Perspiration gets mischievous when cooped up inside the body, acting out by drenching armpits on first dates and disguising itself as tears during job interviews. Release disgruntled body water with today's Groupon: for $48, you get a three-month gym membership (a $193 value, includes enrollment fee), valid at the Carillon Wellness Center in the St. Anthony's Outpatient Center in St. Petersburg, the Cheek-Powell Wellness Center on the Morton Plant Hospital campus in Clearwater, or the Palm Harbor Wellness Center in the Palm Lake Shopping Center.
BayCare Wellness Centers cater to exercisers with fully equipped gyms, more than 50 group exercise classes, and three complimentary personal training sessions. During the first session, a trainer will measure flexibility, muscular endurance, fist-pump velocity, and body composition. Two 30-minute follow-up sessions will consist of a personalized workout based on this initial physical assessment. Outfitted with a personal fitness plan, health hunters can lift weights or push the body’s ticker into overdrive on an armada of cardio machines. With more than 50 group exercise classes, muscle-smiths can melt away fat and sculpt sinews in unison during yoga, Pilates, Zumba, or total body toning. The Carillon location offers a virtual cycling theater with a ride-along simulated video that transports stationary cyclists to the open road, allowing riders to take in scenery while dodging holograms of errant student drivers.
Clients can sit down in a Nutrition 101 class with a registered dietitian on the first Tuesday of every other month to discuss nutrition and fence with whole-grain baguettes. Each wellness center touts locker rooms and towel services, ideal for sopping up excess sweat or signaling surrender to distempered treadmills. For a complete list of fitness classes, check the Carillon schedule, the Cheek-Powell schedule, or the Palm Harbor schedule.
BayCare Fitness Centers
BayCare Fitness Centers offer the community a unique alternative to the standard health club. Incorporating physical fitness with coaching allows clients to experience a total wellness transformation of the mind, body, and spirit. A staff of physical trainers supplements the fully equipped cardio and strength-training equipment and group classes. The center boasts more than 40 group fitness classes per week, including spinning, P90X®LIVE, Zumba, Insanity, BOKWA, Yoga, Pilates, and more. Before or after a workout, clients can take advantage of towel service, babysitting, group coaching classes with personal trainers, massages performed by licensed massage therapists, and more.