Shape Up for Summer

Shape Up for Summer

Did you completely abandon that New Year’s resolution to get in shape? Are you freaking out because it’s now bathing suit season? Well, you’re certainly not alone or without options. We’ve pulled together a list of some local fitness centers that offer a wide range of services that address all your exercise and nutritional needs to start working on that beach bod!

North Cypress Fitness Center (Hammond)

This facility fosters an inclusive environment by offering health, fitness, and fun for all age groups. Highlights include a lounge area, an event and party room, an indoor basketball/volleyball court, expanded free weight room and resistance training areas, a cinema style spin studio with over 70 spin bikes, new tennis courts, a water park, and one of the largest group exercise studios in the state.Group classes include yoga, Zumba, water aerobics, spin classes, Barre, cardio, step, plus classes designed just for kids and seniors. They also offer a Core Meals program, a healthy, convenient, affordable pre-planned meal program that is designed to help customers lose weight or just maintain a healthy lifestyle. www.northcypress.com, (985) 542-3121

Ponchatoula Fitness Center

Established in 1980, this 9,000-square-foot, family-oriented fitness facility is designed to serve everyone from young adolescents to senior citizens. They offer weight training, cardio training and equipment, recumbent bicycles and life-cycles, personal trainers, vitamin supplements, smoothies, work-out gear, salon services, and childcare. Classes include power pump, spin, step & tone, Zumba, stretch & tone, circuit training, boot camp, and senior classes. www.ponchatoulafitness.com, (985) 386-8507

Spoga Fitness Center (Hammond)

Spoga offers an array of group fitness classes, from beginner level up to most advanced, such as  indoor cycling, Body Flow (a mix of yoga, Tai Chi and pilates), Blended Barre, and high intensity interval training. Other programs include child care, youth fitness, personal training, fitness analysis, and body fat testing. A highlight of their nutrition and weight loss program is The Amazing Power of Food, a 5-week, one-on-one coaching session to give you simple and easy guidelines and common sense advice that will help you create better nutritional habits for you and your family. Spogafitnesscenter.com, (985) 345-2453