Getting in shape requires hard work and discipline, but the trainers at Yardley Fitness constantly vary their workouts to make sure clients never lose interest. Their schedule of group fitness classes is a veritable buffet of options; it includes everything from boot camp classes to an exercise called Bokwa, in which practitioners dance while tracing letters and numbers on the floor with their feet. Additionally, Yardley Fitness is currently the only studio in Pennsylvania to offer SurfSet Fitness, a workout program that takes place on stablized surfboards and strengthens cores and stabilizer muscles. Yardley Fitness also offers personal-training sessions, which change according to each client's needs and goals.
Bucks Adventure Boot Camp helps women of all fitness levels reach their exercise goals during four-week outdoor boot camp sessions. The program blends group exercises and training with nutritional counseling designed to create long-lasting healthy habits.
CrossFit Jolt’s athletes stay positively charged thanks to workouts drawn up from CrossFit’s philosophy of constantly varied functional movements. Each Workout of the Day (WOD) is different and pulls moves from a cache of exercises that includes rowing, cardio, strength training, weightlifting, and gymnastics. It’s rare to find kettlebells and medicine balls laying around CrossFit Jolt, because the athletes are regularly wielding these objects as they hurl them through the air or use them to add an extra degree of difficulty to squats, presses, and lunges. Other times, CrossFit disciples might be performing body-weight exercises such as chin-ups and pushups.
An 18-year veteran of the fitness industry, Ilene Morris White runs a wellness center, Pilates studio, and private gym out of a homey office on Newtown Yardley Road. That environment features beautifully finished wooden furnishes, colonial-esque French doors, and potted trees with G.I. Joes climbing them. Amid these trappings, clients enjoy not only the fitness classes but also chiropractic services, massage therapy, and prenatal workout classes. The center also specializes in corrective exercise and rehab.
Spa treatments are sometimes considered luxuries, but Necessities Day Spa & Salon treats them as essential services that provide much-needed relaxation. Nestled in The Shoppes at Hamilton, the spa hosts a team of experts in haircare, aesthetics, massage, and waxing. For people who return to enjoy the spa’s services over multiple trips, Necessities provides membership packages that include access to a VIP lounge, use of robes and slippers, and the ability to hear a host of trumpets playing whenever they walk into a room.
If Bruce Lee watched a class at East Coast Academy of Martial Arts, he might smile as he observed instructor Michele Thompson teach his signature style of jun fan gung fu. Michele teams up with Dave Shrank and Scott Gray—who specialize in niche styles such as maphilindo silat—to help students learn in an authentic setting. They also specialize in other unique martial arts, such as Filipino kali and Chinese wing chun, as well as yoga classes and sessions for children and women.