Fitness

Whether it’s our industry-leading tennis instruction, innovative group fitness classes, restorative spa services, exceptional social activities, or even a delicious meal, every place you turn at Asheville Racquet Club there’s something to get your heart rate up. We have the best of everything, all under one roof.

ARC South Fitness

  • Brand New Peloton indoor cycling bikes- (high-energy cycling classes taught by elite instructors)
  • Main fitness floor including state-of-the-art brand new selectorized and strength equipment, as well as an abundance of cardio equipment, stretching, and floor space
  • Specialized fitness room including peloton bikes, stretching table, pull up bars, rings, specialized cardio equipment
  • 1/10th mile track
  • Group fitness studio
  • Spin studio
  • Yoga studio
  • TRX frame and straps

In order to access the fitness floors at ARC, a silver, gold, or platinum membership is required. The ARC guest policy permits a non-member to visit/use the club three times in a calendar year.  Guest fees do apply.

A Pickleball member may upgrade to Gold in order to access both Pickleball, Fitness, and Pools at ARC.

ARC Downtown Fitness

  • Brand New Peloton indoor cycling bikes- (high-energy cycling classes taught by elite instructors)
  • Air Purifiers in the group fitness rooms
  • Main fitness floor including state-of-the-art brand new selectorized and strength equipment, as well as an abundance of cardio equipment, stretching, and floor space
  • Specialized fitness room including peloton bikes, stretching space
  • Group fitness studio
  • Spin studio
  • Outdoor running trails

In order to access the fitness floors at ARC, a silver, gold, or platinum membership is required. The ARC guest policy permits a non-member to visit/use the club three times in a calendar year.  Guest fees do apply.

A Pickleball member may upgrade to Gold in order to access both Pickleball and Fitness at ARC.

Group Fitness and Water Aerobics

  • ARC offers a year-round schedule of group fitness classes, as well as water aerobics classes
  • Let ARC’s group fitness team help you find your Find motivation and inspiration. The best way to motivate yourself to push through that extra rep is by having other people by your side to cheer you on.  Our team is there to instruct and lead with proper form and prevent you from getting injured.   We will keep your workouts filled with variety to prevent you from plateauing with your fitness goals.   You will be part of a community that will be there to push you and hold you accountable.

 

Our ability to perform and excel is largely driven by our level of endurance. It takes time to implement endurance training into your weekly workout schedule. ARC has introduced H.E.A.T classes which are a step up from our standard group fitness formats carried out by qualified coaches. These classes are designed to push members a bit harder and make them get faster, become stronger, stay healthier, and more agile than they ever thought possible.

Endurance refers to your ability to exert yourself over a period of time, with an increased ability to withstand stress, pain, and fatigue. Endurance is also directly related to our cardiovascular and muscular health and our ability to complete any aerobic or anaerobic exercise.

Members will need to acknowledge that they are physically fit and able to participate in these classes.

Coaches will be using a variety of different equipment and spaces in the Clubs for these programs.

Speed, Strength & Stability training is at the core of the program, focusing on gains in speed, power, balance, and stability.  To get information on the HEAT classes/programs undertaken by qualified coaches check our updated schedules, the FB members group page or our front desks at both locations. We have:

    • Coach led HEAT classes – these are classes taught by personal trainers, utilizing all sorts of different equipment, pushing our fitness members to the next level; including
      • 6:00 am HEAT Circuits – 45-minute interval training classes on the soccer field at ARC South
      • 5:30 am outdoor HEAT Circuits – 45-minute interval training class outdoors at ARC DT, utilizing all of the outdoor obstacles there
      • Some of our current group fitness classes will be converted into HEAT circuit classes; the full HEAT schedule is attached!
      • TRX classes at both clubs
      • Training Grounds – These classes will now be open to all members with no additional fees; these classes are more self-sufficient, where members will follow a workout on paper; the workout involves training equipment and obstacles that will prepare an athlete to compete in all sorts of obstacle course races

NEW for 2021

NEW for 2021……Water Jog will be offered at ARC South, in addition to our weekly water aerobics classes offered at both ARC locations

  • Check out the schedules tab to find our current Water Aerobics class offerings.  Due to COVID and capacity restrictions in the pools, registrations are required through the front desk prior to attending class

Did you know that there are substantial health benefits to exercising in the water??  Here are the top 10 benefits:

1. It Enhances Your Balance and Coordination

As you grow older, you can experience reduced coordination and balance. Water exercises go a long way into helping you build stability and expand your muscle strength for better coordination.

