Fulfill Your New Year's Resolution with a Fitness Program

If you vowed to get fit, lose weight or stay healthy in 2012, get started at a local health club.


Feeling a little bloated? Still looking at that plate of Christmas cookies but thinking about freezing half of them? That fruitcake still untapped?

Welcome to the end-of-year weight gain, and with it the New Year’s Resolution. According to the U.S. Government four of the top six New Year’s resolutions are fitness related – the other two are get a better education and get a job, appropriately.

How can Patch help? Well you could send us all those cookies and fruitcakes, but maybe a better service would be for us to list the local health clubs and their monthly rates (not including membership or start-up fees) and services. This way you have the information you need to keep your resolution.

After that, it’s up to you.

First up: The new 24 Hour Fitness at 6345 Commerce Blvd will not open until Feb. 11, 2012. It will be a full-service “Super Sport” facility with  outdoor pool, basketball courts, sauna and steam room, as well as the usual free weights, machines and more. Monthly dues are $60 for all clubs in the system, or $55 for just this club. While they may have opening specials at this point it’s impossible to reach anyone at the club. Phone 888-243-5002 for more information as Feb. 11 approaches.

In Cotati, 21st Century Health Club (680 East Cotati Ave.) has an indoor pool plus free weights, weight machines and cardio machines, as well as classes such as spin, Zumba, Core, Step, Yoga, and more. Month-by-month it’s $40; but memberships can go as low as $24 if you come down, take a tour, etc.

Anytime Fitness (939 Golf Course Drive) has tanning options, classes (cardio types), cardio machines, free weight and weight machines. They also provide personal training, and your $40/month membership allows access to classes as well as other clubs in the system.

The city-run facility at Callinan Fitness Center (5405 Snyder Lane) is a good deal. They have a recently remodeled free weights and fitness center with newer machines and cardio equipment, cardio classes, racquetball, basketball & volleyball, sauna, limited childcare, personal training and free lap sessions at the city pools. And membership is only $24/month, cheaper for teens and family.

Planet Fitness  (6599 Commerce Blvd.) is also part of a chain, so your bargain $20 monthly can go a long way. No pool or sauna, but a full array of newer machine and free weights, plenty of cardio options, and tanning. Personal training is also available.

If pricey personal training is what you’re after, Powerfit (10 Enterprise Drive, Suite E) promises a “unique gym” with efficient workout programs, designed for either group training or one-on-one. But it ain’t cheap: Group Training rates are $129 per month with a minimum one year contract, personal training more.

Finally, alphabetically at least, there’s University of Sports  (555 Rohnert Park Expressway) where you can find a large gym with a full selection of machines and free weights as well as a ton of cardio equipment, an indoor sports field and hardwood courts for basketball, volleyball and soccer, plus classes in yoga, spin, Zumba and more. Single Membership starts at $44.93 for full access or $24 for Thursday thru Sunday per month with other plans available for couples, family or single with a child.

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Misha December 29, 2011 at 07:57 PM
21st Century Health Club also has a Sauna, Steam room, large hot tub and the hours are amazing; 24 hours during the week! And its local, just like the Patch :) Its a great place to work out :)


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