By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Health & Beauty | Issue: January 2015
Natalie McIninch leads spin classes at Fitness Time for Ladies.
Fitness Time for Ladies continues to grow as Phase 3 of their expansion is set to be finished later this month or early February, according to owner Dr. Kyle Hrdlicka. The popular women’s gym, located in the North Park Medical Center on Highway 66 North, offers ladies more than 6,000 square feet of options to get healthy and fit.
With the completion of Phase 3, more locker space – about 20 are being added – will be available, along with a completed coffee and breakfast bar. Spin classes were added earlier this year. “The classes are going very well,” says Dr. Hrdlicka. Because of the popularity of the classes, he is planning to add more bikes and more classes.
An expanded Zumba room and the addition of two All Motion Trainer cardio devices have been part of the facility’s expansion this past year. “We’ve also added kickboxing classes,” he says. “A big screen TV is being added to the Zumba room so women can do self-led workouts if they can’t make it to classes.”
In addition to spin classes, Zumba classes and kickboxing, Fitness Time for Ladies offers yoga and a yoga flexibility mix, step aerobics, a spin and sculpt class, a super sculpt class, cardio classes and Tabata classes. The schedule, which changes periodically after a usage evaluation, is always posted at the website and on their Facebook page, where you can also find class cancellations or last minute changes.
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.
“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.”
By constantly upgrading what is offered at Fitness Time, Dr. Hrdlicka says he is adding more value to the membership. “We never increase the price when we add new classes, new equipment or more tanning beds.”
Another recent addition to Fitness Time for Ladies is Tranquillite, a massage therapy and relaxation service customized to fit your needs. Provided by Leslie Cohen, MT, and Angela Miller, MT, services are offered from 4 to 6 p.m. on Wednesdays and Thursdays or by appointment.
“Our mission is to assist people in their pursuit of health and fitness,” says Dr. Hrdlicka. “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.”
The all-inclusive membership, if paid monthly by automatic bank draft, is $49.05. However, if paid in advance, the membership fee is only $40 per month or $480 for a year. For more package options and class schedules, go to their website. “We want the gym to feel like an extension of home,” he adds.
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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.