2. Improves Your Cardiovascular Strength

The water’s pressure in the pool helps in blood circulation. This reduces your blood pressure, which puts less strain on your heart as it pumps blood. With time, you gain cardiovascular strength.

3. It’s a Low Impact Exercise

Unlike other exercises, water exercises provide you with a flexible environment for your workouts.  You don’t need to worry about falling and hurting yourself in the pool. Besides the water’s buoyancy reduces the impact that exercises have on your joints and muscles.

4. Helps You Lose Weight, Burn Calories and Tone Your Muscles

Water exercises can help you burn 500 to 1000 calories per hour.  The water massages your muscles in a way that helps tone them.

5. Enables You to Heal and Recover from Chronic Conditions

Water exercises are a great way of exercising without straining your muscles or joints.

The water’s buoyancy supports your body weight, which helps reduce the stress exerted on your joints. Besides, the movement of the water helps tone your muscles.

For older people with arthritis, having water exercises in warm water helps relieve arthritis pain, inflammation around the joints, and swollen muscles.

However, water aerobics don’t necessarily cure arthritis. Instead, they prevent the condition from getting worse.

6. Water Aerobics Has Mental Health Benefits

Water aerobics is a very refreshing activity. It relaxes your brain and boosts your mental health.

Here are some mental health benefits you can derive from water aerobics.

Better sleep

It reduces stress and anxiety

Relieves Depression

7. It Aids in Recovery from Injuries

If you’re past the age of fifty, your injuries might take longer to heal compared to those of a young person.

This is because your muscle tissues are worn out and may take longer to regenerate. The good news is, water aerobics may help you recover quickly from your injuries.

For instance, if you have recently undergone hip surgery, water aerobics classes will help you build your muscle strength, which aids in quick recovery.

8. Helps Increase Your Flexibility

One of the main benefits of water aerobics is gaining overall flexibility.

Water adds resistance to the movements you make. Your joints and body parts are pulled and pushed in directions they aren’t used to.

With time you get used to this, and this increases your flexibility both on dry land and in water.

9. It Helps in Cooling the Body Temperature

The hot summer days are here! You need to pull out your swimsuits and enroll in a water aerobics class.

Water aerobics is an excellent form of workout, especially on hot summer days because they cool your body temperature.

10. Helps You Build Physical Endurance

Water aerobics is a unique way of building your physical endurance. Water aerobics is muscle resistance training that challenges your muscles.

As you continue challenging your muscles, they become stronger. As you build your physical endurance, your heart, your lungs, and other body muscles become stronger.

Personal Training

The most passionate, charismatic, and engaging instructors in Asheville teach at the ARC.  Our trainers and group fitness instructors work extremely hard to give you the best possible experience and result possible.  With personal training and a wide array of classic and original classes, get ready to be in the best shape of your life!

We offer personal training, group training, and group fitness classes.  Some of our classes include classics like Spinning, Yoga, Zumba, Muscle Pump, Kickboxing, and Pilates; as well as original classes like T3 (Tabata Torch and Tone), Power Core, BTTW, and Ripped & Ride.  We take our member’s lifestyles into consideration and offer a wide selection of classes to suit your busy schedules.

Private lessons give you personal attention from our coaches, guaranteed to be the best in the business.

Our ability to perform and excel is largely driven by our level of endurance. It takes time to implement endurance training into your weekly workout schedule. ARC has introduced H.E.A.T classes which are a step up from our standard group fitness formats carried out by qualified coaches. These classes are designed to push members a bit harder and make them get faster, become stronger, stay healthier, and more agile than they ever thought possible.

Endurance refers to your ability to exert yourself over a period of time, with an increased ability to withstand stress, pain, and fatigue. Endurance is also directly related to our cardiovascular and muscular health and our ability to complete any aerobic or anaerobic exercise.

Members will need to acknowledge that they are physically fit and able to participate in these classes.

Coaches will be using a variety of different equipment and spaces in the Clubs for these programs.

