Pensacourt appeals to a wide range of fitness junkies with its swimming pool, tennis courts, and gym. A rotating list of over 75 classes joins together groups of all ages for such workouts as yoga, baby-boomer sculpt, Zumba, and cardio sculpt. Individuals can also find one-on-one attention during personal-training sessions that include advice on nutrition. During mornings and evenings, parents can work out free of distractions by taking advantage of the child care services offered at the facility.
Each year, the Pensacola Pamper Mom and Me Spa Day and Expo arrives with vendors bearing beautifying services such as hair extensions, mani-pedis, and facials. Just a week before Mother's Day, the event invites all women to enjoy a feel-good day that may include makeovers, massages, and skin treatments in the spirit of celebrating togetherness and the miracle of indoor plumbing. To help lock the moment in time, a photo shoot area lets guests take home memories of the event, and any gifts purchased can be gift wrapped in an area devoted to primping presents. Sponsors such as Natural Awakenings magazine, Pensacola Magazine, and 107.3 Journey 100 radio help the event come to pass, also providing a bag of beauty gifts.
With a complete line of Life Fitness and Cybex machines, the Pensacola branch of World Gym upholds the franchise's relentless tradition of providing 24/7 access to fitness. Each device in the cardio stable is hooked up to a personal cable TV and DVD set, allowing runners to finally live out their dreams of running wind sprints through aisle 7 of the electronics store. Conversely, an outdoor workout area beckons the ruggedly inclined with battling ropes and climbing stations. Instructors lead a medley of aerobics and yoga classes, and personal trainers help members to craft their own custom fitness plans.
The 90-minute Taking Better Pictures course teaches aspiring image-catchers the basic principles of composition, exposure, lens selection, and photographic techniques. Knowledge of these basic concepts can immediately and dramatically improve the quality and clarity of an artiste's snapshots, leading to enhanced family photo albums and an appropriately arty online profile pictures for one's pet lobster. Check the online schedule and call ahead to reserve a spot in the on site-classroom. Class does not include $20 photo set for printing.
What began in 1975 as one inner-city gym in Highland Park, Michigan, has since evolved into a global health-club organization with locations in 17 different countries. Powerhouse Gym equips weightlifters and cardio bunnies alike with all they’ll ever need to keep—or create—a tight and toned physique. The gym offers equipment outfitted with personal TVs as well as a cast of certified and knowledgeable personal trainers.