Saturday, March 30, 2013
Healthiest Ames is currently meeting with members of the community to establish a healthy action plan for the city.
The City of Ames might not have received a Blue Zone designation, but that hasn't stopped Ames from being a healthy place. A group called Healthiest Ames plans to make Ames the healthiest community in Iowa. The group is an offshoot of an advisory board established when Ames tried out for a Blue Zone designation. Blue Zone demonstration communities were named in May 2012, but Ames wasn't on the list. The interest was still there however and members of Healthiest Ames plan on meeting with others throughout the community to set an action plan to support healthy lifestyles. The plan would be completed in early spring. A list of the current Healthiest Ames members follows below: Community at Large (tobacco policies, bike-ability, personal …
Friday, March 22, 2013
The fitness business opened in December.
Power Full Nutrition, 130 Main Street, is where anyone can find a path to wellness and 51 flavors of protein shakes. The business opened at 130 Main Street just before Christmas and has six owners. Four are from Ankeny and two others are college students. The three favorite protein shake flavors of owners Carla Schultz and Mark Hensch and a customer on a recent Tuesday were Cinnamon Roll, a vanilla flavor shake; the Cookie Monster, a cookies and cream shake; and Funky Monkey, a chocolate treat. In addition to shakes, employees also offer wellness evaluations, a plan for meeting fitness goals and --- once renovations are complete --- will offer fitness classes in the upper level. Ames Newsletter/Ames Patch Facebook page/Twitter: @AmesPatch
Sunday, January 6, 2013
Every new year, people seem to always resolve to get fit, lose weight or tone up. If this is on your resolution list, look no further than these Ames fitness centers to help you out in 2013.
Sunday, January 6
Every year come Jan. 1, millions of people find it in themselves to resolve to be better. And area fitness centers have said that their memberships surge in the new year due to people looking for a place to start working on their New Year's health resolutions or to redeem gift memberships. There are plenty of fitness center's in Ames for those who aren't lucky enough to make use of the University's health facilities. Sure Fire boasts private and semi-private training to help its clients lose weight, gain strength and boost wellness. Something called “JERF” (Just Eat Real Food) a movement to cut back on processed foods begins Jan. 7. Ames Racquet & Fitness Center has three locations in Ames - 4700 Mortensen Road, 320 S. 17th St., and 2622 …
Saturday, March 10, 2012
Ames Racquet & Fitness Center comes out on top.
People of Ames must love its fitness. More than 1,000 votes were cast in the best workout/fitness contest that began on Ames Patch Feb. 27. It was the first poll in an occasional Readers' Choice 2012 series featuring Ames places. Winners of this series will be entered into a Readers' Choice 2012 section on Ames Patch, so that readers can easily click through the Ames contests and read about each Ames place. Ames Racquet & Fitness Center with three Ames locations was the clear winner of the Readers' Choice 2012 workout poll receiving almost half the votes. Here are what some readers had to say about the fitness centers: “Love, love Ames Racquet and Fitness only place in Ames where the group fitness staff encourage and motivate me and know…
Friday, March 9, 2012
We asked Ames which workout they liked best and they chose Ames Racquet & Fitness Center.
People of Ames must love its fitness. More than 1,000 votes were cast in the best workout/fitness contest that began on Ames Patch Feb. 27. It was the first poll in an occasional Readers' Choice 2012 series featuring Ames places. Winners of this series will be entered into a Readers' Choice 2012 section on Ames Patch, so that readers can easily click through the Ames contests and read about each Ames place. Ames Racquet & Fitness Center, with three Ames locations, was the clear winner of the Readers' Choice 2012 workout poll receiving almost half the votes. Check back for more on this contest Saturday. Watch for Ames Patch's next Readers' Choice 2012 Poll on the Best Saint Paddy's Day celebrations. It's coming Monday. Businesses in the …
Thursday, March 8, 2012
As the Best Workout in Ames heads into its final day of voting, Ames Racquet & Fitness Center remains in the lead. Voting ends 9 a.m. March 9.
Monday, February 27, 2012
Don't worry, we're not asking you to work out. We just want to know which spot you like best.
Welcome to Best of Ames Patch. This reader poll is a new feature in which we ask readers to choose the "best" Ames has to offer in different catagories. For our first contest we will look at fitness centers. There are several fitness centers in Ames, and now with your help we will find out which is best. Contest: Which is the best fitness center or workout spot in Ames? Contestants are below: Ames Racquet & Fitness Center Anytime Fitness Farrell's eXtreme Bodyshaping Kosama Curves Ames All American Sports Complex Goals in Motion Surefire Fitness Each contestant has been hyperlinked to their directory listing where you can write a review. You can also cast a vote in the poll below. The winner will be decided by vote totals. Reviews will be …
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
Have you started working on aNew Year's resolution to get fit? Where do you like to work out? Share with Ames Patch readers in the comment section.
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
Maybe you didn't go to the gym today because it's so nice outside, or maybe you just decided to wait until tomorrow, again. If you haven't decided yet where to go to get fit in Ames during 2012, here are several places you can work out. Did we forget one? Add it in the comment section below.
Monday, January 2, 2012
Every new year, people seem to always resolve to get fit, lose weight or tone up. If this is on your resolution list, look no further than these Ames fitness centers to help you out in 2012.
Every year come Jan. 1, millions of people find it in themselves to resolve to be better. Whether it's to stop smoking, lose weight or even quit drinking, something about flipping the calendar page on another year means change is in order. Just ask Kellee Harmeyer, a membership sales consultant at the Ames Racquet & Fitness Center, about the year-end, first-of-the-year rush for memberships. "I actually started in March but from what I’ve heard we get a lot of people coming in in the new year," he said. "We have also had a lot of people buying memberships as Christmas gifts. The last couple of weeks, especially, we've had people come in and look around, we’ve had parents buy memberships for their kids. It's been busy." Ames Racquet & …
Sunday, November 20, 2011
Why not get a head start on one of the most popular New Year's Resolution and hit the gym before the rush?
While the gym may be the last place you want to go on a cold winter day, you'll feel better, get fitter, and not feel quite so guilty as you head back for a second serving of pumpkin pie. Here are a few options of gyms and workout centers in the Ames area. 1. Ames Racquet and Fitness Center: With three Ames locations, there's bound to be one near you. Take part in group classes, personal training, tennis, raquetball and more. Enjoy extra perks here such as tanning beds and childcare. Locations: 2622 Stange Rd Suite 101, 320 S. 17th St, and 4700 Mortensen Road. 2. Anytime Fitness: "I don't have the time to workout," is an excuse that won't work here, where you are given a key to access the gym 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Even …