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New Personal Training Studio Opens

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Anita Hoy, owner of Fluidly Moving Body Works, in her new personal training studio in Montpelier. Photo by Paul Richardson.

Longtime area personal trainer Anita Hoy has opened a studio next door to the massage therapy space she has operated in Montpelier for the past two years. Hoy’s training and massage business, Fluidly Moving Body Works, is located above Walgreens Pharmacy at 29 Main Street.

The new personal fitness studio includes several fitness machines, weights, and other training equipment. Clients who work individually with Hoy for a few sessions have the option of signing up to use the space on their own for a $50 per month fee. The studio can accommodate five people working out at one time, Hoy said. Clients schedule their visits via an app.

On-site personal training is something Hoy said she has wanted to offer for a long time. Since 1991, she has provided personal training at local gyms such as Wedgewood, First in Fitness, and Snap Fitness. She has also offered massage at 148 Washington Street in Barre since 2011, and will continue to do so, she said. Many of her clients start with massage and then decide to try personal fitness training, Hoy said.

The Fluidly Moving Body Works studio had a soft opening Nov. 1 and has been well received, Hoy said. At an open house on Jan. 10, customer Sam Markewich of Montpelier spoke highly of Hoy’s skills. “I’ve done a lot of personal training and had lots of massages,” he said. “Anita is on a completely different level.”

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The personal training studio is open from 7 am to 6 pm Monday through Friday, and from 11 am to 5 pm on Sundays. Hoy’s personal training rates start at $32 for 30 minutes, while massage starts at $80 for one hour. Hoy also offers health coaching, yoga training, and small group training. For more information, visit www.fluidlymoving.com.

Hoy is certified in various types of massage and personal training, and holds a Master’s degree in Fitness Education and Health Psychology from Vermont College of Norwich University. She and her husband, Frank Hoy, who helped prepare the studio for opening, live in Barre.