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Fitness and Wellness

No contracts, no direct deposits, no joining fees, and no strings attached. Our experienced, degreed, and certified staff are ready to help you get started. Choose from a variety of à la carte group exercise classes, fitness memberships, or a group exercise membership at North Lakes. 

Join the LES MILLS GRIT™ 28-Day Challenge, because we don't have time for average! Register by Jan. 31, 2017. See below for details.

  • LES MILLS GRIT™ 28-Day Challenge

    Join the LES MILLS GRIT™ 28-Day Challenge! 
    Register and receive:

    • Pre/post challenge fitness assessment
    • Les Mills 21-day meal plan
    • Free access to certified personal trainers
    • Free access to GRIT™ coaches
    • Finisher's Les Mills GRIT™ bragging shirt
    • Unlimited access to GRIT™ workouts

    GRIT™ Workouts: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5 p.m. plus Saturdays, 7:30 a.m. 

    Expectations: Each workout is 30-minutes of high-intensity interval training. We rotate through a series of three different workouts- strength, plyometric, and cardio. You will be expected to participate in all three GRIT workouts per week. These workouts can be safe for beginners, but for it to be effective you will need to allow yourself to work at a high intensity.  

    Registration: $50 per person; register in-person at any rec center, online, or by phone (940) 349-8287. Once registered, please schedule your pre-challenge fitness assessment either in person at North Lakes or by calling (940) 349-8287.

    What is GRIT™ and the Science Behind it? 
    GRIT™ is high-intensity interval training (HIIT). Short, intense bursts of effort followed by periods of recovery. The basic recipe? Go as hard as you can for a short period of time, rest, and then repeat. It’s the intervals that allow you to keep pushing into your max effort training zone. 

    Studies have shown that HIIT training, when coupled with resistance training, can decrease waist circumference and internal abdominal fat while accelerating changes in body composition, strength, and cardiovascular fitness.

    There’s no disputing it. It’s scientifically proven that HIIT cardio training drives you to burn calories for hours after the workout, increase aerobic fitness, unleash fast-twitch muscle fibers and grow lean muscle tissue, burning fat. But don’t take our word for it. Register for the challenge and experience the results for yourself.

  • Fitness Memberships

    North Lakes Rec Center
    2001 W. Windsor Dr., (940) 349-8287

    Includes access to certified staff, Olympic free weights and benches, cable crossover, weight machines, recumbent bikes, ellipticals, stair stepper, and treadmills. Group exercise classes are available for additional fees. Equipment orientations are $10 by appointment. After completing an orientation members ages 12-15 can use the weight room with parental supervision.
    One month, $20
    Three months, $40
    One year, $120

    Denia Rec Center
    1001 Parvin St. (940) 349-8285

    Includes access to free weights, treadmills, weight machines, ellipticals, bikes, and more. Equipment orientations are free and by appointment only. Group exercise classes are available for additional fees.
    One month, $15
    Three months, $35
    One year, $100

    MLK Jr. Rec Center
    1300 Wilson St. (940) 349-8575

    Includes access to free weights, treadmills, weight machines, ellipticals, bikes, and more. Equipment orientations are free Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Group exercise classes are available for additional fees.
    One month, $15
    Three months, $35
    One year, $100

    Senior Center
    509 N. Bell Ave. (940) 349-8720

    Members must be 50 years or older. Includes access to treadmills, bikes, ellipticals, leg-extension, and bicep-curl machine, chest press, shoulder press, triceps press, hip abductor/adductor, ab crunch, and free weights. Group exercise classes are available for additional fees.
    One month, $15
    Three months, $35
    One year, $100

    All Access Gym Membership
    One month, $25
    Three months, $50
    One year, $150

    All Access Gym Membership, plus the NAT
    One month, $35
    Three months, $75
    One year, $225
     

  • North Lakes Group Exercise Membership

    North Lakes Group Exercise Membership
    Monthly Schedule

    • UNLIMITED access to 30+ classes per week
    • Full access to the weight room and cardio room

    Membership Rates: Drop-in, $5; one month, $30; three months, $80; one year, $299

    Child Care While You Workout
    Monday-Friday, 8-11 a.m.
    Monday-Thursday, 4:30-8 p.m.
    Friday, 4:30-6:30 p.m. and Saturday, 9-11 a.m.
    $10 per month for fitness and group exercise members
    $2 drop-in fee for nonmembers; $1 for each additional child

    Classes Include:

    Les Mills BODYPUMP™ 
    This 60 minute resistance training workout is the fastest way to tone up and lose body fat! Using the best weight-room exercises such as squats, presses, lifts, and curls, you’ll burn fat, gain strength and quickly produce lean body muscle conditioning. 

