Health & Fitness in Merced

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Since 1978, Brenda Athletic Clubs has stood out from other gyms for its staff’s focus on offering all the amenities of a modern fitness facility while still fostering an inviting atmosphere. Its founder, Al Brenda, believed in fitness programs for all age groups, a mantra that the club continues today with youth fitness programs, including basketball clinics and yoga lessons, as well as a SilverSneakers fitness program for seniors. In addition to tennis, swimming, and standard strength and cardio equipment, the fitness centers supply its members with an ample amount of group classes including cycling, Zumba, and kickboxing.

3360 N State Highway 59
Merced,
CA
US

Led by Dr. Mehrdad Amirhamzeh, a board-certified cardiovascular and thoracic surgeon, Sierra Vein & Vascular Institute's medical staff aims to clear up skin's appearance and vanquish vein disease. Non-invasive treatments such as sclerotherapy and VNus Closure—an outpatient procedure using radio frequencies—can target cosmetic concerns while abating serious concerns such as leg ulcers or kisses from cobweb-seeking vacuums. The staff consults with patients to craft plans focused on minimal downtime and quick recovery. Dr. Amirhamzeh maintains affiliations with many state, national, and intergalactic medical societies, including the Society for Vascular Surgery and the American Medical Association.

177 W El Portal Dr
Merced,
CA
US

Ava Fitness Spa's women-oriented gym hosts a team of nimble instructors who help budding yogis to achieve a balance of body and mind with a schedule of drop-in yoga and Pi-Yo classes. Students of all skill levels can hone their postures and breathing techniques during traditional yoga classes or test their mettle in Pi-Yo classes, which fuse Pilates movements and yoga poses to extract sweat from the body more effectively than police interrogations inside volcanoes. Though Ava Fitness Spa's salon section caters exclusively to women, both men and women are welcome to participate in fitness classes, which take place in a calming studio flanked by pastel-colored walls, expansive mirrors, and smooth hardwood floors.

1505 West Robertson Boulevard
Chowchilla,
CA
US

Downtown Yoga’s clean, brightly colored studio accommodates chakra-seeking students of all levels on the road to body betterment. Yogis can firm up tired tissue and show stress the egress during a 45–90 minute yoga session or work on their core issues—including abs, lower back, and fear of commitment to watching every season of Hee Haw—with a Pilates-mat workout. Meanwhile, visitors seeking to hone their feet as percussion instruments can absorb rhythm in the African dance courses. Downtown Yoga’s highly qualified instructors also offer instruction in lesser known arts such as Qi Gong, a gentle rejuvenation practice, which clicks bodies into place like a rectified Rubik's Cube.

5027 Highway 140
Mariposa,
CA
US

Selectorized & Plate Loaded Machines, Free Weight Area, Rball Courts, Aerobics, Silver Sneakers, Cardio w/ individual audio for TVs, Locker Rooms w/ Showers, Towel Service, IHRSA Passport program, Group, Corporate and Family Discounts. Personal Training, Tanning, Supplements. Some services require additional fees.

5041 Highway 140
Mariposa,
CA
US