The New York Sports Clubs announced a collaboration with the Queens Vet Center, a counseling service that helps veterans of all wars readjust to civilian life. Because of the proven benefits of yoga in helping to reduce stress, the New York Sports Clubs in Glendale at 80-00 Cooper Avenue in Queens will offer free weekly yoga classes for veterans to complement the services provided by the Vet Center.

The Vet Center offers free counseling services such as psychotherapy, group counseling, marriage counseling, and employment counseling to help veterans deal with conditions such as post-traumatic stress disorder. Veterans from all wars and conflicts, including Iraq, Afghanistan and Vietnam, are eligible to visit the center.

"At the Center, we believe that healing from trauma involves the body, mind and spirit, which is really the essence of yoga," says counselor Francisca Nazario. "That is why we were so grateful when the New York Sports Clubs volunteered to organize classes for our vets."

"The response to the yoga classes has been very positive. We're honored to be able to help the veterans and it's our privilege to work with such a worthy organization as the Queens Vet Center," says Alex Alimanestianu, CEO for New York Sports Clubs.

About New York Sports Clubs

New York Sports Clubs is owned by Town Sports International Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:CLUB), a leading owner and operator of fitness clubs in the Northeast and mid-Atlantic regions of the United States operating under the brand names New York Sports Clubs, Boston Sports Clubs, Washington Sports Clubs and Philadelphia Sports Clubs. As of March 31, 2008, Town Sports International, through its subsidiaries, operated 159 clubs in the United States and three clubs in Switzerland.

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