Inside Pryor Creek Recreation Center's 51,000-square-foot facility, patrons flex their brawn toward personal health and wellness while strengthening their bonds of fellowship, overseen by a knowledgeable and personable staff. In the weight room, visitors undergo cardio tune-ups on treadmills and elliptical machines, both outfitted with headphone jacks for the motivational sounds of cable TV, heart-pumping tunes, or a snarling pack of wolves at your heels. Patrons can seek motivation and camaraderie in group yoga, cycling, and senior-strength classes, which flood rooms with positive energy during group aerobics sessions. Swimmers of all ages can dip five-fingered fins into the pool in a variety of aquatics programming, including swimming lessons and free-lap swims. Those seeking guidance on reaching their wellness goals can hone in on personal training, which pairs patrons with a certified personal trainer, who drafts custom workout routines and programs tailored to their needs. For parents, an onsite child watch frees them for fitness outside of wrangling their young.
State-of-the-art equipment for cardio workouts and resistance training populate the floor at Infinity Fit Club, which honors its name by staying open to members forever, which, in mathematical terms, amounts to 24 hours a day. Both the center’s machines and personal trainers accommodate exercisers of varying sizes and fitness levels. Alternatively, high-octane group classes can melt calories through Latin dance or prepare core muscles to sit up suddenly during a recliner rebellion. Infinity Fit Club further enables image fine-tuning through its tanning services and the therapeutic heat and light of the infrared sauna.
Jazzercise is 60 minutes of cardio, strength training, and stretching that incorporates moves from hip-hop, yoga, Pilates, jazz dance, kickboxing, and resistance training with handheld weights. Dancing with the Stars' multiple-champion Cheryl Burke is a big fan of Jazzercise's improvisational workouts, though luckily you won't need her dance moves to get the most out of your class. If you're prone to first-class jitters, though, you can review the basic moves online before you go. Expect to burn off up to 600 calories with each go-round.
CrossFit Primus's intense namesake workout serves as the chosen bulk-building regimen for police academies, military troops, and martial artists across the world. One of the studio's three certified trainers helms each sweat-inducing session, which touts a scalable regimen to challenge both the neophyte exerciser and the human tow truck. Classes incorporate a variety of moves reliant on barbells, pull-up bars, and suspension rings as exercisers test their tendons with moves such as dead lifts, squats, handstands, jumps, and sprints. Each day welcomes a fresh class curriculum, blasting through traditional exercise plateaus like an elephant romping in a moon bounce. For fledgling CrossFitters, the gym offers a complimentary Saturday session to introduce the program, and all newbies must complete the course prior to enlisting in regular classes, which take place six days a week.