By CATHERINE SAINT LOUIS, August 24, 2012

In the winter months, Dièry Prudent, a personal trainer, puts clients through their paces on the top floor of his 3,850-square-foot brownstone on Prospect Place in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn. In the summer, they exercise in his serene garden. No more renting space in Manhattan, or commuting at sunrise. “It’s local,” he said. “It’s in the neighborhood.
It’s training someone you know you’ve seen before. It’s investing in the health of a community.”