Health & Fitness in Kensington

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Signature service: Salsa and Latin Dance Lessons

Established: 2006

Reservations/Appointments: Optional

Staff Size: 2?10 people

Average Duration of Services: 1?2 hours

Pro Tip: Come to each lesson with an open mind.

2301 North Front Street
Philadelphia,
PA
US

Dentex Dental’s team of dentists emphasizes the importance of disease prevention, arming their clients with information on proper brushing habits, flossing techniques, and lifestyle choices during comprehensive exams. Of course, should a client succumb to cavities, gum disease, or having their teeth sealed shut with taffy, the pros will employ the latest technologies to help treat the problem at hand. They also offer a range of cosmetic services, including teeth whitening and porcelain veneers.

2734 E Allegheny Ave
Philadelphia,
PA
US

Janet has spent six years plying tension from sore muscles with her tailored therapeutic massages, which incorporate techniques from Swedish, orthopedic, and Thai yoga modalities. But she hasn’t been doing it alone. She receives assistance from specialized massage beds. Each bed is equipped with an amethyst far-infrared biomat that provides soothing heat to the client's body as Janet tends to sore muscles, inflamed joints, and funny bones that only respond to prop comedy. She also offers inversion therapy, which relies on downward body positioning to help correct weak back muscles and misalignments.

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Pocopson,
PA
US

Open year-round, the course at Juniata Golf Club sprawls over 106 naturally hilly acres and challenges players with tricky lies and imposing hazards that complicate its relatively short length. Frankford Creek winds into play on six holes of the Edmund B. Ault design, ensnaring worm burners in a reedy morass. The par-4 sixth hole exemplifies the difficulty of the course as a whole, measuring just 360 yards in length but forcing shots to climb entirely uphill from tee to shallow green like a marathon-running pack mule.

Course at a Glance:

  • 18-hole, par-66 course

  • Total length of 5,275 yards from the back tees

  • Course rating of 64.8 from the back tees

  • Course slope of 109 from the back tees

  • Three sets of tees per hole

1391 E Cayuga St
Philadelphia,
PA
US

CrossFit Renaissance strives to make renaissance men and women out of its clients, prepping physiques for a broad range of real-life challenges with each day's workout. Coaches Bill Shiffler , Reese Knox, and Ray Decarlo follow the CrossFit credo: intense and highly varied routines that can slide on a scale of difficulty to suit any fitness level and focus on functional movements. However, they differentiate themselves by guiding small groups, limiting attendance so that every student receives personalized guidance. To accumulate evidence for the program's muscle-toning effects, gym members record their daily stats in a training log and conduct regular interviews with their biceps.

3668 Salmon Street
Philadelphia,
PA
US

Even when Dawn Smelser began the one-year teacher training program at the YogaLife Institute, she never intended to teach—just deepen her understanding of the practice. But just four months in, she started co-teaching the program; eight months in, an anonymous donor funded a scholarship so she could attend the Yoga Institute of Mumbai in India. That was more than a decade ago. Today, Dawn brings these and many other experiences—including her training as an interfaith minister—to MotherHeart Studio, where she teaches alongside Samantha Gowan, a yogi of five years. Together, they lead yoga classes rooted in classical yoga prana flow, kundalini techniques, and the Vinyasa style.

530 East Girard Ave.
Philadelphia,
PA
US