    Les Mills BODYCOMBAT™ 
    The 60 minute fiercely energetic cardio workout where you will punch, kick, and kata your way through calories to superior cardiovascular fitness. 

    Les Mills BODYJAM™ 
    That pop song you love right now? It’s in BODYJAM. Dance your butt off, get a killer workout, and burn an average of 500 calories while you’re at it. Whether you’ve got two left feet or fancy yourself as Beyonce’s back up dancer, you will love this 60-minute cardio dance class! Pop, Hip-hop, House, and all styles of electronic dance music are the soul of BODYJAM. Open to all bodies, of any fitness level. 

    Les Mills BODYFLOW™ 
    This 60 minute workout mixes Yoga, Tai Chi, and Pilates to build flexibility and strength then leaves you feeling centered and calm. Controlled breathing, concentration, and a carefully structured series of stretches and poses create a holistic workout.

    Les Mills CXWORX™ 
    A 30 minute core training workout that incorporates strength training to hone in on the torso and sling muscles that connect the upper body to the lower body. Ideal for tightening the core area while improving strength and assisting in injury prevention. 

    Indoor Cycling 
    Burn massive amounts with this 45 minute workout! Cycling strengthens core and lower body muscles while improving cardiovascular health. 

    Indoor Cycling/Les Mills CXWORX™ Hybrid
    Burn calories and tighten your core with 30 minutes of indoor cycling followed by 30 minutes of abdominal training. The training includes full-body resistance training to strengthen and tone. 

    Zumba® 
    Exciting hour of calorie-burning, body-energizing low impact cardio fitness. 

    Senior Fit 
    Led by a certified personal trainer and designed to improve bone density, muscle strength, cardiovascular fitness, joint mobility, and flexibility. The class uses hand weights, elastic tubing, and low-impact aerobics for all levels to adapt.

    Senior Yoga
    Gain balance, flexibility, range of motion, hip-joint mobility, and increase bone density and core strength in this 60 minute yoga class specifically designed for seniors. Choose chair support or free standing for a series of mat and standing yoga poses modified to all fitness levels. 

    North Lakes Group Exercise

  • À la Carte Group Exercise Classes
    DENIA REC CENTER
    Twisted Bodies™ Pilates Mat

    This class focuses on strength, precision, and flow of movement. All exercises are developed to challenge the core, stability, and flexibility. Great for any level! $30 per monthly session.
    Jan. 9-30; every Monday, 6-7 p.m. register here
    Feb. 6-27; every Monday, 6-7 p.m. register here

    Twisted Bodies™ Essential Yoga 
    Learn the proper alignment of yoga asanas and breathing techniques. No class Jan. 16. $20 per monthly session.
    Jan. 4-25; every Wednesday, 8-9 a.m. register here
    Feb. 1-22; every Wednesday, 8-9 a.m. register here
    Jan. 5-26; every Thursday, 6:30-7:30 p.m. register here
    Feb. 2-23; every Thursday, 6:30-7:30 p.m. register here

    Twisted Bodies™ Total Barre
    A high energy class that combines pilates, dance, cardio, and strength training. $20 per monthly session.
    Jan. 4-25; every Wednesday, 6:30-7:30 p.m. register here
    Feb. 1-22; every Wednesday, 6:30-7:30 p.m. register here

    Twisted Bodies™ Aerial Skills Intro
    Learn basic skills, safety of aerial silks, how to safely tie footlocks, invert, drop and more. Each class will combine elements of gymnastics and dance with use of the silk to get you off the ground and into the air. Classes are taught by Level 1 Certified Aerial Silks instructors and are Born To Fly Certified by the founders and authors of AerialDancing.com.

    Aerial Skills Intro; $75 per session
    Jan. 19-Feb. 23; every Thursday, 6-7 p.m. register here
    Aerial Skills Level 1; $75 per session; instructor approval required.
    Jan. 19-Feb. 23; every Thursday, 7-8 p.m. register here

     

    NORTH LAKES REC CENTER

    Les Mills GRIT™ 
    GRIT™ is a series of highly challenging HIIT workouts suitable for those who are ready to take their fitness level up a notch. You will power through 30-minute high-intensity plyometric, cardio, tabata, and power weight training workouts designed to burn fat and produce a lean, athletic shape. With the team comradery of small group training and individual motivation from a highly-charged certified coach, you will finally achieve the results you are training for.  

