Fitness and Health
Fitness Centers & Programs
Ann Arbor has many private fitness centers; see the Yellow Pages or the Internet for listings.
Health & Fitness Center at WCC. (734) 975-9950. (See General Programs & Facilities listing.) Elevated walk/jog track; circuit, resistance, and cardiovascular training equipment; free weights; lap and warm-water pools; whirlpool. Exercise classes include aquatics, spinning, Pilates, yoga, Zumba, and core conditioning; classes free for members. Personal training. firstname.lastname@example.org, wccfitness.org
Meri Lou Murray Recreation Center, 2960 Washtenaw. (734) 971-6355. (See General Programs & Facilities listing.) Personal trainers, private swim instructors, group fitness, and water exercise classes year round for all ages and abilities. Cardio and strength-training equipment. parks.ewashtenaw.org S
Rec & Ed. (734) 994-2300, ext. 53149. Cardio Dance & Pilates, Hiit Boot Camp, Nia Fitness, paddleboard yoga, personal training, Power Yoga, Therapeutic Water Exercise, weight training, Yoga Pilates, Zumba, and many other health and wellness classes for adults year round. email@example.com, aareced.com S
U-Move Fitness. (734) 764-1342. Exercise classes in aerobics, aquatics, yoga, strength and conditioning and the Lifetime Fitness program held at Briarwood mall for seniors. firstname.lastname@example.org, kines.umich.edu
U-M Rec Sports: Group-X. Group fitness program offers a variety of classes at CCRB (734-763-3084) and NCRB (734-763-4560). Zumba, yoga, cycle, and many other cardio, strength, and mind-body activities. U-M students and Rec Sports members are eligible for $5 day passes and unlimited semester passes. See website for rates and class schedule. recports.umich.edu
YMCA, 400 W. Washington. (734) 996-9622. Free weights and exercise machines. Group exercise classes include aerobics, Pilates, Nia, Zumba, TRX, dance, and weight-training classes. Personal training available. annarborymca.org S
Jogging & Walking
The city's plentiful parkland, including long stretches of scenic riverfront pathways, provides miles of off-road running. Many Ann Arborites don't even have to leave their own neighborhoods to find prime jogging space. The Health & Fitness Center at WCC (734-975-9950) has a two-lane, 1/8-mile indoor track. The Meri Lou Murray Recreation Center (734-971-6355) has a two-lane, 1/12-mile indoor track (see General Programs & Facilities listing for fees) and a free 1.4-mile, 18-fitness-station trail (with directions and equipment) at County Farm Park behind the building. The YMCA (734-996-9622) has an unbanked 13-laps-to-the-mile indoor track above the gym. The U-M has an 1/8-mile indoor track at the CCRB (734-763-3084) and a 1/10-mile indoor track at the NCRB (734-763-4560). For outdoor runners, Palmer Field features a 1/4th mile track. Briarwood mall opens its doors early (8 a.m. Mon.-Sat., 9 a.m. Sun.) to walkers year round.
Martial Arts & Self-Defense
Ann Arbor has many private martial arts studios; search online for listings.
Rec & Ed. (734) 994-2300, ext. 53234. Aikido, Sanchin Ryu Karate, Hapkido, self-defense, plus classes for youth and preschool. aareced.com
YMCA, 400 W. Washington. (734) 996-9622. Classes year round in aikido, judo, jujitsu, karate, tae kwon do, and tai chi for all ages and levels. Year-round karate and judo clubs. annarborymca.org
Ann Arbor has many private yoga studios; see the Yellow Pages or the Internet for listings.
Health & Fitness Center at WCC. (734) 975-9950. Classes for beginning, intermediate, and experienced levels include power, slow flow, and in traditional and flow, Anusara, Ashtanga, Kripalu, Vinyasa, and Iyengar. Free to members. See website for schedule. wccfitness.org
Rec & Ed. (734) 994-2300, ext. 53149. Classes year round in Hatha Yoga, Iyengar Yoga, Yin-Yasa Yoga, Family Yoga, Prenatal Yoga, Therapeutic Yoga, Chair Yoga, Better Back Yoga, Yoga for Anxiety and Depression, and others, plus classes and camps for youth. email@example.com, aareced.com
U-Move Fitness. (734) 764-1342. Variety of classes for U-M students, faculty, staff, and others affiliated with U-M. kines.umich.edu
YMCA, 400 W. Washington. (734) 996-9622. Iyengar and Vinyasa yoga instruction: focused classes for all levels and ages. Specialty classes for pregnancy, teens, toddlers, runners and more. annarborymca.org