How to Help Muscles Recover Faster
If you’re the gym rat who grinds away and works hard every day, you won’t progress if you take rest and recovery lightly. So how do you help heal tired, sore muscles? Unfortunately, there are no definite solutions supported by research, but there are a handful of treatments that may help alleviate the aches. Rest/active
Great Move: Suspension Tricep Extensions
Strength Training / Beginner Benefits Muscles Worked: Triceps, upper back, traps and abs The suspended tricep extension is a more challenging variation of the traditional move because it doubles as a core exercise to work your body harder and save time in the gym. How It’s Done Stand facing away from the TRX with feet hip-width
The Barre: There’s No Better Place To Hang
Plenty of our female members are barre flies, although guys are joining the fun. They're after a kick-butt, low stress workout that sculpts arms, melts muffin tops, improves posture, and strengthens muscles just as much as the ladies are.
Great Move: Walking Pushups
Add intensity to traditional pushups by moving. As its name suggests, the walking pushup means that you walk your hands from one side to the other using a stationary object to mark your position. This is exercise to engage the core and stability muscles.


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Aiken will be the healthiest town in America. Thanks, Village Health and Wellness Center.
Anne, - Aiken, S.C.
My husband and I visited the center on Saturday, and it\’s lovely. Having lived in Aiken for over 25 years, we are delighted to see this leap in healthcare. Namaste to the good folks involved.
Marcie, - Aiken, S.C.
I started exercising last November when you first opened your doors. At that time I was one of those people who had to take a deep breath to button my trousers. After losing 22 pounds and 2 inches off my waist, I feel wonderful and am proud of my accomplishment. You should be proud of your wonderful facility, as well, along with the friendly staff that only wants to help us achieve our goals.
Sheldon, - Aiken, S.C.
Stop thinking about BarreAmped Bootcamp® and just do it. Before bootcamp, I felt heavy but by the end I had gained muscle and lost inches, especially in my arms. Young or numerically challenged, give bootcamp a try. You\’ll see tremendous results in a short time with this all-around workout that raises your heart rate, burns fat and keeps you motivated.
Chris, - Aiken, S.C.
I just bought my first pair of size 4 jeans. Ok, so they run big, but I started at 14! Thanks, Village Fitness and personal trainer Jason Usry.
Robyn, - Aiken, S.C.
Thankful to have this gym in our area. The instructors and trainers are dedicated, helpful, certified and extremely knowledgeable.
Mandy, - Aiken, S.C.
No other gym around offers the personal attention, motivation, variety and trained staff that you\’ll find at Village Fitness. I\’ve lost 30 pounds in 6 weeks, and everyone here is awesome.
Stephanie, - Aiken, S.C.
BarreAmped® at Village Fitness has the best certified instructors with a spine-friendly method. Beware of imitations and homemade routines.
Lisa, - Aiken, S.C.
I\’m so happy with my experience at Village Health and Wellness and though my headaches (migraines) aren\’t gone, they are improved and I am definitely not complaining about the 20 plus pounds I\’ve shed since November. (I\’m regretting not doing the personal assessment because I know the inches are even better). What a wonderful bonus!
Kim, - Aiken, S.C.
The facility is so clean; certainly the best in town. We love Aqua Zumba® and the water fitness classes. Keep up the good work! I\’ve lost 20 pounds since starting with you. Of course, dieting helps.
Joan, - Aiken, S.C.
I enjoy the motivation I receive from group fitness classes, and the Village offers so many great options. I have taken Zumba, Barre, BodyPump and Tabata, and these classes are addictive. The instructors make them fun. Thank you to Veronique and Leticia for making cardio fun through Zumba! I look forward to Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings. These girls are the best. Barre class was new to me when I started Village Fitness. My sister tried it for the first time when she was visiting and is so jealous that her hometown fitness center doesn\’t offer it. Thanks to outstanding instruction by Cara, Molly and Lisa, I have noticed positive results from this class. My attendance with BodyPump is less scheduled; however, I have enjoyed all the instructors They are well-trained and motivating. I end with my newest addition: Tabata. Thank you, Robin, for motivating me to put Tabata back into my fitness routine. I feel so fortunate to have such an exceptional facility in my neighborhood. Thank you all for your outstanding instruction, management and dedication.
Susan, - Aiken, S.C.

Village Fitness

Our personal training methods give you faster results in less time. And our group fitness classes offer fun activities that don’t seem like the awesome workouts they really are.

Hours of Operation


Monday — Thursday: 5 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Friday: 5 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturday: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Contact Information


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Phone: (803) 226-9180
 440 Society Hill Drive, Aiken, S.C.

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