Introducing River of Life Martial Arts and Wellness Center in Fort Washington

PSMM members recently had the opportunity to visit River of Life Martial Arts & Wellness Center in Fort Washington during their Open House.

The River of Life Martial Arts & Wellness Center (RoL) is a beautiful structure set on three and a half acres in Fort Washington, PA, with the pristine Wissahickon River running aside the property.  RoL serves residents of Montgomery County and surrounding areas with health and wellness services for the entire family.

Martial Arts
RoL offers Aikido for Adults and Children, Iaido, Jujitsu and Ken Jutsu  Martial Arts training. Click here to learn more about the different styles and techniques.

Children’s Class begin at age 4. For more information about enrolling your child in the “Little Ninjas” program click here. There are also basic Aikido classes for older children ages 7 and up, click here for more information.

Open House attendees had the opportunity to experience a Little Ninjas class. Here is a photo of them studying focus, thanks to Sensei Richard Robinson.

via @RickSensei

Martial Arts is not the only thing that RoL has to offer, there is also…

Licensed therapist, Dana Harbison, MSOM, offers a variety of treatments in acupuncture, the oldest continuously practiced medical system in the world.  Dana strives to provide a blend of proven ancient practices with cutting edge modern advancements. Dana will endeavor to provide you with the best care possible.

There are many wonderful benefits you can achieve through yoga practice.

  • Physical Benefits
    Through yoga your body will become toned, flexible, and strong. You’ll experience improved respiration, energy, and vitality, all which can help to improve your athletic performance. Yoga can help you maintain a balanced metabolism and improve your cardio and circulatory health. It can also help to relieve pain!
  • Mental Benefits
    Yoga practice is a great way to help you learn relaxation and to manage stress. It can teach you how to quiet your mind in order to help you focus your energy where you want it to go – into a difficult yoga pose, on the tennis court or golf course, or in the office.
  • Spiritual Benefits
    Yoga builds awareness of your body, your feelings, the world around you, the needs of others.

Classes at RoL meet Tuesday at 6:30PM and Saturdays at 11AM. Click here for more information, pricing and to learn about the instructors.

Ballroom Dancing 
The studio is light and airy and has a brand new floor. Classes at RoL are taught by Russian-born Vitaliy Logishev. He has been dancing professionally for over 20 years.  He is a 3-time U.S. Rising Star Champion, 10-time Russian Professional Dance Champion, and has won numerous titles in Europe, Canada, and all around the world. Vitaliy infuses pizzazz, smiles and plenty of hip-swishing action into his classes for children and adults.

Zumba Fitness® is the only Latin-inspired dance-fitness program that blends red-hot international music, created by Grammy Award-winning producers, and contagious steps to form a “fitness-party” that is downright addictive. Since its inception in 2001, the Zumba program has grown to become the world’s largest – and most successful – dance-fitness program with more than 12 million people of all shapes, sizes and ages taking weekly Zumba classes in over 110,000 locations across more than 125 countries. RoL Zumba classes meet Mondays and Fridays at 11AM. Click here for more information and pricing.

Stop by or call today for a tour of the facility or to talk to an instructor and start your new year on a path to wellness.

River of Life Martial Arts & Wellness Center
321 Morris Road
Fort Washington, PA 19034

Thanks to Montgomery County Moms for covering this event on behalf of PSMM!

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