Down Under Sports and Fitness founders and personal training duo Samantha and Stephen, who hail from Australia and the United States, respectively, use their diverse backgrounds to help push exercisers toward their fitness goals. The other members of their training team also boast their own specific specialties, be it strength training or improving posture.
Yoga Inlet’s experienced instructors help students calm their minds and strengthen their bodies with gentle, Svaroopa-focused yoga classes. Known throughout the yoga world as “luxury yoga” for its nonintimidating, comforting movements and potential for pain relief, Svaroopa yoga employs familiar, accessible alignments and breathing exercises to ease clients of any age and fitness level into a tranquil state of relaxation. Each class guides participants through relaxation and body-awareness exercises, breathing practice, 10–14 different positions, and a series of contemplations to replace mental worries with a meditative chant of the periodic table of elements. To further relax students, Yoga Inlet outfits class attendees with a personal mat and all required equipment.
Specializing in Latin and ballroom dancing, Fred Astaire Dance Studio is a nationally franchised studio. The West Reading studio is directed by Jerry and Linda Topez Theodosiou who are both champion dance professionals. No matter how busy the schedule or how leaden the 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.
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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.
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.