Looking to get in-shape!?

Check out the Afrim’s Sports Fitness Center located at the Afrim’s Sports Colonie location.

Yes, you will need a Fitness Membership ONLY to use the Fitness Center. You can view the different types of memberships in the section located to the right.

Please:
  • No children under the age of 18 unsupervised
  • Put away equipment after use.
  • Use provided spray and towels to clean equipment after use.
  • Do not drop weights.
  • No food allowed.
  • Sport drinks ONLY.

Yes, Check out Shields Fitness below!

Visit the Afrim’s Sports Colonie location, and anyone at the front desk can help you setup a membership. Your membership will start immediately after paying.

Hours of Operation


Monday……………7:30am-10:30pm
Tuesday……………7:30am-10:30pm
Wednesday………7:30am-10:30pm
Thursday………….7:30am-10:30pm
Friday……………….7:30am-10:30pm
Saturday…………..7:30am-10:30pm
Sunday……………..7:30am-10:30pm

Fitness Memberships


Single Use……………$5.00
1 Month……………….$20.00
6 Months……………..$100.00
1 Year…………………..$190.00

SHIELDS FITNESS

Our Mission

  • Shields Fitness is an innovative training facility, founded in 2000, dedicated to all ages, athletes and fitness levels. We offer group or individual training¬† sessions, 7 days a week throughout the year.
  • Our expert staff has coached thousands of athletes and we continuously develop and utilize the most effective and cutting edge performance enhancement techniques in the sports fitness industry. Each session is focused on the needs of the individual or group. Sessions are centered around what you intend to accomplish with the intention of aiding you to get to your goal.

Training Programs

We emphasize the importance of explosive movement. One can never be too quick. The first 3 steps will make you or break you. With our extensive plyo-metric, resistance, and agility training, we guarantee an improvement in speed and quickness for all our athletes.

Resistance training can provide significant functional benefits and improvement in overall health and well-being while strengthening and toning muscle. Resistance Training utilizes kettle bells, free weights, dumbbells, chains, bands, tractor tires and most importantly, your own body weight.

Core Strength is an important part of fitness. It reduces the chances of spinal injuries and lower back pain and improves athletic performance. The result is better balance and coordination while giving you more defined buttocks and abs. Core Strength Training utilizes medicine balls, stability balls, suspension trainers, ropes, and sandbags.

Meet the Trainers

  • Joe Shields is certified as a Strength + Conditioning Coach, and a Football Preparation Specialist.
  • Joe has worked with athletes at every level, from Grade School, High School, Division I/II/III college athletes in Soccer, Football, Basketball, Lacrosse, Baseball, Softball, Hockey, Tennis, Volleyball, & Field Hockey.
  • Joe has also worked with athletes from the:
    – National Football League, Major League Lacrosse, Major League Baseball, & Professional Soccer.
    – Hartwick College Men’s Lacrosse as a Strength & Conditioning Coach
    – The Alleycats Soccer Club
    – Blackwatch Soccer Club
    – Colonie Soccer Club
    – Rogue Lacrosse Club
    – Shenendehowa Softball
    – Shaker Girls Lacrosse
  • Joe also trains clients preparing for candidate physical ability tests with the F.B.I, DEA, NYS Police, Sheriffs Department, & various Fire Department Agencies.
  • Emma Shields is a certified Strength Training & Conditioning Coach.
  • Emma has also worked with athletes at every level.
  • Emma has helped hundreds of clients with Strength Training & overall wellness.