With fitness-oriented facilities ranging from an ice-skating rink to racquetball courts, the gargantuan South Davis Recreation Center can host almost any type of physical activity. Recreational softball, basketball, volleyball, and hockey leagues engage both adults and kids in friendly competition, while events like an annual triathlon keep the community active and involved. The center also features a fully equipped gym with a weight room, a steam room, and an aerobics studio that hosts regular fitness classes.
Gold’s Gym lures fitness seekers from all walks of life with cardio decks, strength-training equipment, and aerobics rooms filled with energizing classes. Instead of reciting Shakespearean monologues as they jog and pedal, guests can watch movies in a cardio theater lined with treadmills, bikes, and an oversize projection screen. Free weights encourage biceps to bulge, and resistance machines tone arms, abs, and legs. Sports lovers dribble basketballs and volley racquetballs on shiny courts (available at most locations), raising their heart rates as they hone hand-eye coordination. Like the nightly news, Zumba classes take an hour and set Latin-inspired dance moves that vaporize calories to vibrant world music, along with a slew of available selections, including cardio and spin classes. Consult each location’s webpage for a class schedule and a list of additional amenities, which range from childcare to personal training (not included in today’s Groupon).
Of all the attractions inside The Wairhouse Trampoline Park's more than 30,000 square-foot facility, guests gravitate toward the trampoline courts. The main jumper court lets patrons who are 8 and older ricochet off the walls as well as the floor, and the junior-jump area lets kids 7 and younger get in on the fun. Elsewhere, back-to-back dodge-ball courts provide thrills for guests and spectators and four basketball-trampoline lanes encourage NBA-worthy dunks. Youngsters can also play video games in the facility's arcade, aptly named the Aircade, and adults can relax in the lounge area or cafe. Five private party rooms are available to rent for kids' birthday events.
Founder Joni Chapa and her instructors at Baile Dance Fitness Studio fuse exercise and dance with a creative lineup of classes. Some classes blend hip-hop and cardio, and others mix ballet with Pilates. Latin-inspired cardio dance classes get hearts racing to a soundtrack of cumbia, salsa, and reggaeton tunes.
Praised as the best gym with the best fitness classes by local authorities such as KSL Radio and City Weekly, Salt Lake City CrossFit East makes a point of welcoming returning champions and regulars-to-be as members of the family. Trainers subscribe to the belief that the fitness needs of even first-time gymgoers and professional athletes differ only by degree, so their classes develop the same kind of power, cardiovascular strength, flexibility, and stamina that are prized by anyone on a fitness regimen.