From Yoga to Pilates and Zumba, moving workouts
Laura Pavlik is the owner of this traditional Aikido Dojo. She teaches Aikido, a traditional Japanese martial art based on the principle of non-resistance. Aikido practice involves physical conditioning such as strength, stamina, flexibility, coordination, and resilience. As well, it provides mental conditioning such as self-confidence, concentration, alertness, intuitiveness and concern for others. As a non-violent art, Aikido is great for children. No experience necessary. Nurture your mind, body and spirit. There are also Pilates classes for any level.
725 Bantam Road (Route 202)
in the Sportsman’s building
Known as one of the best yoga teachers in the area, Nancy Opgaard practices Ivengar and Ashtanga Yoga. Also a licensed massage therapist, Nancy has added Ayurvedic massage to her services.
38 Great Hill Road
With Alex Stamatiou as your personal trainer, you will work together to find and reach your goals, whether it’s strength and conditioning, functional fitness, weight loss, nutrition counseling or working on problem areas.
27 North Main Street
Shannon Strong runs this center, offering personal training, massage therapy, nutritional guidance, and much more.
Strong Core Team Training Wellness Center
64 Maple Street, Kent
Zumba instructor Wanessa Anderson launched W. Rhythm Fitness Studio in December of 2015. They offer a variety of Barre classes, Zumba, Restorative Yoga, Personal Training, and more including massage and a salt room for energy healing.
W. Rhythm Fitness
25 North Main Street, Kent
The studio is situated in a beautifully renovated carriage barn. And Sara Getz is amazing as lead teacher. A variety of traditional Yoga classes for all levels of students.
228 Sharon Road
This yoga studio is located in a beautifully restored historic building in downtown Litchfield. They offer a variety of yoga and yoga-fitness classes, as well as workshops and events. They also have a wonderful free class on the first Sunday of the month called Karma Yoga, which is open to beginners through advanced practitioners. Guests are simply asked to bring a non-perishable food item, or other appropriate donation for their basket which is given to the charity of the month.
174 West Street
Into Pilates? Then this place is a must for you. Pilates machines, barre and mat classes are all offered in this clean studio. Personal training is available as well.
143 West Street Unit W
“The Club,” as it is known to the locals, is filled with natural light and great energy. The spacious facility, conveniently located in the downtown area, is loaded with fitness machines, weights, gadgets and treadmills. With 52 classes per week—which range from aquatics to zumba—there is something here for everyone. Work out with a personal trainer; swim laps in the salt-water (yes, we did say salt water!), Olympic-size pool; or schedule a Pilates session on the reformer in the beautiful private studio. There are two racket ball courts as well. When your muscles ache, (or even if they don’t!) there is a certified massage therapist on staff who will work out all those knots. The Café has delicious energy-restoring shakes to recharge your engine, and a nice assortment of salads and wraps, for a quick convenient meal. The Club also offers a very nice child care service. Exercise with confidence (for a small fee) while your little ones are looked after in a safe, clean, happy environment.
Hours: Mon-Fri, 5:30am – 10:00pm,
Sat-Sun, 7:00am – 6:00pm
130 Grove Street
This well-established yoga studio offers a wide variety of classes. Anne Hungerford’s sculpting class and Nancy Opgaard’s Hatha Yoga are awesome.
168 New Milford Turnpike
Helen Killmer has been offering one-on-one and group fitness classes in her Sharon studio for years. Within the walls of this beautifully serene barn studio, she offers endurance spin, S.W.A.T., yoga workshops and kettle bell training, just to name a few of the classes available.
41 Gay Street
Blue Boy Boxing Club located in Thomaston is owned and operated by USA Boxing Coaches Kareem and Nina Blue. Blue Boy Boxing Club is dedicated to teaching the science of boxing to students of all ages. They specialize in Parkinson’s boxing fitness as well as self-defense for kids ages 6-15 and adults. Whether it be to get in shape or to compete, they can help you meet your goals.
400 Watertown Rd, Thomaston
Besides Pilates classes, this studio offers yoga, Zumba, pregnancy yoga, ballet, and more. They also have private classes. Amy Merli teaches yoga and also hosts green events, such as workshops on Eating for Energy.
224 East Main Street
This yoga experience is as chill as it is hot. The vinyasa power yoga class offers an amazing workout that will strengthen and transform mind, body and spirit. In a heated room. A monthly-unlimited pass for $49 is an incredible value.
23 Franklin Street, 3rd Floor