By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: September 2014
Personal trainer Tami Rice assists a client with her workout at Fitness Time for Ladies.
A popular Claremore gym for women has finished phase one of its expansion to accommodate the growing needs and interests of area females. Fitness Time for Ladies relocated last year from its former location on Highway 20 and continues to expand in its new location at 3075 Medical Pkwy. at the corner of Highway 66 North and Lowery Road.
With the completion of phase one, the overall square footage has increased from 4,400 to 6,000. With the expansion, the Zumba room more than doubled from 700 square feet to 1,500. Currently, four Zumba fitness classes are offered during the week, but the class schedule will change after Labor Day with the new fall schedule.
The addition of two All-Motion Trainer (AMT) cardio bikes was also part of the phase one expansion. According to Dr. Hrdlicka, the AMT bikes are a combination Stair Stepper and Elliptical Trainer, burning calories at a higher rate than other cardio equipment.
Another component of the phase one expansion includes the addition of 10 spin bikes and a spin class. Currently, five spin classes are offered.
Kickboxing classes have also been added with the addition of new kick bags.
The shower and bathroom facilities have been doubled to accommodate the growing membership. More lockers will be added before Thanksgiving.
Phase two expansion will begin later this year, according to Dr. Hrdlicka, who is excited about the facility’s growth. With the expansion of the Infrared Sauna and the addition of more massage chairs, the amenities will create an oasis for members to relax and refresh after their workout.
“We also plan to add a coffee and breakfast bar in the massage room,” he adds. “Many of our members exercise in the morning before work, then shower here and get dressed before leaving. We wanted to add the coffee and breakfast bar so they can grab both before heading out the door.”
In addition to Zumba fitness classes and kickboxing, Fitness Time offers step and regular aerobics, yoga, yoga flexibility mix, Turbo Kick, Total Tone, and PiYo – a combination pilates/yoga class. To see the current schedule of classes, check out their website at www.fitnesstimeforladies.com.
If you “like” Fitness Time for Ladies on Facebook, you can also get daily updates on class changes and closings. Evening classes are 50 minutes long, while classes during the lunch hour run 45 minutes.
A full line of aerobic exercise equipment, including treadmills, stationary bicycles, stair steppers and elliptical machines, all outfitted with televisions, as well as Nautilus strength training equipment and free weights also help club members get in tip-top shape.
In addition, a child care room with a security system is available so mothers can view their children on the closed circuit TVs while working out. They do not, however, offer child care.
Fitness Time is an all-inclusive gym, which means there are no extra charges for fitness classes or tanning. When you pay your monthly fee, you have full use of the facility, including tanning. You get the whole gym for the price of a tanning membership. Discounts are also offered for area students and teachers as well as Claremore Hillcrest Hospital employees.
“What we are trying to do is to constantly keep adding and updating so women will be excited about coming in to work out in a nice environment,” says Dr. Hrdlicka.
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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.