Western Racquet & Fitness Club originally opened in 1974 as a premier sport and fitness facility and has since maintained its image by constantly updating equipment and adhering to core values that promote lifelong health. Erect a pyramid of health benefits sans complicated pulley systems and unethical building practices with tennis lessons, a high-energy workout that stimulates weight loss and mental stability. With 80 years of experience between them, Western’s tennis pros can help ailing backhands and uninspired serves with individualized instruction. Whether you’re a grass-court beginner or a tennis-fueled automaton with rackets for arms, Western will match you with a befitting instructor. The staff is so supportive to all customers that an old hot-wives tale declares that the building itself is built solely out of their sheer strength, encouraging compliments, and extensive knowledge of construction.
Bay Area Yoga Center's team of dedicated yoga instructors lead a robust schedule boasting 39 weekly classes for all ages, taught in the Ashtanga and Vinyasa traditions. Designed for students with little or no yoga experience, Bay Area's Basics class acquaints fledgling flexers with sun-salutation postures and deep-breathing techniques that provide the foundation for more challenging Vinyasa flows. Once downward dogs master sit, down, and sun salutation, advanced classes encourage mat mavens to explore challenging extensions of the primary postures to increase strength, balance, and physical and mental endurance while maintaining focus on proper alignment. The Yin-yoga practice concentrates on opening up the body's hard-to-reach connective tissues with longer-held poses to increase range of motion and help get to those hard-to-reach itches in the middle of the back.
Curves houses a circuit of hydraulic resistance machines designed to work with women's bodies to promote weight loss, protect against osteoporosis, and cope with arthritis. Instead of guests fiddling with weight stacks and losing momentum, the hydraulic machines use body weight and fitness level to create resistance that matches each exerciser's abilities during their 30-minute workouts. Because traditional lift-and-lower motions create bulky muscles, machines use push-and-pull motions to create toned, lean muscles perfect for crushing a grapefruit without looking like you can.
Jim's education wing boasts an impressive stable of professional, gifted instructors, including three-time Grammy nominee, Todd Buffa, who can prep your pipes for pitch-perfect performance as a personal voice instructor. Learn the ins and outs of tonality and pitch from Todd, who can talk about opening for Miles Davis or the night he and Michael Bolton found a Siberian tiger in their hotel room. Aspiring guitar-shredders and piano-pounders can also become proficient in scales, chords, and the melodic basics of their instruments. Jim's recommends bringing your own vocal chords, but it will provide guitars or pianos to instrument-less students during lessons. Lessons are scheduled based upon availability and demand, so prospective pupils should call ahead to reserve a spot.
For 26 years, Titletown Fitness has been toning physiques and promoting general fitness with an array of amenities. Decorated with advanced cardio equipment, such as elliptical trainers and recumbent stationary bikes, Titletown gets hearts racing without the threat of wind burn in a spotless facility that welcomes patrons of all fitness levels. A full selection of free weights and strength-training machines gives body builders a chance to reinforce muscular foundations, and a 40-foot lap pool confers full-body swimming workouts along with the feeling of weightlessness. Members can take advantage of on-site childcare for an additional charge ($1.50/child), which lets little ones play under the watchful eye of chaperones.
Fitnessology's crew of professional fitness consultants, nutrition counselors, and pain relievers works to help patrons meet their health and fitness goals with personal training, nutrition counseling, and small-group classes. Since she opened the business in 1995, owner Jacqueline Larsen, a fitness trainer since 1980 and a nationally ranked bodybuilder from 1994 to 2003, has focused on aiding clients in their quests for total-body wellness by teaching them how to integrate fitness, healthy habits, and thumb wars into their everyday lives. She is so committed to total wellness that she has created The Clinic—a subset of the Fitnessology facility that treats muscular pain and is staffed by a chiropractor, neuromuscular therapist, and corrective exercise specialist. Their thorough assessments and medical-term quizzes help them assess and understand pain before treating conditions that include lower-back pain, headaches, tennis elbow, and motion restrictions.