Fairview Park Recreation Department at the Gemini Center hosts an impressive array of classes—20 each week. They take advantage of the brand new facility's amenities, holding spinning classes in dedicated cycling rooms or teaching aquatic skills in the aerobic studio. They also hold outdoor classes during summer months, taking advantage of the sunshine and green lawns. "It's great to see members push themselves and have fun while doing it," reports the Center's group-exercise coordinator.
Beyond fitness instruction, they also use the facility to host summer camps, athletic leagues, and families looking for a day at the pool. They even built a second pool, exclusively for leisure, with waterslides, a lazy river, and submerged beauty parlors.
With thumb-wrestling season just around the corner, everyone is focused on getting those taut, sexy thumbs all the Hollywood stars have. Today’s Groupon makes sure you don't neglect the rest of your body: for $35, new customers get three 30-minute personal-training sessions (a $113 value) at Fitness Edge. This Groupon can be used at any of the three Fitness Edge locations in Lakewood, Rocky River, and Avon.
There are numerous reasons to try personal-training sessions. Self-motivating is difficult, and it's hard to go solo when getting over halrobaphobia (the fear of exercise equipment and warm metal). Fitness Edge's certified trainers will keep you motivated with one-on-one attention and shouted encouragement. Challenge your body to a duel with constantly changing, multifaceted workouts that push you to your physical peak, and get your heart pumping faster than well water on a sacrificial pyre of chanting Furbies.
Whether you want to shed a few pounds, add toner to your muscle cartridge, or simply study personal trainers in their native habitat, today's deal gives you the means to give your goal a what-for. Call ahead to schedule a session at your preferred location.
Fitness Edge has tons of client testimonials and was a nominee for CityVoter's 2009 Best Gym award. CityVoters give many thumbs up:
- Dedicated staff. Great facility for private instruction. Creative workouts. – Kelly S., CityVoter
- I've been working out at Fitness Edge for over a year now, and I have not tired of all the compliments I get on my weight loss yet! – bridgetw, CityVoter
- The only place that can really make you work out! – nicole s., CityVoter
- I have forever positively changed how I view my body and myself. What I believe makes Fitness Edge different than any other gym or work out facility are the instructors (they are the best), the totally positive environment, and all the encouragement and support you get each time you walk in the door. – Michele Hughes, Testimonial
Fitworks is home to a dedicated cadre of certified muscle architects who guide eager physiques through intense, small group workouts. Peruse the schedule before sampling a tension-undoing yoga class or a weekend-morning muscle-pump session, ideal for prepping for an underwater bench-press that will determine the office's next round of promotions. One-hour Zumba classes harness the rhythmic power of merengue, conga, belly dancing, and more to kill calories while resuscitating sleepy toes. After classes, students can freshen up or flex unused singing muscles in Fitworks' shower facilities.
The term pranayama is often translated as breathing, but it actually means much more—it's the extension and expansion of the vital energy that resides within each living being. At Wilhelm Studios, born from dance academy Wilhelm Dance, students practice two pranayama techniques, inhaling and exhaling in sync with 26 Hatha postures. Heat facilitates fluid movement by warming the muscles, and teachers enable proper alignment by modeling poses and offering tips for beginners. The 90-minute classes integrate deep concentration with intense exercise, sharpening the mind-body connection and awareness of incoming wisdom teeth.
The Five Seasons Family Sports Club houses tennis courts, a dining area, fitness facilities, swimming pools, and a full-service spa under one roof. Within air-conditioned indoor courts or on outdoor clay courts, racquet slingers compete in friendly bouts to sharpen swings, refine backhands, and showcase grunting abilities. Members can also break a sweat in exercise areas speckled with modern cardio equipment and weights or cool off in an Olympic-sized pool with diving wells and wading areas. Before meeting others for a postgame beverage at the lively café, clients can wander to the spa for a relaxing massage or partake in a sports workshop to gain a firm grasp on game mechanics.