Speed, Strength & Stability training is at the core of the program, focusing on gains in speed, power, balance, and stability.  To get information on the HEAT classes/programs undertaken by qualified coaches check our updated schedules, the FB members group page or our front desks at both locations. We have:

  • Coach led HEAT classes – these are classes taught by personal trainers, utilizing all sorts of different equipment, pushing our fitness members to the next level; including
    • 6:00 am HEAT Circuits – 45-minute interval training classes on the soccer field at ARC South
    • 5:30 am outdoor HEAT Circuits – 45-minute interval training class outdoors at ARC DT, utilizing all of the outdoor obstacles there
    • Some of our current group fitness classes will be converted into HEAT circuit classes; the full HEAT schedule is attached!
    • TRX classes at both clubs
    • Training Grounds – These classes will now be open to all members with no additional fees; these classes are more self-sufficient, where members will follow a workout on paper; the workout involves training equipment and obstacles that will prepare an athlete to compete in all sorts of obstacle course races

Training Grounds

  • Previously called “Obstacle Course Race Training”, we have a new NAME and a new FOCUS!  This class is for everyone!  The soccer field is set up with workout stations.  These stations are meant to push your limits and give you results! The stations are set up for particular time periods on Wednesdays and Saturdays and you show up WHEN YOU WANT within that time period.  You go through the workout on your own, but with others there to help and support you.
  • Training Grounds is FREE for ARC Silver, Gold and Platinum members
  • Training Grounds is offered on Wednesdays from 4:30 – 6:30 pm and Saturdays from 8:30 am – 10:30 am
  • Training Grounds are self-guided workouts, done on your time and at your pace!
  • For more information or specific questions, contact Michael Kennedy at 828-712-2335 or via e-mail at allout25@aol.com

Youth Opportunities

Please see our Club Rules for Minors and how ARC’s youth can enjoy and/or utilize their membership

Club Rules for Minors 

If you have children that are coming to the club with you, please take the time to read this and be aware of our club policies regarding minors.  This is a reminder for all members about where our ARC children are permitted to be and where they are not permitted to be at certain ages.

  • Children ages 6 weeks – 13 years old are permitted in our ARC childcare facilities
  • Children 13 to 15
  • If the membership type allows, children 13 to 15 and up may use the pool, tennis courts, soccer field, and racquetball court unsupervised by an adult as long as they are following club rules.   This age group may also take group fitness classes that are marked as “kid-friendly” if accompanied by a parent or guardian that is 16 years old.
  • Check the Group fitness schedules to see which classes are KF “Kid Friendly”
  • Children 13 to 15 and up may be on the fitness floor with an adult-only after completing a certification class with an ARC trainer.
  • Children under the age of 16 may NOT be on the fitness floor without an adult at any time.  If the child is with an adult, he/she needs to be wearing an ARC lanyard showing that they completed the certification class
  • If you are interested in having your child get certified by an ARC trainer, please stop by the front desk to let them know and they will pass along the message to the correct person. 
  • Children 16 years and up may use all facilities unsupervised according to their membership terms.

Important Takeaways

  • Our #1 priority is the safety of our ARC members.  Being in a “gym” can be dangerous if the child does not know how the equipment should be used.  The danger is there for the child as well as other members around the child. 
  • Some of our group fitness classes are marked as “KF” or “Kid Friendly”.  We welcome children to attend those classes with adult supervision
  • We offer youth certifications for children 13 to 15.  These children may not be on the fitness floor generally; however, after completing an orientation class with ARC’s fitness supervisor and getting a certification upon the completion of that class, they can be on the fitness floor with adult supervision
  • Children who complete the certification class will be given a lanyard to wear when they are on our fitness floors so that ARC staff knows they have completed the course and are permitted to be on the fitness floor with an adult.

Brand New Peloton Stationary Exercise Bikes

  • The Peloton indoor cycling bike lets you take high-energy cycling classes taught by elite instructors
  • All new Hammer Strength selectorized equipment;
  • New ellipticals, treadmills, and upright bikes;
  • New platform squat/bench systems
  • Air Purifiers in the Downtown group fitness room

Fitness Floor Supervisors

ARC has fitness floor supervisors who are also personal trainers on staff 40 hours per week.  These trainers are there to welcome you to our clubs, make you feel comfortable and answer questions you have about equipment and/or workouts.  They are also available for one-on-one or small group training if you require or prefer more individualized attention.

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