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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. inquiry@wccfitness.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 classes, water aerobics, weight training, Pilates, Yoga Flow, 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. u-move@umich.edu, 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 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 (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; see the Yellow Pages or the Internet for listings.

Health & Fitness Center at WCC. (734) 975-9950. Karate and tai chi chuan classes for all abilities. wccfitness.org

Rec&Ed. (734) 994-2300, ext. 53233. Aikido, Sanchin Ryu Karate, self-defense, self-defense with cane, plus classes for youth. 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

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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 Vinyasa, power, Ashtanga, slow flow, Kripalu, Anusara, and Iyengar. Free to members. See website for schedule. wccfitness.org

Rec&Ed. (734) 994-2300, ext. 53233. Classes year round in Iyengar, basic, better-back, Vinyasa, and yoga for strength, 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



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