Dmitry Druzhinsky accepted an ambitious project back in 2012: a $20 million endeavor to develop New York’s best health and fitness destination. It has been a strenuous negotiation process with the city, but a coveted three-acre parcel in Coney Island was obtained, and plans to develop the largest fitness center in Brooklyn, at 120,000 sq. ft., were drawn and undertaken. When construction finished in 2014, MatchPoint NYC immediately raised the standard and expectations for rec centers throughout the city, becoming the desired venue for families, professional athletes, and high-end charity functions. The center’s unparalleled, upmarket amenities allow for an expansive offering of activities, league sports and group classes that similar rec centers simply cannot make room for, while the professional and highly trained staff of certified professionals, personal trainers and nutrition experts inspire, push and support members in improving their overall happiness.