There are many ways to satisfy your fitness needs. The greater Sacramento region is home to an amazing array of places, inside and outside, that can fit into your schedule and budget. It doesn’t matter what your present state of fitness is, you can always make it better. Staying fiscally fit as well as physically fit is a great goal to pursue. Get your workout duds on and get to it.
1900 Del Paso Road
Natomas, CA 95834
Work your way over to Natomas and bring your gym bag and determination. MaxFitness will welcome you seven days a week for a mere $19 a month. There’s no contract involved, just a month-to-month agreement. What that gets you is an all-inclusive pass to the facility. Zumba? Included. Weights? Included. If MaxFitness offers it, your monthly payment covers it. The gym’s stated goal is to keep you lean “…and your wallet fat.” With a focus on total health, the trainers and teachers here are dedicated to making certain that the work you put in is safe, in a supportive and helpful atmosphere.
3711 J St.
Sacramento, CA 95816
For the last six years, Time To Be Fit has offered a great assortment of classes for the Midtown community. The pricing is per class, and the classes are many. Spin the pedals on the cycling machines either to warm up or really hit it for a longer workout, then head to the weights. Pilates could easily follow that or be the reason you show up in the first place. Take part in yoga or circuit training, and do so under the practiced eyes and mentoring of the staff. On a drop-in basis, group classes start at $15. If you know you are going to do the majority of your workouts here, take advantage of the eight-class deal for $80, or go unlimited for $100. Work your sweat up in a clean, supportive atmosphere with others who are on the same path to better health.
2224 J Street
Sacramento, CA 95816
If your goal is to drop those unwanted pounds and burn fat, this boot camp-style workout may be what you are looking for. Fit Body focuses on results, driven by high-energy workouts, followed up with lots of motivation. You are accountable for your results, which may seem intimidating, but it isn’t. The workouts are always led by experienced, certified personal trainers. The high-energy focus is challenging so you will burn those calories away, but at the same time the workouts are designed to be fun. Your safety, along with the dropped poundage, is embedded in all workouts. The workouts are done in group settings so no one feels alone in their quest for a better body. Sign up on the web for four sessions, which cost $29. The schedule covers just about any time during the day that would work for you.
1809 Picasso Ave.
Davis, CA 95618
If you are in Davis, or anywhere nearby, the Davis Athletic Club may have one of the best deals in the area. Initial sign-up here is $121.19, which includes the first month’s dues. After that, it’s $49 per month. You can work out here seven days a week as there are over 50 classes to chose from and take part in. Zumba, step and tone, body pump, walk fit, pilates, yoga, turbo kick and cycling are just a few. There are also swim and lap classes in the pool and a steam room, sauna and jacuzzi. Free child care, ages six months to 12 years, is on site. Your membership comes with a 90-minute consultation to help you plan how best to use your time while sweating your way to better health. That’s quite a package.
1671 Alhambra Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95816
For the last 29 years, the Alhambra Athletic Club has been helping locals shed unwanted pounds or simply maintain a fit body and mind. For $84 a month, this is another well-equipped facility that will welcome you seven days a week. On weekdays, early birds can start at 5 a.m. and the club stays open until 11 p.m. Weekends start at 7 a.m. and close at 8 p.m. You have more than enough time to take advantage of this all-inclusive membership. Take on the circuit training or free weights. Wind down with yoga or stretch it out with pilates. Stack up a few laps in the heated pool or play a little racquet ball. Exercise with zumba, basic training, aqua aerobics and cycling, whatever you may need. Free on-site child care, great up-to-date equipment and group workouts will tame the pounds here.
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Charles Ferris is a freelance writer who has lived in the Sierra, halfway between Sacramento and Lake Tahoe, for the last 37 years. In 2010 he retired from teaching after 36 years . He and his wife hike, kayak, cross country ski, snow shoe, ride mountain bikes and road bikes, year round. His work can be found at Examiner.com.