    Every Tuesday and Thursday, 5-5:30 p.m. and Saturday, 7:30-8 a.m. $50 per monthly session.
    Jan. 1-31; register here
    Feb. 1-28; register here

    Boot Camp
    A high-powered workout featuring athletic conditioning, cardiovascular, and strength training drills. By incorporating elements of HIIT, tabata, and dynamic core training this workout will keep your body adapting with a different training regimen each day. All fitness levels welcome. $40 per monthly session
    Jan. 2-30; every Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 5:45 a.m. register here
    Feb. 1-27; every Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 5:45 a.m​. register here

    Cycle Yoga
    This class combines a 40-minute high energy cardio workout with 20-minutes of yoga. All fitness levels are welcome. $25 per session.
    Jan. 2-Feb. 13; every Monday, 6:30-7:30 p.m. register here
    ​Feb. 20-March 27; every Monday, 6:30-7:30 p.m. register here

     

    ZUMBA® AT MLK JR. REC CENTER

    A total workout, combining all elements of fitness with Latin music and a serious dose of awesome each time you leave class! Also offered at North Lakes Rec Center as part of the group exercise membership.

    $30 per 10 classes or $5 per drop-in
    Every Monday and Wednesday, 6-7 p.m. and Saturday, noon-1 p.m.

  • Fitness Assessments

    Fitness Assessments, $50
    An assessment is recommended before beginning any strengthening or weight-loss program to better gauge your fitness needs. Testing includes body fat percentage, muscle mass, blood pressure, metabolic age/rate, flexibility, endurance, and maximum strength. Offered at North Lakes Rec Center, (940) 349-8287.

  • Personal Training
    North Lakes Persoanl Training
    Personal trainers design customized fitness programs for individuals implemented in a one-on-one setting. In addition to exercise prescription and instruction, our trainers motivate clients by setting goals, providing feedback, and accountability. Packages are ideal for weight loss, building lean body mass, post-physical therapy rehab, increasing bone mass, or restoring range of motion.
    30 Minutes Package
    $240 per month; three sessions per week 
    60 Minute Packages
    $160 per month; one session per week  
    $280 per month; two sessions per week
    $360 per month; three sessions per week

    MLK Jr. Rec Center Personal Training
    One session (individual), $40
    One session (pair), $60
    Six sessions (individual), $195
    Six sessions (pair), $270
    12 sessions (individual), $325 
    12 sessions (pair), $400

    Denia Rec Center Personal Training
    One session (individual), $40
    One session (pair), $60
    Six sessions (individual), $195
    Six sessions (pair), $270













     
  • Metabolic and VO2 Testing
    Metabolic Testing
    $35 initial test, $25 follow up as needed
    This test determines how many calories your body burns and calculates how many calories 
    you should eat to lose or maintain weight. This is a great way to troubleshoot a frustrating plateau. Offered at North Lakes Rec Center, (940) 349-8287.

    VO2 Testing
    $75 initial test, $50 follow up, as needed
    By measuring your heart rate and oxygen consumption (VO2), we determine how many calories you burn during exercise and your true target workout zone. This is the best way to create the perfect workout for your body. Offered at North Lakes Rec Center, (940) 349-8287.

     
  • Performance Enhancement and Corrective Exercise Options
    Performance Enhancement
    Behind every top athlete there is a great trainer. A customized program of evidenced-based techniques will help you become a better athlete. Session frequency depends on training goal. Offered at North Lakes Rec Center, (940) 349-8287.
    30 minute session, $25
    60 minute session, $40

    Corrective Exercise
    Designed to help prevent and correct muscle imbalances that lead to injuries and poor movement. Session frequency depends on degree of malalignment. Offered at North Lakes Rec Center, (940) 349-8287.
    30 minute session, $25
    60 minute session, $40

     
  • SilverSneakers® and Silver&Fit Senior Fitness
    SilverSneakers® and Silver&Fit are fitness programs designed specifically for active older adults delivered through a nationwide network of participating insurance plans. To check eligibility, visit www.silversneakers.com and www.silverandfit.com.

    SilverSneakers®
    If you are eligible for the SilverSneakers® program through your insurance plan, you are eligible to access the following:

    NAT water exercise classes, water walking, and lap swimming during open public hours. 

    Denia Rec Center fitness center and SilverSneakers® specific classes

    Senior Center fitness center, SilverSneakers® specific classes

    MLK Jr. Rec Center fitness center 

    North Lakes Rec Center cardio room, weight room, and all classes offered on the North Lakes group exercise schedule. 

    Silver&Fit 
    If you are eligible for the Silver&Fit through your insurance plan, you are eligible to access the following:

    NAT water exercise classes, water walking, and lap swimming during open public hours. 

    Denia Rec Center fitness center and Matter of Balance classes

    Senior Center fitness center and Senior Center Zumba Gold® 

    MLK Jr. Rec Center fitness center

    North Lakes Rec Center cardio room, weight room, and all classes offered on the North Lakes group exercise schedule. 



     


 

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