Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Advisor Lands in Albany!

After many years in Boston the Advisor (www.athletesadvisor.com) has relocated to the Albany NY area. So far so good. Here are a few observations and places I've seen.

Runners - as a big fan of Cross Country the sport and as a recreation activity I was happy to see a qaulity running store. Fleet Feet Albany off of Wolfe Road is one of the few (if not the only) running specialty store in the area. The region has has some great runners, especially out of the Saratoga area.

Strength and Conditioning - with all the high school sports coverage the Albany Times Union paper generates I would have thought HS sports were more advanced in a few areas. I have yet to find an athletic strength and conditioning business similair to the likes of Velocity Sports or CATZ, Boyles, etc. Granted, this is not a major market like Boston, but it is not tiny and there is the influence of several college athletic programs which usually drive these businesses. Ill have to keep my eyes open. Please email me if you know of any programs (ray@athletesadvisor.com)

The Towne of Colonie has an amazing park called The Crossings and on the land is a fantastic family/youth recreation center with courts, indoor water park, and great fitness equipment. I saw a lot of HS age athletes working out. With immediate access to a few miles of paved trails, this is a runners paradise.

Also found a great indoor turf complex called the SportsPlex at Halfmoon (Clifton Park) major soccer and lacrosse action at this full size, field turf complex.

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