Huge shout out to one of our members, Stuart P., who wrote up this article about us. A little peek into our fitness club. Thanks Stuart!
In the heart of suburban Wrightstown, Pennsylvania, behind the carousel, the kid-friendly train ride, and live peacocks (yes, there are live peacocks), there is a fitness center offering members a complete range of exercise options at a reasonable price.
Established in 2010, Transcend Fitness has been helping clients get back into shape one fewer pound at a time. It is literally a mom-and-pop shop in a farming town, with 30-something owners Tommy and Jessica (“Jess”) Coates raising three young boys while running the gym and finding time to serve as personal trainers as well.
“We realize you have options where you can exercise – whether in Newtown, Doylestown or your office gym. But at Transcend Fitness, we have developed a reputation with our members as having big club amenities in a small club setting,” said Tommy Coates, an exercise enthusiast who ironically met his wife, Jess, on the Northampton Indians Football field at age 10 when both were playing football there. “We offer one-on-one personal training, along with group classes, cardio and strength training for all ages.”
“Members know the staff by name – if you need something, just ask,” he said.
Transcend promotes a family culture where you are welcomed into the gym by name. Tommy and Jess roam the 14,000 square feet facility and, from time to time, they bring in their three young boys (ages ZZZ, ZZZ, and ZZZ) to run around and make you smile with their boundless energy. Its facility offers cardio and strength equipment zones, with equipment that was purchased new in 2018; equipment that always seems to be open for you when you want to use it. An abundance of natural light fills the gym and, with the suburban scenery as a backdrop in the cardio zone – along with the big TVs – your mind gets occupied and your workout seems to go faster.
“We are constantly thinking about how we can add value to the membership,” said Tommy Coates. “The more we can offer at a competitive price without sacrificing the feel of a boutique club, the better.”
If cardio classes are more your speed, you could enroll next door in Carousel CrossFit, which offers MyZone group fitness high-intensity training. “While most gyms provide program training for the instructor, we give our instructors guidelines and allow them to create their own intensity, creativity, and passion for their personality to come out,” said Tommy Coates. “I want the instructors to come out of their own shell and for our members to buy into the program and take a certain instructor’s class.”
If you are looking for one-on-one support, the Personal Training program may be the right choice. Transcend’s Programs Director, Emma Willson, has created a program where she points members to the appropriate trainer under a unique concept called The Commitment Plan. It’s a system where if you sign up for two sessions a week, you are obligated to be at those sessions. What Transcend found was the results were far better than when a client has, for example, 10 sessions that they could use at any time. “I can guarantee to the member that he/she is going to see results in eight (8) weeks if they stick to the program of training 1, 2, or 3 times a week based on what they are trying to accomplish,” said Tommy Coates. “I can’t guarantee results when you have 10-20 sessions to use up over the next 3-4 months.”
Regular exercise can make you feel happier, help with weight loss, increase your energy levels, reduce the risk of chronic disease, and even helps with your brain and memory. So if your primary doctor recently recommended that you get some exercise, consider beginning your journey with a Transcend Fitness personal instructor who can help you gradually get back into shape. They can design a personal exercise program that gets you on the right path to fitness.
If you live in the Wrightstown area, you may have found the perfect place to exercise and be home in minutes.
“Fitness is your life is being improved in one shape or form,” said Jess Coates. It’s personal training on a family level.”
So if you live in Wrightstown, Pennsylvania and are looking for a local gym, why not stop by Transcend Fitness for a complimentary seven-day free trial https://transcendfit.com. Just look both ways before crossing the railroad tracks.
Transcend Fitness is located behind the Shops at Carousel Village at Indian Walk, 591 Durham Road (Route 413), Wrightstown, PA 18940, (215) 598-7800.