At Northwest Athletic Club, patrons can train for almost any type of physical challenge. Those who want to become a tennis champion can reserve one of five indoor tennis courts for practice rain or shine. Those who want to dunk a basketball or just shoot a layup while yelling "dunk" can head to the facility's full-size basketball court. Those who dream of making Tiger Woods look like an amateur can work on their drive at the gym's driving range.
Of course, the club has a vast fitness floor for those who just want to work out, as well as a studio that hosts Zumba dance parties, spinning sessions, yoga classes, and more.
City Blends Smoothie Cafe offers fresh fruit concoctions to quench thirsts of every sort, whether you crave a sweet slurpable to start your day, a protein-packed beverage to help you recharge after a strenuous workout, or a low-sugar bribe for your dentist. If you're watching your figure, swap out an afternoon snack for a SlenderU Lite smoothie, loaded with raspberries, pineapple, strawberries, and burner protein ($4.47, 16 oz.). For something more indulgent but still boasting health benefits, slurp the Oreos-Over Manhattan, made with magic milk, chocolate syrup, Oreos, and gainer protein ($4.75, 16 oz.). Metabolisms quiver at the very sight of the Elvis, which shakes up the classic chocolate, peanut butter, and banana combination with the addition of burner protein ($4.75, 16 oz.).
Voted Best Athletic Club by Kalamazoo Gazette readers in 2010, West Hills Athletic Club helps guests achieve their health goals with engaging instructors and a varied approach to fitness. The complex offers 11 body-bettering group classes for sweat junkies of all skill levels. The Body Blast class employs a variety of resistance equipment to amp up strength with total-body conditioning, and the Cardio Boxing class marries intense kickboxing moves and dance choreography set to a high-octane soundtrack to kick start cardiovascular systems.
From within Brenda Bennett Salon, stylist Mindy Premo imparts style and manageability to manes. She kicks off appointments by determining a cut or hue that works best with clients’ features or skin tone before styling hair into their desired look. Mindy also pulls from three levels of smoothing treatments to instantly reduce frizz, boost shine, and subdue curls across all hair types.