If you are looking for a warm and welcoming place to work out, by all means, visit Fountain of Youth, 390 South Ave., Suite A. When I first spoke to Hassan Robinson at a BASWA monthly meeting in the spring, he and his brother Julius Davis were in the process of relocating from an industrial space on Lincoln Avenue where they had a good following, to a brand-new space in WedgePoint.
Since then, the brothers/owners have enjoyed their attractive new surroundings. Their goal is to improve the quality of life of all their clients, regardless of age or fitness level, by using core, functional and strength training in classes and personal sessions. Another way they reach out to clients and neighbors is a free walking group Saturday and Sunday mornings at 7:15 a.m. Anyone who can handle a 3-to-4-mile walk is welcome to join them as they head toward Highland Park or along the Genesee River path.
The brothers grew up the in the 19th Ward, with Robinson attending Wilson High and graduating from its impressive International Baccalaureate program. He then went to Rochester Institute of Technology as a Rochester City Scholar with Honors, in Information Technology. He found playing football and running track at RIT was great for stress relief. After graduating, he worked as an IT engineer at Xerox for six years, and also trained clients after his day job.
Davis majored in occupational studies at Alfred State, where, like his brother, he played football and ran track. Even though he worked in a group home in North Carolina and as a bricklayer, he still kept going back to the gym and eventually became a certified fitness trainer. Both brothers still work their day jobs, and Hassan is in the process of acquiring his certification.
FOY uses MYZONE to monitor heart rate, and is in the process of bringing on more personal trainers as independent contractors. The place looks great and the staff is so friendly – check it out!
Fountain of Youth Fitness
390 South Ave., Suite A.
foyfitness.co | 585-754-0154
Monday - Friday 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Saturday 7 a.m. to noon