Health is a huge deal in my family. And I know it is in your family too. So when University of Sports contacted me to let me know a little bit more about their fitness club, I was definitely intrigued.
First of all, I had no idea what to expect. I was totally anticipating just a normal gym with all the fixings that make it a place to work out. I was wrong. I mean, sure, they have cardio machines, a weight room, and space to stretch and take an organized class. But there’s so much more than that.
First and foremost, University of Sports has dedicated the gym to meeting the needs of families. For a mom with young kids who just needs a break to regroup and take a moment to focus on herself, this is huge. They have developed a whole family membership program that includes structured play for kids while mom and dad work out. Kids will be taken to their indoor soccer field, basketball courts, or hang out in the kids room to have fun. An after-school club for kids called Generation Next has just recently been introduced to offer monthly sessions that have kids First – Sixth Grades getting help on their homework as well as taking part in a fun activity. They also offer additional classes for kids, as well as hosting all-sports camps and birthday parties.
Second area of interest is their retreat area – otherwise known as “The Spa”. This area is complete with a large spa to relax in, a sauna room, an area for massage, a nutritionist, a place to get a mani/pedi, and more. Think about this. Normally you would have to drag your child with you or scramble to find a sitter if you needed a bit of time for pampering. But all your beauty and relaxation needs are right here at the gym. Book an appointment, then let those kids have fun in the Kids Program while you take some time for yourself in The Spa!
Third favorite place to hang out was at the Café. Here they offer a bunch of healthy goodies to keep you fueled and able to have the energy to make the most of your workout. Their wide array of smoothies made my mouth water…
And, of course, the actual purpose behind University of Sports – fitness.
The first and second floor of this fitness club hold plenty of cardio machines to ensure everyone has a chance to sweat it out or get in a little circuit training. These overlook the indoor soccer field where they hold classes for kid and adults, including “KinderKicks” for the young’uns. To the side of this field is a TRX training area. If you’re not familiar with TRX, this is the latest fitness program that gives a core workout using suspension and your own body force. In the back of the gym is an indoor basketball court. Upstairs is where you can take part in an exercise class like Pilates, kickboxing, martial arts, spin, Zumba, or various other fitness classes. And in a separate room is the “grunt area” where you can get pumped up on the weight machines and free weights. University of Sports also offers fitness and nutrition consulting, as well as personal training.
Beyond that, they hold numerous special events throughout the year like family movie nights, parties, and Parent’s Night Out.
Obviously I was really impressed with how much UofS went out of their way to cater to families. They’ve made it really easy for those with kids of any age to still find time to stay fit and healthy while encouraging movement as a regular part of their children’s lives. And since a family of 4 can get a membership for as low as $105, just about anyone can afford to join.
For a limited time, moms can check out University of Sports for free with a 10-day membership by texting “TRYUOFS” to 96362. This free pass includes classes, lounging in the Spa, and every other part of a regular membership – including use of the kids’ daycare while you workout.
University of Sports is located at 555 Rohnert Park Expressway W, #C. It’s easy to find, to the left and behind the movie theater.