‘Committed to the Community’: Growing Northampton County Fitness Center | Eat, drink, shop

LOWER SAUCON TWP., Pa. – A fitness and food service business is expanding in Northampton County.

Unrivaled Nutrition + Fitness, offering nutritional counseling, personal training, small group fitness classes and more at 1854 Leithsville Road in Lower Saucon Township, plans to open an additional facility in the same Creekside Marketplace shopping center.

The new location, Unrivaled Fitness + Wellness, is expected to open in mid-April at the south end of the shopping center, owner John Rainis said.

It will offer small group fitness classes, massage therapy, red light therapy, trade training, a sauna and a recovery room. It will also feature a pro shop offering supplements, apparel and accessories.

Unrivaled Fitness + Wellness, expected to open in mid-April at the south end of Creekside Marketplace on Leithsville Road in Lower Saucon Township, will offer small group fitness classes, massage therapy, red light therapy, business training, a sauna and room for recovery . It will also feature a pro shop offering supplements, apparel and accessories.

“We’re really excited,” Reinis said. “The space we’re in right now is going to stay there. It will be dedicated to gym training and personal training.”

Unrivaled Nutrition + Fitness, featuring about 50 pieces of new cardio and weight training equipment, opened in February 2022 in a 3,200-square-foot space that previously housed a Pet Valu store.

Unsurpassed Fitness + Wellness, occupying a long-vacant space totaling 2,400 square feet, will include space for small group fitness classes, including high-intensity interval training, Zumba and yoga.

“My small group classes are limited to 10 people, and I specifically designed them that way because the expectation is that instructors correct people if they’re doing things wrong,” Reinis said. “If you’ve been to a group fitness class in a big gym, it’s literally just a bunch of bodies moving and half of them aren’t even moving properly. So, my whole philosophy is to offer smaller group classes where the instructor can actually give the participants individual attention, especially if they’re not doing things right.”

The new facility will also feature a low electromagnetic field infrared sauna, a red light therapy canopy for muscle recovery, two massage therapist rooms and two tanning beds – one where clients lie down and one where they stand up.

The recovery room will include two physical therapy tables, along with Normatec compression boots, Hyperice massage guns and other devices.

“Physical therapy and recovery work has to be done on its own,” Rainis said. “We’ll guide you if you’re not sure how to use a piece of equipment. But for the most part, these will all be things that people can do for themselves.”

Raineys and his contracting team, Sean Carry Construction, have already begun fitting out the final space, which will include new framing, dry walls, plumbing, electrical work, flooring and more.

The location will also include a retail section featuring an expanded selection of add-ons, Rainis said.

Rainis, a resident of Allen Township, has a bachelor’s degree in athletic training and exercise science, along with a master’s degree in postsecondary education and applied clinical nutrition.

Previously managed a nutritional and sports supplement store in Catasauqua (2018-2019); taught and later served as medical program director at the McCann School of Business & Technology in Hanover Township, Lehigh County (2013-2017); and trained clients at other Lehigh Valley gyms while running her nutrition practice out of a local chiropractic clinic.

He decided to open Unrivaled Nutrition + Training to consolidate his services into one location.

“Business has been good and we’re doing some specials for March because we’ve been open for a year,” Rainis said. “Since the new year, business has really picked up and I think that’s because a lot more people know that I’m committed to the community now.”

To keep up to date with the best events, follow the business’s Facebook page. Information: 610-214-2388; unmatchedones.com.

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