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Four Fitness Finds

Choose one of Cupertino's local gyms to suit your fitness needs.

If you are struggling with adhering to the New Year's Eve resolutions you made less than two months ago, it may be time you check out the great health and fitness clubs that are at your disposal here in Cupertino.

When shopping for a gym membership, it’s important to consider annual fees, monthly fees, proximity of gym to your home or work, what type of classes and equipment the club offers and whether the club has a child care facility.

If you are a gym snob and only like to work out in the finest of clubs, you may need to venture out of Cupertino and head over to Club One in San Jose, but if a family-oriented gym is what you seek, then look no further. One of the following four fitness clubs that we have right here in Cupertino, should suit your needs.

offers cardio equipment, circuit training, free weights, group cycling and many group exercise classes, such as, step, zumba, yoga, pilates, boot camp and body pump. Personal trainers will give you the guidance and motivation you need to help you reach your goals. The club is also open 24-hours a day and offers full locker rooms, and something many of us moms can not live without—child care.

The in Cupertino provides something for the whole family. The gym has a complete weight system, treadmills, elliptical machines, stair climbers, stationary bikes, group exercise classes, pilates studio, teen center, child care facility and a 25-meter pool that is heated to 82 degrees! At the YMCA you can get in a solid workout. Plus, it has a private personal training studio where its instructors can help you meet your fitness goals.

The features 17 tennis courts, a fitness center with strength-training equipment, weights, bikes, treadmills, ellipticals and two racquetball courts, and an array of fitness classes—pilates, several different types of yoga, zumba, body sculpting, circuit training, core conditioning, aerobics and trekking. It also has a complete locker room, teen center, child care (something most of us moms can’t live without) as well as personal training services to help you meet you goals.

Only like to hang with the ladies? Well, if you are one, you can work out at of Cupertino. Created specifically for women, Curves offers a complete fitness and nutrition solution. With its complete circuit workout, you exercise every major muscle group and can burn up to 500 calories through a proven program of strength training, cardio and stretching.

Talk about making working out easy. You can get in and out of there in 30 minutes, still have time to walk your dog, pick up your kids from sports practice and maybe even get dinner on the table. Curves also provides free weight management classes, a program that provides nutritional guidance to help you reach your goals.

Remember, working out should be a priority in your life. Exercise boosts your mood, raises your immune system, strengthens bones, promotes a good night’s sleep, helps prevent certain types of cancer, lowers your risk of diabetes and improves the overall quality of your life. Not to mention, it burns calories, can help you lose weight and makes you look great too.

There you have it—several options to choose from right here in Cupertino, with no excuses to prevent you from working out.

See you at the gym!

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