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Business Feature: Kenhorst Retro Fitness

by Josh Burrier, Alvernia University, citizen contributor

Nov 27, 2018
Gyms & Fitness

Retro Fitness is a relatively new gym in the Berks County area. It is located in the Kenhorst Plaza so right away it is already in a prime location. One of the greatest features of this fitness center is its affordability, and they also often run specials where the price is reduced even further. Retro Fitness has many gyms all across the United States and they are all quite similar. They all are very well maintained and overall fantastic fitness centers and the Kenhorst Retro Fitness is no exception.

When someone first enters Retro Fitness you instantly notice how large it is. You are instantly greeted with the friendly faces of the employees at the front counter. The front counter is a place where many things happen. First off, you can purchase many different items such as t-shirts, shorts, exercise equipment, and nutritional supplements. This is all so great because of the sheer convenience it provides. In addition, if someone is so inclined, they can purchase pre-workout by the scoop so that if you happen to have forgotten yours, they have you covered. Obviously this does not apply to everyone but it is still a small but great feature of Retro Fitness. The most popular aspect of the front desk area is their smoothie bar. They have so many different flavors of smoothies that also are formulated for different aspects of nutrition and fitness. For example, they have smoothies specific for weight loss, muscle gain, muscular recovery, and many others. This is incredibly popular at Retro Fitness as many of their members take advantage of these delicious smoothies.

After walking away from the front area, there are the bathrooms on the left. It is quite easy to overlook something like a bathroom, but these are pretty great. They have lockers as soon as you enter for you to put clothes or your gym bag. Then the actual bathroom area is quite nice and is always well maintained. Lastly, they have a large shower and dressing area that is private from the rest of the bathroom. It is quite nice to have a quality bathroom, especially at a place like the gym.

Walking into the actual exercise area is quite the experience. The first thing that one would notice would be the bright red and yellow colors of all the equipment. Every piece of equipment is colored this way which makes for a very attractive view. In addition to this, all of the equipment is very modern and quite new. Due to the fact that the gym itself is very new, the equipment follows suit which makes your workout experience just that much better. The largest area of the gym is where all of the machines are held. These are mostly weightlifting machines although there is some cardio equipment scattered throughout. Then you walk up a few steps and you are in the main cardio area. This area contains a large number of ellipticals, treadmills, a couple of stair-climbers, and many stationary bikes. This area is great for those looking to enhance their cardiovascular and overall health. The next area available is the free weight area. This space is quite large and houses many different free weight items and lots of equipment. This is a great spot for those trying to enhance their strength and muscular physique. There are many other areas of the gym such as an outside area with a turf floor, indoor turf, a private room for classes, a bike room, and also a room containing more free weights.

Retro Fitness is an absolutely fantastic gym that caters to a wide array of people. Since this is the case, it is an incredibly popular gym in the area. This brings many people and it can get quite crowded at times. The worst time seems to be late afternoon and early evening. This is when people are leaving their jobs for the day so they decide to swing by the gym right after. The nice thing is that because the gym is so large and has many different sections, you are still able to have an efficient and successful workout despite the large amount of people.

Retro Fitness has an incredible staff who are all very friendly and helpful. They do a fantastic job of keeping up with everything and making sure everything is clean. Most of the staff are also personal trainers which is nice because they are quite knowledgeable if you have questions. They often run classes which is another great feature of the gym. It is quite unpleasant when you go anywhere and the staff is not friendly or helpful, so having great people running the gym is quite pleasing.

Overall, Retro Fitness with many different features appeals to a wide audience and can satisfy the needs of just about everyone looking into fitness. The diligent staff, amazing equipment, and large size all contribute to the amazing nature of the establishment.

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