Rappahannock's only full service fitness facility!
Stonewall Abbey Wellness isn’t just a gym. It’s a community wellness & fitness center, in the heart of Sperryville, delivering an unrivaled experience from training to regeneration. Our 5,000 square foot facility is a perfect blend of historic beauty and modern function. Our exquisite1901 A-framed Abbey offers a wonderfully warm & bright practice space for our mind/body classes & boasts a a new addition Full Service Gym with top of line equipment, expert nationally certified Personal Training as well as world class, engaging Group Fitness Programming that includes Yoga, Qigong, Martial Arts, TRX, Strength & Conditioning for every age, Stand Up Paddle Boarding ,Thai Massage & more. Whether you are looking to have the strength, mobility and fitness to enjoy your golden years, be in the best shape of your life, or get your family more active and have fun while living a healthier lifestyle, we provide the service & experience that you are looking for, only minutes away.
Nestled at the base of the Blue Ridge Mountains and the gateway to the Shenandoah National Park, we provide Rappahannock County with the beautiful practices of breath & body movement to Lift Body, Mind & Spirit
We offer classes 7 days a week from experienced, passionate instructors who provide you with safe, practical & enjoyable guidance through your personal practice.
Vinyasa Flow Yoga
This athletic class provides a strong workout while developing balance and flexibility in a fun, intense and challenging new ways! You will progress quickly in your Asana (physical postures) practice by developing the strength and coordination required for more challenging poses. This style of yoga builds heat, flexibility and strength, while maintaining focus on good alignment and sound structure. Postures may be held for longer periods of time, and will flow together to unite the body to the breath and mind. Suitable for all levels.
Gentle Flow Yoga
This class is open to all levels of practice and abilities and is especially suited for beginners or those searching for the therapeutic benefits of yoga. This soothing gentle practice focuses on moving slowly into basic yoga poses while using the breath as a tool to remain present and mindful. The slow pace of this of this class allows you to enjoy each pose. Expect lots of stretching and lengthening with a heavy dose of relaxation to wrap up your practice and leave you feeling great.
Dao Yin Yoga
Dao Yin is an ancient practice of soft (yin) stretches and breath techniques that offers a gentle, restorative and practical approach to flexibility and vitality in a warmed class room and is suitable for all ages & abilities.
Qigong (pronounced “chee gung”) is an ancient Chinese mind-body practice that restores wellness, builds mental and emotional strength, reduces stress, and increases vitality.
Qigong (or Chi- Kung) is a Chinese term that translates as “breathe (or energy) work” and refers to the wide spread practice of breathing and stretching techniques that began China’s 5,000 year old medical history. Qigong, sometimes called the grandmother of tai chi, is one of the four major branches of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Because Qigong incorporates a variety of gentle breathing methods, flowing movements, and mindfulness meditation, it can be practiced by absolutely anyone, regardless of their age, health & fitness level.
Totality Martial Arts & Fitness
A Branch of Golden Harmony Martial Arts & Wellness
This complete martial arts curriculum has been designed to bring the best of traditional & modern training methods together for all of the ranges of hand to hand combat. With coaching from tenured experts in martial arts and conditioning instruction, you can be sure to get the best work out of your life along with learning essential & practical self defense skills. This for men & women, for serous enthusiasts as well as those who are just looking for a great way to get into shape. Martial Arts for Every Body!
Classes throughout the week include:
- Dynamic flexibility, coordination & breath control techniques
- Submission Wrestling & Takedowns
- Kickboxing with use of strikes,elbows, knees & kicks, clinches & takedowns
- Impact weapons training & defense with the long staff, short sticks & bladed weapons
- Strength & conditioning programming designed by our Nationally Certified Personal Trainers & Combatives Coaches
- Traditional & Contemporary Training Programs
This contact based class offers a great workout while focusing on standing attacks & defense utilizing the Science of the 8 Limbs & Mantis Boxing, using kicks, knees, elbows, hand strikes, clinching, throws & takedowns .
conditioning & medium to full contact training
Protective Gear is required for this class. Equipment packages are available.
