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Purposeful Training for Results
The Benefits of Low Impact Training
Low impact training at Franciscan Health Fitness Centers is great for people who want to get fit, but may have an injury, stress fractures, obesity, or pregnancy they need to monitor. It’s also good for people new to training. Low impact training can include walking, swimming and cycling to keep your heart rate up.
Burn calories and aid in weight loss
Prevent injury and protect against further damage from previous injuries
Improve overall cardiovascular health
Remain healthy and active at all ages and skill levels
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Real Time Reviews
LA Kat· Google
As a nationwide member, it was awesome to be able to use their pool, sauna, steam room and hot tub while I traveled to the area. The staff is very nice. The dressing room is spacious. The cleaning crew is visible. Tons of filtered water fountains to refill my water bottle. It’s a s...
Angela Bell· Google
Moved from the city and couldn't find a good gym until I found this one! Great hours, friendly staff, towel service, pool, track, heavy bag, great machines, basketball court, trainers and classes. Checks all my boxes!
Anthony Ward· Google
If I could give the gym 10 stars I would. I have fallen in love with the cycling classes conducted by JoJo. I have attended her classes faithfully for months now and I see so many changes. I am building definition in my legs and arms and I ride so much better than when I started. S...
Houz Head· Google
Very clean atmosphere and equipment, uplifting and serene vibe. Plenty of classes and equipment. I have multiple autoimmune diseases and need the warm water therapy and its always clean with plenty room. Definitely my home away from home!
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...
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.
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!
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...
Olivia Brinkman· Google
Love going to this location! Nice, clean facility with friendly and educated staff. The classes offered are great and led by top-notch teachers, but my favorite part has got to be the Kid Zone. The ladies who watch the kids are absolutely fantastic. What a wonderful setup and play ...
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...
Low Impact 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)
Aqua Zumba - 45 min
Perfect for those looking to make a splash by adding a low-impact, high-energy aquatic exercise to their fitness routine. Aqua AUMBA blends the ZUMBA philosophy with water resistance, for a pool party that you shouldn't miss.
Aqua Zumba - 50 min
Combines attribute of Pilates, Dance, and Functional Fitness Training. Utilizing a ballet barre and light weights, challenge your body and mind as you engage your entire body from head to toe. Participants can wear shoes but are encouraged to take them off. Wearing dance (or grippy) socks is recommended to keep your feet from sliding and are available at the Service Desk Pro Shop.
This class is a gentle form of yoga. You will practice yoga sitting in a chair or standing using the chair for support. Complicated maneuvers and complex movements are NOT present in this class. The chair is used due to the difficulty in getting up and down off the floor. You will learn many yoga postures, breathing techniques, meditation and ways of relaxation with the aid of a chair. (55 minutes)
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.
Gentle Senior Express
Chairs are available to all class participants in Gentle Yoga. Most everything we do in this class can be done from a chair, though we will use the floor for some simple stretching exercises. "Do what you can do, don't do what you can't do.”
LesMills Virtual BODYCOMBAT
LesMills Virtual RPM
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.
Sit & Strength
Strength & Balance
Turn & Burn
Yoga for Every "BODY"
This introduction to Yoga class is designed to familiarize beginners with basic Yoga postures and breathing techniques. With an emphasis on personal instruction, this class gives you a solid foundation before moving into and on to other yoga classes.