With spring in full force around the Metro Detroit area, many folks have begun looking for the easiest and most affordable option when it comes to getting back into shape. However, finding a fitness class that fits your physical needs, as well as your financial plans, can be quite tough these days. Collected here are a number of viable options that will offer you the best “bang for your buck” when it comes to personal fitness on a budget in Motown.
Vie Fitness and Spa
209 S. Ashley St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
This posh fitness center and spa is located right in the heart of downtown Ann Arbor; home to the University of Michigan. Since relocating here from Vancouver in 2002, owner Heather DuPuis has committed herself to creating a visually striking and top-of-the-line fitness center. With the latest in cutting-edge equipment and a large, talented staff that can cater to your every need, you’re sure to find what you are looking for. With no membership fees, guests can feel free to drop in for any number of affordable exercise classes and fitness programs. Please check out the website for class availability and pricing.
The Health & Fitness Center at Washtenaw Community College
4833 E. Huron River Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Also located in the Ann Arbor area is the Health & Fitness Center located at the Washtenaw Community College. Open since 1966, this beautiful fitness center has become a well-established landmark for easy and affordable fitness classes within the Metro Detroit area for students of the college and members of the community alike. Becoming a member is simple and can be done online through the center’s website. One unique aspect of this venue is the focus on teaching, which comes as no surprise being located inside of a college. Members can select from a number of opportunities to learn more about their fitness style and health issues through classes offered to students and members.
Nth Degree Fitness
1000 N. Main St.
Royal Oak, MI 48067
Newly renovated and filled to the brim with the best modern exercise equipment available, Nth Degree Fitness is an easily accessible and very affordable option for those located in the Royal Oak area, considering the value you get. Nth Degree Fitness is focused on surrounding oneself with like-minded, energized and motivated individuals who share a common passion for physical fitness and dedication to their craft. Not holding normal hours like your local gym, Nth Degree Fitness is focused on group-centered exercise programs that run along a schedule that is available on its website. For first-timers new to the Nth Degree Fitness experience, there is an entire section located online to review.
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Jazzercise Royal Oak Fitness Center
1019 N. Main St.
Royal Oak, MI 48067
At the Jazzercise Fitness Center of Royal Oak, affordability and variety are the name of the game. Dropping in for a quick visit and small fee for non-members is always an option, but for those looking to become part of a regular fitness program that remains flexible with a busy schedule, Jazzercise Fitness Center of Royal Oak has everything you need. With budget pricing available for both six-month and 12-month memberships, individuals are free to decide how long they would like to commit to the Jazzercise program. Keep in mind, the longer the commitment, the cheaper the rates.
True Body Fitness of Detroit
1438 Michigan Ave.
Detroit, MI 48216
Located in the heart of downtown Detroit, in the bustling Midtown area, is the relatively new and modern True Body Fitness Center of Detroit. As a self-proclaimed “progressive fitness studio,” True Body Fitness is focused on tailoring a program for each individual to help them achieve the healthy lifestyle they are aiming for. With one-on-one personal training, group sessions, metabolic testing and health coaching, everyone interested is sure to find something to help improve the quality of their lives. Registration to become a member is available online, but drop-in prices for fitness classes here are amazingly affordable. With a $5 first-time drop-in charge, prospective members can decide if the True Body Fitness Center of Detroit’s philosophy on health and wellness is ideal for them. Also available online are a number of valuable packages to choose from to get your new exercise routine off to a fantastic start.
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Michael Ferro is freelance writer and a graduate of Michigan State University where he majored in Creative Writing and received the Jim Cash Creative Writing Award. Born and bred in Detroit, he currently resides in Ypsilanti Township. Additional writing can be found at Examiner.com.