It is that time of year again; the Holiday season winds down and you’ve made the New Year’s resolution to exercise more and stay in shape!
Well, you’re in luck! There are a number of places throughout the area with programs to fit your lifestyle and incentives to get you started.
Geist Fitness, located at 11693 Fall Creek Rd., offers a 7-day free trial membership. If you sign a one year contract during that time, you will be enrolled in the “healthy lifestyles” coaching program which allows you to review your progress with a coach each month. Owner Joseph Damush say new programs will be added in 2007, but they will continue to offer personal training and a variety of classes, including Yoga, Spinning and Pilates with a “Pilates Reformer.”
The enrollment fee for a single membership with a one year contract (required) is $99 and $49 monthly dues. Geist Fitness does not offer childcare. It is open daily with shortened hours on Saturday and Sunday.
Geist Fitness Video
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Have you ever driven by a Cardinal Fitness in the evening and noticed the fogged up windows? Well, there’s lot of huffin’and puffin’ going on in there.
You can find a couple of Cardinal Fitness centers at 10610 E. 96th street, and the new facility at 116th and Olio behind CVS. Marc Thoma of Cardinal Fitness says they offer memberships that are $19.99 a month, and they have month-to-month memberships. They do not require a long term contract. They feature only “Life Fitness” and “Hammer Strength” equipment, and they offer a Kids Club for the youngsters during weekday and weekend times.
Cardinal Fitness Video
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The Fishers YMCA offers health and fitness for the whole family, as well as aquatics and open gym times. You pay a monthly fee based on your family income and enjoy a variety of classes and a drop-in babysitting room. Geist resident Lisa Verona teaches early morning Spinning classes at the Fishers YMCA, and she says if you are looking for a new exercise program for the new year, Spinning (which is riding a stationary bike to music) is the way to go! “It is an awesome exercise that anyone can do,” Verona says. “You work at your own pace and get better and stronger as you go.” Verona adds, “It’s a lot like running only without the impact and the winter air in your face!”
So whether it is spinning, dancing, weight-lifting or fogging up the windows, pick an exercise plan that you think you might enjoy and go for it in 2007.
Fishers YMCA Video
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Good luck and Happy New Year!