Poolesville Athletic Club (formerly Healthworks) and Café 107 are open for business in their new location at 17610 W. Willard Road, the brick building across from the Friendly Thrift Store. The health club offers a full-range of exercise equipment, including a few new pieces. An adjacent building is used to house the wide-variety of cardio and fitness classes that are offered through the club. Business partners, Dan and Doreen Fowler, are the proprietors of both the health club and café.
Dan Fowler, an avid bicyclist, said he was thrilled when the health club, originally housed in the old Selby’s Grocery store, became available four years ago in downtown Poolesville. Although not from Poolesville, Fowler was familiar with the area from his frequent visits to local attractions like Sugarloaf Mountain, Great Falls, and his trips across White’s Ferry. Fowler said he changed the name from Healthworks to Poolesville Athletic Club because he wanted the name to reflect the community where the business is located.
Café 107 offers a refreshing selection of menu items, including wraps, bagels, muffins, and other snack items. Customers can order grilled wraps like the Classic Club, Pizza Wrap, or the Tuna Fit, or build their own wraps from their wide variety of toppings. Included on the menu are breakfast bagels that feature eggs, cheese, and bacon or ham.
Additionally, the café serves fresh-brewed coffee, cappuccino, espresso, hot chocolate, fruit smoothies, and cold soft and juice drinks. The seating area includes both tables and chairs with window views of downtown Poolesville, and comfortable sofas for lounging. Wi-fi is also available.
The gym and the café are open from 5:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. on weekdays, and from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on weekends. A sign outside of the building encourages passing bicyclists to stop in for refreshments. The Fowlers look forward to welcoming residents and passersby to their new facility to grab a bite to eat and to see all that Poolesville Athletic Club and Café 107 have to offer. To see the café menu or the current list of class offerings, visit their website: poolesvilleathleticclub.com.