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Five reasons to get fit with the City of North Port this year

Post Date:01/01/2018 8:30 AM

It’s hard to deny that we all want healthier, happier lifestyles. Studies have shown that regular exercise makes us feel better and is a great way to improve our overall health.

As we head into 2018, the City of North Port’s Parks and Recreation Division is encouraging you to consider signing up to be an Achieve Anything Member and begin working toward your personal fitness goals – and those New Year Resolutions!

Here are five reasons to make the decision to become a member:

Reason No. 1: Convenient access

The Morgan Family Community Center opens at 5:30 a.m. Monday through Friday, which means that you have time for a quick workout before your busy workday begins.

If that doesn’t suite your lifestyle, both the Morgan Center and the Mullen Center are open until 9 p.m. This means time for a workout over lunch, after work, or in the evening.

Both centers also have lockers and showers, which make it easy to refresh after a workout.

Reason No. 2: Explore the new trends in workout techniques

There are so many different options for strength and cardio training these days.

The City’s fitness centers are keeping up with the trends. For instance, in 2017, battle ropes were installed inside the fitness studio at the Morgan Center. At the Mullen Center, there is a new rowing machine and medicine balls.

Know of a new fitness trend that you want to try? Come tell staff. We are always looking for ideas.

Reason No. 3: Easily get cardio and strength training on your schedule

Both fitness centers offer creative ways that you can get in some cardio and strength training.

Outside of the standard free weights and plate loaded equipment, consider yoga balls, Matrix machines or resistance bands to strengthen your muscles. Basketballs are also available for check-out to use in the indoor basketball courts.

The City also offers many different fitness programs that offer cardio workouts, from dance to drop-in sports.

Reason No. 4: Facility rental discounts

Planning a birthday party or family reunion? Getting married and need that perfect location? Achieve Anything members receive discounts on facility rentals. This includes rooms for corporate meetings or spots for Saturday afternoon fiestas.

There is no need to pay full price to rent space at the community centers if you are an annual Achieve Anything member.

Reason No. 5: Meet people and save money

The bottom line is that Achieve Anything members can save money and meet people by taking part in drop-in volleyball, soccer, table tennis or pickleball.

Like basketball? Open gym is free for members and there is usually a game or two happening on the courts.

If you are not a member, then you have to pay the drop-in fee.

Join us today!

Achieve Anything Members have access to two fitness centers; a multi-use fitness studio; cardio equipment, free weights, and plate loaded equipment; facility rental discounts; open gym and drop-in programs, and more.

Membership can be purchased in a variety of options, from individual, family and senior to annually, quarterly, or monthly.

Learn more about being an Achieve Anything Member by contacting the Parks & Recreation Division at (941) 429-7275 or stop by the Morgan Family Community Center at 6207 West Price Boulevard.

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