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Purposeful Training for Results
The Benefits of Endurance Training
Our approach to endurance training focuses on the cardiovascular system in order to increase overall endurance. This form of training will lead to more enjoyable and efficient workouts, and support cardiovascular health. This steady training can include running, swimming, or cycling paired with weightlifting or resistance training–a great way to stay lean and in shape.
Increase overall cardiovascular fitness & endurance
Improve bone density and help prevent osteoporosis
Enhance the immune system
Increase metabolism and prevent diabetes or other chronic diseases
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Real Time Reviews
MICHAEL MIcks· Google
Clean, modern equipment, decent pools with life guards and separate family area for young kids. Great location.
The reception boys were helpful and friendly when I first went. Joel, Sami, and another boy whose name started with a J. They signed me up quickly and listed off amenities. I go to bathe on the steam room and work out upstairs (cardio machines). Everything is so very clean and main...
Marsha Thornton· Google
I absolutely love this gym! I take advantage of the personal training sessions, which has truly helped me stay consistent with my workouts.
Patricia Green· Google
Awesome facilities and staff. It's a little bit more pricier than the neighborhood gyms but it id SO worth it! It's not a pick up party spot just simply a gym. When you are there that is why everyone else is there.
Misty “cookingmoma” T.· Google
Very nice facility. It also houses the physical therapy for Franciscan Healthcare. They gym is clean and I love that this is not a hang for the young crowd. Mature audience only makes it work for me.
My wife and I had an issue with our kids at the summer camp this year(2023) that appeared to be very disheartening. We reached out to the "Y" about it and although they were a bit slower than we preferred, we are especially pleased with the sensible and reasonable response that wa...
Dee Bey· Google
Great amenities, towel service, clean equipment. The warm therapy pool is amazing.
This is my Oasis. The place I go to work on improving my health. And to be around those who are also striving to do the same. And for the majority of the time, I come out feeling ready to take on the world. And look Damn Good doing it! Chicka Shines, okay!
adam whitten· Google
Doing my physical therepy here. Very happy with the staff and facility
CLEAN, PERSONABLE STAFF. LOVE THE STRENGTH TRAINING ; YOGA CLASSES. PERSONAL TRAINERS ARE EXCELLENT! WORK OUT RIGHT AFTER WORK!!!! HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!!!
Tom Wells· Google
The healing from the sauna, therapy pool, and whirlpool have been beyond my expectations. I have very tight muscles from broken neck and spinal cord crushing. I can almost walk normally after just a few weeks. Should have started a year ago!
Beth Braun· Google
Great facility with a lot of equipment and space. Lap pool, therapy pool, whirlpool and sauna as well! Friendly staff and they keep the facility very clean. Plus they offer awesome classes included with membership.
Levi P.· Yelp
Amazing Gym worth the money. Its rarely ever packed and lots of gym equipment and classes. Its very clean with a hot tub and a pool. love it.
Atty April B.· Yelp
Lots of equipment and classes to take on your road to fitness! Facilities are clean and staff are welcoming, excited to return after Covid restrictions are...
Dan W.· Yelp
I've been to several gyms and fitness centers in the area throughout the years and Franciscan by FAR has the best in the area!! Been around for four years...
Katy S.· Yelp
Very nice gym but a little pricey. They have an indoor pool, sauna, and lots of equipment that is very well maintained. The trainers are very helpful and...
Janice R.· Yelp
Joining Franciscan is hands-down THE single best thing I've done for myself in the last 20 years! Everyone is friendly, and the place is always super-clean!...
Clay G.· Yelp
Disclaimer: I have family that works for Omni. I love going to Omni. It's a large enough gym that there is enough equipment for everyone, and there is a...
Endurance Training Classes
Ab-solution Walking Workout
Learn ways to stroll through the water and strengthen your abdominals. Experience simplistic patterns and isolation techniques that create a powerful water walking program emphasizing core muscle use. Suitable for all ability levels. (starts at 4:10pm)
Based on a formula called THE REP EFFECT™ which utilizes time under tension and fatigue to generate muscular adaptation. This fusion of science-back moves, motivating instructors and music will help you achieve more than you would on your own.
Based on a formula called THE REP EFFECT™ which utilizes time under tension and fatigue to generate muscular adaptation. This fusion of science-backed moves, motivating instructors and music will help you achieve more than you would on your own.
Cycling - 45 min
This innovative program involves cycling techniques modeled after outdoor cycling. Your ride can be easy or intense - you decide. Motivating techniques & music will allow you to take your workout to the next level.
Enjoy a throw down, heart stompin' good time with choreographed line dances that combine body movement and footwork from country, hip-hop, ballet, and latin dance moves. A breakdown of each dance will be demonstrated so everyone can follow along.
Hip Hop Step
A high energy class that combines kickboxing, strength, and cardio movements. This fast paced class will challenge all fitness levels and have you getting stronger and burning calories while having fun.
LesMills Virtual Core
LesMills Virtual SH'BAM
LesMills Virtual SPRINT
This fun Line Dancing class can help you improve your fitness level by having fun! A variety of music is played, so there is something for everyone. Steps are shown at the beginning and during each dance.
Challenge all of your muscles to get strong and toned using your own body weight and a variety of equipment while adding some cardio to the mix. This class is full of surprises so be ready for anything.