ANCHOR life + fitness offers group fitness classes with an individualized approach to help clients achieve their health and wellness goals.  Our fitness class capacity is up to 12 students. These classes incorporate Kettlebells, Ropes, Barbells, TRX, and Concept 2 Rowing machines to build strength, improve endurance, and burn calories. 

We also offer one-on-one personal training sessions for those who want a little more individualized attention.

ANCHOR life + fitness specializes in youth sports and team training. Our goal is to safely get the athletes moving better and then focus on strength movements to prepare them for their season.  We currently train Kennett Square High School Varsity Girls Soccer Team, Boys and Girls Track and Cross Country. Contact for team programs and options.

*Please be advised that we have a 2 hour cancellation policy for all strength and yoga classes! Failure to cancel 2 hours prior will result in a $5 late charge fee or loss of that session.



I am a busy mom who has struggled to make time for exercise. I belonged to a fitness club in the past and had no motivation to go. The class sizes were too large and I didn’t feel as though anyone kept me accountable. All of that has changed now that I belong to Anchor Life and Fitness. For the last 3 months, I have attended between 4 to 5 classes a week - most that require me to wake up at 6 am (which is something I never thought I could do!) I have lost over 15lbs, built a ton of muscle and best of all - I am more confident and feel good about myself! 


When you join Anchor Life and Fitness, you are joining a family. ALL of the trainers are knowledgeable, get to know you as an individual and work with you to reach your personal fitness goals. Leigh Anne and Charlene have been such an inspiration to me! They keep me accountable, push me to reach my potential and have taught me so much about the importance of form, breathing and bracing. I have learned  the benefits of yoga and have started to incorporate it into my weekly routine. 


Simply put: Anchor has changed my life! It has helped me with stress relief, has made me feel confident in my appearance and the supportive environment makes me feel at home. Thank you!

- Sara Fawley

I have been part of the ANCHOR life + fitness community for three months and have experienced incredible gains in strength and fitness. The instructors have the background experience and education to design safe and effective programs so every client can reach their full potential and accomplish personal goals. They communicate with each other regarding individual client needs, and this is evident in every class, no matter which instructor is teaching.

With our busy lives, ANCHOR has created a one-stop shop. I can get my yoga classes, strength and metabolic training, and nutrition counseling at one location - no need to drive to several places, coordinating several schedules, and joining several organizations anymore. And last but not least, I have a lot of fun! ANCHOR is about community, one in which I'm very happy to be part of.

- Dawn Thomforde


I am blessed to be the mother of five beautiful children, a sixteen year old daughter and quadruplets who are fourteen. That means finding time for myself is challenging. My exercise routine consisted of cycling with my husband and classes at a local gym. While I enjoyed the routine and my friends at this gym, I reached a plateau.


Charlene Richardson has really been an inspiration. She and the other trainers have challenged me to push past what I believed I could accomplish. With their guidence and support, I look forward to being the first person to place a kettlebell at the summit of Everest. Go big, think big, or go home!!! 

-Sue Leardi

   With my hectic summer schedule in the summer is very hectic, unstructured and a bit chaotic. This usually means that my fitness/strength falls to the wayside.  This past summer I decided to utilize Anchor's remote training program. The program format was great and really fit my lifestyle. I had strength practice 3 days/week and Conditioning 2 days/week. Then I had my weekends off, which after ANCHOR's workouts…I needed it! I could do my workouts most days for under 1 hour and I loved that one of my days was really quick. The conditioning was killer! Charlene gave me tips for some fun apps so that I could do intervals using my phone. That kept it fun!

   Charlene was great about keeping me motivated. She would text and email me asking how I was doing and also asking me to send videos so that she could review my form. At first, I thought this would be a bit much, but I found that keeping that dialogue was key to keeping me motivated. I really felt like I had her on the other end when I needed her. She knew just when to change things up so I didn’t get bored. Each week I varied my weights and then she completely changed it up in about 4 weeks, which was perfect.

   I felt the program was very well tailored to my needs, my limits and my strengths. By the end of the 10 weeks, I had improved my conditioning, gained strength and did this on my own time.

   Charlene and her staff at ANCHOR are so enthusiastic and motivated about fitness as a compliment to lifestyle and I was very happy to stay connected with this group over the summer. I would highly recommend this program!!

​   Best of all, I was able to keep fit all summer in a very stress free way.

-Valerie Ebersohn

Any of my friends and family living in or near Kennett Square!

This is my friend Charlene Richardson, and she just opened a brand new, state of the art facility in downtown Kennett Square called Anchor Life + Fitness.

The facility is the old firehouse on Broad Street.

Charlene actually used to be one of my coaches and helped me get to where I am today.

Her facility offers 1 on 1 personal training, small group training, fitness classes, yoga, nutrition classes (she has a kitchen there!) and much more.

Anchor Life + Fitness isn't like other gyms...Charlene and her team of talented coaches work with you to build your foundation safely through basic human movements to help you get the results you want, as well as the results you NEED. Their goal is not to just beat you up and make you sweat, ANY trainer can do that. Their goal is to make you successful in every day life, and to help you look and feel better.

Thomas Edison said "The doctor of the future will give no medicine; instead he will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, nutrition and the cause and prevention of disease."

No this is not your $10/month gym, but you can pay for your health and wellness now, or you can pay for it later.

I don't endorse anything I don't 100% believe in...

So if any of you live in or near Kennett, please look up Charlene, reach out, and give Anchor Life + Fitness a try. You absolutely will not regret it! And tell her I referred you!

Her website is

If any of you have any questions, I would be more than happy to discuss through Facebook messenger or to get on the phone with any of you.

-Kevin Dea, Owner, DEA Strength Training, Bryn Mawr, PA

I began training at ANCHOR Life+fitness this past November to prepare for my upcoming lacrosse season, kicking off in March. The staff at ANCHOR could not have been more welcoming! Although I had never lifted before, my amazing trainers created workouts specially tailored to my abilities. Not only have I noticed a significant improvement in my strength, but my speed and agility have improved greatly. I feel more prepared for my season than ever before, and I will definitely continue training at ANCHOR throughout my season and as I prepare for collegiate level lacrosse at American University this summer. Working out at ANCHOR has been such an amazing experience for me and I genuinely look forward to heading into the gym everyday!

 -Morgan Schaen