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. 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. email@example.com, kines.umich.edu/umove S The CCRB (734-763-3084), IMSB (734-763-3562), and NCRB (734-763-4560) also have weight-training and conditioning facilities open to students and U-M Rec Sports members. recsports.umich.edu
YMCA, 400 W. Washington. (734) 996-9622. Free-weight areas and exercise machines available for members. Aerobics, pilates, Nia, Zumba, dance and weight-training classes year round for a fee. 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 indoor tracks at the CCRB (734-763-3084) and the NCRB (734-763-4560). 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. 53233. Aikido, Sanchin Ryu Karate, Hapkido, self-defense, plus classes for youth and preschool. aareced.com
U-Move Fitness. (734) 764-1342. Tae kwon do for U-M students, faculty, staff, and others affiliated with U-M, at the CCRB. kines.umich.edu/umove/u-move-fitness
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. 53233. Classes year round in Iyengar, basic, Taking Care of Backs, Yin, chair yoga, Hatha yoga and others, plus classes for youth. 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/umove/u-move-fitness
YMCA, 400 W. Washington. (734) 996-9622. Iyengar and Vinyasa yoga instruction. Introductory classes and Iyengar Levels I and II; also classes on ageless and pregnancy yoga, sun salutations, and special workshops. annarborymca.org