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.
Certified trainer and nutritionist Joshua Fountain has centered his life around physical fitness, boasting an impressive resumé that lists stints as a former U.S. Airborne Ranger, a professional MMA fighter, and a boxer. With the help of his wife, Charlotte—who is also a certified trainer, nutrition coach, and marathon runner—he puts his extensive and diverse background to use motivating clients to blast through their perceived physical limitations. Together, the duo helps clients of all fitness levels reach their goals during indoor boot-camp workouts, which the trainers proudly liken to CrossFit programs sans the weight-training aspect. Instead of relying on bulky weights or machines, they craft regimens that incorporate custom functional movements, muscle-sculpting kettlebells, medicine balls, and suspension exercises designed to isolate key muscle groups.
In addition to private and small-group personal-training sessions, they offer complimentary nutrition coaching that follows the Paleo lifestyle, a natural dieting system that eschews refined, processed foods in favor of vegetables, lean meats, and candy that's only made of vegetables and lean meats. They also sell AdvoCare supplements and cleanses designed to pump up energy levels and metabolism.
After spending three years rehabbing spines as a chiropractor, Jason Montroy began gravitating toward a new way of helping people—as a certified fitness trainer. He now puts his wellness know-how to use by customizing training programs that help clients lose weight and improve their overall fitness. He also leads boot camps that make use of unconventional resistance props, such as tires, battle ropes, and King Arthur's stone-planted sword.