The Greater Green Bay YMCA keeps community members in peak cow-tossing condition with a staggering selection of fitness, sporting, and outreach programs. During the unlimited, month-long training montage, members sculpt their physiques with the Y's extensive facilities, including state-of-the-art cardiovascular and strength training equipment, group fitness classes, open and family gyms, and more. Exercisers can pump up their blood pump with the cardio theater entertainment system, bulk up atrophied gills in the member's pool, or donate sweat during fast-paced bouts of basketball or racquetball.
Karen Stoehr established 9th Street Wellness Center after a bout with cancer turned her attention to the healing arts. With the help of her staff, Karen guides clients toward whole-body health using services including massage, reiki, reflexology, and many other alternative energy healing techniques. The center regularly hosts seminars by experts in yoga, EFT, reconnective healing, healthy cooking, and nutrition. They provide clients with access to self-help books and discussion groups, equipping individuals with the ability to self-heal.
J. Powell Dance Studio director Jim Powell uses his Arthur Murray Studios world-champion-instructor status to teach an array of precise rug-cutting techniques. The studio’s myriad styles of social, ballroom, and Latin dance call to clients eager to unveil rhythmic prowess at their wedding, holiday party, or two-weeks-notice meeting. One 45-minute private lesson customizes instruction to suit twinkling toes of all luminosities. Two 45-minute semiprivate sessions expand the pool of students only slightly, with an average of three to five couples paired with a proportionate number of coaches. Whether it’s a waltz, swing, samba, or salsa, the laudable instructors don’t simply teach steps but also project partner communication and symbiosis, so two swaying essences merge, and, like weekend nights in Vegas, blur indistinguishably together.
Fitness 19 chisels existing humans into shapely body sculptures with a wide array of cardio, weight, and resistance-training equipment from the quality manufacturer Life Fitness. Members feast on the gym's cornucopia of workout machines, pumping up their pulses on the elliptical cross-trainers and preparing for an elevator-free postapocalyptic future on the stair climbers. Muscle-chasers can make use of a mélange of free weights, along with benches, power racks, and Smith-assisted squat machines.
At Bay Area Yoga, a medley of moldable mentors, all nationally registered with the Yoga Alliance, are on hand to help beginner benders and flexperts alike. Nirvana newbees looking to build on their basic abilities will benefit from the self-paced beginner class, which focuses on developing strength, flexibility, stamina, and concentration. More dexterous disciples can opt to flex an already malleable muscle in the advanced course, which combines precision of alignment with an awareness of the breath-body connection, or quiet a mind traumatized by work, school, and Gilbert Gottfried–narrated audio books in asana breath meditation. Loose-limbed guests stuck in rigid routines will appreciate the flexible class schedule, and Bay Area Yoga happily supplies students with any necessary class props such as mats, straps, blocks, and cupcakes carefully positioned just out of reach.
At Fitness Renegades, no one simply works out; rather, participants execute daily missions, which involve moves ranging from rope climbing and tire rolling to squatting and performing handstand push-ups. Fueled by their motto: “not a gym, not a diet, a lifestyle,” the brains behind Fitness Renegades trade in traditional equipment and conventional exercise regimens for an intense, out-of-the-box tapestry of movement and interdisciplinary techniques designed to produce and, most importantly, maintain results. These workouts maybe tough, but that doesn’t prompt anybody to ignore the pain by plugging into an iPod or zoning out in front of a TV. All the members stay solely focused on performing the high-impact workout, as well as fostering friendships and support amongst their fellow renegades. They carry this sense of community to outside the gym as well, participating in activities such as cookouts and fun runs.
To reach the full-blown Renegade workout, new members must first prep in a Renegade Rookies workout sequence, which introduces key moves and covers nutrition basics. Additionally, Fitness Renegades recommends rookies and longtime members alike complement the unique fitness program with the Paleo diet, which means they should only eat anything Paleo-era hunter-gatherers could eat—mostly unprocessed meats, fruits, veggies, and mastodon skulls.
Western Raqcquet & 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. Members can enjoy high-quality cardio equipment complete with on-board entertainment, plus free weights, unlimited group exercise classes (yoga and Pilates), 10 indoor tennis courts, four racquetball courts, complimentary towel service, steam room, sauna, whirlpool, and much more. 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. When guests aren't busy battling flab with a fury of sweaty bullets, they can also enjoy affordable on-site childcare as well as hunger hospitality at the Center Court Cafe & Lounge. The first 20 Groupon customers to redeem their membership will also receive a complimentary 30-minute massage.