Since 1995 Eileen Kelly & Lowell Boyers have trained hundreds of private clients for their personal fitness needs. In 2002 they created a unique vision for a private boutique-fitness studio in NYC called,
Threshold: fitness beyond the physical.
Their truly unique approach has received national attention in
From Body+Soul: Whole Living (now called Martha Stewart's Whole Living: Body+Soul In Balance) ZEN IN THE WEIGHT ROOM by Tracey Minkin
"It’s not often that one meets a trainer like Eileen, or like her husband, Lowell Boyers. The two have brought their personal interest in things Eastern to their whitewashed studio space in Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood. Wooden temple doors lead to the workout space, where the atmosphere is distinctly anti-gym: no televisions, no noise, no mirrors. Here at Threshold a session begins with a yoga-inspired Sun Salutation and ends with a short session of guided meditation. It’s weight room meets sanctuary, and the soothing personalities of Eileen and Lowell, not to mention the pitcher of lemon-infused water and the bowl of clementines, set every client on the path to peace."
“Kelly, lively and quick to laugh, was clad in leather Daryl K pants and a cashmere wrap ('You thought I'd be in head-to-toe Nike, right?')” -Vogue.
I'm a professional dancer. In 1995 when I was recovering from chemotherapy treatment and I needed to build up the strength that I had lost during months of inactivity, that's when I found slow training. I immediately recognized that super slow training was super effective – I could see the results right away – and I also saw that it was a place to still and focus the mind. It was just what I needed to reclaim my body. My husband was my first trainer. He wasn’t a trainer at the time. He’s a painter. But by working out together and getting more and more into it we both saw that strength training felt very related to our work as artists. It was demanding and engaging. This way of very deep training created the opportunity to learn something about yourself. Every single time you do it.
So we studied it more, trained with people who had worked with Ken Hutchins, and quickly devoted ourselves to this practice deciding to open our own boutique-fitness studio. And that’s what led to THRESHOLD.
- SUNY Empire State College - EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY/ DANCE
- Contemplative Dance Studies - AUTHENTIC MOVEMENT
- The American Association of Drugless Practioners - HOLISTIC HEALTH COUNSELING
- Lotus Palm School - THAI MASSAGE
In 1997 Lowell opened Lowell Shop, a small private training gym in Chelsea. In 1999 Lowell was named Best Personal Trainer by New York Press.
In 2002 he opened Threshold: fitness beyond the physical with his wife Eileen Kelly. He is deeply committed to the practice of training both the body and also the mind as a vehicle for continuously progressive strength gains and for metaphorically moving mountains.
Lowell deeply values the combination of nurturing his clients as a personal trainer while maintaining a deep faith in the benefits of BuddhaDharma and Fine Art. As a painter Lowell Boyers is represented in NYC and Houston, and is regularly exhibited all over the world.
Outer Strength and Inner Strength
Our clients develop inner strength as a result of changes with their outer strength. We have worked with clients suffering with osteoporosis, anxiety disorders, anorexia, frozen shoulder, post knee surgery, neuropathy, MS and ALS as well as working with people who are interested in weight loss and sports training. Our clients range in age from sixteen to ninety-six.
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