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Fitness Centers - Meri Lou Murray Recreation Center

2960 Washtenaw [map]

(734) 971-6355

This county-owned facility has a walk-run track, double gym, indoor pool, cardio and strength-training equipment, personal trainers, group fitness classes including pilates, swim instruction, and more. Annual memberships: individuals (ages 16-61) $230; seniors (ages 62-79), disabled (documented) & youths (ages 3-15) $180; seniors (age 80 and over) $60; families (up to 6 members, only 2 over 18), $495; nonresident rates are higher (6-month memberships available). Thirty-day trial passes $45; summer passes (May 1-Aug 20) $80. Drop-in fees: resident (ages 16-61) $8 (nonresident $9); resident youths (ages 3-15), disabled & seniors (age 62 and up) $6 (nonresident $7). Mon.-Fri. 6 a.m.-10 p.m., Sat. 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Sun. noon-10 p.m. See website for class schedules. washtenaw.org/497/Meri-Lou-Murray-Recreation-Center S


Fitness Centers - The Health & Fitness Center at WCC

4833 E. Huron River [map]

(734) 975-9950

Track, fitness equipment, basketball and volleyball courts, pools, steam room and sauna, whirlpools, platform tennis court, exercise classes including pilates, medically integrated fitness programs for those managing a medical condition (referral required), and personal training. Classes free to members. Call for membership fees. Mon.-Thurs. 5 a.m.-10 p.m., Fri. 5 a.m.-9 p.m., Sat. & Sun. (May 21-Sept. 1) 7 a.m.-6 p.m. and (Sept. 2-May 20) 7 a.m.-8 p.m. Child care available up to 2 hours while members are on-site for children (ages 6 months-11 years) of members and registered guests. Also, Fitness Café with light fare and WiFi. inquiry@wccfitness.org, wccfitness.org S


Fitness Centers - U-M Recreational Sports

(734) 763-3084

Three comprehensive on-campus open recreation facilities: Central Campus Recreation Bldg. (CCRB),401 Washtenaw; North Campus Recreation Bldg. (NCRB), 2375 Hubbard; and Intramural Sports Bldg. (IMSB), 606 E. Hoover. Membership open to U-M affiliates, spouses/partners, alumni, and friends. Activities include swimming, basketball, racquetball, cardio and weight equipment, and group fitness classes (Group-X). Intramural sports open to all Recreational Sports members. Outdoor grass and turf fields available for rental and drop-in use. S


Fitness Centers - YMCA

400 W. Washington [map]

(734) 996-9622

Two pools (one zero-depth entry), 3-court gym, pilates, and activities and classes for infants to seniors. Hours: Mon.-Fri. 5:30 a.m.-10 p.m., Sat. & Sun. 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Teen, family, and adult memberships; financial assistance available. See website for fees and information. 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.


Jogging & Walking - Briarwood Mall

Doors open early (8 a.m. Mon.-Sat., 9 a.m. Sun.) to walkers year-round.


Jogging & Walking - Meri Lou Murray Recreation Center

2960 Washtenaw [map]

(734) 971-6355

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. washtenaw.org/497/Meri-Lou-Murray-Recreation-Center


Jogging & Walking - The Health & Fitness Center at WCC

4833 E. Huron River [map]

(734) 975-9950

Two-lane, 1/8-mile indoor track. wccfitness.org


Jogging & Walking - University of Michigan

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 1/4-mile track.


Jogging & Walking - YMCA

400 W. Washington [map]

(734) 996-9622

Unbanked 13-laps-to-the-mile indoor track above the gym. annarborymca.org


Lifetime Fitness - Rec & Ed

(734) 994-2300

Classes year-round: H2O Circuits, Cardio Drumming, Nordic Walking Workshop, spinning, weight training, and more. registration@aaps.k12.mi.us, aareced.com


Yoga - 

Public and nonprofit classes


Yoga - 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


Yoga - 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. Options for all ages and activity levels. cendrowv@aaps.k12.mi.us, aareced.com


Yoga - YMCA

400 W. Washington [map]

(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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