Around Town: The New Year’s Resolutions Edition

Story by Ammie Bryant, Editor

A new year brings new beginnings, a chance for a fresh start, and the hope for new opportunities to pursue your goals.  While many of us make resolutions to be healthier, statistics show that most of those resolutions will fall by the wayside in a few months. But statistics also show that if you want to achieve a goal, you must make a plan. To that end, if you are thinking about pursuing a healthier lifestyle, we wanted to give you a bit of a boost in making those plans by presenting a list of some of the top-rated gyms and fitness centers available in Stillwater.  

Each of these locations offers a wide variety of equipment, classes, and/or expertise as well as differing levels of training options from the beginner to the athlete. We think at least one of these will be a great fit for you in pursuing your health goals.

Be sure to give these fitness centers a call before visiting to confirm hours, location, and membership rates.

Total Health, 1810 N. Perkins Rd., 405-533-4348

A branch of Stillwater Medical Center, Total Health provides a complete medical fitness center. In addition to physical therapy and rehabilitation, Total Health provides a medical approach to fitness, preventative care, and overall wellness. Total Health offers a spacious well-equipped facility with a large variety of cardio equipment, weight machines, locker rooms, showers, linens, lockers, and more than sixty different group exercise classes for all fitness levels.

The Y, 204 S. Duck St., 405-372-5833

If you haven’t visited the Stillwater YMCA recently, you are in for a big surprise. When the Stillwater location was taken over as a branch of the YMCA of Greater Oklahoma City, the new management made some big improvements. The underused racquetball courts were removed to provide a larger space for a combined cardio and weight training room full of new and updated workout equipment. The renovations have made a big difference in the quality of the workout experience, and we urge our readers to check out the Stillwater Y when considering your options.

Gym One Fitness, 1317 S. Western Rd., 405-743-4961

Founded in 2005, Gym One has always been a place where anyone can go for a great workout. They pride themselves on their holistic approach to fitness training. Gym One has a cardio center, aerobics room, weight room, and even a pole room!

Step4ward Fitness, 3903 Land Run Dr., 405-334-3707

At Step4ward Fitness, owner and personal trainer Shelley Glasson will inspire and challenge you to be better tomorrow than you are today.  Shelley provides the expertise you need to reach your goals and if you are looking for someone to help hold you accountable, Shelley will provide you with that too. Step4ward Fitness has a variety of resources available to help you reach your goals. With a well-equipped fitness center, group training sessions, personal training sessions, and consultations, Step4ward may be the perfect fit for you to pursue your goals.

Crossfit Stillwater, 4515 Territory Lane, 405-533-1017

Perhaps your fitness goals are more ambitious and you are looking for something more challenging? Then Crossfit might be the right fit for you. Adam and Julie Kemmerly are the owners of Crossfit and have an extensive background in fitness. The Kemmerlys also own Youth Fitness Zone where they offer both recreational and competitive gymnastics and cheer programs.  Adam is a Crossfit Level 2 Trainer, Crossfit Olympic Weightlifting Trainer, and also a certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association.

B&V Body Works Gym, 707 N. Perkins Rd., 405-624-0944

Body Works is a 24/7 access gym where they offer access to stack-weights, free-weights, treadmills, ellipticals, recumbent bikes, tanning, and toning tables too. They also offer a variety of fitness classes including kickboxing, cardio pump, zumba, power yoga, and bootcamps.

Indulge Salon/Next Level Gym, 520 S. Lowry St., 405-564-5799

Lauren Lewis opened Next Level Gym in 2012. She began training in 2003 when she was working on her degree in Health Promotion at OSU. She holds a number of certifications in nutrition as well as an ACSM Health Fitness Specialist certification, and a CF – L1 certification. This past year she took three Stillwater youths to the Youth National Ninja Warrior competition in Albuquerque, N.M.  At Next Level Gym, Lauren and her staff concentrate on helping clients achieve strength, speed, endurance, flexibility, and overall improvement of health. They offer private training as well as small group training which is always with a trainer where anyone is welcome.


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