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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 Westerville area health centers. Improving your overall health is our main goal.
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    Oxygen Health & Fitness LLC
    970 N High St, Columbus, OH 43201
    Join our fitness center to learn how you can revamp your fitness, wellness, and exercise routine. Our personal trainers give health tips and nutritional guidance to help you live a healthy lifestyle.
    (614) 297-0419
    The Athletic Club of Columbus
    136 E Broad St, Columbus, OH 43215
    A Five Star Platinum private club and gym offering state-of-the-art athletic facilities, casual & elegant dining and extensive private event space to members & guests. Call today to learn more!
    (614) 221-3344
    Turner's ATA Black Belt Academy
    3968 Powell Rd, Powell, OH 43065
    The ATA Martial Arts and Black Belt Academy are members of the World Traditional Taekwondo Union (WTTU) - one of the world’s largest martial arts organizations. The United States affiliate of the WTTU is the American Taekwondo Association.
    (614) 760-0000
    Lifestyles for Ladies Only
    91 Huber Village Blvd, Westerville, OH 43081
    (614) 901-2582
    6049 S Sunbury Rd, Westerville, OH 43081
    (614) 890-4677
    Universal Fitness & Leisure Inc
    975 Eastwind Dr Ste 145, Westerville, OH 43081
    (614) 895-8696
    Punch Fitness
    50 Westerview Dr, Westerville, OH 43081
    (614) 392-2917
    Aspen Fitness Clubs
    161 N State St, Westerville, OH 43081
    (740) 965-8333
    Punch Fitness
    50 Westerville Sq, Westerville, OH 43081
    (614) 392-2917
    Fitness 19
    85 W Schrock Rd, Westerville, OH 43081
    (614) 899-1919
    Curves for Women
    5787 Cleveland Ave, Columbus, OH 43231
    (614) 899-2213
    Power Shack Fitness Center
    6363 Cooper Rd, Columbus, OH 43231
    (614) 898-9540
    Uplift Fitness and Wellness
    6363 Cooper Rd, Columbus, OH 43231
    (614) 948-3252
    California Fitness
    1575 E Dublin Granville Rd, Columbus, OH 43229
    (614) 888-6301
    Ultimate U Total Health
    5791 Zarley St, New Albany, OH 43054
    (614) 855-9489

    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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