Where to find classes and activities

There are hundreds of opportunities to stay fit during the winter, from public classes put on by parks and recreation departments to private studio instruction. Here are a few resources in the Valley.

LIST COMPILED BY JULIE HAHN, special to Living HealthyNovember 9, 2013 

  • STILL OUTSIDE? GET A LIGHT!

    If you are working out in the outdoors in the wee or late hours this winter, remember it can be difficult for drivers to see you in the dark. Even if you think the area is well-lit, you need to be cautious and alert. Make sure you can be seen.

    • Wear a headlamp and light-colored — preferably reflective — clothing if you are walking in the early morning or at night.

    • Bicyclists also should make sure to wear reflective clothing. You can buy a safety vest or other gear at local bicycle shops. Know the rules of the road and have more than adequate lighting for those early-morning and late-night rides.

PILATES

Pilates is great if you want to strengthen your core — your stomach and back. With its focus on posture and perfect alignment, it can be a boon for people who need great form in other sports, such as golf and swimming. It was developed as a rehabilitation regimen, so it’s also a good choice when recovering from an injury.

Thrive Physical Therapy + Pilates

2302 N. Bogus Basin Road, Boise

www.thriveptpilates.com

IM=X Pilates Studio

5620 W. State St., Boise

www.imxpilatesboise.com

Kinesis Fitness

233 W. State St., Suite C, Eagle

www.kinesisfitness.com

Breathing Room Pilates

816 W. Bannock St., Boise

www.breathingroompilates.com

A Body in Balance

230 W. Mallard Drive, Boise. Private sessions only; abodyinbalance.net

Reforming Every Body

1516 S. Vista Ave., Boise

reformingeverybody.com

Range in Motion Studio

760 Warm Springs Ave., Boise. Also offers yoga and other specialties; www.rangeinmotion.com

PALA

Pala is a fast-moving game that challenges hand-eye coordination and gets those fast-twitch muscles moving. Not interested in pala? Try racquetball for a similar workout. To learn more about playing pala or to sign up for a league, email bfa.boise@gmail.com.

YOGA

Yoga is incredibly popular for a reason — it’s centering, calming and a great workout. Treasure Valley studios offer styles ranging from restorative yoga, a gentle practice that employs props, to Bikram, which is done in a heated room.

Aerial yoga: Ophidia Studio

2615 W. Kootenai St., Boise, offers aerial yoga and PiYo classes in addition to other classes such as pole dance, belly dancing and hooping.

www.ophidiastudio.com

Muse Yoga

1317 W. Jefferson St., Boise. Also offers Pilates. www.museyoga.com

The Yoga Room

1121 N. Cole Road, Boise

yogaroomboise.com

Hollywood Market Yoga

1319 N. 8th St., Boise

www.hollywoodmarketyoga.com

Bikram Yoga Boise

3243 S. Federal Way, Suite B, Boise

www.bikramboise.com

Yoga for Wellness

1175 E. ParkCenter Blvd., Suite 102, Boise

www.yogaforwellnesspro.com

Sage Yoga and Wellness

242 N. 8th St., Suite 200, Boise

sageyogaboise.com

River Time Yoga

599 Americana Blvd., Boise

www.boiserivertimeyoga.com

Park Centered Yoga

575 E. ParkCenter Blvd., Boise

www.parkcenteredyoga.com

Sumits Hot Yoga

2122 Broadway Ave., Boise

6734 Glenwood St., Boise

6360 N. Saguaro Hills Ave., Meridian

1214 N. Galleria Drive, Nampa

sumitsyogaboise.com

Yoga for Life

3065 N. Cole Road, Boise. Also offers Pilates; www.yforl.com

Yoga Tree of Boise

1674 W. Hill Road, Boise

www.yogatreeofboise.com

Boise Yoga Center

3113 Rose Hill, Boise

450 W. State St., Suite 250, Eagle

www.boiseyogacenter.com

Yoga Vedya

11521 W. Fairview Ave., No. 103, Boise

www.yogavedya.com

MUUV

753 S. Walnut St., Boise

www.muuv.com

Lhotse Yoga

3055 E. Fairview Ave., Suite 210, Meridian

lhotseyoga.perfectmind.com

Eagle Yoga House

11 N. Fisher Park Way, Suite 109, Eagle

www.eagleyogahouse.com

Red Yoga

605 E. State St., Eagle

www.dohotyoga.com

Yoga 430

430 W. Iowa Ave., Suite B, Nampa

yoga430.com

Many other private gyms offer yoga classes. Check the private-gym listings on page 25 for contact information.

