At Grist Mill Fitness, it’s not just about the workout but the emphasis on feeling good, living healthy and building relationships. The community built by its members is what makes the gym at 10 N. Main Street in Yardley so special, owner and operator Colleen Faltot said.
“My goal at the Grist Mill is killing two birds with one stone,” Colleen said. “You’re getting an awesome, full-body workout but you’re also getting social peace by hanging out with friends.”
Grist Mill’s mission is to make fitness fun while helping members improve their lives as a whole by allowing them to take ownership of their health. Along with Colleen, the gym features certified personal trainers, exercise physiologists and group exercise instructors.
“We approach things differently,” said Colleen, a holistic health coach and certified personal trainer. “People that come to Grist Mill, they have maybe three hours a week to get in and get out. They want to get as much as a workout as they can.”
The health professionals focus on three classes:
- Circuit Fit: For all ages and fitness levels, this class boosts, challenges and motivates with strength training, cardio, tabata and high-intensity interval training.
- TRX Training: This class will help you lose weight and build lean muscles through full-body cardio, strength and core training tools.
- Open Gym: Open to all members Sundays from 10:00-11:00am.
“It’s so much more than looking good in a bathing suit,” Colleen said. “It’s about having the core stability to not fall when it’s snowing and you hit a sheet of ice. We have to think about why we’re doing what we’re doing.”
Each trainer is adept at finding what’s best for each member.
“What works for you isn’t going to work for me,” Colleen said. “We need to find out what’s going to work for you in regards to what you’re eating. Some people really thrive on cardio while some people really focus better on strength training.”
For those just starting, the Grist Mill offers a free beginners class Saturdays at 8:00am. The gym also offers health coaching to make sure clients follow the right diet.
“Our goal is to connect you with how you really get results with food,” she said. “We say all the time at class – waking up at 5:00am every day to come to class is not that hard part, the hard part is keeping up with your nutrition.”
The gym is for everyone, including new moms and those expecting, said Colleen, a FIT4MOM pre- and post-natal certified trainer.
“In society, especially women are not set up to feel good about ourselves,” she said. “So having a place where you can go to no matter what size you are feels good. We’re just working to make ourselves stronger.”
Special events include:
- One Year Anniversary Party/Open House: Fun prizes, snacks, workouts and more will be featured from 9:00am to noon Saturday, March 3rd.
- Birthing Workshop: FITMOM trainer Ryah Dekis will teach holistic ways to manage labor from 6:00-9:00pm Monday, March 5th. The cost is $125 per couple for members and $140 for nonmembers.
- Nutrition Challenge: The 8-week health coaching and nutritional guidance program helps unleash inner potential and releases negativity starting Monday, March 12th from 7:00-8:00pm.
- Mindfulness & Mediation Workshop: The one-hour program from 7:30-8:30pm Wednesday, March 14th teaches tips to incorporate breathing and mindful techniques to lower stress and increase happiness. The cost is $5 for members and $10 for nonmembers.