If you're thinking about joining a gym in town or changing gyms for the New Year, here's a rundown of fitness centers in Arlington and their special deals happening this month.
- Arlington Health and Fitness - Arlington Health and Fitness (AHF) is an ideal gym for beginners and experienced athletes alike. AHF offers an 8,000 square foot facility with cardiovascular equipment including treadmills, cross-trainers, and the newest elliptical cross-trainer, the Cybex Arc. AHF has ample weight and strength building equipment, plus a variety of personal trainers if you're looking for one-on-one help with your fitness regime. AHF is open Monday through Friday, from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. and from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. on the weekends. Currents specials include one month free if you join with a friend, and a new three-day trial membership for any prospective members. As an added bonus, AHF is skirting contract fees and charging a flat rate of $25.99 a month. For more information, check out AHF's website at www.arlingtonhealthandfitness.net.
- Gold's Gym – Gold's Gym has 30 locations throughout the Greater Boston area and its Arlington location is currently offering a free seven-day pass to potential members. Gold's is a good basic workout gym with tons of room (30,000 sq. feet), the latest cardio and strength equipment and a variety of classes taught by a professional trainers. Plus, if you bring a friend to sign up with you, that's another free month. Class offerings include from yoga, spinning, and strength training. For more information on times and prices, head over to their website at www.goldsgymma.com.
- Fitness First- Fitness First is a good gym for those of you who are looking for a more cardio or general fitness workout. FF specializes in yoga and dance, but the facility also offers free weights and cardio equipment. Classes include: yoga, step, kickboxing, Zumba and aerobics. In January, Fitness First is waiving start-up fees and offering a $60 discount on yearly memberships. For monthly sign up, it's $59 for the first 3 months and $39 thereafter. Fitness First is open Monday-Friday from 5 a.m.-10 p.m, Saturday 7 a.m. -6 p.m,, and Sunday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.. Check out FF's website at, www.fitness-1st.net/index.html.
- Fitness Together -Fitness Together is the spot in Arlington for personal, one-on-one training. Fitness Together specializes in personal experiences and teams you up with a trainer of your liking to accomplish your fitness goals. Your trainer will help you with diet and exercise. Fitness Together looks to create a private, comfortable atmosphere for members. In January, the gym will be offering a free introductory private training session you can sign up for by visiting their website, www.fitnesstogether.com/arlington/.