1. YMCA, Lima
Location: 345 S. Elizabeth St., Lima
Hours: 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday to Thursday, 5 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Friday, 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday
Highlights: With 257 different programs and classes offered for everyone from babies to senior citizens, there is something for everyone wishing to improve their fitness level at the YMCA. They also have an eight-lane pool, therapy pool and Jacuzzi, plus the usual array of weight machines, free weights , treadmills, ellipticals and stationary bikes. While membership gives people a wide array of options, those who do not have a membership can still participate in classes for a higher fee than members. Babysitting is also offered free for members, so no more excuses not to work out!
2. Anytime Fitness, Lima
Location: 927 N. Cable Road, Lima
Hours: 24 hours daily
Highlights: Canít find time to work out? Try Anytime Fitness, which is open 24 hours a day. With its friendly, family atmosphere, clients feel welcomed and comfortable which is reflected in their loyal customers. Almost 40 percent of their customers have been using the gym since they opened. They offer live fitness classes, as well as fitness on request where clients can access automated workouts available 24 hours. They also offer personal training to those interested.
3. F.A.S.T, Shawnee
Location: 3477 S. Dixie Highway, Lima
Hours: By appointment only. Call 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday to Friday, 6 to noon Saturday to set up a training schedule
Highlights: F.A.S.T., which stands for Functional Accelerated Sports Training, is a training center that is known primarily for its work with area athletes. However, they also do adult fitness and weight loss training, the Renegade program which is a cross training program that focuses on cardio and strength training, and adolescent weight loss training. In addition, the facility also offers physical therapy and rehabilitation programs, as well as chiropractor services. If you want to get in the best shape of your life, call F.A.S.T. for an appointment today!
Honorable Mentions: Peak Community Wellness, Delphos; Putnam County YMCA, Ottawa; Fitness One, Lima