harbour island ATHLETIC club
Channelside is booming with good places to workout. We have the popular Powerhouse Gym and the newly opened Orangetheory Fitness right in our back yards. In addition, many of us have small gym's located right in our buildings. When walking around the area I consistently see people in workout clothes and all of this makes me think that the majority of residents in Channelside choose to workout in some way on a regular basis.
Well, we have another option for you.
We were recently invited to tour the Harbour Island Athletic Club located on, well...Harbour Island, and I have to say I was pretty impressed. Its very different than the other options in the neighborhood. Here is an overview of the gym from my perspective.
It took us 4 minutes to drive to the club from my condo in Channelside. Super close.
Actually, in the future I would just ride my bike there as I felt guilty driving such a short distance.
We had heard from people before that this gym was older and the equipment was older as well. I couldn't disagree more. They replaced most of the weight machines with Life Fitness equipment just a year ago. All of the treadmills, stair climbers and elliptical's were all working and looked to be in good shape. Here are some photos.
I have been a few times now in both the morning and evening and it never seems crowded in this gym. It's a nice layout and people are very respectful of each other. They wipe down the equipment after using it and I didn't notice anyone trying to take ownership of machines for much too long.
There is a large outdoor pool with (4) 25 meter lanes. There is also a smaller kids pool as well. There's a tiki bar they open in the summer and they bring out a steel drum player. Sounds like a nice way to unwind after a workout.
tennis, tennis, and more tennis
15 tennis courts take up a ton of real estate on Harbour Island. I cant believe they still have this many courts! The courts are all clay and they do charge a small monthly up-charge in addition to the membership fee to be able to play on their courts.
Amenities / Daycare
The amenities are what really stood out to me: a spa where they do massages and body wraps; towel service with fresh towels located in all of the different areas; everything you need to shower and shave in the locker rooms, including razors; all of the lockers have digital locks so you don't need to bring your own pad lock; free wifi; and don't forget that tiki bar by the pool!
Plus, if you have a little one, they offer free daycare for up to 2 hours a day while you work out. How cool is that?
With over 85 group fitness classes weekly, a cycling studio, a Pilates studio, and over 25 professional trainers on staff, I think this gym just might have it all. We reached out to their Director of Sales, Christine Remy to see if they would offer the readers of Channelside Residents a deal and she sent up the flyer below. They have discounts for young professionals under 30, corporate discounts, and allow month to month memberships. If nothing else, go try it out for a week for free to see what you think.
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