Business Briefs, Jan. 5, 2018



Thursday, January 04, 2018
Triathlete offersindoor cycling classes

GREENFIELD — A triathlete who followed her heart to Franklin County is offering indoor cycling classes at The Body Shoppe in Greenfield.

Patty Clements of Shelburne, a married mother of two adult sons who hails from Maryland, is operating under the business name Fitness Through Cycling. She will be teaching classes three days a week.

“I moved to Franklin County in 2015, and luckily I love biking hills. I don’t think I have a choice!” Clements says. She did her first triathlon in 1998 and her first marathon in 2003, but cycling is her joy.

She has been teaching group exercise classes for more than 20 years and indoor cycling more than 10 years. “I love cycling,” she says. “I love cycling with other people. … We are all at different fitness levels, but we can all come together in an indoor cycling class.”

All classes offer a low-impact, high-cardio workout suitable for any fitness level.

Clements is certified through Spinning and American Council on Exercise.

Classes are held at The Body Shoppe on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5:30 p.m., and on Saturday mornings at 9. Participants do not have to be members of The Body Shoppe, but members do receive reduced class rates. All class participants have access to showers and locker rooms regardless of membership status.

For schedule and rates, visit: www.fitnessthroughcycling.com.

Evans tapped for governor’s award

GREENFIELD — The governor named Rose Evans, the recently hired head of the Franklin Recovery Center, as one of his 10 honorees for the annual Manuel Carballo Governor’s Award for Excellence. 

Evans, who came to lead the recovery center in the old Lunt Silversmith buildings in July, was given the award in recognition of her public service while serving as the deputy undersecretary at the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development. 

The nod by the governor’s office to Evans, who in her role is also the vice president of operations of Behavioral Health Network, was in part because of her work to reduce homelessness across the state, according to a press release from the Springfield-based organization. 

Kathy Wilson, the president of the Behavioral Health Network, described Evans as “forthright, dedicated, compassionate, a problem-solver and a team player … We are so thrilled that Rose has received this exceptional recognition.”