It seems ‘Holiday Festivities’ equates to: nibbling on sugary treats, consuming enormous extra helpings, salivating from decadent calorie-laden deserts, excessive snacking, extra stress and limited time for the local fitness center. As evidenced by my expanding waistline, I’ve managed to gobble my way through 52 holiday seasons. This year instead of lounging half comatose on the couch from the “festivities”, I hope you’ll join me for a workout at one of our local fitness centers to help ward off holiday weight gain. Here’s a holiday schedule for some of the fitness centers in Tucson.
Bally Total Fitness-Tucson
2475 N Swan Rd, Tucson, AZ 85712
Thanksgiving – Closed
Christmas – Closed
Carlos reports for the first time in Bally’s history they will be closed this year on Thanksgiving Day.
2816 N Campbell Ave, Tucson, AZ 85719
Warning – very limited holiday hours so be cautious on your ‘holiday festivities’. On Wednesday 11/24/10 open 6a-1p and then closed until Monday 11/29/10.
Desert Sports & Fitness Southwest Santa Cruz Plaza Southwest San…
3672 S 16th Ave, Tucson, AZ 85713
Open Christmas Eve but may have a modified schedule
Open Thanksgiving & New Years
Gold’s Gym Downtown Downtown
110 S Church Ave, Tucson, AZ 85701
Open Thanksgiving until 1pm
Christmas – Closed
Christmas eve Open until 3 pm
Open New Years Day – Closed
New Years Eve until 3pm
4240 N 1st Ave, Tucson, AZ 85719
Thanksgiving – Open 8an til 2pm
We’re taking one holiday at a time right now and we’ll definitely be open Thanksgiving
MID Valley Athletic Club
140 S Tucson Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85716
According to Michelle, the holiday schedule has not been posted as of yet. The Thanksgiving schedule should be out in another week.
PRO Fitness And Health
1290 W Prince Rd, Tucson, AZ 85705
Open Thanksgiving but will have modified hours. Sarah thinks probably something around 8-2, the final hours will be posted in the facility next week.
Swat Personal Training
3820 S Palo Verde Rd, Tucson, AZ
Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day
Tucson Racquet & Fitness Club
4001 N Country Club Rd, Tucson, AZ 85716
Open regular hours on Thanksgiving but the nursery will be closed.
According to Carlos at Bally’s Total Fitness, the average person consumes between 6 and 8 thousand calories at Thanksgiving dinner. Celebration of gratitude is one thing but that smacks of gluttony. This holiday season proactively prepare your exercise plan and practice moderation – you’ll be thankful for your healthy holiday festivities.
Telephonic interviews of listed facilities