Category:Fitness, Health, and Personal Care
People are sometimes introduced to their ideal career because of a random, positive interaction with someone already in that field. Such was the case for Maddie Nizamis – a certified personal trainer and owner of Studio 22 Personal Training in ER.
A longtime fitness lover and competitive volleyball player (for Penfield High School and the travel club team VolleyFX), the former Maddie Metzger started working with a personal trainer as a teenager “and I instantly knew that was the career path I wanted to take.”
A bachelor’s degree in health science from SUNY Brockport taught Nizamis a lot about the human body and what it’s capable of, but because “nothing gives me greater joy than helping others achieve their goals and get healthier,” she became a personal trainer in 2010.
During the years since (which included employment at Push Fitness Center and M/Body Rochester) she has worked with a wide variety of clients, “ranging from high-school athletes training for a big game to senior citizens just trying to get up and down the stairs.”
Nizamis opened Studio 22 (on the first floor of the Eyer Building, accessible from Main Street) in October 2017 “because I realize that not everyone is the same – there are no cookie-cutter solutions to living a fit lifestyle. I don’t want my clients to feel like just another number, I want them to feel like part of the family.” And she apparently achieved that goal, very quickly: Studio 22 did so well it expanded just a few months later into an adjoining storefront, doubling in size.
She originally decided to open in East Rochester because its central location “is very convenient for all my client base, who come from not only ER and all the surrounding towns, but many different areas of Rochester. Beyond that, when I first saw the Eyer Building, I really liked the building itself – and there are lots of businesses surrounding it, so that was a plus too!”
And why did she name her new venture Studio 22? Nizamis explains that not only had she simply wanted a number in the name, but 22 is her favorite – and lucky – number, noting she and her husband of three years, John, were married on Aug. 22. (The couple have a daughter, Isabella, who will be 2 in December, and are expecting a second daughter in January.) She chose the word ‘studio,’ she adds, “to set it apart from a ‘gym,’ because it’s not a gym. It’s a private fitness studio that’s tailored to support your individual needs.”
Studio 22 – where the motto is “If it doesn't challenge you, it doesn't change you” – offers personal training with four class options (private, partner, groups of 3-5, and in-home) and various half-hour and hour packages, along with nutrition counseling, personalized program design, and free in-studio visits, fitness consultations, and postural assessments.
Nizamis is proud that despite the significant expansion (in which much of the renovation work was done by her father, John), Studio 22 still offers “an intimate setting where you won’t be surrounded by other people, making each session truly private and customized to your needs. We’re not like other fitness facilities in the area, where you’re just another face in the crowd. Here it’s much more personal – and we’ll always go above and beyond to help you in all aspects of your fitness journey and guide you to success.”
~ MEET THE STUDIO 22 STAFF ~
Jen Zipkin is a certified personal trainer, corrective exercise specialist, and weight-management specialist. She uses her background in nutrition, injury prevention, and strength training to develop personalized, creative workouts that are fun, functional, fresh, and effective, incorporating a variety of exercises from different disciplines. A mother of two, Zipkin is also an avid runner, reader, and home chef who promotes self-sufficiency, lifestyle changes, and happiness – all leading to a healthier life. She can be reached at email@example.com.
After years in the graphic arts and print industry, Larry Wells decided to make the leap and follow his passion for physical fitness by becoming a certified personal trainer. With an extensive history of participation in track and soccer, his training focuses on the development of stabilizer muscles and mobility, leading to highly functional performance for both ‘weekend warriors’ and serious athletes determined to take their skills to the next level. Wells is also highly knowledgeable about weight-loss training programs to speed up metabolism, burn fat, and build muscle. When not training clients, he can often be found learning about new ways to challenge the body, running, or spending time with his dog, Yager. Wells can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
317 Main St.
East Rochester, NY 14445
Madeline Metzger Nizamis, owner