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The News Journal Readers' Choice Award winner in 2013 for Best Dance Studio, Take The Lead Dance Studio creates a fun and friendly environment for individuals looking to move. Students learn from a dynamic staff of instructors, many of whom have competed at the professional, international, and collegiate level. Teachers traffic in a variety of soft and silky moves, as students sample styles such as bachata, the hustle, salsa, and foxtrot. Couples can also collaborate with an instructor to learn a unique first dance for their wedding or other special occasion.
320 Lantana Drive
Hockessin,
DE
US
Before Jenn and Gary Keil opened Beautiful Mind Strong Body Center, the two worked at a pharmaceutical company. Jenn, a yoga, meditation, and qi gong guru, tended to the employees' health, while Gary, a pharmacist with a PhD in neuropharmacology, applied his expertise to prescription medication and how to best serve his patients. After more than a decade of coordinating activities, the duo decided to find another outlet for their Western and alternative medicine passions. The result was Beautiful Mind Strong Body Center, a facility whose services include everything from hot and vinyasa yoga to therapeutic pain management. To strengthen their guests' mind, the Keils also offer certified positive psychology counseling sessions.
330 Kennett Pike
Chadds Ford,
PA
US
At more than 1,200 Snap Fitness centers around the country, dedicated exercisers can head to the gym any hour of the day, every day of the year. Inside each 24/7/365 space, a fleet of Cybex cardio and strength-training machines steels muscles and boosts heart rates, and free weights enable old-fashioned iron pumping. Televisions contribute news and entertainment to help pass the time during workouts. Though its amenities may be similar to other gyms, Snap Fitness goes beyond the basics by striving to keep its members motivated to work out and meet goals. Members receive complimentary personal-training sessions to kick-start fitness routines, and afterward, a workout buddy system keeps members inspired. In addition, personalized websites track nutritional and fitness info without the need to scratch tally marks on the surface of your human-sized hamster wheel at home.
921 Gap Newport Pike
Avondale,
PA
US
Bliss Yoga Studio's founder, Leslie Benedetti, carefully allocates her scarce time to her job, husband, and two children. However, like everyone, she needs time for herself. After experimenting with various types of Hatha yoga—her tonic for this frenetic, responsibility-saddled lifestyle—for nearly 20 years, Leslie concluded that yoga was the workout for which she was looking. At her studio, Benedetti and her fellow instructors guide students through yoga’s sequence of breathing exercises, meditation, and poses. Each of the classes focus on a different movement and area, and all are designed to open the core and decompress the spine, releasing tension like a pilot saying the wheels work again.
112 South Union St.
Kennett Square,
PA
US
When Bryan graduated from college, he was acutely aware of the weight he had put on and the general softness of his body. When he decided to get rid of it, he turned to CrossFit. The program gave him more than he bargained for, transforming him not just into his old, fit self, but into an actual athlete, unlike Bo Jackson. He rode the ensuing wave of inspiration to six different CrossFit certifications—such as weightlifting and gymnastics—acquired all over the country. He then opened his own associate training branch, Longwood CrossFit. Now, using the ever-varying regimen that transformed his own life, he helps students aged 12 to 66 with everything from improving sports performance to shedding stubborn pounds that fear being converted to euros.
109 South Broad Street
Kennett Square,
PA
US
Fitness fads are a dime a dozen. So when the Latin-inspired dance-fitness workout Zumba launched in 2001, some fitness pros and Sylvester Stallone enthusiasts probably scoffed. But the workout's continued popularity today proves that it's far from a fad. Newcomers can see for themselves at ZHealth, where owner Michele and her fellow certified Zumba instructors see that the workout is performed correctly. That means constant motion, upbeat music, and lots of burned calories.
410 Upper Snuff Mill Row
Hockessin,
DE
US
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