With summer right around the corner, getting fit seems to be on everyone’s minds. To help you start workin’ on your fitness, here’s a list of five (very) different places you can get fit in Auburn.
Metrics Fitness Lab: Changing the culture of fitness.
Metrics focuses on changing how people see health and fitness while emphasizing that weight isn’t the only measurement, or metric, to take into account when trying to be fit. Metrics aims to educate people on what fitness is and motivate them to achieve their goals. The gym takes a holistic approach to a healthy lifestyle that incorporates workouts, accountability and encouragement. Metrics does this through circuit training that incorporates dynamic movements, cardio and strength training in a personalized group platform. As an incentive to try it out, Metrics offers your first class free.
Website: Metrics Fitness Lab Facebook
Pure Barre Auburn: Lift. Tone. Burn.
Pure Barre is a low impact, total-body workout that is “fastest, most effective way to change your body,” according to its website. Utilizing a ballet barre, he 50-minute classes are designed to lift your seat, tone your thighs, abs and arms, and burn fat through the use of small, isolated movements. Each strength section is followed by stretching to create long, lean muscles without the bulk. Previously focusing on toning muscles, Auburn’s Pure Barre is now incorporating the use of platforms to provide more cardio for its customers. The studio also offers occasional specialty classes and “intensives” that focus on a particular part of the body.
Website: Pure Barre Auburn Facebook
True 40: Embrace your challenges, energize your body and empower your dreams.
Opening this past January, True40 is new to Auburn. The 60-minute workouts combine methods from barre, TRX, bodyweight training, yoga and pilates. True40 aims to lengthen and tone your muscles, give you an energy boost and help you feel more comfortable and confident in your body. Each class is programmed for improved postural alignment, increased core strength, enhanced overall mobility and quick results. They offer a variety of different packages, including a “New Client Special,” and also have childcare available.
Website: True40 Studio
Yogafly: The yoga makes you fly.
Yogafly was opened to create a diverse and inclusive environment for the study of the whole system of yoga. Their studios (one in Auburn and one in Opelika) offer regular weekly classes, as well as a training school that has graduated nearly 100 yoga teachers from across the southeast since 2013. All of the teachers share an interest in teaching alignment and encouraging progressive yoga education. The variety of class offerings between the two locations show the intention to meet students at their level. Among the classes they off are beginning, advanced, prenatal, kids, restorative, yin and a class called Body Inclusive Yoga.
Website: Yogafly Studio
Auburn University Recreation and Wellness Center: Shape Your Body. Shape Your Mind. Shape Your Life.
Opening its doors in August 2013, the Auburn University Recreation Center is a state-of-the-art facility. It features many different options for working out, including traditional cardio and weight-training areas. Free for students, the center features a corkscrew walking/running track, two rock-climbing walls, racquetball courts and an aquatic center. Also provided, for an additional fee, are personal training and group fitness classes.