reMIX was opened based it on the decision and want to have a home for the community to come, find peace, health and wellness for their body and mind, and create a place where we could also spread awareness about those with less fortunate situations than the norm.... we wanted a place where there are no egos... no judgements... no doubts. There is no such thing as too much, not enough, the right way or the wrong way... there is ONLY YOUR WAY.
At reMIX, we are a team. We are in this journey together whether you are a seasoned student of any particular instructor, or whether you are engaging in fitness for the very first time. Here, we are open minded... we share stories... we compare notes... and trade smiles. You will walk through the door with a feeling of acceptance and motivation for we all inspire and motivate eachother. We are a diverse group... who share the same common goal... becoming healthier inside and out...
Who are we?
reMIX [n. ree-miks] An alternative version of something original. Taking something from the past and making it current, unique, and fun.
fitness [n. fitnis] The condition of being physically fit and healthy.
wellness [n. welnis] The state of being in good physical and mental health: the quality of being healthy in the body and mind as a result of deliberate effort.from your competitors.
What do we offer?
- 2,000 sq of clean crisp refreshing space + seperate private training area.
- Floating dark wood floor- 84” mirrored and illuminated wall
- 30+ classes a week to choose from... morning, nights and weekends
- Small Group & 1 on 1 personal training options- Knowledgable staff (even our front desk girls are fitness licensed!)
- A family-like social setting amongst students and staff members
- Ability to participate in monthly fundraisers to benefit some amazing causes as well as our community.
Family owned and operated
A note from founder, instructor and trainer, Christina LaGrega:
My students (YOU) have inspired ME and motivated ME to become a better person. YOU have taught me what it means to really be a TEAM player. When I see you all sharing stories, socializing, recognizing milestones and accomplishments that each of you are celebrating, it is an absolute honor to be a part of that. It is an honor to have built the friendships that I have with some AMAZING people. You have ALL touched me individually in a way you will never know (including YOU hiding in the back of class... I see ALL of you!)...
The experiences I have been gone through professionally, have enabled me to take all of the lessons I have learned, and turn them into a very positive experience for myself, my family, and all my old friends/students... new friends/students... and future friends/students. For those of you who have sent me messages, made phone calls, facebooking... thank you for the continued support. Please know that the kind words that you have projected my way, are also felt on my end towards each of you.
Often, I have clients and students stop me after a class to engage me in conversation about how inspired they are by me and how I help motivate them and how they wish they could do what I do... well... first off.. let me tell you.. it is YOU.. the student, who inspires ME! YOU are the ones who make the dedication to come to class and work your hardest to get whatever it is you would like to get out of that class. Your energy, charisma, stories, and smiles are infectous... secondly...
"You CAN do what I do... you and I are the same... equals..."
I just might have a different type of job...
We all have a story. We all come from someplace... some of us from places more "exciting" than others, but nonetheless, we have all been in the same place at some point in our lives... Sometimes, that "place" is not very pleasant, and it is ultimately up to US to find our way out. Welcome, the journey to health.. to wellness.. to a better and happier YOU.
When you walk into reMIX, I want you to all know that I am just like you. I have a story, and after a year+ of getting to know you all and to hearing all of your stories and your secrets and life changing experiences, here is a little more of the piece to my puzzle:
I grew up in Bayridge Brooklyn... a pretty diverse place with lots of interesting people and AMAZING pizza. I went to a regular public school with regular people and faced regular day to day... issues? Key word... regular... that is where it gets "interesting." I was in a very large school, had lots of friends, was a part of the "in" crowd (sad that even in 2nd grade there is an "in" crowd)... and got good grades... GOOD grades... not great grades... just good... welcome "regular" day-day "issues."
My parents were divorced since early in my childhood... My father, a laid back Lithuanian/Italian and my mom, a strict Chinese-American. My mother was the main parent in my life, the one who would praise me when I did well, and scold me when I didn't... I rarely was praised... 99% was never doing well... "where is the additional point for 100%?" We were not close, in fact, I wasn't close to anyone. Yes, I had my school friends, and my younger sister, but after years of being told I wasn't good enough, amongst other abusive issues, I clammed up and put "me" away... Welcome.... the girl who lost sense of her.
Grades K-8 came and went... not so easily, but it went... then came HS. My mother sent me to an all-girls private school on the upper east side in Manhattan.. I was surrounded by rich, beautiful girls and if I hadn't lost sense of "me" before.... Now it was like.. WHOAAA... Here, I completely lost every vision of myself and who I was. My peers didn't even call me Christina, they called me Chrissy-Lynn. (Lynn being my middle name). I had "friends", but no one knew ME and who I REALLY was.. they only knew the person I pretended to be.. The smiling girl with the "Brooklyn attitude" and the "expert at forging school notes handwriting. (not proud)" My later high school years was when my life started to really unfold and I went through some of the darkest times of my life... My mother had given up on my 99's and on the possibilty of actually liking me, and lets just say, I moved out (maybe one day I will write a book and really elaborate!) and never looked back. I was 17-years old, and self-home schooled. My HS sent me my work at my aunts house in Queens (I had at this point lived in Westchester), and I would do it and send it back... I received my HS Diploma... but never experienced prom, or graduation.. I was a lost soul my graduating summer and let it be known, I am one of the lucky ones who made it... and I mean.... LUCKY.
I went through some pretty bad experiences that I won't elaborate on and will leave to your imagination (don't let it run too wild), but I did hit a point where I said, "CHRISTINA WAKE THE F* UP and GET WITH IT." And I did.
I had some crazy jobs... bartender, swimsuit model, retail salesperson, cocktail waitress, personal banker, real estate agent... and I did it all to keep a roof over MY head, put food in MY mouth and get MYSELF through college. ALL on my own. With no help or encouragement from anyone around me. I knew that I needed to do this for ME, because if I did not do this for myself, I would officially be a lost cause. This was my "1-more point"
So... how did I get here?? to remix??
My life experiences have really opened my eyes to the world... My marriage and my children have really opened my eyes to the world and I know even through my dark times that I wanted to be someone who made a difference, even if only in the life of one person (outside of my family of course). I have been a motivational speaker for troubled and abused youth, and now, I am here. I have been a Group Fitness Instructor and trainer for 5 years and it has been an amazing journey. I have met amazing people, heard incredible stories, and have been touched by so many others' lives. I have been honored to share the stage and the studio floors with some of the industries best, soak up the energy and motivation that engulfs the room, and bring that back to my students.
"My husband, children, and students have inspired me to do great things, be a great person, and project positivity to all of those around me."
To date, I am not just a "chick" who decided to take up a "hobby" and become a Fitness Instructor. I am a wife to my amazingly supportive husband who has stuck by my side through my intense and insane life journey. I am a mom to 2 amazing rays of sunshine... my 4-year old son and my 2 year old daughter. I have 2 tough as nails step-sons who make sure to keep me on my toes. I am a mentor and instructor to COUNTLESS students who look to me and
"I am a woman who stands proud and
humble and thanks God for all the I have been given."
Every day, I encounter people who judge me and speak negatively of me and my character and who they THINK that I am. I am strong-willed and driven. I am HONEST and ABLE and OPEN. I have no hidden agendas or malicious intentions.
I am someone who just wants to make people smile and make a difference in their day even if just for the hour they spend with me. I want to encourage those around me to be positive, live their life to the fullest, and take a look in the mirror and see the beauty that I see.
I am me.