Your health and wellness don’t have an expiration date, so check out these local options to keep fitness at the forefront of your mind this Summer.
By Cari Ellen Edgin
Photos provided by local business owners.
Someone once told me that the key to a “Summer body” is to remember that summer bods are made all year long. The general consensus is that when a new year starts, you should resolve yourself to being in the gym every day working on a new you but what if we changed that mentality? What if we took ownership in the idea that a summer body is actually made all year long?
We are so lucky that, in our local and surrounding areas of Hagerstown, fitness has become a very popular past time. Many different small businesses have taken ownership in the area and opened their doors to offer residents lots of opportunity to achieve their most “well-selves.” If you are looking for some spots to work on your year-round wellness, look no further.
Power House Studios
Power House Studios is located in Hagerstown, Maryland. They are consistently looking for innovative and original ways to help people of all ages stay in shape. This year they are offering contract free summer sessions for Washington County Public School Teachers, Administration, Students, Practitioners of Medicine, and Practitioners of Mental Health. The standard membership fee of $79 will be waived for the summer, and they are offering unlimited classes for $159. Not only can you take an unlimited number of classes but their list of class type is nearly unlimited as well including things like Bootcamp, Mobility and Recovery, Sunrise Yoga, Chair Yoga, Yoga Nidra, Power Flow Yoga, Strength and Conditioning, Cardio Kickboxing, Kickboxing and Conditioning, Art classes, and soul support groups. If you aren’t sure what exactly you would be getting into, check out their Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/yourpowerhousestudios) where they post fun videos of different workouts during some of the classes.
Hagerstown Sports Club & Fitness
Another really unique fitness center in the area is Hagerstown Sports Club & Fitness. One really convenient feature about this location is that members are allowed 24/7 access which makes it a great choice for anyone who doesn’t have a typical schedule and needs to utilize late night or early morning hours. Some really interesting offerings here include unlimited tanning, free group fitness classes, a variety of personal training options, childcare, seasonal outdoor swimming pool, and private pool party rentals. Hagerstown Sports Club & Fitness prides themselves in having something for everyone. They stand by the idea that even if you are a beginner or a fitness guru, you are welcome at their facilities to ensure you meet all of your fitness goals.
SEfit(Strength Endures Fitness)
SEfit is a newer facility in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania that just recently had their Grand Opening. Gym owner, Melissa Miley, describes the facility as a goal-oriented training facility that has many options to choose from when looking to expand your health and wellness. The facility is a functional strength training gym where you can either obtain an open gym membership and/or invest in individual and small group training. One of the gym’s exciting features is their medical grad 3D body scanner which gives clients all the statistics they need about their body which further helps them to stay motivated and achieving goals throughout their fitness journey. The device, known as Styku, is 98% accurate in gathering various insight such as body fat percentage, lean body mass, bone density, and other precision measurements. SEfit prides themselves in being client focused and driven. They utilize many customized features to help clients level up their fitness. If you are looking for a next step this summer in your health and wellness journey, check out SEfit. For an expansion of information on the gym, please check out www.strengthendures.com.
When you go:
Power House Studios
(inside Mulberry Lofts)
22 N Mulberry St.
Hagerstown, MD 21740
Hagerstown Sports Club and Fitness
20332-20388 The Gardens
Hagerstown, MD 21742
Strength Endures Fitness
150 Franklin Farm Lane
Chambersburg, PA 17202