescuer,
Lifeguard, Oxygen Administration, Lifeguard Management, Sports Safety Training, American Red Cross Water Safety Instructing, SPARK training for early childhood development.

Do you have a favorite teaching experience? I enjoy working with people, especially those with special needs, physical disabilities or poor motor skills. It is so gratifying when I get them to do things everyone else thought was impossible. It’s the same when I teach a child or an adult who is terrified of the water how to swim. Learning how to swim connects people. Years ago, one of my British International School students nicknamed me “Uncle David.” It stuck and to this day that is what some of the British International School kids call me. Another one of my students returned to her native South Korea and coached their national swim team!

Where are you from? I was born and raised in New York City, but my family is from Haiti. At age 9, they sent me and my siblings to live in Haiti, for six years, to gain a better understanding of Haitian culture and an appreciation for life in the United States. I lived in a dormitory and attended the United Nations School. My living conditions were much better than those of most Haitians, but it was so hard. I saw real poverty.  The experience forever changed me. I am truly grateful for the life I have now.

How did you get into the fitness industry? I was working as a lifeguard, and always giving swimming tips to people, when I was asked to teach. It just came so naturally, I got certified right away. I love my job. Every day I am making a difference

Inspired to take a class with David? May is the perfect time: Non-members are welcome to try Water Aerobics this month – an high intensity, low impact workout led by David!

Water Aerobics - May offer - Waterside Swim & Health Club
Water Aerobics – May offer – Waterside Swim & Health Club

And feel free to ask Swim & Health Club Manager, Greg Puleri about the Club’s “Spring Forward” Personal Training Package (A free 1 month membership with any purchase of our “Spring Forward” personal training package (8 30-minute sessions at $45 each for a total of $360). May is the last month for this offer. Contact Greg at gpuleri@americanleisure.com or (212) 340-4225.

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Waterside Swim & Health Club – Membership with Purchase of Personal Training Package

For reference, here are all of May’s group classes:

May Group Class Schedule - Waterside Swim and Health Club

Club hours are Monday to Friday 6am to 10pm & Saturday and Sunday 8am to 8pm. (Note, on Memorial Day, Monday May 30th, the club will close at 6pm)

New Year Personal Training, Swim Lesson Specials at Health Club

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Make good on those #NewYearNewYou goals with the Swim & Health Club‘s fantastic New Year Personal Training special: $99 for three sessions. Get three private swim lessons from our certified coaches at the same rate! Get either at the $198 Couples Special rate for a unique Valentine’s Day gift!

The Waterside Plaza Swim & Health Club is located at 25 Waterside Plaza, New York NY, 10010. You can learn more about the Health Club here and their Facebook page.

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Complimentary Tai Chi at the Health Club in November

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Try “meditation in motion,” tai chi at the Health Club for free this month with one of our certified instructors. Originally developed for self-defense, tai chi has become one of the most popular stress-busting gentle cardio workouts out there. This class is held Sundays at 8:30AM and all are welcome.

The Waterside Plaza Swim & Health Club is located at 25 Waterside Plaza, New York NY, 10010. You can learn more about the Health Club here and their Facebook page.

Complimentary Cardio Carve at the Swim & Health Club

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Try the Waterside Plaza Swim & Health Club’s popular Cardio Carve Class for free! The class is held on Wednesdays at 6:30 PM, and is open to non-members and the public this month.

The Waterside Plaza Swim & Health Club is located at 25 Waterside Plaza, New York NY, 10010. You can learn more about the Health Club on their website and their Facebook page.