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On paper, New York Fitness is far and away the best choice when it comes to health clubs in Amador County. With a comprehensive free-weight area (including 2 Olympic lifting stations), full lineup of top of the line cardio equipment and resistance machines, indoor basketball, indoor racquetball/handball, Sauna, aerobics room, core/mobility room, spa, and pool, it a clear winner when it comes to amenities. The club is always clean and the machines are constantly being maintained and replaced with newer state of the art equipment. On top of all that and being a 24 hour club, they also offer a childcare service as well, which is huge for parents of young children who still have fitness goals!


Normally, this is where a gym ends when it comes to services they offer, and if they did they would still be the best gym in the county, however; this is where it just begins. Both Shawn and Katie (club owners) have dedicated their life to not only helping their members achieve their fitness goals, they also contribute as valuable community members. Sponsoring local athletes and teams, being active in things such as toy drives and other local efforts to improve the quality of life for EVERYONE in the county is on display year round. Offering high quality supplements, help with meal planning, and adjustments in workout routines is just a small service that can also be provided, to round out the full scope of health services provided here. 


You can also see that because they value each team members, everyone from front desk, maintenance, clerical, and all the trainers make each member feel welcome. 

I have been in health clubs around the globe, and have yet to see a club offer the full range of services we have right here in my own backyard. Amador county is blessed to not only have this elite health facility, but also having the owners and staff among our community. You would be doing yourself a favor by being a member at this establishment. 

Leonard Burns


NYF is more than just an athletic club. 

It is a community. 

It is a place to go to improve your health, to be sure, but it is also a place to feel welcomed and valued.

Shawn and Katie work tirelessly to create an atmosphere that fits the needs of all of their members, and, as such, you can find people working out next to each other who are all ages and fitness levels, and they all feel welcome and comfortable.

You can always count on Shawn to be there, among the members, offering assistance, supporting someone’s wellness journey, or working out, leading by example.

Moreover, the efforts that Shawn and Katie have made to support the community show that they are not only concerned with running an ever evolving business, but also in being advocates for children in need, local sports programs, and the community at large. 

During both power outages, they opened their doors to members of Amador and Calaveras counties, who needed a safe place to come to get a warm shower and a respite from the stress of having no power or water. All of the above makes me want to both be a member of New York Fitness and to support them as leaders in our business community.

Krista Sweet



My husband and I have been going to NYF for a couple of years now. We LOVE this gym. The owners Shawn and Katie Karai are so easy to work with, always there to help us with any questions/help about Nutrition and the Gym itself. They are always attentive to all of their equipment. With a pool, hot tub, racquetball, spin classes, yoga, and so many weights and cardio machines. We highly recommend this gym!!!

Valerie Darrow


Shawn and Katie have put their all into New York Fitness, and it shows. Fitness has become my passion, and it's an awesome feeling to have such an amazing facility in our small town community. The variety of great equipment speaks for itself, but the sense of community when you walk in is what really sells the place. I urge you to come in and join the family, you won't regret it!

Adler Simmons

Sutter Creek

My name is Dave Yonan. I’ve been a resident of Amador for 25 years. My family and I moved here after I retired as a Law Enforcement Officer. I retired due to a Cervical Spine injury during the course of my duties. Prior to my injury I was very active, working out, playing golf, and many other outdoor activities. Because of my injury  cervical spine surgery was necessary, which I received approx. 5 years ago. I stopped all my activities due to my surgery, and because of this I gained 30 pounds and was out of shape. I was encouraged by my family to join a local gym in Jackson where I tried to workout with no guidance. I couldn’t lose any weight and seemed to be getting nowhere. The Gym went out of business and again I was inactive. A Dr. friend told me about New York Fitness, on 1/29/2018, my life changed. I met the owner Shawn Karai, who showed my around the very impressive gym. He was very personable, and interested in getting back into shape. With his professional advice, He advised me what to do to get back on the road to recovery. I started working out religiously, 6 to 7 days a week and started to feel much better, looking forward to my workout. Since Shawn is a body builder, I asked him what he thinks I should take to get a good pump. He told me what works for him, so I purchased Allmax Impact “Igniter”, and Allmax Impact “Pump”. I also add L-Citrulline Malate along with Apple Cider Vinegar. I immediately felt results. I’ve lost over 25 pounds maintaining my weight. I have definition in my arms, Like Ive never had before and the veins on my arms stand out like never before. What’s best is I get compliments friends, relatives, and strangers, which is a hell of a boost for my ego. This transformation would have never happened if I hadn’t met Shawn. People can’t believe the way I look, especially at the age of 67 this Christmas. Thanks Shawn for being Authentic and careing

Dave Yonan