Because of New Year’s resolutions, January is typically a very busy month for gyms and fitness clubs; which makes it the perfect time to join because many health and fitness facilities offer special discounts and/or launch new programs early in the year.
Here is a list of health and fitness facilities in Owensboro, along with a quick update on what’s new with them for 2016.
3332 Villa Point Drive, Suite 107
Anytime Fitness is a 24-hour gym and co-ed fitness center. They recently celebrated a grand reopening to unveil some major renovations, including new machines and new mirrors around the free weight area.
Anytime also hired a new personal trainer and added Zumba.
3115 Commonwealth Court B-7
This unique, feminine fitness boutique offers BarreAmped, TRX suspension training, and Yoga in a custom-built studio located on Commonwealth Court right off Highway 54 behind Ole South Barbecue.
Wheatgrass Juice Bar & Kitchen is now co-located within the facility as well, which is perfect for grabbing a juice or snack after class!
Balance 54 is offering a new client special – $45 for two weeks of unlimited classes or a single first-time class for $9. Monthly memberships are $99 and members get 10% off at Wheatgrass.
With the new year underway, there is a lot happening at EdgeBody/EdgeFit. The boot camp is relocating to the former Sports Warehouse building (4617 Sutherland Rd), which is set to open February 1. The move will expand the square footage from its current 1,700 to 10,000 in the new location.
Along with the move, Edge has launched Edge Elite Sports Performance, a sports training program which will utilize 5,000 sq ft of the new facility. The Kentucky Mavericks and several high school sports teams will be training with Edge Elite.
At EdgeFit, new equipment has been ordered in preparation for the women’s only area, “lady fit,” which will feature circuit training machines.
1006 Ford Avenue
The Owensboro Health Healthpark wants to help you be the best that you can be in 2016 with Your Life RE:MADE Body and Life Transformation Challenge, a 3-month-long challenge starting February 1. Whether you want to quit smoking, lose 10 pounds or do that elusive pull-up that you mastered back in high school – the Healthpark wants to inspire you to re-make your body and yourself. Start again with RE:MADE. Find more details at owensborohealth.org/healthpark/remade.
The Healthpark is also hosting a Fitness and Wellness Education Series entitled “Understanding the Process of Change: How to be Successful at Making Change,” featuring 30 minute sessions led by the Healthpark’s fitness team on Wednesday, Jan 27, 2016. Whether you are looking to adopt a more healthy lifestyle through exercise, improve your diet, lose weight, stop smoking, become a better student, or be successful at reaching any goal – it all involves change. Sessions will be held at 8:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., and 6:00 p.m. and are FREE to members and non-members.
The focus of Livewell featuring Flex 151 is total lifestyle transformation. Owner Shaun Angel says, “Flex 151 is dedicated to improving strength and energy for today’s time strapped modern person. We compress over 99 minutes of activity into 15 minutes, leaving time for nutritional change through our included Whole 9 nutritional guide.”
New for 2016, Livewell is offering a 21-day sugar detox training with Certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, Molly Angel. The training is meant to help clients regain control of their food choices, teach them to read ingredient labels and focus on whole food nutrition, not supplements and starvation dieting. Coming out of the 21 days, clients can expect to go back into a life centered around hunger, energy and craving control.
CrossFit combines olympic weightlifting, powerlifting, gymnastics, plyometrics, kettlebells, running, rowing, and biking to ensure their athletes are well-rounded, and prepared for whatever task the day may have in store.
Owensboro CrossFit, Owensboro’s first and only CrossFit Affiliate, prides itself on community and world class coaching. Every class is led by a coach, and is structured in a manner that allows every athlete to focus on a strength, skill work, and conditioning.
In addition to CrossFit classes, Owensboro CrossFit will be kicking off a new CrossFit Lite class in February, which stays true to the CrossFit methodology, but will cater to those who want a more cardio based and lightweight approach. Other programs starting in early 2016 include Gymnastics, Yoga, and Barbell clubs, as well as CrossFit Kids.
To come see for yourself, CrossFit also offers a FREE Community CrossFit class every Thursday at 6 p.m. for ages 13 and up.
Owensboro Family YMCA
900 Kentucky Parkway
“A membership at the YMCA is so much more than working on your personal health,” says Program Director, Chad Hart. “It allows us to inject programs and services into the community to alleviate governmental tax dollars, alleviate the demands of a single parent, alleviate the burdens of a child who is less fortunate and may not have enrichment activities at home.”
In addition to the fitness center and aquatics center, the YMCA offers many programs like After School and Holiday Camp to help parents in need of childcare while they are still at work. “All of our youth programs are structured and closely monitored to high standards. Each day the children receive a character lesson around Caring, Honesty, Respect, Responsibility and Faith,” Hart said.
Throughout January, The Owensboro Y is having a “Pay the Day” joiner fee promotion: join for $15 on Jan. 15, $16 on the Jan.16, etc.
3621 Highway 54
Planet Fitness believes no one should ever feel “Gymtimidated.” Everyone should feel at ease, no matter what his or her workout goals are. Through January 22nd, Planet Fitness Owensboro is having a $1 down (plus pro-rated fee) membership startup.
There are two membership options. White card membership is $10/month which includes 24/7 access to gym and all machines and workout equipment. Black card membership is $19.99/month which includes 24/7 gym access, plus access to tanning beds, hydro-beds and massage chairs.
Utilizing the ballet barre to perform small isometric movements set to fantastic music, Pure Barre is a total body workout that lifts your seat, tones your thighs, abs, and arms, and burns fat in record- breaking time.
During the month of January, Pure Barre Owensboro is offering their “learn to barre” special with two weeks of unlimited classes for $49.
In March, the studio is launching Purebarre “platform,” which means adding bursts of cardio to every workout.
1212 JR Miller Blvd.
The StayFit24 mission is to provide a friendly, convenient, value-driven experience for our members to get fit faster and stay fit longer.
StayFit24 Owensboro recently remodeled with new flooring, fresh paint, and new equipment.
The Hines Center
One Wellness Drive Philpot, KY
The Hines Center launched their new “Fitness on Demand” kiosks in December, which offer 200 pre-recorded, guided workouts on a 65” TV screen at the click of a button.
“We have found that people like the flexibility that Fitness on Demand offers because you can work out whenever it’s convenient. Moms love it. Shift workers use it at midnight. Plus, there’s everything from Yoga to P90x-style workouts,” says Hines Center Director, Teresa Thomas, who has noticed an increase in the number of people working out at the Hines Center since the kiosks were introduced.
The regular class schedule is still being offered, but now Fitness on Demand is included in the membership price as an added bonus. There is a description of each class on the kiosk. Classes are either 45 minute or 55 minutes long. “Sometimes people will come to a scheduled class and do a Fitness on Demand class before or after their scheduled workout,” Thomas said.