After 7 years at Southside Marketplace in Locust Point, Reflex Functional Fitness will likely be relocating throughout the neighborhood to Silo Point. Reflex takes over an roughly 2,800 sq. ft. house vacated by Prive Salon + Spa, which additionally relocated inside Locust Point in current month. Reflex will make the transfer on April 1st.
Reflex is owned by longtime South Baltimore coach and former wrestler and blended marital artist Reese Ashe and spouse Amanda Ashe who’s a triathlete and marathoner. Reese Ashe, Amanda Ashe and their group of trainers have been internet hosting group health lessons and private coaching periods at Reflex because it opened. Classes embrace H.I.I.T., Sculpt, Stamina, Athletic Conditioning, and Strength & Conditioning.
The new house will likely be a little bit bit larger and provide a brand new sauna and mattress for massages. Reese Ashe stated he checked out a handful of various areas to maneuver his enterprise to, however stated Silo Point was the perfect match. He likes going that Silo Poin is in additional residential space and in a condominium constructing and feels this may assist his enterprise attain folks it wasn’t reaching earlier than.
The house, which has concrete columns, giant home windows, and concrete ceilings, has a first-floor space for group health that can have black turf, and a mezzanine degree with free weights upstairs. A build-out is at the moment underway to transform it from a salon to a health club. “I need to hold the economic look, however give it a sexier really feel,” stated Reese Ashe.
Reflex will provide its regular lineup of lessons and private coaching at Silo Point, however may also look so as to add mother lessons and youngsters lessons as properly.
Reese Ashe stated the COVID-19 has been difficult for his enterprise. “In 2020 we had been on the sting of closing, in 2021 we began climbing out of it, and in 2022 I see an opportunity for progress.” He famous masks mandates have made it arduous to maintain his health club full and usher in new members. But he’s grateful for a core group of members which have continued to help Reflex.
The Ashes are additionally opening a brand new yoga studio known as The Yoga Collective at Hanover Cross Street in Sharp-Leadenhall. Reese Ashe stated he seen many Yoga lessons transferring open air after the closing of many studios round Baltimore. He noticed a chance to rent among the greatest yoga instructors on the town that misplaced their jobs and convey them to 1 studio. The Yoga Collective will open in late spring.
“I need to rebuild confidence within the health trade,” stated Reese Ashe, noting that so many have turned to house exercises like Peloton lately.
Current location at Southside Marketplace
New location at Silo Point
Instagram images of Reese and Amanda Ashe
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