NEWTOWN TOWNSHIP, PA — A new concept in exercise and fitness training is coming to the Village at Newtown.
The Newtown County Board of Supervisors on Wednesday granted a conditional use approval to Brian and Jennifer Pellegrino, who will open a Body20 next to Dogs and Cats Rule at GNC’s former facility.
At the unique 1,620-square-foot fitness and training boutique, a first for Body20 in Pennsylvania, customers will wear an FDA-approved electro-muscular stimulation suit. Using wireless
The trainers will then adjust the suit’s settings to provide electro-muscular stimulation to major muscle groups in the body.
“The suit is put on you like a vest, and we tie it so it’s tightly tucked into your major muscle groups (your abs, quads, front and back of your thighs, shoulders),” Jennifer explains.
He says the member controls the density. “I can have more, or I can do a little less. It’s tradition, it’s very personal, and there’s no pain.
“That’s the equivalent of spending six hours in the gym, which you’ll never do. Each muscle group is hit simultaneously. And it’s amazing,” he said.
“In just a 20-minute training session, your personal trainer will put you on a personalized one-on-one program, giving your body 150 times more muscle contractions than a traditional workout, without the need for any weight lifting or traditional workouts. “Gym equipment,” he said.
According to the website, each 20-minute session equates to hours at the traditional gym; The absence of heavy weights in Body20 sessions allows for a high-intensity workout with low impact on joints, bones, nerves and muscles; and sessions cause higher levels of metabolic activity both during and after exercise, causing the body to burn more fat for longer. Male and female members saw reduced fat in common problem areas.
The new business will employ a maximum of eight employees, with a maximum of 12 people on site at any one time.
Elsewhere, supervisors voted to send his attorney to the Nov. 2 zoning hearing board meeting to oppose the easing of the township’s sign regulation for the Capital Grille.
Supervisors expressed concerns about the number of signs proposed and the size and location of the signs. They voiced the strongest opposition to the proposed signs along Silo Drive and the size of the proposed sign for the west-facing side facing Eagle Road.
“They want twice the amount of signs allowed,” Supervisor John Mack said. “They are over the limit on the total amount of signage.”
“My concern is the size of the signs and the sign on Silo Drive,” Mayor Dennis Fisher said.
“We’re opening a can of worms if we let them do this,” Supervisor Elen Snyder said. “Other people working in other jobs will want to do the same thing. “Once again, we need to follow our rules,” he said.
While supervisors voted against signage assistance for the Capital Grille, they voted not to oppose signage assistance for Santander Bank, which will open in the former Barre3 at the Village in Newtown.