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How to Turn Your Basement Into a Home Gym You’ll Love

To you, going to the gym is an absolute necessity—you prioritize regular visits, and nothing will stop you from pumping iron.  But what if we told you that you don’t have to go out of your way to stop at your local fitness center after work? If you feel like you simply can’t dedicate the […]

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8 Tips for Following Proper Gym Etiquette

The gym is a busy place, and no one expects it to be a quiet area where you can cozy up and read a book. With this in mind, however, we should still be cognizant of the people around us. Before signing up for that membership, read our guide on the proper gym etiquette. If […]

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About Fitness Centers

Fitness centers are also known as athletic clubs, fitness clubs, gyms, health clubs, personal training studios, and workout centers. Following is information about fitness centers of all sizes and organizational structure.

Fitness centers range in size from as little as about 800 square feet to over 100,000 square feet.

Large fitness centers offer specific areas and features that include cardio training machines, free weight equipment, selectorized progressive resistance machines, group exercise studios, flexibility and stretching areas, fitness cages with TRX, Pilates, multi-use gym floors (basketball, volleyball, badminton, etc.), swimming pools (indoor and/or outdoor) and locker rooms.

Larger fitness centers often include additional features and amenities, such as a pro shop, a restaurant, lounge with television and public computers, Wi-Fi, amassage therapist, a physical therapy/sports medicine department, meeting rooms, a personal training studio within the fitness center, whirlpool, sauna, steam room, and family locker rooms and private locker rooms.

Larger fitness facilities are sometimes associated with fieldhouses that include tennis courts, indoor track & field facilities, baseball practice facilities, indoor soccer and other sports.

Smaller fitness centers are often personal training studios that focus on functional training or other specific group training, or specific athletic training.

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Coming soon … information about a multitude of places to workout and places to compete: home gyms, fitness centers, stadiums and the great outdoors. XSPORT FITNESS — information on facilities coming soon …

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Health Club

A health club, and older name for a fitness center, is one of the initial names for a fitness center that is still commonly used for medium to large facilities that offer the multiple fitness spaces, equipment and services of a fitness center. More coming soon.

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A fitness studio is often a fitness center that focuses on a specific method or specific methods of fitness. Studios usually involve group exercise or aerobics, personal training, or yoga. Personal training studios often focus on specific types of training, such as functional training, crossfit. Studios often train one-to-one, train small groups, or offer Boot […]

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A gym, short for gymnasium, is a large covered location for gymnastics and athletics. A gym is often . The word is derived from the ancient Greek gymnasium. Gyms are often located in fitness centers, schools, universities, and churches. Gyms are often sports-specific for basketball, boxing, gymnastics, baseball practice. Larger facilities that can handle many […]

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Home Gym

A home gym is fitness center located in a residential setting, ranging from a small space in a basement to an elaborate room or group of rooms with commercial grade fitness equipment, luxury decor and design, multiple televisions and wonderful ambience with a beautiful view. More coming soon.

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Wellness Center

A wellness center is a place that offers health services for both mind and body, which marketed more toward health promotion than bodybuilding and sports performance. Wellness Centers are often associated with hospitals and located on hospital campuses. Moring coming soon

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