Litchfield County: Happening in the Hills

Living Well in Litchfield County, Connecticut


From Yoga to Pilates and Zumba, moving workouts


Litchfield Hills Aikikai

Laura Pavlik is the owner of this traditional Aikido Dojo, Litchfield Hills Aikikai. 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.

Litchfield Hills Aikikai
725 Bantam Rd Route 202


Covered Bridge Electric Bike

Located at the historic Covered Bridge in West Cornwall. Offers electric bike sales and rentals. Enjoy local scenic rides and a fun outing. Biking is a great way to see the beautiful NW corner. They sell Yamaha, Gazelle, Magnum, GoCycle, Urban Arrow and more.

Covered Bridge Electric Bike
421 Sharon-Goshen Tpke, West Cornwall

Nancy Opgaard Yoga

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.

Nancy Opgaard Yoga
38 Great Hill Rd


Strong Core Team Training Wellness Center

Shannon Strong runs this center, offering personal training, massage therapy, nutritional guidance, and much more.

Shannon Strong
64 Maple St

W. Rhythm Fitness

Located in Kent, this boutique fitness studio offers award-winning personal and group fitness training. They provide a high energy non-judgment environment for students of all ages and fitness levels. Numerous classes are offered including barre, zumba, pilates, yoga, W total fitness, and reiki.

W. Rhythm Fitness
25 North Main St

Lakeville (Salisbury)

Yoga at Space

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.

Yoga at Space
228 Sharon Rd


Charym Yoga + Fitness

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.

Charym Yoga + Fitness
174 West St, Litchfield

Litchfield Hills Fitness

Enjoy fitness classes, personal training, small group training, and more at this full service gym located in Litchfield.

Litchfield Hills Fitness
599 Bantam Rd, Litchfield

New Milford

EVOLVE Yoga Wellness Nutrition

EVOLVE is dedicated to serving our community, providing a genuine and sustainable yoga practice, and healthy lifestyle integration that will continue to evolve the physical and emotional health of our students.

At EVOLVE, they believe that the path forward is through community connection and healthy lifestyle choices for our bodies, minds, and our planet. They are committed to sharing the wisdom of yoga, and other healing modalities thus evolving the state of human existence and interaction with nature, ourselves, and each other. They aim to enrich and enhance New Milford through yoga classes, nutrition counseling, community service, and authentic relationship building.

65 Bank St

Mind-Body Connection

Into Pilates? Then Mind-Body Connection is for you. Pilates machines, barre and mat classes are all offered in this clean studio. Personal training is available as well.

Mind-Body Connection
143 West St Unit W

New Milford Fitness & Aquatics Club

“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.

New Milford Fitness & Aquatics Club
130 Grove St, New Milford

New Preston (Washington)

Anne Hungerford Yoga

This yoga studio provides a small, friendly group of teachers dedicated to serving the community. They offer virtual classes, in studio classes, and private classes. Programs include Ashtanga Vinyasa, Hatha Flow, Hour of Power, Meditation, Tai Chi Chaun, and more.

Anne Hungerford Yoga
168 New Milford Tpke, New Preston 


41 Gay Street: Private Training Studio

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.

Helen Killmer
41 Gay St


Blue Boy Boxing Club

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.

Blue Boy Boxing Club 
400 Watertown Rd, Thomaston


Becoming Balanced

Becoming Balanced offers Pilates classes, 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.

Becoming Balanced
224 East Main St

Energy Fitness Factory

Energy Fitness Factory is the larges fitness center in Northwest Connecticut. They specialize in one-on-one training, and all trainers are certified in a range of disciplines. They care for their members and support their well-being and fitness objectives.

Energy Fitness Factory 
59 Field St, Torrington

Sanctuary Power Yoga

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.

Sanctuary Power Yoga
23 Franklin St


CK Yoga for Good

Located in Washington, Caroline Kinsolving delivers exceptional yoga guidance and instruction for all ages and levels.

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