A new fitness center has opened in the South end shopping center and will hold a grand opening this Saturday, Jan. 26, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Classes at Kix and Spinz have been underway for a month.
Newly married couple Aron and Yaffa Penski opened the business out of their shared passion for health and exercise. An official grand opening will be held in January.
After holding fitness camps in the summer, Kix and Spinz now has a new permanent space at 8451 S.E. 68th Street, Suite 105.
Personal training sessions are offered along with functional interval group training sessions for adults and kids — tailored to each age level.
Fitness for kids, age 10 and up, includes everything from everyday movements and strength training to core, cardio and gymnastics endurance, complete with a climbing rope and agility ladders.
“Kids really need a place to come to get their fitness and health needs met,” Yaffa said. “We really want to offer a place where people can take care of themselves. ”
Aron is a personal trainer and Yaffa’s experience is in public health, and both are certified in youth fitness. Aron is also certified in adult fitness. A MIHS graduate, he grew up on the Island, and now Yaffa’s three young children attend Island schools.
“We are bringing our passion for a healthy lifestyle to the community and families,” Yaffa said.
Class times are 9:30 a.m., 12 and 5:30 p.m. for adults, and 4:30 p.m. for kids, on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Personal appointments may be scheduled between classes.
Kix and Spinz, located at 8451 S.E. 68th Street, Suite 105, can be reached at (206) 257-1931.