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February 22, 2019 - 10:48pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in Next Level Fitness, Ken Mistler, news, batavia, downtown, notify.

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After 31 years in the fitness business, owning and operating gyms in Staten Island and Batavia, Ken Mistler says it's time for him to retire for that line of work.

He's sold the building that has been home to Next Level Fitness for 10 years at 85 Main St., Batavia, and the gym will close Feb. 27.

Mistler said he's reached an agreement to sell the massive three-story, 20,000-square-foot building (which includes a 6,800-square-foot basement) to a local investor. He can't disclose who the buyer is or what the buyer plans to do with the building but the new owner will not operate a gym at that location.

"I'm not sure what they're going to do," Mistler said. "I'm not sure if they're going to use the whole building for themselves or cut the building, subdivide the building."

Mistler started in the gym business in Staten Island and then opened Powerhouse Gym on East Main Street in 1997. He still owns that building and all the equipment currently at Next Level. He would like to see somebody open a gym using the existing equipment at the Powerhouse location or see another locally owned gym use this as an opportunity to grow.

"I'm trying to encourage a local small gym in the area to go into that facility so," Mister said, "they will have more options. My customers have said they're looking for options. They're coming to me the last couple of days and asking what else can we do? What do we have available? They're looking for smaller facilities because they aren't a fan of the larger places and they want to keep it local."

Mistler said the closure of Next Level isn't the result of a chain competitor opening in town. He could have competed with a chain if he had wished to make the changes necessary but he didn't want to make those changes after 31 years running gyms, and the real estate offer was attractive and worth taking at this time.

Mister, who owns several downtown properties, and is owner and operator of Ken's Charcoal Pits on Main Street and the local movie theater, Batavia Showtime, said he's grateful for the years of community support for his gym businesses.

"The support has been unbelievable," Mistler said. "If I had to do it over again I would. That's how good the community has been to that facility, especially since I started Next Level, but 31 years in the business is enough."

July 29, 2013 - 9:39am
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, business, entertainment, Next Level Fitness.

James Maslow, member of Big Time Rush, which performed at Darien Lake last night, stopped in at Next Level Fitness yesterday for a workout.

Big Time Rush is both a boy band and a television series on Nickelodeon.

Maslow is a singer-songwriter and actor from La Jolla, Calif. who plays in the television series a Minnesota Hockey player who's moved to Los Angeles and cast into the band Big Time Rush.

Pictured are Andrea Mistler, Kristin Bates, Maslow and Tim Walton.

Photo submitted by Tim Walton.

May 26, 2013 - 9:04pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, Next Level Fitness.

A reader sent in this picture of country music superstar Tim McGraw from earlier today when he stopped in at Next Level Fitness to work out. McGraw is playing at Darien Lake Performing Arts Center tonight.

December 13, 2012 - 11:12am
posted by Timothy Walton in batavia, business, Ken Mistler, Next Level Fitness, City Slickers.

'Tis the time of giving and Ken Mistler and his wife Andrea are in the spirit. The Mistlers' recently won $200 for winning the downtown window display contest. The display, located inside the former Carr's building was sponsored by both Next Level Fitness and City Slickers Bar & Grill.

"I want to thank the downtown (improvement) district and all the judges for choosing our window." Ken Mistler said. "We know there are families out there having a hard time and we want to be able to give back to them and give them a little something extra this holiday season."

If you know someone that is deserving please e-mail [email protected] with the name of the person and a brief description of why you think they are deserving. Also be sure to include your contact info as well as their's. You can't nominate yourself.

All nominations must be submitted by Dec. 20th. Winnings will be donated in the form of a Save-A-Lot gift card.

"I'm going to review the nominations  and will decide on the most deserving family or families." Mistler said. "I may give one gift card for the full amount or I may give a few."

October 24, 2011 - 3:23pm
posted by Billie Owens in Announcements, Next Level Fitness.

On Saturday morning, Oct. 29, Rochester Boot Camp will be holding a Breast Cancer Benefit at Next Level Fitness in Downtown Batavia.

Participants will run through a 35 minute Boot-Camp-style workout at the fitness center and
when finished recieve FREE T-shirt ( sponsored by T-shirts Etc.) along with some healthy snacks and beverage.

This event is open to anyone 18 and older. All fitness levels are welcomed. Donations are $30 per
participant and participants can start anywhere from 7:15 a.m. until 10:45 am. Please come join us for a fun and challenging workout and help the American Cancer Society in the fight against Breast Cancer.

For more information and to register go to http://www.rochesterbootcamp.com/fundraiser-registration. All participants must register by Wednesday, Oct. 26. Donors who choose not to participate in the workout will still recieve a T-shirt.

December 15, 2009 - 6:13pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, business, Next Level Fitness.

It may be the most anticipated gym opening in Batavia, if not world, history, but Ken Mistler sent a message to his Facebook followers announcing that Next Level Fitness will finally open.

The three-level workout center at Main and Jackson will start straining muscles and pumping hearts on Jan. 2.

Mistler will close Better Bodies on Dec. 24 and use the next week to move equipment from the old gym to the new.

Mistler will be at Next Level on Jan. 1 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. to give tours and sign new members.

October 11, 2009 - 4:34pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, business, Ken Mistler, Next Level Fitness.

Next Level Fitness, the new fitness center Ken Mistler has been constructing at the corner of E. Main and Jackson streets, will open Tuesday, Dec. 1, Mistler said in a message on Facebook.

Doors will open for the first time at 8 a.m. on that day.

Memberships will be $19.95 per month with a $14.95 annual fee on a one-year contract.

Child care will be available for $2 for an hour-and-a-half (there will be some restrictions).

Fitness classes will also be available at an additional cost, though Mistler said the cost will be minimal.

There will be a separate workout floor for women.

The facility is completely remodeled inside using quality material. Members will be able to enjoy locker rooms with showers, as well as steam rooms.

August 26, 2009 - 12:10am
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, business, Next Level Fitness.

Next Level Fitness

Judging from the pictures Ken Mislter posted to the Facebook page for Next Level Fitness, he and his workers are making good progress toward getting his downtown gym opened.  Mistler posted 15 new pictures showing the finishing touches being put into place.  No word on when he expects to open.

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