If your New Year’s resolution is to get in shape, you should consider joining a health club. Here are reviews of five health clubs in Santa Fe that can help you meet your fitness goals:
If you have a hectic schedule or work the night shift, you can still get in a workout when you belong to Anytime Fitness. They are open 24/7 and members are given key fobs to access the gym after regular business hours. There are two locations in Santa Fe. The larger one is on St. Michael’s Drive, and the second, smaller location, is on Airport Road. The St. Michael’s Drive location offers a full schedule of group exercise classes. Membership costs $30 a month, plus a one-time initiation fee.
Cleanliness: ★★★ (St. Michael’s Drive) | ★★★★★ (Airport Road)
Crowding: Moderate (St. Michael’s Drive) | Almost never crowded (Airport Road)
Website: St. Michael’s location | Airport Road location
Studio J Fitness
If you want faster results, try Studio J. You may also sculpt yourself the body of a ballerina because Studio J offers classes that use postures inspired by ballet, Pilates, and yoga. The classes are small and super challenging (you burn mega calories and discover thigh muscles you never knew you had), but this generally means you see your body change quickly. You can either pay $15 per class or buy a 10-class package or monthly membership.
Genoveva Chavez Community Center
If you want exercise options for your whole family, try the Chavez Center. It is the best multi-purpose fitness center in Santa Fe and offers activities for all ages. It has a full gym with weights and cardio machines, two swimming pools, several basketball courts, an indoor track, an ice rink, and they also offer a full range of exercise classes, including spinning and yoga. So while you rock out on the elliptical, the kiddos can play basketball or ice skate with their friends. The weight room can get crowded during peak times, but patrons are almost always considerate and friendly.
Crowding: Fairly crowded during peak times
Undisputed Fitness (also known as Crossfit Santa Fe)
Crossfit is not for the faint of heart, but it’s also a great way to push your body and reach ambitious fitness goals, all while in a community atmosphere. You work out in groups (classes) and perform a series of high-intensity movement in short bursts. The membership is pricey, but let’s just say I’ve never met a Crossfitter who wasn’t 100% muscle. If you want to try it, the first class is free.
If lifting weights or running on a treadmill isn’t your speed, try BODY, which offers a full range of yoga classes taught by the best yogis in Santa Fe. They also offer Nia and dance classes. BODY isn’t cheap though, so if you can’t afford a membership, maybe you can mix up your cardio routine and treat yourself to a relaxing yoga class once in awhile.
Donation Yoga at Temple+Tribe
Temple+Tribe, a new upscale fitness and lifestyle studio, offers donation Vinyasa yoga classes on Monday and Thursday nights from 6:30-7:30 p.m. The teacher, Annie Kohn Mullins, is a dancer and instructor at BODY. A donation between $5-15 is encouraged.
Where do you like to workout? Do you have any gym recommendations? Tell me in the comments section below.
Best Gym Ever! – The Miller Gym on 1583 Pacheco Street
Personal Trainers with a genuine family feel. Highly recommend!