New Spa/Fitness/Nutrition Center Opening in Cherry Hill
For Kate Galvez, PB3 has been more than a decade in the making. The idea of a multifaceted, holistic wellness center began as a thesis project back in 2004, when she studied interior architecture and design in college. She envisioned an all-in-one facility that incorporated yoga, meditation, fitness classes and more.
“It became a dream of mine to have a spa of my own,” she says.
After college, Galvez worked at a Philly architecture firm but became active in the local fitness community. Three years ago, she began working on a business plan that would bring her 2004 thesis to life. The result: PB3 — it stands for “Pure Body, Pure Bliss, Pure Balance” — which is set to open in Cherry Hill on April 11th.
The facility will be located at 800 North Kings Highway, in the first floor of a commercial office building. Although the 5,600-square-foot space is still in build-out mode, Galvez tells me that when it’s done, it will feel modern and bright, thanks to design help from her architect fiancé. It’ll include two fitness studios for group classes; seven treatment rooms for the spa, including two rooms for couples’ treatments; space for nutrition services and counseling; men’s and women’s locker rooms, both equipped with shower facilities; an infrared sauna; and separate relaxation rooms for both the fitness area and the spa.
Fitness-wise, you can expect mat Pilates, yoga, barre, cardio kickboxing, and a class called “On the Ball” that uses a stability ball for 60 straight minutes to challenge your muscles from head to toe (intriguing!).
The spa will feature the usual services — Swedish and stone massages, facials, waxing — plus a few surprises, like the Vortex Microdermabrasion facial, which uses a vacuum to remove dead skin cells and smooth fine lines. There’s even a spa menu just for men, featuring a Gentleman’s Bliss massage, It’s a Guy Thing Facial, and ManScaping body waxing.
The on-site nutritionist will offer nutrition counseling and a range of programs aimed at establishing healthier eating habits that are tailored to your body’s needs. The base-level program will be a 10-day sugar buster to help you stabilize blood sugar and get a grip on your carb-eating habits.
The fitness classes will be $15 for drop ins, and class cards will be available. Spa treatments start at $75 for a 50-minute massage. There will also be membership options available that include a smattering of services at the center.
Keep a look out for PB3’s grand opening details. They aren’t quite hammered out yet, but Galvez expects to offer free mini-fitness classes all day long, plus refreshments and open-house tours of the space. She says the website will launch mid-next week, but for now, you can keep tabs on the studio’s progress over on Facebook.
“PB3 has been years in the making for me,” Galvez says. “It’s exciting to see it take shape and come to reality.”
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