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Reston Sport & Health Renovates

Location kicks off new features after $1.5 million renovation.

From left, Brian Smith, Mindy Pierce, Mark Fisher, Mitch Batkin and Glenn Rappaport of Sport & Health Clubs celebrate the new renovation at their Reston location Thursday, Sept. 26.

From left, Brian Smith, Mindy Pierce, Mark Fisher, Mitch Batkin and Glenn Rappaport of Sport & Health Clubs celebrate the new renovation at their Reston location Thursday, Sept. 26. Photo Contributed

— Sport & Health Clubs celebrated a $1.5 million renovation to their Reston location with a ribbon cutting and casino night Thursday, Sept. 26. The renovation of the club, located at Isaac Newton Sqaure, stretched to almost every aspect of the facility.

“We updated every single piece of cardio equipment and added a lot of technology all over the facility,” said Brian Smith, vice president of operations for Sport & Health. “We’ve been in this location for a long time, and have a great community here, and it was time for an upgrade.”

Sport & Health has been in Reston since 1998, and CEO and President Mark Fisher says they like to “refresh” their clubs on a regular basis.

“Investing in improvements, from the equipment to the locker rooms, should take this club to the next level,” he said. “We also saw the improvement as a chance to get the newest and most interesting technology in here.”

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The new group cycling studio at the Reston Sport & Health, which features 70 different terrains cyclists can “explore.”

One of the most apparent improvements comes in the form of large television screens all over the gym. The screens display heart rate information for users who are using a heart rate monitor that connects to the facility’s wireless network.

For cardio users that prefer their television to contain regular television, individual monitors are attached to the equipment.

Another technological improvement is the new group cycling studio, where users can use the spin bikes in front of a large projection screen. The screen allows users to choose from 70 different terrains, such as a seaside trail along the cliffs, for their workout.

Mitch Batkin, senior vice president of fitness, said one of the most popular pieces of equipment is the Synergy360, which is located in the center of the gym, and contains stations for a variety of exercises.

“It’s great for what we call function training, which is for people [who] want to lift their child up, or ride a bike or play tennis, and using this piece of equipment helps with that kind of strength, and lessens the chance of injury,” he said. “Our reACT trainer is also pretty cool. It focuses on core strength, cardio and balance, all without a lot of pressure on joints. For example, you can do squats, but don’t have to worry about the heavy bar resting on your back.”

The club also features a children’s area for members, expanded Pilates, yoga and mind and body studios.

More information on Sport & Health Clubs can be found at www.sportandhealth.com.