Adams Selectmen and state Rep. John Barrett III recently joined in celebrating the fitness center's five years.
ADAMS, Mass. — Cutting Edge Fitness is celebrating five years helping Northern Berkshire County residents meet their fitness goals.
Aimee Sinopoli said it is always a challenge to own your own business but with over five years helping people along their fitness journey she still feels lucky.
"Yeah owning a business is hard and I would say I learned something every day," she said. "But it is just great. it's super easy to come to work every day. That's the dream and not many people can say that."
Cutting Edge Fitness and Martial Arts originally opened on Summer Street in 2014 under the name Hot Spot Fitness. Before this, it was located on Park Street.
What started with indoor cycling classes quickly expanded and Sinopoli now offers different personal and fitness classes as well as yoga.
"We only had about three classes at the time now we offer 23 fitness classes," she said. "With all of these options, today people are now starting to take care of themselves a little better and we offer so much more than we did five years ago and there's really something for everybody."
Sinopoli said this list continues to grow as she tries to bring the community different modes of fitness.
"I just recently became certified as a cancer exercise specialist and a functional aging specialist. It all continues," she said. "I've really brought up my certifications to try to help more of the community. I totally base our schedule on the community’s needs."
Sinopoli's husband, David, has more than 40 years in martial arts and also offers an array of classes including sento mixed martial arts, RMA, boxing, kickboxing, and Brazilian jiu jitsu.
Classes are held seven days a week and she has a following of all ages.
She said she was excited that the weather was finally starting to turn because she now offers a running program for people who want to work their way up to a 5K.
"I have a different philosophy on running I don't just send them out to run," she said. "We work on strengthening and core. Getting them to improve their running and then we'll work on adding on the miles."
Sinopoli continues to look forward and said she really did not know where she would be in another five years.
"I am not sure if we will be in this exact space because we always want to expand," she said.
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Suffrage Centennial Committee Kicks Off Yearlong Celebration
By Jeff SnoonianiBerkshires Correspondent
Cassandra Peltier as Alva Belmont Vanderbilt, a prominent figure in the suffrage movement.
ADAMS, Mass. — About 75 people filled The Manor on Saturday afternoon for the kickoff event of a yearlong celebration of Susan B. Anthony and the 100th anniversary of women winning the right to vote.
The event at St. John Paul II Parish's Italianate mansion was organized by the Adams Suffrage Centennial Celebration Committee. The committee serves as an advisory committee to the Board of Selectmen.
Anthony was born in Adams and was a social reformer best known for spearheading the women's suffrage movement. She was also involved in the anti-slavery movement, collecting signatures for petitions as a teen, the temperance (prohibition of alcohol) movement, and women's financial rights.
Retired school teacher Mary Whitman, committee member and host for the day, shared why Anthony's work was so important.
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