Colonial Fitness' technicolored gym boasts a battalion of exercise equipment and energetic group classes to motivate guests of all ages and abilities to reach their fitness goals. The certified trainers lead high-energy cardio-fitness classes to pump up muscles and heart rates alongside relaxing yoga classes to increase flexibility and decrease stress. Guests face off on racquetball courts or hit home runs on the basketball courts, toning muscles and burning calories while enjoying some friendly competition. As adults push their bodies' limits, they can rest assured while sending their children off to cavort in the child activity center under the staff's watchful eye. To rejuvenate after a calorie-torching workout, guests can unwind during a massage or tanning session, refuel with a protein-packed smoothie at the Hydration Station, or relax in the sauna and steam rooms.
Specializing in Latin and ballroom dancing, Fred Astaire Dance Studio is a franchised nationally. The Reading studio is directed by Jerry and Linda Topez Theodosiou, both champion dance professionals. No matter how busy your schedule or how leaden your feet, Fred Astaire’s staff of professionally trained and certified instructors can tailor private sessions to match any dancer's skill level and specific goals.
As an associate Baptiste Vinyasa yoga teacher, studio owner Linda Zogas strives to develop personal relationships with each of her students as she guides them in their yoga practice. She draws upon previous teacher training with celebrated yogi Baron Baptiste and continues to deepen her knowledge through boot camps and workshops. With help from her three fellow certified instructors, Linda leads a schedule of heated Vinyasa-based classes designed to help beginner, intermediate, and advanced students sculpt long, lean muscles, increase flexibility, and tame restless spirit horses.
At Bikram Yoga West Reading, instructors promote deep, detoxifying stretches during their 90-minute hot yoga classes. Developed by yoga master Bikram Choudhury, 26 postures combined with two structured breathing exercises unwind muscles, defog minds, and unclog inner energies in a studio heated to a humidity of more than 100 degrees Fahrenheit. After recalibrating bodily systems and ridding minds of hard-to-forget gum commercial jingles, students can decamp to men’s and women's shower facilities. A comfortable reception area and private parking lot also help make workouts as convenient as they are sweaty.
At MMAXOUT Fitness, certified trainers fuse high-impact circuit workouts with the punishing training techniques of MMA fighters. A sample class might find students transitioning from slicing upper cuts through the air to dropping down and pounding out mountain climbers and muay thai elbow strikes against a pad on the ground. Each week focuses on a different muscle group, helping participants build a balanced, toned body. Instructors challenge their students to dig deep, leading the charge through vocal shouts of encouragement and silent yet stirring kabuki movement pieces.
Owner Scott Rohrbach, a former Marine and DJ, combines his love of rigorous fitness routines and entertaining folks to whip bodies into shape at CrossFit Rhythm. The certified CrossFit coach has competed in the CrossFit Games Open and helps members perfect their techniques with Olympic-style weight lifts, tire flips, and airplane-wing tosses. Scott's joined by instructor Iris Osorio, who invented Metcon Kickboxing, a class that combines CrossFit and cardio exercises with kickboxing.