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Fitness studio has a unique spin

PUTNEY >> Bruce Hazelton, the owner of Hot Wheelz Cycle Studio, has been a spinning instructor for the past five years and was hooked after taking his very first class.

"Immediately, I had visions of having my own place where I could offer classes to everyone in the community and build a sense of togetherness and community support."

Hot Wheelz opened in January of 2013 on Kimball Hill and recently moved to a newly renovated space at 601 Bellows Falls Rd. The space boats high cathedral ceilings, lots of natural light, brand new spinning bikes and a state of the art sound and lighting system.

"It's the people who come that make Hot Wheelz what it is," said Hazelton. "There are no egos and no attitudes. No one cares if you have the perfect body or not. Together, we recognize that we're all works in progress and everyone starts somewhere. It's a judgment-free zone. We don't care if you young or old, thick or thin or a seasoned bike rider or a newbie. We care that you walked through the door and we're going to do our best to make the experience a great one for you."

Hazleton has recently instituted some new if not radical changes to his pricing structure. At a time when most costs continue to rise, as of the first of the year, he lowered all of his pricing to help make it more affordable for anyone wishing to try. He offers programs such as "buy your first class and get your second class free, and if you refer a friend to the studio, they get a free class and you do too. Lastly, he's just starting to incorporate a "Pay What You Can" program for folks for which a gym membership might previously been out of reach.

For more information, visit or call 802-380-9137. You can also find Hot Wheelz on Facebook. They also offer yoga.

Stevens & Associates welcomes Kerber

BRATTLEBORO >> Stevens & Associates welcomes Trista Kerber to the team as an architectural designer.

Kerber has received her Bachelor of Science and Master of Architecture degree from Norwich University, and is currently working toward her architectural license. She brings over a decade of work experience including several years of freelance work, drafting, and designing permit plans. Kerber has worked as a designer for several firms focusing on restaurants, timber frame, multi-family housing, mixed-use, and luxury home designs. Her interests include traditional architecture, renovations, interior design, and New Urbanism. In addition to her professional career, Kerber has served as a member on the Guilford Central School Board.

The architects, engineers and landscape architects at Stevens & Associates work on a variety of commercial and residential projects. Currently, Kerber is working on a multi-family rehab project in Ssouthern New Hampshire. The architecture team focuses on environmentally sustainable and traditionally inspired design. As members of the Congress for New Urbanism and the U.S. Green Building Council, Stevens & Associates has always valued smart growth and traditional neighborhood design that fits into the historic context of New England's towns and villages. The firm is excited for Kerber to join the team and to continue to incorporate those values to the architectural realm.

Stevens & Associates is an Architecture and Engineering firm specializing in the design and development of livable communities. For more information, visit or call 802-257-9329.


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