Your Fitness 365 is a 24-hour-access facility open every day of the year, including scrumptious holidays such as Watercressmas and Yeaster. Members are given security-access keys to safely enter the club at all hours, whether the facility is staffed or not. Your three-month membership will grant you access to Your Fitness 365's high-end strength-training and cardiovascular equipment, including Precor-brand cross-training machines, Olympic half-rack free weights, stationary bicycles, and treadmills. You’ll also get unlimited use of the club's tanning beds and infrared sauna, as well as participation in group fitness classes such as Zumba, martial arts, and spinning. The club's lush amenities also include private entertainment screens with more than 70 channels on all cardio machines, private showers, lockers, dressing areas, and fluffy bath towels (not for keeps).
As they enter the training circle at Curves, female guests come face-to-face with the smiles of other women. And just as points on a circle share a common distance from the circle's center, workout participants share the experiences of those nearby by trading stations throughout the 30-minute training session. One minute is spent on a piece of strength-training equipment built for feminine frames and designed to work two opposing muscle groups with a single movement. Exercisers then move on to a recovery station, where they run, jog, or dance to maintain heart rates and keep platforms in place during momentary losses of gravity.
Led by owner and championship choreographer Chrissy Smith, the on-point pedagogues at Chrissy’s Dance Academy help funnel youngsters' restless energy into grace, confidence, and full-body fitness. The school introduces students to seven dance disciplines in three joyful studios tailored to specific age groups—for example, Studio 1 caters to teeny dancers with whimsical garden décor and a large bathroom in case of emergencies or embarrassing transmutations into rhinoceroses. Teachers prepare pupils for going on tour with pop stars in hip-hop sessions, demonstrate double-time stomps in clogging classes, and explain how to stealthily irritate coworkers in seated toe tapping. Customers can view the schedule for more information. Classes contain just 8–12 students, allowing for laser-like focus on each two-stepper, who will improve rapidly while sashaying away from lasers. Viewing windows enable proud parents to watch as their children leap like professional frogs, and a variety of eateries and a nearby spa prevent wasted time.
Equipment: Precor cardio and strength, Concept2 rowers, TRX, Fitness on Request
Students should bring: Bottle of water, towel, and a lack of excuses
Average class length: 60 minutes
Number of Staff: 5?10 people
Class location: Mix of indoor and outdoor classes
Good for beginners: Yes
Parking: Parking lot
Pro Tip: Stay hydrated and eat a healthy snack an hour before exercising
For more than three decades, locally owned Spectrum Athletic Clubs have aimed to create a resort-like experience for patrons with upscale perks and personalized care. After workouts, gym-goers can avail themselves of unlimited towel service and change in comfortable locker rooms. Other amenities include saunas, steam rooms, healthy cafes, specialized workout areas, and complimentary Internet access.
In addition, racquetball courts let athletes improve their game independently, and patrons can sweat solo on cardiovascular equipment with individual viewing screens. Group classes, more than 1,200 of which are held daily, include Zumba, Pilates, Body Combat, and CXWorx sessions and enable trainees to draw motivation from each other or from each exercise studio's complimentary tank of moxie. The Spectrum Kids Club gives kids a place to play while adults work out and hosts such events as pool parties and pizza parties throughout the year.
The fourth annual Pumpkin Patch San Antonio celebrates the advent of fall with harvest-themed entertainment, running Friday through Sunday for the entire month of October near Sea World. Traditional hayrides stir the senses with the scent of fresh straw as a seemingly endless plot of pumpkins waits to be turned into fresh pies, pancakes, and sweet bread. While at the festival, kids can ride ponies, pet small farm animals, or defy gravity in the inflatable bounce house and slide.