With the holidays in full effect, a little bit of winter weight gain is an inevitability, and with the New Year right around the corner — and the resolutions that come along with it — many Las Crucens will soon be looking for ways to get fit.
For those looking for something more than the traditional weights and treadmills, options abound.
Fitness One, located at 4655 Sonoma Ranch Boulevard, offers all the classic amenities and services of any quality gym along with a roster of cutting-edge classes on the forefront of the workout world.
The 24-hour gym offers premium equipment, individualized personal training, a cycling studio, private women’s area, rock climbing, aqua massage, child care, tanning, a smoothie bar and more, and in the coming months will add a lap pool, spa and basketball courts.
What puts Fitness One ahead of the pack, though, is its schedule of fitness classes, from tried-and-true to trending.
Among the cutting-edge classes held at Fitness One are the R.I.P.P.E.D. program, which combines resistance, intervals, power, plyometrics, endurance and diet for a high-intensity, full-body workout; TRX suspension training, developed by a U.S. Navy Seal to build strength, balance, flexibility and core stability; and Inferno, which brings together varied strength training and cardio intervals to really push the limits of your workout.
These are in addition to Fitness One’s full calendar of classes — Zumba, Absolute Core, cycling, hip-hop dance, pilates, P90X, Insanity, Krav Maga, kickboxing, yoga from hatha to yin and more.
For more on Fitness One, visit www.fitnessoneclubs.com/las-cruces-nm or call 524-2447.
If you’re looking to get fit in Las Cruces but classes with names like “Insanity” and “Inferno” aren’t your idea of a good time, yoga is a great way to get fit while calming the mind.
Dwell Yoga — the can’t-miss chartreuse storefront on Main Street Downtown — offers a variety of classes in various styles of yoga for all skill levels and ages: Hatha, Vinyasa Flow, Power, Alignment, Restorative, Ayurvedic, even yoga made for mother and baby and mother and toddler.
In addition to a full slate of yoga classes to fit any need, Dwell also provides wellness services like acupuncture, energy healing, massage therapy, reflexology and an aromatherapy bar that utilizes doTERRA therapeutic-grade essential oils.
A great way to see if Dwell Yoga is for you is the studio’s introductory offer, which gives you 10 consecutive days for $20, with no further commitment. Visit www.dwellwithinyoga.com for more information.
Surprising as it may be, the City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department offers a dynamic range of fitness classes, organized sports and beyond for enthusiasts young and old, held at the City’s four recreation centers — Las Cruces Regional Aquatic Center, the Munson Senior Center and the Meerscheidt and O’Brien Papen recreation centers.
Fitness programs offered by the Parks & Recreation Department include aqua fitness classes at the Las Cruces Regional Aquatic Center; Tai Chi classes great for improving body mechanics with a low-impact workout; Hatha Yoga and PiYo (a combination of pilates and yoga) to improve and increase range of motion while calming the mind; high-energy Zumba classes that will have adults and seniors sweating to the beat of propulsive international rhythms; and a variety of sports and fitness programs designed especially with seniors 50 and older in mind.
The city also offers youth basketball, indoor and outdoor soccer, volleyball, football, baseball, gymnastics and tumbling programs, for kids as young as 4 years old.
The City of Las Cruces’ fitness programs are inexpensive as they are diverse, at just $2 per class or $1 for seniors 60 and older. The city also offers a Fitness Punch Card, which gives the holder 30 visits to city fitness facilities for just $48.
Complete schedules and more information about the City of Las Cruces’ fitness programs are available at las-cruces.org/departments/parks-and-recreation.
For the Las Cruces fitness enthusiast looking to get way outside of the gym, though, one need look no further than the expansive mountain and desert landscapes in every direction. Hiking abounds, either solo, with friends or led by a guide in a group setting.
The Southwest Environmental Center, which works to protect the wildlife and wild places we so enjoy in southern New Mexico, leads its popular Back by Noon outings on most Saturday mornings.
These hikes are led by naturalists, historians, and other knowledgeable guides and lead guests through some of the most-popular and some of the best-hidden natural areas in the Borderlands area. Visit wildmesquite.org for more information on SWEC and its Back by Noon trips.