Best of Jackson: New Year’s Resolution Edition

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Screen Shot 2016-01-08 at 5.50.40 PMWith the new year comes new resolutions. While some may be simple, such as reading more books or giving up soda, the most common and seemingly daunting resolution is choosing a gym to get healthy or drop a few pounds. Check out these 2016 Best of Jackson finalists to help you reach your fitness goals.

Baptist Healthplex: Located just outside of downtown, the Baptist Healthplex has an indoor track, perfect for the rainy winter days, as well as an indoor heated pool which is great for sore joints. The Healthplex offers multiple fitness classes daily, including Zumba, Pilates, and Senior Fit. New members who sign up for a 12 month fitness plan receive an extra month free.

Address: 717 Manship St
Phone: (601) 968-1766

Courthouse Racquet and Fitness: With two convenient locations, Courthouse Racquet and Fitness offers racquet courts, an olympic sized swimming pool, and women’s only group classes. For the month of January, Courthouse is waiving the $100 enrollment fee, with memberships costing $50 monthly. (Courthouse is re-branding as University Wellness Center after an acquisition by UMMC. The downtown location is already a happening concern under the new name, as well as a Brandon and Madison location.)

Address: 2625 Courthouse Circle, Lakeland; 46 Northtown Drive, Jackson
Phone: (601) 948-8688

The Club at St. Dominic’s: The Club at St. Dominic’s has indoor cycling, toning and strengthening classes, as well as three certified personal trainers who can help you reach your personal goals safely. For the new year, this location has reduced the enrollment fee to $29, with memberships at $49.99 for an individual and $69.99 for a family of two.

Address: 970 Lakeland Dr.
Phone: (601) 200-4925

Focus Fit: New to the local fitness circle, Focus Fit opened in September and offers a no contract gym experience, with memberships ranging from $9.95 to $29.95 which includes ammenities such as HydroMassage and one on one small group trainings. As part of their New Year discounts, new members can enroll at discounted rates of $49 to $59.90. Right now, if you pay for a year in full, you will receive a free year membership for a friend.

Address: 5709 US-80, Pearl
Phone: (601)-591-7487

YMCA of Central Mississippi: Metropolitan YMCAs of Mississippi has seven locations with over 50 group classes a week, including body sculpt, Pilates Reformer, and AQUATICS group exercise. There are 6 varying membership rates with corporate memberships available.

Address: various (the downtown Jackson location is 860 E. River Pl.)
Phone: 601-948-0818


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