At River Place Country Club, a championship golf course designed by Jay Morrish and Tom Kite, winner of the 1992 U.S. Open, invites golfers to launch balls over sand bunkers and twisting creeks that wend their way through the landscape’s hilly contours. The course’s superintendent draws on experience at Baton Rouge Country Club and Colonial Country Club, as well as a degree in Plant and Soil Systems, as he ensures that the greens and rolling Bermuda grass fairways are more carefully manicured than a prize-winning pet wooly mammoth. The course’s PGA professional instructors are on hand to improve individual games, and a driving range lets players practice at 15 hitting stations.
Adjacent to the course, eight lighted tennis courts abut a 40,000-square-foot clubhouse with an outdoor pool, fully equipped fitness center, and locker rooms whose dry saunas and whirlpools melt tension quicker than butter melts on the calves of a sprinter. The Grille invites clubgoers to sup on steak or seafood, and a pair of outdoor decks let guests drink in scenic views.
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The inspiring trainers at each MetaBody location lead troops of workouteers in results-oriented workouts several times weekly. Sweat sessions utilize a variety of exercises and disciplines to produce full-body results in a supportive environment, ideal for beginners and hard-core core-hardeners alike. During any class, motivational instructors will use the instinctual distrust of routine to their advantage. Begin a day of litigating with a refreshing early-morning boot-camp session, or wind down by burning evidence and pounds with a late-evening yoga class. Muscles are kept guessing with new and challenging moves during each session, so participants never fall into a boring, ineffective routine, such as regular teeth brushing. In addition to the fitness classes, students receive a success guide to help prepare for imminent pound loss, a nutrition guide, and a $100 gift certificate for individual coaching. Because the pass sets a 10-class cap at any given location, roving fitness mavens can further shake up their workout regimens by vetting a series of classes or instructors that work best for them.
Equipment: Indoor Schwinn bikes with computers that measure RPMs and watts
Students should bring: We provide towels, water, and shoes or mat rentals; also available for purchase
Registration required: Yes
Good for beginners: Yes
Average class length: 60 minutes
Number of Staff: 11?25 people
Class location: Indoors only
Parking: Parking lot
Pro Tip: Please arrive 15 minutes early to sign waivers; we do not allow late arrivals in class.
Exercise is challenging, and people frequently give up on their fitness routines. How do you keep clients motivated?
In both cycling and yoga, our instructors are highly trained. We'll guide you alongside great music in a gorgeous, state-of-the-art studio. There's also nothing like the energy of the group. At Resolute Fitness, your resolution is our commitment. Our instructors will push you in a fun, all-levels environment. You'll want to stay committed to your fitness, because the classes and energy are fun, and the combination of cycling and yoga is everything you need for total mind and body fitness.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
We offer cycling and yoga, along with a cycling-and-yoga combo class. These two activities are everything you need for total mind-body fitness. Cycling classes are a high-energy, 45-minute total-body workout. (Yes, we do upper body weights in cycling.) Yoga classes are a 60 minute power vinyasa flow?an athletic style of yoga that improves strength, balance, and flexibility. At resolute, we help people lead purposefully balanced lives.
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