When you make the decision to begin a fitness regimen, finding the right place to go can be difficult. Maybe you're fulfilling a New Year's resolution or perhaps you are a fitness guru looking for a change of scenery. Indianapolis weather doesn't always cooperate with fitness needs. When choosing a gym, several factors come into play such as amenities and costs. When it comes to amenities, fitness facilities offer free guest passes and tours which can greatly assist you in making your decision.
Keep in mind that most gyms require a signing fee in addition to some type of monthly fee. Most require anywhere from a one year to two year contract. At least once a year, usually in January, various gyms offer to waive the joining fee. Also, when considering gym costs, keep in mind that it's a very competitive market and you can often negotiate a waived signing fee or a lower monthly charge. It never hurts to try. If you aren't sure you want to make a long-term commitment... to any one facility, look for those that will allow a month-by-month membership. Whatever the case, this list will help you select the perfect place.
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Anytime Fitness is a special fitness facility that stays open all the time. Through a secure security system, members are able to access the club and workout whenever is convenient. The clubs offer state-of-the-art equipment for cardio, strength and free weight. Many of their locations also offer tanning. There are many locations in the Indianapolis area. Click the link below to see all the locations:
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Crossfit® is a fitness community that believes that everyone is capable of attaining incredible fitness. The CrossFit® program is designed for universal scalability for any committed individual regardless of experience. The same routines used for cage fighters are scaled down for heart patients and the elderly. Famous for its tough workouts and incredible results, Crossfit® can get you into shape. Check out the link below for locations near you!
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For women who just want to commit to a short workout three times a week, Curves offers a circuit-training routine that promises to get you in and out in around 30 minutes. Because these locations don't require much equipment, there are many locations throughout the Indianapolis area, mostly in strip malls. This might be a good alternative to traditional gyms for some women with tight time-constraints. They don't offer traditional locker rooms or childcare and only women are allowed. See link below for all Indianapolis locations:
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Gold's Gym is known throughout the world for its fitness facilities. While visions of muscle-building competitions might be filling your mind, they are open to anyone who wishes to pursue a healthier lifestyle. There are two Indianapolis locations. Highlights of Gold's includes racquetball courts and a lots of exercise classes.
Indianapolis (Washington Street)
7140 East Washington Street, Indianapolis, IN 46219
Indianapolis Michigan Road
8401 North Michigan Road, Indianapolis, IN 46268
Phone: 317-357-4653Continue to 5 of 7 below.
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LA Fitness has nine locations in the Indianapolis area. Their facilities offer indoor heated lap pools, whirlpool spas and saunas, which many gyms in the area don't offer. In addition, they offer juice bars and childcare at an additional price.
6160 North Keystone Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46220
9930 Pendleton Pike, Indianapolis, IN 46236
11752 Cumberland Road, Fishers, IN 46037
2744 East 146th Street, Carmel, IN 46033
10574 Workout Way, Carmel, IN 46032
5435 Pike Plaza Road, Indianapolis, IN 46254
3855 East Southport Road, Indianapolis, IN 46237
9030 Rockville Road, Indianapolis, IN 46234
540 North State Road 135, Greenwood, IN 46142
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Lifetime Fitness is known for its emphasis on the body from the inside out. Featuring free yoga classes and unique workouts such as martial arts and rock wall climbing, they pride themselves on being different from other gyms. There are three locations in the Indianapolis area.
11691 Fishers Corner Boulevard, Indianapolis, IN 46038
8705 Castle Creek Parkway, Indianapolis, IN 46250
9525 Meridian Street, Indianapolis, IN 46260
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The YMCA is a great alternative to the regular gyms because they provide extensive programming. Not only do they have lots of free workout classes, but they also offer everything from parenting classes, to Bible studies, to family-events. They may be more expensive at first glance, but factor in membership discounts for children's programs and you may end up ahead. In addition, free childcare affords parents the opportunity to work out uninterrupted which all parents know, is a factor to staying focused on exercise. There are ten locations in the Indianapolis area:
401 East Michigan Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204
7900 South Shelby Street, Indianapolis, IN 46227
5736 Lee Road, Indianapolis, IN 46216
9012 East 126th Street, Fishers 46038
Indy Bike Hub
222 East Market Street, Suite E100, Indianapolis, IN 46204
8400 Westfield Boulevard, Indianapolis, IN... 46240
7114 Lakeview Parkway Drive West, Indianapolis, IN 46268
501 North Shortridge Road, Indianapolis, IN 46219
Hendricks Regional Health
301 Satori Parkway, Avon, IN 46213
2791 North Lebanon Street, Lebanon, IN 46052