There's more than just strength-training and cardio equipment at Memorial Health and Lifestyle Center. The expansive facility also features a lap and therapy pool, basketball and racquetball courts, and locker rooms with whirlpools and dry saunas for washing and drying your sweaty workout clothes. Moreover, its services include childcare, massage therapy, personal training, and more than 80 weekly fitness classes, including yoga, Pilates, Zumba, and Les Mills's aquatic-based Water in Motion classes.
Members at Curves, a fitness center designed exclusively for women, rotate around a circuit of hydraulic resistance machines that have been designed to work with female bodies and promote weight loss, protect against osteoporosis, and deal with arthritis. An experienced trainer is always nearby to help manage participants’ machine maneuvering and muscle making. Instead of fiddling with weight stacks and losing momentum, the hydraulic machines use your own body weight, fitness level, and aerodynamic water bottle to create resistance that matches abilities, decreasing the risk of soreness or injury. Because traditional lift-and-lower motions create bulky muscles, each machine uses push-and-pull motions to create toned, lean muscles perfect for crushing a grapefruit without looking like you can.
Cardinal Fitness provides a throng of workout amenities in a fully equipped epicenter of exercise. Bolster blood-pumping organs with sophisticated cardio equipment while buttressing biceps and shaping solar plexuses on top-notch strength-training equipment. Although Austrian bodybuilders have pumped the world's iron supply to dangerously low levels, Cardinal still provides enough of the strength-fortifying mineral for a wide array of free weights. A 45-minute personal training session (a $50 value) will give you a jump-start at the gym and enhance subsequent workouts by providing you with information on the best exercises for your body, as well as individualized advice for achieving fitness goals. Cardinal provides clean showers and lockers (you must provide a lock) for carefree storage of wearables and spare copies of Rodney Dangerfield's autobiography.
Even before YMCAs were known worldwide as the easiest organization to spell with your arms, they were known for their original mission of fostering a sense of community through youth development, healthy living, and social-responsibility programs for people of all ages and income levels. The Michiana Family YMCA promotes wellness programs with a full-service gymnasium filled with an arsenal of modern Cybex strength machines, cardio machines, and free weights. Athletes can also stretch muscles within on-site racquetball courts, swim laps inside a 25-yard, six-lane indoor pool, and film re-creations of the 1996 Olympics on the 1/16th-mile outdoor track. The Y organizes youth programs such as summer camps and leadership opportunities and keeps younger tots occupied with childcare services.