By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: February 2014
Rhonda Conger (seated) and Natalie McIninch, are available to help women get fit at Fitness Time for Ladies.
Although many make New Year’s resolutions to get healthy and fit each January, by the time February rolls around most have given up. With numerous workout options available, Fitness Time for Ladies offers a 5,000-square-foot gym catering to women only.
What sets Fitness Time for Ladies apart from the other gyms in the Claremore area? Besides being for women only, the atmosphere is personal, private, clean and aesthetically pleasing. Fitness Time is also an all-inclusive gym, which means that there are no extra charges for fitness classes or tanning.
To accommodate the growing number of women who prefer an all-female gym, owner Dr. Kyle Hrdlicka relocated the facility last year to include a much larger aerobic room to meet the increased demand for Zumba fitness classes, step and regular aerobics, yoga and kickboxing.
“Due to demand, we also now have two yoga instructors, three Zumba instructors and have added a noon Zumba class,” says Dr. Hrdlicka. In addition, two new classes are now offered, including a Turbo Kick class and a PIYO class – a combination Yoga and Pilates class.
“Many gyms charge extra for their classes,” says Dr. Hrdlicka. “We do not. When you pay your monthly fee, you have full use of our facility, including tanning. You get the whole gym for the price of a tanning membership.”
As a safety precaution, the facility has also added an Automatic External Defibrillator (AED). “At a workout facility, I think the addition of the AED is a necessity,” he adds.
“Our mission is to assist people in their pursuit of health and fitness,” Hrdlicka says. “We are dedicated to providing our customers with current and pertinent information on fitness and nutrition. Our uniquely designed programs are catered towards the individual, with our commitment to the highest standards of personal service.”
Fitness Time offers four tanning beds, two showers and includes audio and video surveillance equipment throughout the building. “We also have a child care room available for mothers and a security system so that they can view their children on the closed circuit TVs while working out,” says Dr. Hrdlicka. “We do not, however, offer child care.”
The upscale 24/7 women’s fitness center offers a full line of aerobic exercise equipment, including treadmills, stationary bicycles, stair steppers and elliptical machines, all outfitted with televisions. Nautilus strength training equipment as well as free weights help club members get in tip-top shape. Additionally, members can take advantage of personal training, nutritional counseling, Infra-red Sauna, full-amenity locker rooms, a luxury shower room and a massage chair.
“We are also looking into expanding our facility later this year,” says Dr. Hrdlicka. “We want to add a larger Zumba room and a spinning class.” Plans are also being made to add a Hydro massage, to increase the size of the locker room and add more showers. “We want to make it into a relaxation zone by adding the extra amenities,” he adds.
“We are very particular about staying clean and keeping this place a personal, private atmosphere for our ladies,” he adds. “We want the gym to feel like it is an extension of their home.”
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After 30 years in public school education, Carol Round retired and moved from Grand Lake to Claremore, Oklahoma in 2005, where she writes a weekly faith-based column which runs in 14 Oklahoma newspapers as well as several national and international publications. Three volumes of her columns have been compiled into collections: A Matter of Faith, Faith Matters and by FAITH alone. She has also written Journaling with Jesus: How to Draw Closer to God and a companion workbook, The 40-Day Challenge. This past year she has written three children’s books, a series called Nana’s 3 Jars, to teach children about the value of giving, saving and spending money. All of Carol’s books are available through Amazon. In addition to writing her weekly column, authoring books and speaking to women’s groups, she writes for Value News. She also blogs regularly at www.carolaround.com. When she is not writing or speaking, she loves spending time with her three grandchildren, working in her flowerbeds, shooting photos, volunteering at her church or going on mission trips overseas, and hiking. She is also an avid reader and loves working crosswords and trying to solve Sudoku puzzles.
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