Springfield's Soccer Center is the great place for a sports fan to spend a Saturday, or any day for that matter.
Curious about kickboxing? Check out one of these kickboxing classes and learn the basics.
Parking is plentiful, so patrons can feel free to bring their vehicles.
American Family Fitness welcomes members of all ages and experience levels with a host of exercise options. Every membership kicks off with a one-hour personal-training consultation, so newbies can familiarize themselves with the health club's state-of-the art cardiovascular machines and other equipment. After that, it's on to the courts, weight rooms, and cardio studios, where members can take classes or work independently. Even kids get special attention, thanks to the KidZone child center and the variety of youth fitness curricula. For extra guidance, members can enroll in the complimentary, eight-week AmFam-U program, which imparts the basics of starting a new exercise regime.
Since 1988, Midlothian Athletic Club has dedicated its 70,000 square feet to myriad forms of achieving healthy living. Whether members want to hone tennis and racquetball skills, break a sweat in group exercise classes such as spinning and BodyPump, or relax in a sauna, they can do it at the MAC. The staff troll a stock of cardio and strength-training equipment, including FreeMotion Elite weight machines, Life Fitness treadmills and ellipticals, and Precor machines, ready to dole out technique pointers. At the indoor pool, swimmers can get a workout on the lap lanes, slip down water slides, or pretend to be toddlers in the kiddie pool. The club also has six indoor lanes, where instructors lead water-aerobics classes that are gentler on joints than moon aerobics.
To help guests recover after a hard workout, the Midlothian Athletic Club hosts many means of relaxation. The massage therapists calibrate their fingers to several styles of kneading, including deep-tissue, Swedish, and myofascial release massage. At the MAC Cafe, chefs sear turkey burgers, bake lime-chili parmesan fries, and blend protein shakes to order for nutritious refueling.
In 2011, the VCU Rams athletics program emerged under the national spotlight's brightest bulbs when the men's basketball team advanced to the NCAA Final Four as an 11-seed. But while their Cinderella story may have made VCU a household name and bedtime story for sports-loving children, it is hardly the only instance of Rams' athletic success. A perennial powerhouse on the tennis court, the men's program has raked in 16 conference championships and eight All-America selections while spending 17 straight years in the ITA top-25. Members of the Atlantic 10 Conference since 2012, the Rams don their black-and-gold uniforms to proudly represent their university at a number of fan-friendly facilities.
While Nathan Daniels was pouring his athletic energy into AFL games, he probably had no idea that he was, in fact, training for what was to come. That career led him to found Daniels Performance Enhancement, where he pushes current athletes to the brink of their abilities and makes new ones out of novices. His services span boot camps, personal training, and sports-specific training such as the proper technique for a Gatorade shower.