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Millions of Americans join fitness centers and gyms in order to exercise regularly. After all, these local businesses typically offer professional, personal trainers and instructors to assist you with fitness and athletics. However, it is important to know what you are getting into prior to joining any health clubs or gyms. This is why we have created a list of helpful key terms and definitions, which are posted below.

  • Triathlon – This is essentially an athletic contest that involves three different major events. Often these three endurance events are swimming, long-distance running, and cycling.
  • Pilates – A system of physical exercise that incorporates a special apparatus which helps you build muscle, improve posture, increase flexibility, and heighten mental awareness.
  • Elliptical Trainer – A personal stationary machine that is designed to simulate walking or running. These are commonly used in homes and fitness centers, and allow people to exercise with minimal joint pressure or impact.
  • Yoga – A Hindu-derived discipline that involves controlled breathing and specific body postures. It is a form of stretching, meditation, and physical exercise that is practiced worldwide.
  • Home Gym – This typically refers to an all-inclusive workout machine. Most home gyms are about strength training and building muscle tissue. These units usually offer a stack of weight plates that are connected to cables. This way the weights can be lifted with various upper and lower-body exercises.
  • Calisthenics – Exercises that are done without the need for machines and devices. These exercises often improve body strength, range of movement, grace, and balance. Some examples are push-ups, jumping jacks, sit-ups, and hand stands.
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    Defining the future of professionally administered programs for the aging population, and improving outcomes for our patients. Get healthier and improve medical conditions through our programs.
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    Get the very best weight loss consultation, fitness classes, and gym equipment in the local Peabody area from our health clubs. Providing personal trainers at affordable rates at our health clubs.
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    TITLE Boxing Club Saugus
    329 Broadway, Rte 1 South, Saugus, MA 01906
    TITLE Boxing Club Saugus delivers the whole body sculpting & strengthening of a boxing gym without the combat. Your first POWER HOUR of boxing classes or kickboxing classes is FREE at our health club!
    (781) 813-3125
    Vital Cycle
    425 B Broadway, Saugus, MA 01906
    "Vital Cycle" is an upscale, community-based indoor Spin studio that provides one of the highest quality aerobic & anaerobic exercises available today.
    (888) 895-1210
    North Shore Yoga Studio
    180 Cabot Street, Beverly, MA 01915
    We specialize in Yoga, Hatha fitness, meditation, prenatal yoga, and mom and baby fitness. We are based in Beverly, MA.
    (978) 857-9063
    Perfect Balance Conditioning Inc
    63 1/2 Jefferson Ave, Salem, MA 01970
    (855) 292-5760
    North Shore Yoga
    180 Cabot St, Beverly, MA 01915
    (978) 857-9063
    Snap Fitness Reading
    46 Haven St, Reading, MA 01867
    (484) 334-2262
    Bally Total Fitness
    561 Squire Rd, Revere, MA 02151
    (781) 286-5400
    Bikini Body by Maria
    39 Beacon St, Chelsea, MA 02150
    (857) 399-6066
    Geriatric Med
    404 3rd St, Everett, MA 02149
    (617) 387-5936
    Bally Total Fitness
    285 Middlesex Ave, Medford, MA 02155
    (781) 321-4980
    Bikram Yoga Merrimack Valley
    43 High St Ste 310, North Andover, MA 01845
    (978) 689-9642
    TITLE Boxing Club North Andover
    137 Turnpike Street, North Andover, MA 01845
    Health Club with a kick. An explosive physical fitness program. Burn up to 1000 calories/hour in our "Power Hour" with our personal trainers. Lose weight and inches in our gym and feel the difference.
    (978) 620-0255
    Bally Total Fitness
    17 Winter St, Boston, MA 02108
    (617) 338-9001
    Afit Fitness Boot Camp
    820 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139
    Our weight loss boot camp offers total fitness training in a resort or retreat environment. When you need the bets fitness trainers and equipment in town, get in touch with us.
    (617) 245-1346
    Alexander Technique Boston
    6 Bigelow St #300, Cambridge, MA 02139
    Contact Adam Bailey at (978) 461-0946 in Cambridge, MA, for private fitness lessons in the Alexander Technique.
    (978) 461-0946

    In historic times, the need for exercise programs was minimal. Man spent time hunting animals, gathering food, and building their homes and shelters. Fast forward to 1936 and noted health and athletic instructor Jack LaLanne opened the first official fitness club. In the modern world, life has become easy. People spend long days behind a computer or television. The need for a solid gym program is necessary for many. Fitness centers provide ample opportunities to keep in shape. You pay a monthly or yearly membership. You then have access to exercise machines like stationary bikes and treadmills, personal trainers, and indoor swimming pools. Join an athletic program lead by a qualified instructor or work to build up muscles with a personal trainer. Your membership fee pays for these services. Many establishments have indoor running tracks, exercise studios, and equipment rooms. Jog or walk on the indoor track and stop worrying about attacks by dogs or strangers. Prepare for an upcoming triathlon. Get a workout in an instructor-led aerobics, yoga, or Zumba classes. You choose the activities that appeal to you. Blending diet with physical exertion leads to effective weight loss and muscle-building. The first few days in a new program generally make people feel incredibly sore. Within weeks, the pain is gone and muscle tone has improved. Noticeable improvements to the body become visible. Soon, you feel like a new person. Contact your local gym for current rates. Many centers offer discounts or free trials to new members. This helps you get a feel for the coaches, programs, and equipment without having to commit, if you don't find it to your liking.
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