Highland Amenities



A dedicated team of highly trained employees to help you make regular exercise part of your life!

* Imagine being treated with sincere friendliness and warmth whenever you enter your fitness center. Imagine friendly and caring trainers who can show you how to use the equipment. This is the remarkable atmosphere that our dedicated staff has created!


The most extensive specialty facilities that includes

    • Free circuit training
    • The Healthy Back and Neck Program, featuring the MedX Lumbar machine and Cervical machine for those suffering from chronic back or neck pain. (Additional Fees Apply)
    • The top Personal Training Team in Dutchess and Ulster counties!
    • Lap swimming in our warm water pools for those who need reduced weight-bearing exercise.

The best in equipment and facilities! We will always provide the best because we constantly reinvest in new equipment, facility improvements and staff training!

    • Cardio Cinema where you can watch a big screen movie with surround sound while you exercise
    • Over 70 machines in our cardiovascular areas. Including treadmills, EFX machines, Lifecycles and the new AMT machines.

  • Two strengthening areas!
  • Personal viewing flat screens on most of our equipment.
  • Free Weight areas with the best in free weight equipment, including dumbbells up to 120 pounds, Bodymaster Cable Crossover Machines, Smith Machines, plus a broad array of Hammer equipment including benches, selectorized and plate loaded machines. A broad array of Hammer benches.
  • Warm water pool with whirlpool, sauna,  cold plunge and opening roof.
  • Stretching areas which include the MedX stretch machines.



Keeping our facilities clean and in working order has and always will be a top priority for us! If you ever see equipment down it’s because it has just broken or a part isn’t immediately available and is on order!


All members may bring a guest for $15 a day. The guest must be 14 years or older and MUST have a photo ID with them when they come in. .


Mike Arteaga’s Poughkeepsie and Ulster Health and Fitness Centers are the only fitness centers with over 35 years of service to the community.

  • Our reputation has been built on our clean and up to date facilities, our qualified outstanding and friendly staff and most importantly our professionally run programs!
  • We have been recognized as one of the leading facilities within our industry! As a result owner, Mike Arteaga has been invited to speak at the industry’s international convention on a number of occasions and has served on the IHRSA board of directors.
  • Because of our outstanding service we have grown from an 800 square foot fitness center in 1973 to over 75,000 square feet in our two fitness centers!

We have the best and most effective express circuit there is! With the MedX circuit you can do a complete body workout on the most advanced equipment in the world in as little as 19 minutes twice a week!

We are one of a few top fitness organizations in the country that has chosen to invest in the MedX equipment, acknowledged as the best and most advanced strengthening equipment in the world!

In all areas of our centers from the free weight rooms to the cardiovascular machine areas, we are committed to the best and most effective equipment available.


The point of exercise is to do it regularly. Our mission is to help you create a lifelong exercise habit! Research has shown that the better the equipment and the more pleasant the surroundings, the easier it is to stick with exercise for the long term. We are proud to have helped many members keep up their exercise programs for the last 40+ years!

This is why we strive everyday to create a fun, clean and attractive facility for you