I have never really been "in shape" until now. I wanted to become more active, but I've never been comfortable in a gym. I finally decided to go for it and researched a number of gyms online. I was attracted to Silverdale Fitness because of its classes, location and reasonable rates. I have been there for three months now and have gone from straining to bring the groceries upstairs to running up the stairs with ease. :)
What I Like: *The instructors have been so helpful. I came in completely out of shape. My experience in the gym was mostly limited to high school classes ten years ago. Both Kelly (Yoga) and Deb (Step) have gone out of their way to help me in their classes.
*They offer more Zumba classes than any other gym I looked at. I love Zumba and the women in the Zumba classes are so much fun! The instructors do a fantastic job. Janice and Mary have so much energy and really keep you moving. Zumba is a dance aerobics class that involves a lot of hip shaking. :)
*They have excellent Step Aerobics classes. I highly recommend taking a step class from either Janice or Deb. They are both excellent instructors.
*They have a number of Yoga classes. Yoga has helped my arm strength quite a bit and, now that I am more active, I appreciate stretching out my sore muscles.
*The People: Their staff is 100% helpful and friendly. Also, they have an excellent clientele. I realize they have little control over who signs up for their memberships, but they coincidentally have a great group of people in their fitness classes! I was immediately welcomed in by class regulars in Zumba and Step. The classes are mostly women and every age group is represented.
*10 Day Trial: The ten day trial was perfect for me. It gave me enough time to check out the classes and get comfortable with the gym before committing to a membership.