Many towns may have a gym or fitness center, but hardly any can compare with The Newtown Athletic Club, a world-class health and wellness center in Newtown, PA. Known by the locals as the NAC, the facility, which is the third largest individually-owned health and fitness center in the country, is working to bring even more amenities and wellness services to the residents of Bucks County through its “Breaking Boundaries” expansion and renovation campaign.
The latest renovations in the expansion project are now complete, and the NAC is proud to welcome members to their three new boutique studios, Pulse, The Practice and Reform. The Club celebrated with an official grand opening on Saturday, September 21 and members can now book classes in the new studio spaces.
Each exquisite studio reflects the goal of creating a fitness experience unlike anywhere else. With a combination of stunning spaces and experienced instructors, weekly classes will allow members to achieve a new level of health and fitness for the mind and body.
Erin Lotta, Studio Fitness Director at NAC, is eager for members to enjoy the new studios. “We are excited to immerse all our members in these unique spaces. It’s one thing to build a room, but when our talented instructors and all our members come together in these rooms, it's amazing to watch them come alive. I can’t wait to be a part of the communities that they foster.”
Spread across the three studios, members can choose from over 100 classes each week. Here’s what to expect in each of the fitness studios:
If you are looking to sweat through a high-intensity workout then Pulse is the place to be. Pulse is the home of Dance Sweat (formerly known as Zumba), HIIT and Kick, BodyPump, Remix, Insanity, and Barre Cardio, everything you need for dance fitness and cardio-sculpting.
The 3,000-square-foot space features a huge LED wall screen, impact absorbing flooring and a professionally designed lighting and sound system. Dance the day or night away in a class that will definitely get your pulse going!
This world-class studio is more like a sanctuary – one designed to help members immerse themselves in their own practice of their favorite style of yoga. Each week over 40 classes, featuring 18 varied types of yoga will be offered.
Participants enter The Practice through 9-ft hand-carved mahogany doors before stepping onto the soft bamboo flooring. Overhead, a skylight mural shows the passing of day to night as the light casts a peaceful glow into the room. A large bank of windows, curved stone wall and a custom-made glowing medallion serves as a focal point to complete the room.
The Practice also features lululemon mats and aromatherapy. Each class is led by a teacher who is an expert in their particular style. Classes range from power to gentle or hip hop Vinyasa to restorative practice.
Sculpt and strengthen your body in NAC’s beautiful, sunlight Reform studio. This fitness experience works on strengthening the body’s core by combining the essentials of Pilates and modern techniques to create a long lean physique.
Reform features thirteen Allegro 2-reformers from Balanced Body. The reformers allow you to stretch your body’s muscles in a balanced combination that meets your fitness level but also provides opportunities to challenge yourself by altering the intensity of each move. Beginners must take a 30-minute class called Reform 101 to learn the basics before taking more advanced classes.
The 900 square foot space is sunlit with skylights and a large wall of windows. It also features earth tones, natural wood and green foliage. Classes accommodate up to thirteen participants at a time, but smaller groups and semi-private options are also available.
More Renovations to Come
The Newtown Athletic Club isn’t stopping here. The updates and renovations will continue at the NAC as they move into the next phase of their “Breaking Boundaries” campaign. The next project is to create a second entrance to the NAC near the poolside parking lot located off Pheasant Run. This will create direct access to that side of the facility as well as make better use of the 200-some parking spaces on that side of the building.
Work will also be ongoing throughout the fall on the new women's locker room which should open in spring of 2020. Stay tuned for this next round of improvements!