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Gyms and Fitness Clubs

By John Yewell

SUMMER'S OVER, so a lot of folks are thinking they can put off getting in shape until spring. That's great exercise for the procrastination muscle, but the rest of the body is getting nowhere. Yeah, yeah, I can hear the moans now--you've heard the spiel before. Fine. Wanna be a slob the rest of your life? Be my guest. But where I work out, 94-year-old Peter is a regular, and he's not the only grandparent in the place. So what was that excuse again? You forgot? I thought so.

The good news is that there are plenty of great clubs and private trainers to choose from. And if guilt doesn't work, the satisfaction of looking your best and feeling great will keep you coming back. Do it for your loved ones. They'd like to keep you around as long as possible.

(Metro Santa Cruz News Editor John Yewell is in exceptionally great shape for his age.)

Body Zone Health & Fitness Club
1810 Main St., Watsonville, 728.1280

Cabrillo Athletic & Fitness Club
6200 Soquel Dr., Aptos, 475.5979

Gold's Gym
620 Water, Santa Cruz, 425.4653

Pacific Edge
104 Bronson St., Santa Cruz, 454.9254
Primarily indoor rock climbing, but some training facilities.

Pleasure Point Athletic & Wellness Center
747 41st Ave., Live Oak, 477.1167

Santa Cruz Academy of Fitness & Martial Sciences
531 Seabright, Santa Cruz, 426.4672

Spa Fitness Centers
1100 41st Ave., Capitola, 476.7373
1200 41st Ave., Capitola, 462.2004
816 Bay Ave., Capitola, 475.6316
25 Penny Lane, Watsonville, 722.3895

Toadal Fitness
113 Lincoln, Santa Cruz, 423.3764
1212 17th Ave., Live Oak, 464.3764

24-Hour Fitness
1261 Soquel Ave., Santa Cruz, 454.0333

World Gym
120 Du Bois, Santa Cruz, 423.5617
105 Whispering Pines, Scotts Valley, 439.9400

Seascape Sports Club
1505 Seascape Blvd., 688.1993

Fitness Prescription
9063 Soquel Dr., Aptos. 661.0715
All training is supervised by proprietor Janell Nash, named the county's "best personal trainer" in one fitness magazine.

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From the September 13-20, 2000 issue of Metro Santa Cruz.

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