To participate you must have: mouthguard, 180inch hand wraps, shin guards & 16oz gloves
Gracie Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (submission wrestling) & Judo (standing/takedown grappling) provide practical & effective grappling designed for any woman or man to take the advantage, use leverage and overcome brute strength. With intense conditioning & live drilling, practitioners will safely learn proven life saving techniques in real time with resistance.
Full contact & close contact training
Gi uniform is required for this class, safety gear is suggested (mouthguard and ear guards). Equipment packages are available.
Impact Weapons Training
This Escrima, or Filipino martial art, and Shaolin Kung Fu based class offers a straight forward, practical and effective method for training with blunt & edged weapons. This class studies the use of the Long staff (cudgel), double and single short sticks, knives, swords & machetes, both offensively and defensively, from armed to empty handed.
Conditioning & light to medium contact training
Protective gear & weapons are required for this class. Equipment packages are available.
You will need: knuckle protection gloves (oil rig work gloves by KONG work great), x1 pair of 28inch Filipino rattan short sticks, x1 tapered white waxwood staff (cut to 4-6inches above your own head height)
GOLDEN HARMONY Kung fu
"Love yourself, sow Peace with others and you will reap Harmony with the world around you"
For those who are interested in training the traditional methods of Shaolin Kung Fu. The focus of this class is on the system of Northern Shaolin Mantis Boxing as passed down to Sifu Wicks through 38 generations of Shaolin Temple Kung Fu & 12 generations of Praying Mantis Kung Fu disciples to fully develop practitioners & instructors in the art & science of the martial way. This complete system embodies the Way of the Spiritual Warrior, through training the Body, Mind & Spirit.
Physical conditioning & light to medium contact training
Stonewall Abbey Wellness is all about Lifting Body, Mind & Spirits! With Nationally Certified Personal Trainers & Instructors, you can be assured that you are receiving the highest quality instruction with personal attention and care to detail. We make all of our workouts effective, challenging & of course, FUN! We also offer one on one guidance in whole food nutrition, workout planning & goal setting for your personal success!
What we fondly like to refer to as the "Iron Dojo", our 2,000 square foot fitness facility offers sate of the art training equipment for strength, cardio & conditioning, right here in Rappahannock County! With showers, a far infrared sauna & keycard access, you can get your work out in, and get to work at your convenience.
Nationally Certified Personal Training
With quality, knowledgeable & tenured instructors, you can be sure that your specific health & fitness goals will be attended to, personally.
All of our trainers are Nationally Certified through recognized and respected academies and universities, from our seasoned veterans to our brightest and best young trainers. We train together, study together, and test each other, with the newest research, time tested techniques, ancient methods and modern equipment to provide the best and safest workouts available. Whatever your personal goals are, or if you may need help developing those goals, our well schooled, mentored, and experienced Personal Trainers will help you achieve them all.
With weekly training, monthly programming and annual goal setting, get on track, and stay on track with your own elite trainer. We provide safe, one on one training in a private setting, or small group training with your loved ones & friends, whole foods nutrition planning, goal setting and evaluation, and most importantly, accountability. We offer private coaching in strength & conditioning, athletic training, post rehabilitation & special needs, yoga, qigong & meditation.
Group Fitness Classes
Want to learn how to use our equipment? Do you feel more motivated surrounded by your peers, working toward common goals? Does working out alone just not interest you? Group Fitness training is a perfect solution to get fit, gain knowledge in exercise & staying motivated and accountable to your fitness goals. We provide classes specifically designed for every general demographic, from those looking to be pushed to their limits, general fitness and mobility, to the specific needs of bodies that have high mileage and need safe, productive and fun routines to stay ambulant and allow you to do all things you want to do over the next ten, fifteen or twenty years (or more!). Our well trained staff are eager assist you in getting into the right program, for you!
THAI YOGA MASSAGE & TUI NA MASSAGE
Composed of gentle body positioning stretches, massage & pressure point release benefiting those who find themselves stiff, sore, and tired from over-exertion in work or sports, or from arthritis or other debilitating diseases. Thai Yoga massage enhances strength and flexibility, relaxes sore or tense muscles, and can help to recapture lost range of motion. By encouraging lymphatic function, this traditional massage can also detoxify the body, heighten the immune system, and prevent disease and/or injury by promoting flexibility. Susan Huff & Gordon Wicks are our certified practitioners.