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Fitness, Yoga and Dance in Bristol, NH

November 2, 2021 6:04 am

Bristol is a community where people like to stay active. With paddling and swimming on the lake in summer, skiing and snowshoeing in the winter, and hiking year round, there are plenty of ways to get out and get the heart pumping. The great outdoors isn’t the only place you can stay active in Bristol, though. Local fitness and dance centers provide plenty of opportunities for physical activity, from barre and yoga to weight lifting and spin.

Here are a few places in Bristol where you can hit the gym or take a dance class.

Kilter Fitness

If you’re searching for a place to workout that is a step above your average gym, look no further. Owned by Rachel Lacasse and George Clayman, Kilter Fitness is a full fitness facility with a strong passion for community health and safety. Rachel and Georgeaim to provide a supportive environment for members to learn and grow. If you often find yourself feeling intimidated or overwhelmed when working out at the gym, this could be the perfect fit for you!

Whatever you’re looking for, Kilter Fitness has it! Cardio equipment, free weights, circuit equipment, and more are available for your workout. There is also a wide variety of classes offered here: Zumba, spin, barre, yoga, intro to weightlifting, etc. If you require one-on-one guidance, personal training and health coaching are available upon request.

Plus we love celebrating Kilter Fitness for the work they did to revitalize a building in much need of repair in a prominent spot in downtown Bristol. Not only did Kilter Fitness fill a need many residents said they were looking for — a locally-owned indoor gym — it is also a big economic development success story for us here in town.

Open 24 hours (for members) in Central Square.

Newfound Fitness, Yoga and Wellness 

If you prefer a more holistic experience when it comes to your exercise routine, consider popping in for a class at Newfound Fitness, Yoga and Wellness. Located off Route 104 in Danbury, this fitness center specializes in aerial arts, yoga, and personalized fitness training. They even offer snowshoe yoga classes in the wintertime!

Newfound Fitness is a great place to check out if you need nutritional advice or support. With many different services to choose from, you are guaranteed to find something that fits your needs. If you want a full-on nutritional makeover, you can purchase a package combining all of their services.

Both in-person and virtual (Zoom) classes are available.

Newfound Dance Company

Do you want to learn how to dance or how to build upon your current skills? Located in the Tapply-Thompson Community Center, Newfound Dance Company is a studio recently founded by Catherine (Catie) Roman.

You can find Catie teaching every Saturday beginning on September 25th until October 30th. Newfound Dance Company is currently only offering classes for the following age groups: 3-5 years old, grades K-2, and grades 3-6. Check out the studio’s Facebook page for more information if you want to register your little one! 

For specific class questions, contact Catie at For registration questions, contact TTCC at

Newfound Lake Yoga Paddle Boarding

If you’re looking for a challenge, we’ve got just the thing for you. Paddle Out Fitness & Yoga hosts yoga classes…on paddle boards! If you’ve never tried yoga or paddle boarding before, don’t worry. All levels of experience are welcome to join this adventurous activity. Find the group on Newfound Lake off of North Shore Road, or contact them via Facebook with inquiries.

As you can see, there are plenty of spots in Bristol to work up a sweat. With so many outdoor and indoor activities and classes available, it’s easy to join the many residents who love to stay active year round while supporting local businesses. For more information on outdoor activities and fun year round outdoors, check out our posts about great hiking spots and great places for paddling and fishing.

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