New York Supermarket Combines Gym with Groceries

A Hannaford supermarket has added a free gym, located just past the pharmacy counter. It has treadmills, stationary bicycles, various other cardio machines and even a Zumba room.

The idea for the gym came from a meeting last summer among Hannaford, the local YMCA and the health care provider Capital District Physicians’ Health Plan. All parties agreed their goal was to come up with something to improve the area’s health that was convenient, accessible and free.