Bethlehem-based fitness center adds new team training zone, totally revamped class lineup and more as it expands and enhances workout options for community

steel-fitness-pulsex-training-center1Steel Fitness Riverport, the community-focused health and wellness center located in south Bethlehem, is proud to announce that it has undergone major upgrades to its facilities by adding heart rate based training team, totally revamping its group fitness class lineup and renovating the studio to offer the latest fitness trends and technologies to members and guests. The 15,000-square-foot fitness center, which turns 10 in 2017, plans to celebrate its grand-reopening with a special event being planned for early next year.

Highlighting the completely renovated Steel Fitness Riverport is the new PULSE X team training zone centrally located in the heart of the fitness center. The 2,000-square-foot open concept fitness studio is a unique fitness experience not seen in the Lehigh Valley and offers more than 50 team training classes designed to help individuals get the most out of their workout by strengthening both mind and body.  For 2017, the studio plans to add another 25 classes including an all-new Anti-Gravity Fitness Program.

“At Steel Fitness, our goal is to provide a best of both worlds scenario that offers top-quality team training, exclusive studio level classes and a full fitness facility at a fraction of the price,” says Steel Fitness Riverport owner Tom Fenstermacher. “PULSE X is a heart rate-based, outcome-driven team training program that’s really designed for all fitness levels and interests. Our team training focuses on all areas of health-related fitness including strength, cardiovascular, muscle endurance and flexibility, helping to improve agility, balance and coordination.”

Powering PULSE X at Steel Fitness is the state-of-the-art heart rate monitoring system, MyZone.  This system closely monitors individuals’ heart rate, calories burned, time and effort levels to ensure they are maximizing their workouts and achieving their desired results. Individual heart rate and exertion percentages are highlighted on LED monitors conveniently located throughout the facility, providing access to workout data in real time. Steel Fitness Riverport’s new focus on team training is designed especially with members in mind, helping to promote motivation, accountability and camaraderie, making it the perfect option for groups of friends and colleagues.

Coinciding with the new PULSE X program, Steel Fitness Riverport has completely overhauled its workout class lineup, making heart rate training the focus of most classes. The fitness center now offers numerous classes in eight different formats – Yoga, Barre, Zumba, Climb, Met-Con, Burn, Core and Spin – with flexible offerings designed to fit all schedules. Whether a person is looking for early-morning workouts or weekend Yoga sessions, you’ll find numerous options from which to choose.

Other new additions and upgrades to Steel Fitness Riverport include a dedicated cycling studio on the first floor; fully-renovated reception area and juice bar; and a new small group training studio on the second floor of the building. Small group training offers all the benefits of PULSE X, but in a more intimate environment (typically 4-8 people), with a personal trainer working right alongside to ensure proper form and techniques.

Open seven days a week, Steel Fitness Riverport is located at 15 W. Second St., Bethlehem. Hours are Monday-Friday, 5 a.m.-10 p.m., and Saturday-Sunday, 7 a.m.-7 p.m. For information on the latest membership packages and specials, visit or call 610-625-2717.