February 10, 2022

Top 7 Fitness Studios in Wilkes-Barre

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Those New Year’s resolutions may have you looking to join a fitness studio, or maybe you already belong to one in the Wilkes-Barre area and want to see what else is out there. Finding the right fitness center is much like finding the right hairdresser or family doctor, because you need to find the one that fits your needs and is right for you. Here are the top seven fitness studios in Wilkes-Barre for you to check out or visit to determine if any of them are your right fit.

Balance Yoga & Wellness


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Yoga is an excellent physical activity for people of all ages, shapes, and sizes. Balance Yoga & Wellness offers a variety of yoga traditions for workshops, private lessons, or group classes. Their options are available at convenient times throughout the day, designed for those new to yoga as well as advanced yoga experts. The studio is a 4,400 square-foot space with a 900 square-foot eco-friendly yoga area, complete with bamboo floors and natural lighting for up to 110 students. The space also accommodates a meditation room, art gallery, retail space, and two patient therapy rooms.

Available classes include Vinyasa Flow for a sweaty yoga session, Yin Yoga for a meditative and contemplative workout, Aerial Yoga for a unique activity, and Acroyoga for an acrobatic experience. The Vinyasa Flow and Yin Yoga sessions accommodate all levels of experience, while the Aerial and Acroyoga is recommended for those who are physically active in some way with no health conditions. Balance Yoga & Wellness also offers a kids series of yoga classes. Most classes are 75 minutes long, except for a 60-minute Express Vinyasa.

Balance Yoga & Wellness also offers infrared sauna, acupuncture, massage, and nutrition guidance. You can drop in on a class to check it out or purchase a 10-class punch card. They also offer memberships for one month, six months, and 12 months with the option of attending sessions three, four, five, or six times per week.

PAC Fitness

For those interested in strength training, PAC Fitness in Kingston might be the best choice. PAC Fitness focuses on developing and refining modalities and movements that are sports-specific for strength training and conditioning. They offer circuit classes seven days a week, with eight moving stations. Each exercise is performed in 30- to 60-second intervals to increase strength and cardio while working on the core muscles. PAC offers personal training and group rates for up to three classes per week for more than five people. Classes include men’s strength and conditioning, team extreme training, and ladies’ circuit training.

Danko’s All-American Fitness

Danko’s All-American Fitness offers three locations in the Wyoming Valley, all for one price. They have the best equipment, atmosphere, and services to provide fitness opportunities for everyone looking to lose weight, gain muscle, or stay fit. Danko’s has hand therapy, massage, tanning, sauna/steam room, a golf simulator, and rock climbing in addition to the fitness center and classes. Classes include yoga, Zumba, pilates, karate, BODYPUMP, and boxing.

You can get a free seven-day pass for a full week-long trial at Danko’s. They also offer a day pass, monthly pass, three-month student pass, and three-month, six-month, or one-year adult pass. Find your strength today at Danko’s All-American Fitness Center.

Melt Hot Yoga

The first hot yoga studio in Luzerne County, Melt Hot Yoga, has transformed lives for over 10 years. They offer a state-of-the-art humidification and heating system, Zebra mat flooring specifically designed for hot fitness classes that provide cleanliness and stability, and Flotex flooring with open space in common areas for general hygiene practices. You can rent a yoga mat or towel or use the Yoga Blocks and free weights. Don’t forget to stop by their stylish boutique for all things yoga.

Classes include Hot Yoga Sculpt, Hot Vinyasa, Inferno Hot Pilates, and Original Hot Pilates, accommodating approximately 40 students per class. Classes are 60 minutes long, and doors open 30 minutes prior to class. Participants should plan to arrive 15 minutes early to get set up.

Fame Strength and Conditioning

For an underground-style gym catering to adults and athletes, check out Fame Strength and Conditioning. Fame welcomes athletes from junior high, high school, and college, along with adults and even professional athletes, to be trained at a high level. The program at Fame is designed to enhance power, speed, strength, mental toughness, and overall athletic performance and is results-driven. Fame Strength and Conditioning offers challenges such as the Body Transformation Contest or Strong and Sexy.

Evolve Fitness

If you’re looking for energizing workouts designed for any fitness level, visit Evolve Fitness. Their goal is to help you get stronger, mentally and physically. Evolve Fitness has interval training, gym classes, circuit training, and Bootcamp options. Current classes include Full Body HIIT and Bootcamp, drop-in class options available. They also offer virtual membership, winter break special, young athlete monthly, student, monthly, a 10-class pass, and monthly with virtual add-on membership options.

Rhythm Fitness, LLC

You can find fitness and yoga options at Rhythm Fitness, LLC. Fitness classes are offered on the third floor and include Zumba, Zumba Toning, Butts & Guts, and Zumba Happy Hour. The second floor features yoga classes, such as Yoganity OG on ZOOM, Open Level Yoga, Yoga, and Happy Hour Yoga. Rhythm Fitness, LLC offers drop-in classes, a 10 class card, month-to-month, three-month, and 12-month memberships to the fitness and yoga sections separately, or full, unlimited access to both studios for one low, monthly fee.

Do your best to keep your New Year’s resolutions this time by joining an area fitness center. The Northeastern Eye Institute team hopes you give one of these seven spots a chance to be your right fit. If we missed your favorite fitness center in the Wilkes-Barre area, reach out to us at 855-204-2130 or via our convenient and secure online messaging system. We’d be happy to drop in on a class or two at your favorite local fitness location. 

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