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December 27, 1991 - Image 59

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1991-12-27

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has 19 indoor tennis courts,
nine racquetball courts, three
walleyball and two squash
courts. Tennis clinics, leagues
and lessons for both adults
and children are very popular
here. All instructors are cer-
tified by the United States
Professional Tennis Associa-
tion. Franklin's director of
adult tennis is Dean Snyder,
a master professional.
The children's and junior
programs have been rated
some of the best in the
Midwest, according to club
manager Terry Marchand.
Aerobics classes at Franklin
are as varied and frequent as
anywhere else, with IDEA
certified instructors who also
offer yoga, aqua aerobics and

Most full-service
clubs provide four
main areas of
aerobics, fitness
training, racquet
sports and

tennis aerobics. Yes, it is
aerobics with racquets on the
tennis court and no, you don't
have to play tennis to
Franklin has been known to
be the vanguard of fitness
equipment and this is evident
in the new 10-station Life
Fitness computerized
machines designed to max-
imize muscular effort by
calculating what you can do
on any given day.
Although there is no track,
Franklin does have a 1,600
square-foot room filled with
treadmills, Stairmasters and
bikes, as well as the requisite
fitness machines.
If swimming is one of your
major forms of exercise, you

can do it indoors or out at
Franklin's two pools. The out-
door pool has a shallow end
for children and offers food
A full-service restaurant
that overlooks the aerobic
room is also available, but you
have to decide whether wat-
ching people sweat will help
you work up an appetite or
kill it completely. Tables
without a view are optional.
One "perk" that many
members with children will
enjoy is Kidsports located in
the rear of the building.
While membership is addi-
tional, children of virtually
all ages can exercise, play
games or join a weight
management program while
Mom or Dad enjoy the health
Beverly Hills Racquet
Club, 31555 Southfield
Road, Birmingham.
In addition to its eight ten-
nis and three racquetball
courts, Beverly Hills has a
basketball court for both pick-
up games or organized play.
As with the other clubs, there
are leagues, lessons and
clinics run by USPTA pros.
Court time is relatively inex-
pensive and free on Saturday
and Sunday evenings.
The aerobics classes at
BHRC are on par with other
clubs, although the room
itself is small and the
bathrooms are further away
than you might wish.
CYBEX fitness equipment,
often used in physical therapy
centers, is available in a large,
brightly lit room where exer-
cise physiologists can monitor
your workout or simply help
you feel more comfortable get-
ting started.
BHRC has an indoor pool
and the largest whirlpool in
the area, according to Laura
Yauck, member services
Emphasis on youth and

seniors is apparent in both
the Junior Fitness Academy
and the Prime Timers.
Members of the JFA have
their own special program of
sports, swimming and even
downsized fitness equipment
for children over 7. For
members over 50 there are
specially-designed exercise
and tennis programs.
The nursery provides free
child care for members while
on the premises.
One on One 6343 Farm-
ington Road, West Bloom-
Although One on One's
smaller facilities may not
compare to Franklin's,
general manager Mark Pin-
choff likes to emphasize One
on One's approach to getting
people started.
"We'd like to get anyone
who walks in to be able to
start a program without
writing a big check." This is
evident by the club's relative-
ly low initiation fees.
The club has recently ex-
panded its workout room and
added CYBEX fitness
machines and the nursery
has been enlarged to include
activities for older children.
Five of the nine tennis
courts are located under a
"bubble" which is removed in
the summer for outdoor play.
These courts are often free
during off-peak hours. Tennis
instructors are USPTA
As with most clubs, there is
limited fitness testing and
personal training available.
Aerobics run seven days a
week by IDEA certified
CMI Health and Tennis
Club, 30333 Southfield
Road, Southfield.
Although CMI has all the
prerequisite aerobics, fitness
center, free nursery, seven
tennis courts (six outdoor)
and an indoor and outdoor

pool, it also offers several
specialized programs that
other clubs do not.
Most notable is a Kaerobics
program originated and run
by Ken Levy. Kaerobics is a
cardiovascular form of karate
and aerobics that can be en-
joyed by both adults and
children, novices and advanc-
ed students.
Kickboxercise is also taught
in an actual boxing ring. It
combines the fundamentals of
boxing and karate with cir-
cuit training exercises similar
to a fighter's floor workout.
Adults and teens are eligible.
For those who have had car-
diac surgery, there is an adult
health exercise program con-
sisting of specially modified
aerobic exercise.

machines are
always turned on
at the JCC. Marcy
Feldman, an
instructor, leads a
class at the JCC.



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