Wichita Health & Fitness Resources

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Health Clubs

Finding a good health club or fitness center shouldn’t be difficult, but finding one that you’ll constantly want to go to is a different story. When deciding if a health club is for you, examine the membership terms. How much will you truly commit to? Don’t sign up for a five year fitness center membership if you’re not going to commit to it. A club membership will lock you into a commitment that you will have to pay off whether you attend or not, so don’t commit to what you won’t do.

When finding a good fitness center, you should only choose one that offers a plan you will stick to, one that’s close enough to get to that you won’t feel inconvenienced, and you should only choose one that you feel comfortable going to. Health and fitness can be fun if you make it that way. Do find a good health club, do commit to a good health and fitness program, and, whatever you do, don’t just attend because it’s springtime. April showers may bring May flowers but, apparently, they also spark laziness in people who quickly forget about their new year’s resolution. Don’t be one of those people – decide now that you want to improve your life, and seek out a fitness center near you.

  • treadmillCenterworks® Pilates – The only facility in Wichita dedicated exclusively to the Pilates system and the only established Pilates teacher training center in Kansas.
  • CrossFit Wichita
  • Curves
  • Genesis Health Clubs – Wichita Fitness Facilities
  • Greater Wichita YMCA – To put Christian principles into practice through programs that promote healthy lifestyles, strong families, and positive youth development to build healthy spirit, mind and body for all, regardless of ability to pay.
  • Planet Fitness

Making the decision of where you will go to exercise is a very important step in reaching your goals of fitness. A lot of factors will go into this decision, and each one should be evaluated well before you start exercising. Once you have made a decision on where you will go to exercise, you can move on to deciding how you plan to work out.

Aerobic Exercise
A special kind of exercise known as aerobics generally involves rapid stepping patterns that are performed to accompanying music with an instructor providing the necessary cues. Generally speaking, the exercises require the muscles to work in great part in order to raise the heart rate to between 60 percent and 80 percent of its maximum rate and should be continuously performed for a quarter of an hour, up till a full hour. The person who performs aerobic exercises will be able to work longer and with more vigor and will also be able to recover quicker when the session ends.

Martial Arts Centers

While these may not be the traditional types of fitness gyms you’re used to, they will still help you get in shape. They are fun and they will get you in shape while also teaching you self defense. If you want a routine that will keep you interested, while also adding the benefit of being able to advance in rank, which can be extra motivating as well, try these types of fitness gyms that teach you martial arts.