Willamalane’s winter term is shaping up as the most active yet, with an explosive three-part message:
• Hit the Gym
Willamalane’s 96,000-square-foot Bob Keefer Center for Sports and Recreation has you covered with indoor gyms for basketball, tennis, pickleball, volleyball and more. The fitness center has all the exercise machines you need to work out on your own. Partner with a friend on Slim Down Springfield, a weight loss competition.
More than 30 group exercise classes, from Baby Boot Camp to Dance Fitness to Core De Force. New this term are Women’s Weight Training, Pilates, Flow Yoga, Gentle Yoga and Saturday Cycle.
Best Fit Fitness Coaching returns for those who would like a one-on-one evaluation. Quieter exercise options include Tai Chi, Qigong and MELT.
• Hit the Water
Water exercise is a great wellness tool for those whose joints need support, or those looking for the resistance and buoyancy that the water provides. It’s also a great way to connect with friends and get inspired. “You can do stuff in the water that there’s no way you can do on land,” says instructor Flo DeLaney.
Take up lap swimming or Exercise on Your Own, or join in with others in classes like HYDRO-FIT and Exercise That Feels Good.
Splash! at Lively Park and Willamalane Park Swim Center are also open all winter for recreation swims in the warm water.
• Hit the Trail
Willamalane’s Thurston Hills Natural Area is open for exploration. For now, it’s best to explore this huge, forested gem on foot, but bike trails are expected to open soon. Learn more
Here’s How …
You can do it all with Willamalane’s ALL-ACCESS Fitness Pass, available through Jan. 31 at a special introductory rate of $20.18 for your first month. Enjoy unlimited swimming, water fitness, group exercise and fitness center workouts — all for just $20.18. Willamalane also has several other fitness pass options that fit your interest level.
Willamalane’s winter recreation guide is out now with hundreds of activities for people of all ages and interests. With so many things to do, we’re sure you’ll find something here for you!