Amazing space with an awesome staff, Great and growing community of people.
One of a kind spot for anyone looking to use their body for what it was made for. Can’t wait to go back!
Truly an awesome place. The coaches here know their sh*! and really walk the walk. Great communal and encouraging vibe.
Great place to get moving . I go frequently and I love exploring new movements each class! I definetly recommend for anyone who needs a new gym
Seriously, how many times in your life has anyone taught you to truely express yourself without fear? At here you will have the total freedom to do so through moving your body. Movement Culture changed my perspective on moving, and Locomotionnewyork provides me the right space and knowledge to practice and evolve. LIFE CHANGING EXPERIENCE! More...
Finally!!! Something that puts it all together!
I have done Crossfit for years... I have done yoga even longer...
This is without a doubt the most comprehensive, challenging, mind/body opening that I have been looking for! It is literally everything I have learned (and more) put into one place... Of course, MINUS the stuff that will hurt (or just simply unnecessary). I want a physical "workout" or experience that will make my body strong, stretched out, lasting forever to enjoy the many days of life ahead.
This is a continuing education of movement.
This is it... I might do yoga, a WOD, or go for a run once in a while... but this is it man.
Love it. Thank you! More...
Jennifer Klimek Gavin
Just when I thought my fitness journey was coming to an end, I realized it has only just begun! This practice challenges your mind and body in so many ways. I have a new appreciation for my body and celebrate its ability every day with something new taught by the amazing coaches here. My only regret is that I haven’t started sooner. Loco Motion is a home for all people, all levels, all ages. My daughters especially love “training” here with me! Loco Motion allows me to improve my strength, flexibility, mobility while also setting an inspirational example for my young girls. Thank you Kevin, Chris, Mario! More...
Locomotion you ask Let me tell you about this place of elegance. Most people join a fitness facility to look better right? This is a superficial goal. The deeper goal is to function, live, play, work, FEEL better. To eliminate fear even! Always. For whatever your own personal reason, Locomotion tackles each issue without you even realizing it, and from odd angles (literally). There is not one aspect of their training that you cannot take from their space and apply it directly to your daily life.
Let me shoot you a hypothetical. You're in the shower, lathering up all nice. You drop the soap before you finish. Uh oh. Now you have to immerse your half lathered body into the pounding shower water to retrieve the soap you have carelessly dropped... or do you? Nay I say. Now, you can use the bending, twisting, and every day life skill-set you've developed from Chris/Kevin/Mario's golden nuggets of wisdom to turn your body in such a way to avoid this high pressure flow of H2O and safely scavenge your slippery bar of clean. All while maintaining stability, balance, integrity, and strength.
This may be a silly analogy, but I'm a silly guy, and have 100% thought this myself. That, and I've been going for 5 months now. In indescribably ways has this helped me! I can't say how many times I've fallen at odd angles, saved myself, and thought, "damn I wonder how that would've gone if I hadn't been going to Loco". Seriously, give it a try, just once. If not, you'll always wonder how it would have been. More...
I was never one to make fitness a priority, I would periodically workout to improve my appearance but would fall off due to boredom of monotonous routines or overarching priorities taking up my time. I found yoga in college and stuck with it mainly due to the meditative flow state I could achieve while working my physical body. The combination of mind/body work was appealing to me. This same concept is what I've found at Locomotion, but with even more challenge and diverse application. The training at Locomotion is considered a movement practice which sounds seemingly vague to an outsider, or maybe even silly. A concept we've recently discussed in class is the tendency to reject or mock something we don't understand out of instinctual fear of the unknown. A practice that encompasses strength training, fosters creativity, embraces authenticity, and explores the human psyche, I am hooked! It truly is the offering of a lifestyle and culture that hones in on the things that matter, what we as a community need more of. There's only so much that can be said with words, you'll just have to come see for yourself. More...
Over the last several years my exercise training reached a plateau but I felt there had to be more. From the moment I stepped into Loco Motion I knew I found what I had been searching for, and then some.
I never would have thought I could find a place that can not only take my physical training to a new level but open my mind to a whole to way of thinking. I have learned all my limitations are in my mind and if I stop the excuses I can achieve anything I can imagine.
The different style and techniques the three teachers bring to their classes provides a perfect balance of Physical, Mental and Spiritual awakenings that cannot be explained but understood the minute you walk into the studio. It is a must to experience by all.
-Karen Cantalupo More...
If you’re looking for a gym that you can put your headphones in and walk on the treadmill this isn’t the gym for you. If you’re looking for a gym that facilitates your growth both physically and mentally this is the gym for you.
Everyone has areas of strengths and weakness. The staff at Loco Motion work with every student in their own individual program all while in the class setting. Everyone’s needs are different and Kevin, Chris, and Mario are more than accommodating to everyone. I have trained BJJ for the last 2 years and have dealt with multiple injuries. Loco Motion has given me the tools that my body needs in order to use it for as long as possible.
As a Registered Nurse working in a nursing home, I see firsthand patients who are unable to move and wish they moved their bodies while they could. Now unable to get out of bed without the help of a mechanical lift, they lay in regret.
If you care about your health and you’re still lifting things up and putting them down at Planet Fitness, I recommend you put down the free pizza and try a free class at Loco Motion. More...
