Balanced Fitness & Health Press Room

New gym helps downtown professionals work workouts into the workweek

When Brian Kawano and Rodrigo Iglesias took over the former Downtown Fitness gym on Seventh Avenue last fall, they inherited the first indoor climbing wall ever built in the city. It’s 40 feet from top to bottom.

Today, Kawano and Iglesias have equally high hopes for their reinvigorated and renamed Balanced Fitness and Health. Kawano believes it’s the latter part of that moniker that separates his gym from the pack.

“We realized that the fitness aspect is only one small piece of the puzzle of being truly healthy and happy,” he says. “We looked to create a network of health-care professionals who work together for the [gym] member.”

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