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Overview: Bally is truly a total solution to getting healthy. They offer gyms with name brand fitness equipment, personal trainers, and exercise classes. They also help you understand nutrition and plan a healthy diet. They have tons of information available online including free fitness and diet planning tools.
Goals of the Members: Any type of fitness goal will fit with Bally. Whether you aim to lose weight, tone up, or build muscle, Bally can help you.
Cost: There is an up front fee and a monthly fee. The up front fee may be around $100. The monthly fee is between $40 to $50. However, they are always running specials - you will need to check with your local center to discover what those specials are.
Time Needed: A minimum of three times per week around an 30 min. - 1 hour per session. You will develop a personalized schedule based on your goals.
Gender and Age Group: Age 13 and up, men and women.
Motivation: They offer a contest called The Bally® Rapid Results Challenge® that offers an exercise plan and a dieting plan including meal replacement products. They also offer a free fitness log. (Even if you aren't a member you can sign up online for this tool!)
Fitness Strategies: Stretching, Weights, Strength Training, and Aerobics.
Risk of Injury: Limited if you follow the directions of the trainers.
Nutritional Information: They provide nutritional information and they have experts to answer your questions on their site. At each facility they have personal trainers that will help you plan your diet. They also offer software that will help you manage your diet and exercise plans. They also sell a variety of "health" food products.
Contact Info: To find a location nearest you, check out their web site at: http://www.BallyFitness.com
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