IXL Health and Fitness Club got its start in a small, rented space in Red Hook NY in 1994. This hometown fitness center was more than just a building filled with exercise equipment; it was becoming a symbol of health, transformation, and well-being. Founded, owned and operated by lifelong resident and US Marine Veteran, Ed Kreuscher, IXL was a welcoming space that attracted people of all ages and backgrounds. Due to a commitment to cleanliness and member service, IXL’s membership quickly grew out of its humble beginnings.
A contractor by trade, Ed purchased property central to the communities of Northern Dutchess County with easy access to Ulster County and began building a new, bigger facility for the members of this hometown club. In 1998, the spacious new facility in Rhinebeck opened its doors.
Full of the latest equipment, challenging group classes, professional staff and complete with large windows that flooded the space with natural light, giving it a refreshing and inviting atmosphere, IXL was a facility built for all to enjoy. Remaining true to the values of personal training, excellent instruction, member service, unparalleled facility maintenance and updating, the growth of this hometown brand of fitness service grew to a second location in Saugerties by 2007.