Fitness studio brings eclectic mix to Kent

Wanessa Anderson, owner of W. Rhythm Fitness and Wellness, said she found her niche in Kent by offering exercise on trampolines, mindfulness courses and even workouts inspired by NASA.

Her studio, which opened three years ago on North Main Street, has grown from one room to two as both year-round residents and weekenders learn of her eclectic selection of ways to break a sweat and think differently.

“It’s not only fitness classes,” she said. “It’s a program.”

Repeat exercisers will find something different each day, she said. One day there could be a class on Brazilian martial arts, the next Pilates.

Lynn Carano, a client, said Anderson “ has built a place of community.”

“The studio is unlike any place I've attended in that there is a sincere mind (and) body connection,” Carano said.

Anderson, originally from Brazil, followed her husband to Kent and said she found it was a perfect place for her kind of studio.

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Classes and private sessions available. Offerings include Barre Classes, Barre Circuit, Barre Core, Cycle Barre, Restorative Barre, Yoga Barre, ​Piloxing Barre, Bounce Barre, Beyond The Mat, Zumba, Total Body Strength and TRX Suspension Training.

She started leading fitness courses seven years ago at area gyms, but found that she wanted to provide more fitness options coupled with mindfulness options and massage therapy. She has led classes on reiki and readings as well as trapeze yoga.

She said the mix fits in with the open-mindedness of Kent residents.

“The artistic community here is great because people are open to different ideas of fitness,” she said.

Moreover, New York City-based weekend residents have told her how thankful they are that she’s in Kent.

They have become used to having a bevy of fitness options in the city, and love that those courses are available in a town of just under 3,000 people.

The courses “ are already in the fitness world,” she said. “I bring all this innovation here to this little town.”; 203-731-3411; @bglytton