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Fitness and Health

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. wccfitness.org

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.


Lifetime Fitness

U-M Kinesiology Community Programs. (734) 647-2708. Designed for seniors but open to all, at Macy's Court in Briarwood Mall, 9-10 a.m. Aerobic exercise and stretching (Mon., Wed., Fri.), chair yoga (Tues.), and Zumba (Thurs.) Free (donation requested). kebwink@umich.edu, kines.umich.edu/KCP, (click Lifetime Fitness)


Yoga

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. cendrowv@aaps.k12.mi.us, aareced.com

YMCA, 400 W. Washington. (734) 996-9622. Iyengar and Vinyasa yoga instruction: focused classes for all levels and ages. Specialty classes for pregnancy, teens, runners and more. annarborymca.org S




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