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Important Terms about Health Clubs

Many people who want to improve their physical fitness decide to join a health club. A typical club sports a wide range of equipment, including weights and treadmills, to help members achieve their goals. If you’ve never belonged to a health club, you may be unfamiliar with the terminology you may encounter, so below we’ll define certain words often used in the industry.

  • Gym – The most commonly used term for a health club. Aside from a variety of weights and other athletic equipment, gyms often have areas where one can play sports such as basketball and racquetball. Also called a fitness center.
  • Pilates – A physical fitness system that involves a series of exercises intended to improve flexibility, strength, and endurance. It is usually performed on a mat, sometimes with the aid of props such as exercise balls. The system is named after its inventor, Joseph Pilates.
  • Yoga – An exercise system that originated in India, whose purpose is to promote greater control over the body and mind. Its practitioners often credit it with relieving stress and increasing physical flexibility, among other benefits. Although yoga traditionally has a religious aspect, classes taught in gyms generally emphasize its physical health benefits.
  • Aerobics – A type of workout routine that promotes strength, flexibility, and cardiovascular health. This is done though a wide variety of sustained athletic exercises, often including but not restricted to jogging, swimming, and cycling.
  • Free weights – Weights, such as dumbbells and barbells, that are not attached to a weightlifting apparatus. They differ from weight machines in allowing a greater range of movement.
    International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Assn.
    Boston, MA 02210
    Rediscover the importance of being healthy and fit through our prestigious association. Dedicated to promoting sports, health, and overall wellness together through our association.
    Health Club Directory
    Saint Charles, MO 63304
    Find the workout that is best for you by trying yoga, zumba, Pilates and kickboxing classes at our local Buda area health centers. Improving your overall health is our main goal.
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    Hills Fitness Center
    4615 Bee Cave Rd, Austin, TX 78746
    A membership to The Hills Health Club and Wellness Center entitles you to general usage of the facilities: heated outdoor and indoor pools, lighted fitness trail, free weights, state-of-the-art cardio
    (512) 327-4881
    St David's Cardiac Rehabilitation Fitness Center
    900 E 30th St Ste 314, Austin, TX 78705
    We provide a full-service, comfortable, supervised health and fitness center. We specialize in older adults, high-risk individuals and beginning exercisers. We provide a variety of classes and personal training opportunities.
    (512) 544-4263
    Fitness 360
    4601 N Lamar Blvd Ste 508, Austin, TX 78751
    Work out anytime you like because we're open 24/7! Our premier health club offers members a convenient central location, top-condition athletic equipment, professional fitness classes and more.
    (512) 233-0100
    Oxygen Fitness Center
    163 Trademark St, Buda, TX 78610
    (512) 312-2900
    Be Healthy At Home
    320 N Main St Ste 102, Buda, TX 78610
    (512) 295-7000
    Plum Fit
    4100 Everett Dr Ste 150, Kyle, TX 78640
    (512) 268-3638
    Oxygen Fitness
    5 Brent Blvd Ste 100, Kyle, TX 78640
    (512) 504-3273
    Planet Fitness- Austin
    1807 W Slaughter Ln Ste 480, Austin, TX 78748
    (512) 428-8420
    Olympia Hills Gym
    9900 S Interstate 35, Austin, TX 78748
    (512) 292-3154
    Jenny Craig Weight Loss Center
    5601 Brodie Ln Ste 900, Austin, TX 78745
    (512) 899-0001
    Gold's Gym
    4404 W William Cannon Dr, Austin, TX 78749
    (512) 583-0800
    Gold's Gym
    801 E William Cannon Dr Ste 105, Austin, TX 78745
    (512) 383-8990
    South Austin Optimist Little L
    5903 Cherry Loop, Austin, TX 78745
    (512) 443-7873
    Austin Rock Gym
    4401 Freidrich Ln Ste 300, Austin, TX 78744
    (512) 441-2423
    7101 S Mo Pac Expy, Austin, TX 78749
    (512) 358-8171

    Health clubs give their members access to gym equipment that they can use to improve their physical health and appearance. Many health clubs also offer exercise classes and personal training services. The specific types of fitness equipment and classes that a gym provides, can differ from one location to another. You should, therefore, consider the specific types of options that an athletic club can offer before joining. Some health clubs have indoor and outdoor pools. Pools help people stay fit by participating in zero impact cardio workouts. The sports club might also use the pool to teach children and adults how to swim or dive. The pool is also often used for aquatic fitness and aerobics Many gyms have free weight sets and workout equipment that gives members the chance to participate in strength training. Some of the equipment allows members to lift weights without a spotter. In many cases, people feel that the machines offer more control than free weights. The option that you choose, however, mostly depends on your preference and ability. If you are interested in taking pilates, yoga or aerobics classes, then you will want to find a gym that offers these classes. Many gyms now offer group athletic classes to encourage their members to visit regularly. In addition to sports and workout facilities, a gym might also have a spa that can help you recover from exercise or physical condition. The spa might offer various services such as massage therapy, hot stone massage, saunas and whirlpools. You can learn more about the health clubs in your area by searching the internet and reading their websites.
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