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Health and fitness are integral parts in establishing a healthy lifestyle and wonderful ways to keep emergency doctor and hospital visits to a minimum. There are a variety of activities, programs and budget opportunities and the Pittsburgh region has the venues to meet most of those needs. It is very important to keep an eye on those facilities that offer a budget that meets the financial and learning environment for each individual. In this way, you may pick and choose the skills, time and classes for a positive experience. Instructors and facilities play an important part of the process and finding a gym or studio that provides a unique and rewarding experience is one that will make a perfect fit. It’s a great time to start or re-energize a program, and an incentive to maintain, tone or shed some body weight issues. 

Stout Training Pittsburgh
2020 Smallman St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
(412) 888-9797

Head on over to the Strip District to find Stout Training Pittsburgh for your fitness needs, and if you’re on a budget, this gym will work with you and offer a variety of options. That includes a scheduled tour of the class and facilities for an opportune time to talk about the pricing program. Stout Training offers an opportunity to explore the martial arts, Jiu Jitsu, kickboxing and kettle bell classes, and part of the variety of the program is the introduction of martial arts for the kids. The fitness program is directed by qualified instructors in a positive learning environment. The training methods are arranged according to ability levels and the instructors will base the pace of learning in a curriculum approach, and that leads to a positive and comfortable learning experience.

Jazzercise Scott Township Fitness Center
1100 Washington Ave., Route 50
Carnegie, PA 15106
(412) 370-0848

Budget-conscious participants may choose a variety of options for classes at Jazzercise in Scott Township to ensure a convenient fitness package. There are no limitations for age groups or fitness levels to participate in a variety of fitness regimens. These programs are directed from jazz dance, dance aerobics, yoga, kickboxing, strength training and Pilates. There are certified instructors to guide you in all types of dance skills that are based to tone the muscles, stretching and cardio fitness for an exhilarating workout. If you’re looking to burn some calories and dance away with fun and exercise, then the jazzercise classes will be the answer to a total body workout.

South Hills Power Yoga
3045 W. Liberty Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15216
(412) 207-9535

There are two locations to get you started and the rates are appealing for all budget concerns in a wide variety of classes. The instructors will teach a myriad of postures for beginners, conditioning, meditation and gentle stretching for relaxation, which is suitable for injuries or limitations. The perk of choosing an all level or basic class and a Pay-What-You-Can class will surely fit in the budget. The yoga studio is heated, which allows the body to stretch and maintain a comfort level for best results in a regimented program that is directed by certified teachers who have a wealth of knowledge and understand the principles of yoga. The classes are open for kids on a monthly basis to involve all family members to join together for a healthy lifestyle.

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Club Cycle, LLC
3281 W. Liberty Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15216
(412) 726-6641

No matter if you have heaps of experience or are just a beginner, Club Cycle will set you spinning towards the right direction for an energetic cardio-vascular workout. The pounding beat of the thunderous music gets you in the right frame of mind, and the spinning studio will track your performance for a fitness level that is monitored after every session. Be sure to check out all specials and memberships and then you will be on your way to burn calories and get the muscle tone for the core muscles. The teachers will be there to help with any bike specifications and talk about the benefits and understanding of the workout to help with progress and tracking sessions. Even though there are a set of challenges and tracking results, the teachers will ensure that the workouts are directed to ability levels and adjustments are made on an individual basis, which makes for a non-threatening experience.

Exercise Warehouse Gym
4042 Liberty Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
(412) 621-1650

If you are looking for a unique opportunity to be involved with a famous body builder, Marco Machi, then you are in for a well-rounded exercise regimen. There are classes that involve weight training, body building, sports conditioning and self-defense. You will find something of interest and Marco will work with you get the proper technique. It doesn’t matter if you have beginner or advanced skills, as there are trainers to ensure you get the attention needed to succeed. There are ample classes to hone skills in kickboxing, boxing, Boot Camp sessions and personal training with Marco, and a special category for the ladies in street self-defense. There are pricing options that are easy on the budget, especially when you are in a venue that has abundant equipment and an owner dedicated to exercise and a healthy lifestyle.

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Gerry Cernicky is a retired health and physical education teacher with 36 years of experience. He is a former teacher of the year and a sports writer for the Vandergrift News. He delivers podcasts, and maintains a website and blog. He currently resides in Pittsburgh. His work can be found at