HOCKEY

Fast, fun and challenging, hockey is something that can be enjoyed by the whole family. Idaho IceWorld and the Boise Parks and Recreation Department offer hockey for all ages. No experience? No worries. There are skating classes, too. Visit www.idahoiceworld.com/activities/hockey for class and league descriptions and schedules.

SPINNING

Spinning isn’t just for people who like to road cycle or mountain bike. It’s also a tough cardio workout that’s great cross-training for runners, swimmers or hikers.

Breakaway Cycling Studio

3015 W. McMillan Road, Suite 103, Meridian

breakawaycyclingstudio.com

Go Epic Indoor Cycling

2483 E. Fairview Ave., Suite 112, Meridian

goepiccycling.com

Many other private gyms offer spinning classes. Check our listing below for contact information.

PRIVATE GYMS

Want to try it all? The Treasure Valley’s private gyms offer everything from spin classes to yoga to Pilates to CrossFit to kickboxing to kettleball fitness. If you want to do it, you can find it at one of these establishments. Visit their websites to find out more.

A20 Fitness

511 Americana Blvd., Boise

www.a2ofitness.com

Anytime Fitness

1746 W. State St., Boise

6573 Overland Road, Boise

6582 S. Federal Way, Boise

350 S. Eagle Road, Eagle

80 E. Ustick Road, Meridian

11221 W. Hercules Drive, Suite 105, Star

1573 N. Linder Road, Kuna

2926 E. Greenhurst Road, Nampa

355 Caldwell Blvd., Nampa

2621 S. 10th Ave., Suite 102, Caldwell

2600 American Legion Blvd., Suite 110, Mountain Home

anytimefitness.com

Axiom Fitness

7316 W. Fairview, Boise

801 E. ParkCenter Blvd., Boise

1455 Country Terrace Court, Meridian

www.axiomfitness.com

Body Renew Fitness

2273 S. Vista Ave., Boise

3389 N. Five Mile Road, Boise

750 S. Progress Ave., Meridian

2270 W. Everest Lane, Meridian

36 N. Seneca Springs Way, Star

Boise Fitness Factory

701 W. Fulton St., Boise

boisefitnessfactory.com

CrossFit Refinery

528 S. Americana Blvd., Boise

www.crossfitrefinery.com

Fitness 19

3361 N. Cole Road, Boise

www.fitness19.com/centers/boise

Idaho Athletic Club

2999 N. Lakeharbor Lane, Boise

1435 S. Maple Grove, Boise

1450 E. Fairview Ave., Meridian

2340 S. Eagle Road, Meridian

5251 E. Exchange Way, Nampa

4623 Enterprise Way, Caldwell

875 Plaza Dr., Eagle

idahoathleticclub.com

Idaho Fitness Factory

11600 W. Fairview Ave., Boise

3344 W. State St., Boise

1535 W. Franklin Road, Meridian

www.idahofitnessfactory.com

Johnny’s Fit Club

2337 S. Apple St., Boise

www.fitclubboise.com

Mind Body Fitness

1259 E. Winding Creek, Suite 110, Eagle

www.mindbodyfitnessonline.com

Nampa Fit Studio

359 Caldwell Blvd., Nampa

www.nampafitstudio.com

Planet Fitness

5010 W. Overland Road, Boise

6843 Strawberry Glenn Road, Boise

www.planetfitness.com

Total Woman Fitness

1710 W. Cherry Lane, Meridian

www.totalwomanfitness.net

PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENTS

Local parks and recreation departments offer tons of fitness classes throughout the winter for both kids and adults.

Boise Parks and Recreation

Everything from Pilates to yoga to figure skating. Class schedule available at parks.cityofboise.org/activities,-classes-and-sports.

Meridian Parks and Recreation

You’ll find a range of classes and activities, from basketball to Oriental dance. Class schedule available at www.meridiancity.org/parks_rec.aspx?id=2704.

Nampa Recreation Center

Nampa’s Rec Center has racquetball facilities, a pool and a host of classes. Class schedule available at www.nampaparksandrecreation.org/RecCenter/Index.aspx.

YMCA AND BOISE STATE

Treasure Valley YMCA

The Y offers a huge variety of classes at its facilities, such as TRX, BodyPump, spinning, yoga, water aerobics and more. The Y has four locations throughout the Treasure Valley: in Downtown Boise, 1050 W. State St.; the West Y Aquatics Center at 5959 N. Discovery Place, Boise; the Homecourt Branch, 936 Taylor Ave., Meridian; and the Caldwell Branch at 3720 Indiana Ave., Caldwell. www.ymcatvidaho.org.

Boise State University Recreation Center

Facilities include an aquatics complex and a large climbing wall, as well as dozens of classes, basketball and racquetball courts. Rec.boisestate.edu

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