The gym can be an intimidating place for unexperienced exercisers, which is why Better Bodies introduced its Healthy Start training program. During the initial session, the staff uses a computer program called the Virtual Fitness Planner to reveal basic biometrics and calculate the likelihood of health risks such as type-2 diabetes. Once you're informed, you can take action by signing up for a personal-training session, attending a group-fitness class, or lifting on the fitness floor's Hammer Strength machines. For busy parents or particularly ripped nannies, Better Bodies also provides complimentary childcare services for members.
All of The Heights Racquetball & Fitness Club's 25,000 square feet, spread across two levels, are put to good use. Ten racquetball courts, a weight room, rows of cardio machines, and a fitness studio host calorie-burning activities, either freestyle or in exercise classes. In the lounge, gym-goers can refuel with everything from an energy drink to a beer, or head to the outdoor Tiki Bar, which overlooks sand volleyball courts.
The SportZone's 102,000-square-foot indoor facility offers patrons an assortment of ways to stay active all year long with climate-controlled courts, fields, and fitness rooms. Along with hosting mainstream sports with an arena-size football field, baseball and softball diamond, soccer arena, and two regulation-size basketball courts, the athletics arena houses courts that can be used for volleyball, dodgeball, badminton, futsal, and full-contact duck, duck, goose. Adults can head to the fitness center to play with Life Fitness cardio equipment, free weights, and a 1/10–mile flex track. After the workout, herds of guests can relax with a drink from The EndZone Pub, The SportZone's in-house bar.
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