'My mission is to create a woman focused
fitness workout environment that promotes confidence in every woman that walks in the door!"----Kathy
GET UP~~GET OUT~~GET FIT!!
"Treadmills and bikes
do not talk back to you or inspire you- but a group full of ladies working toward one goal is the greatest support system
a women can have"---Kathy Henkel
Women succeed at Kathy Henkel Fitness
Skyler Magnoli/News Times Article
June 21, 2013
Laughter and upbeat music can be heard outside Kathy Henkel Fitness, a women-only exercise studio in New Milford. Upon
entering, the laughs don't stop, but the hard work begins.
With so many gyms and fitness studios in the area, the studio tries to be an alternative for women who are
intimidated by large gyms. Kathy Henkel, who owns the business, has created an intimate space for women to escape.
Henkel offers a wide range of classes, from kickboxing to belly dancing,
but always focuses on weight training no matter the activity.
According to Henkel, weight training is the most important exercise for women. The fitness studio
attracts all ages; current clients range from 16 to 61.
"My philosophy is that any woman at any age, size or shape can start exercising and can become as strong
as she wants to be," said Henkel.
group of women from the studio, encouraged by Henkel, recently completed the Tough Mudder Race in New Hampshire. All of the
participants who completed the grueling 12-mile obstacle course -- run in five hours -- were over the age of 50.
Several women in the studio said the camaraderie and support that comes with
being a member there is what helps them progress in their goals.
Kami Bacon, who has been going to Kathy Henkel Fitness for over a year
and a half, attributes all of her success to Henkel's ability to support each member, while also challenging them with new
and exciting workouts. Bacon said in each class she feels like she has her own personal trainer, because members are encouraged
to work at their own pace and stay within their abilities.
"I enjoy all of the classes because she (Henkel) mixes strength, femininity and laughter," said
Bacon. "We continue to surprise ourselves."
With 25 years in the industry, Henkel has taught in many places. She decided to open Kathy Henkel Fitness
almost three years ago. She said it's her "amazing members" who keep her excited about coming back every day.
"I want them to leave here feeling stronger than they did yesterday,
and when they leave I want them to be so happy that they can't wait to come back," she said.
Kathy Henkel Fitness, 143 West St., New Milford, 203-947-0265, First class is free for anyone interested in joining the studio
What the Women of Kathy HenkelFitness
I wanted to make sure you know how much you and your studio
have meant to me. It's such a fabulous feeling knowing I'm on my way....thank you for making it fun-making me want it-
and helping me so much. ~Kim
A private space where women can build confidence, strength,
and be inspired to achieve their goals ~ Maria C.
Exhilarating!!! My first classs~Belly Dance FIT~serious girl power!!!! ~Kami
It's not just fitness, it's support, it's fun,
it's all you can ask for!! ~Kristine
is sharing sweat, pain, exhaustion and a sense of accomplishment with a fabulous group of ladies!
Your the BEST
Kathy. I would come everyday if I didn't have a job!! ~Gina
A great variety of classes, diversity
of age groups, and a terrific instructor creates classes I always look forward to and I feel very satified when I leave.
Bravo, Kathy!! ~ Lesley
Fun, Fit, And FABULOUS
is what you get at K HF!! ~Maria W.
wild and wonderful!! Kathy is an inspiration to ALL of us!! ~Laurie
A very powerful place to get the results you want~Dee
place where you want to come to get fit and have fun while doing it ~Cathy P.
Came in this morning with a migraine - over tired, and feeling lousy. After class I am
energized and ready to tackle my busy day. I always feel better after coming to KHF ~Karen
Belly Dance FIT class is better than drugs, sex & rock n roll!!!!!! ~Victoria
I have been sampling area classes and studios in the past
few weeks now......tonight I was blessed with a double sampler at KHF, and let me just say it was no joke!! Very professional,
no egos, gentle correction, warm studio, and a serious workout!! Both Belly Dance FIT and STRIKE Kickboxing~top tier fitness,
for sure. Thank you Kathy...I'll be back!! KB
Kathy Henkel Fitness, LLC.
Kathy's Fitness Studio located in New
Milford going on 4 years STRONG...
West Street Suite Q (click map/directions link)
Choose from 20 classes
per week including
Camp, Boxing, Strength training, Stability Ball, Tababta, H.I.T. training, Meditation and Yoga workshops, Weight Classes, and
Belly Dance FIT!!!
For a complete
list of classes offered please click the class schedule link.
Kathy Henkel Fitness Studio is :
Kathy's Belly Dance FIT class
and Stiletto class were both featured on Connecticuts
Channel 8 CT Style
and Mass Appeal Channel 22!!
(Click link In the News and on
TV to preview
Kathy Henkel offers a full range of fitness services including PERSONAL TRAINING, STRIKE Kick-Boxing, Belly Dance FIT, Strength Training classes and more.
With 27 years of experience in the fitness
industry Kathy is more than ready to help get you motivated to find your best body and
most of all to have fun while you're doing it.Kathy is a Professionally-trained expert and a great resource for the latest techniques and
products available. Kathy's dedication to her clients is unsurpassed.
Special Upcoming Events!
Sunday April 27th 2 hour Rise and Shine Outdoor Restorative
Must pre-register $20 for KHF Members
$30 for guests
Phone: 203.947.0265 | email@example.com