Springs. Mats. Ballet barres. A diverse menagerie of fitness equipment customizes and intensifies workouts at Pilates Bodies Fitness. Legs spin and cores engage in indoor cycling classes, while the Tower and Reformer add a vertical exercise plane to a Pilates Free for All session. A variety of equipment adds complexity to Pilates Fusion classes. Over 135 classes in 11 types fill the schedule, and each is taught by an instructor with experience, a passion for what they do, and a set of days-of-the-week sneakers.
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.
Mahan Rishi Singh Khalsa and Nirbhe Kaur founded the Khalsa Healing Arts & Yoga Center as a center for holistic healing. In addition to offering massage, acupuncture, and chiropractic treatments, the center also features kundalini yoga and meditation classes.
Anytime Fitness, which boasts more than 1,800 clubs in North America, makes it easier for average folks to etch out time for exercise by doing one simple thing: staying open 24 hours a day for 365 days a year. As fitness seekers challenge themselves on cardio and Hammer Strength machines and hoist Iron Grip free weights in clean, well-stocked facilities, security monitoring ensures they’re safe and producing enough sweat to meet official government standards. Members can also ramp up their exercise regimens with the help of Anytime Fitness’s staff of personal trainers, who demonstrate moves and sling motivating tips. After workouts, guests can shower in the private restrooms or hop into one of the tanning booths available 24 hours a day.
Seventh-degree black belt Barry Black has been practicing martial arts for nearly four decades. With Barry as its cornerstone, Master Black's Martial Arts launches students into their own martial-arts journey with classes for kids and adults. Whereas children's classes focus solely on the martial arts, adult classes also encompass fitness boot camp and kickboxing.
Laura Rothstein co-founded Yogasphere in 2005 with the goal of making yoga accessible to everyone. These days, Laura, co-owner Elle Kaplan, and their team of instructors follow through on that mission by hosting an array of yoga services, from vinyasa yoga classes to six-week prenatal yoga workshops. To gear up for the workouts, students can check out The Boutique at Yogasphere, the studio's on-site shop that sells yoga apparel.