When you first walk in, if you're to observe, you may wonder "why are these people crawling, or slithering across the floor, or dancing, or hanging, or punching a tennis ball against a wall?" If you were to ask us why we are doing it, we would simply tell you that we are doing our work.
When I first started working with Kevin, we really didn't do much of the above mentioned things, we had a more traditional trainer client relationship where he would tell me to take a weight, show me what he wanted me to do with it, I would grumble or try to distract him with a joke, and eventually try to perform the exercise he wanted me to do as good as he demonstrated it, which never really looked the same. A few weeks into our first meetings, we discovered that a prior issue with my lower back was in fact far worse than originally thought. I personally think a lot of people would have stopped their training at that point, but I trusted Kevin.
I trusted that he had the knowledge and education so that I could continue to work out, to make some improvements and not risk injuring myself further, and I was right. It was around that time that Kevin would tell me, “oh hey, on such a such day (like 2 days from now) I’m going to Amsterdam, or Japan, or Thailand” or some other exotic place on the planet. I would always think, man this guy is living his life right, traveling the world, but every time he would come back from his trip he would start every session with this statement, “let’s try doing this”, followed by some movement that was typically named after an animal and usually resulted with my face on the ground. It was in those moments of mentally cursing him, i realized, “he wasn’t just traveling, he was learning more!” But I trusted Kevin.
Over time, this level of trust has taken Kevin and his students, myself included, to different fitness facilities, state parks, docks, basketball courts, playgrounds, front lawns, garages, basically anywhere that had enough room for people to be able to move, crawl, jump, hang, and simply move their bodies. Until December 2017.
It was then that Kevin, his partner Chris, and coach Mario, were able to open the space now known as Locomotion New York. This space is far more than what it’s name says. What it really is, is a community, a community of great people that get to come together to practice and work on their own personal goals. If you were to ask me to define it, it would be very easy for me: it’s the most non judgmental, most supportive facility I’ve ever been in. As someone that was once near if not over 300 pounds, being judged on appearance is always something that’s at the forefront of my mind, there is absolutely zero judgement and that is the most important quality a facility can offer. A place where at any time you can see people from the age of 14 to 65 and every age group in between, at every fitness level working to improve their lives, as individuals, but together as a group. If you can’t picture what I mean by that, you’ll have to come take a look.
If you’ve made it this far through this testimonial, I thank you, and I hope that my words, which are just that words, will entice you to come check out our community. If you do what you’ll find is a group of people being taught by Kevin, Chris, and Mario, three people who have educated themselves and continue to educate themselves, moving their bodies, learning about their bodies and themselves, having a great time while doing it and genuinely caring about each other. More...
Great place, supportive environment to reach whatever goals you put in front of yourself.
Kevin Chris and Mario do a great job of tailoring each class towards a person's personal needs to gain a more functional body through flexibility, strength, coordination, and movement.
There is nothing quite like Loco Motion offered anywhere on Long Island. This place is completely unique, as are the classes and the students who fill the room. There is an energy of focus, commitment, curiosity, discovery and patience as we all progress differently in our practice. It never feels like a "workout" to me, but a process of self-discovery and having fun. I come to class to feel good, and Loco Motion never disappoints.
By breaking down the movements and re-teaching ourselves how to move in the most natural, 'organic' form, as well as reminding ourselves of basic, face-to-face human interaction, we all get one step closer to connecting to our humanity each time we come to class. More...
LIFE CHANGING! This method of training is truly essential and fundamental for building a strong body AND a strong mind. Kevin, Chris, and Mario are literally redefining the meaning of "functional strength". The training practice takes bits and pieces of ideas from existing disciplines like sport, martial arts, dance, gymnastics, weightlifting, etc.
In January 2018, I suffered from recurring back injuries from the "conventional" training I had been doing (standard bodybuilding and crossfit style gym routines, cardio sessions, yoga, etc.) I was no longer able to squat and deadlift due to my pain and lack of mobility, and I was constantly hurting myself during Brazilian JiuJitsu training (a grappling art similar to wrestling). It debilitated me to the point that I was no longer able to lift or train at all. I took a hiatus from everything I had been doing, and I began taking classes at LocoMotion 3-4 days/week from January until now (April 2018.) Last night, I went back to JiuJitsu and my teammates were astounded at how much strength and mobility I had gained over the time that I had been gone. They were all asking for my secret... I give 100% of the credit to my LocoMotion practice. Not only is the training extremely efficient and effective, but the community you find at LocoMotion is like no other. It attracts a certain crowd of like-minded individuals who are looking to better themselves and live a healthier, longer life. I firmly believe the quality of your life is directly tied to the health of your body. If you train at LocoMotion, I can guarantee you that you will make more gains in a short period of time than you have made in years of conventional training. I cannot say enough good things about the facility itself, the trainers, the Loco community, and the practice that is being taught.
This is for EVERYONE; every age, race, gender, condition, etc... Everything we do is scale-able to your current level of ability, and you will be surprised at how quickly you progress from a beginner into being able to do things you never thought you would be able to do. In just 4 months, I'm astonished at how far I have come. I will stick around and learn from these guys for as long as I possibly can, as they are a wealth of knowledge and genuinely care about their students. Stop whatever you are doing and join this "gym". It will reshape your entire perspective on health, fitness, lifestyle, and what it means to be "strong". More...