Named Choice Fitness Center by readers of Abilene Reporter-News, Hendrick Health Club helps health-conscious Texans watch waistlines in an upscale facility filled with high-quality workout machines and a variety of fun classes. With 10 visits to Hendrick’s gym equipment and classes, fitness-seeking folk can fit several types of exercise into their schedules or human-sized fanny packs.
Equipment: Ellipticals, treadmills, recumbent bikes, steppers, spin, Nautilus, free weights
Students should bring: Bottle of water, Yoga mat for yoga and pilates
Average class length: 60 minutes
Number of Staff: 1?5 people
Class location: Indoors only
Registration required: Yes
Good for beginners: Yes
Guests allowed: Yes
Parking: Parking lot
Exercise is challenging, and people frequently give up on their fitness routines. How do you keep clients motivated?
We try to provide a personal training environment that you do not have to pay extra for. We want our clients to have all their questions answered, and [we want to] be a resource for them.
Do you believe in the maxim, "No pain, no gain?? Why or why not?
No. We follow the standards set by the American College of Sports Medicine, and the American Heart Association that moderate levels of exercise are extremely beneficial. If you are constantly hurting, you will not continue, so we want our clients to find a healthy balance of working hard enough to get benefits, but not overtraining.
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