Ferney-Voltaire is a modest French ville of 8,000 people located on the outskirts of Geneva, Switzerland.1 The town has recently added another perk to choosing the “suburbs of Geneva” since a physical fitness gym has moved into town. The French chain KeepCool is opening its doors this September 2010 to eager locals looking to get in shape.2
KeepCool in Ferney is offering an amazing “welcome-sign-up” fee of only 30 Euros per month! Sign up by October 30th to take advantage of this rare low price. This is a price significantly lower than what you would pay at a gym located over the border in Switzerland. This is an especially tempting offer as the gym will be open 7 days a week, which is uncharacteristic of a French business and to the benefit of locals with full-time jobs.
The gym will be equipped with cardio machines, including treadmills, stationary bikes, and elliptical trainers. Weight machines will also be available. Some unique features to the gym include video broadcast classes on demand, alternative methods to weight loss, and a record sheet of your fitness level and weight.
The gym will have flat screen TVs positioned on the wall of a spacious workout area. Members can request a specific class, like yoga, then follow along with the video broadcasting. This is similar to following a workout movie in your home, except you benefit from the atmosphere of physical fitness.
Two alternative methods to weight loss-a sauna and a vibrating plate-are offered at KeepCool. Saunas allow you to sweat, which releases toxins from your body. They also promote good circulation by opening your arteries and increasing blood flow all over the body.3 The vibrating plate is built to trigger involuntary muscle reactions to promote muscle tone and balance with little intensity.4
KeepCool is also offering a “bilan” (or record sheet) of your weight and designates a proper training program for your specific needs. When you become a new member, a licensed club coach will weigh you and assess your condition in order for you to make the most of your gym experience.
There is no longer an excuse for avoiding exercise if you live in or near Ferney-Voltaire! KeepCool is open from 6:00 AM until 11:00 PM and is centrally located in the village across from the Carrefour market. Free parking is available along Avenue Voltaire and in the parking lot on Avenue du Bijou.
Technogym Flexibility Equipment at KeepCool Gym in Ferney-Voltaire
1 Wikipedia,” Ferney-Voltaire,” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ferney-Voltaire
2 KeepCool La Forme sans La Frime, http://www.keepcoolcoach.monespace.net/site2/index.html
3 Dr. Weil, “Dr. Weil on Sauna Health.” http://www.cankar.org/sauna/health/drweil.html
4 Power Plate, “News and Events: Keeping up with Power Plate Vibrations.” http://ca.powerplate.com/EN/newsevents/newsevents.aspx