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Severna Park Spots Each Offer A Different Exercise Experience


An annual tradition for many Americans is to make a New Year’s resolution to start going to the gym, work out more and get their bodies into shape for the summer. However, many people aren’t able to follow through on that resolution, because they can’t find the time or the right type of fitness for them. There are many gyms around the Severna Park area and each one has a different style or even type of fitness.

A small group setting with personalized strength and conditioning training is what MyFitness is all about. According to owner Mindy Yates, one of the gym’s most popular offerings is its boot camp classes.

“That means a lot of conditioning and endurance, sometimes focusing on your body weight,” Yates said. “We also have small group classes with smaller groups of people and more personal one-on-one training with a coach.”

A small private studio, MyFitness offers a program for anyone, ranging in intensity from beginner to advanced and everything in between.

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If you’re looking for a mix of training styles or you don’t like going to the gym in general, Park Fitness might be the place for you. Owner Joe Bocek says that Park Fitness is the gym for people who find working out to be a chore or boring.

“At the end of the day, the best workout for you is going to be the one that you do,” Bocek said. “We do small group and large group personal training. Everything we do, we consider to be under the umbrella of personal training.”

Park Fitness doesn’t do every exercise or training that can be done with free weights or total body resistance (TRX).

“The best thing about general population goals is that they all want the same thing,” Bocek stated. “A woman came up to me the other day and said, ‘For my entire life, I’ve always worked out and it’s always been a chore until I found you guys, and now I actually enjoy it and look forward to coming to the gym with you guys.’”

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Some people stop working out because of how repetitive the exercises are, regularly doing the same ones as time goes on. Three-2 Health and Fitness fixes that by never repeating the same exercise.

“What separates me is that I never do the same exercise twice, haven’t done that in 15 years,” said owner Mark Fleming. “Same person, same group; there’s always a different exercise to do. That’s why I’ve been having the same clients for 15 years, because I’m able to make it different all the time.”

One of the most common questions Fleming gets is what Three-2 means. “It’s my style: three exercises, two rounds, almost like circuit training,” he explained. “We do blocks of three exercises, however many blocks you can do in the hour.”

Along with its style, Three-2 offers several unique classes, from personal defense and active shooter training for people looking to learn how to protect themselves to the only myofascial release, trigger point therapy and stretching class in the area. Or if you’re just looking for healthy meal options, you can get trainer-customized meals that are provided by Garry’s Grill and Cafe Mezzanotte.

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But what if after all of that, you’re still not sure what type of fitness or exercises are right for you? “We offer a lot of services other than just racquetball,” said Deborah Badro, owner of the Severna Park Racquetball and Fitness Club (SPRFC).

The club offers over 40 classes every week, ranging from dance classes to TRX to yoga and everything in between. One-on-one personal training is available along with a swimming pool and even sports leagues, like ping-pong, to join. There are plenty of options to try while learning what works best for you.

While each of these Severna Park gyms and studios offers an experience that is unique in style and intensity, the choice is ultimately yours. As Bocek said, “The best workout for you is going to be the one that you do.”


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