Posted by Julia Menton ● August 11, 2016

Home Sweet HoCo: Best Gyms

columbia_gym-066086-edited-376574-edited.jpgWelcome to this week’s installment of the Home Sweet HoCo blog series! In #HomeSweetHoCo,
we bring you weekly updates on everything Howard County has to offer in one place, distraction-free, cost-free, and born out of a love for the place we call home.

It’s no secret that getting in shape is tough, and finding the best gym that fits the needs of you and your family is often easier said than done. Our favorite gyms in Howard County have everything your family needs for a fun workout!

Athletic Club

The Columbia Athletic Club has tons of space for all kinds of activities, including racquetball, squash, and indoor tennis. Members also have access to strength training space, cardio workout space, a whirlpool, and a therapy pool. The club has physical therapists and trainers on site, and the KidSpace is open 7 days of the week.

Columbia Gym

Located conveniently in the River Hill Village Center of Clarksville, the Columbia Gym has amenities for people of all ages. Members have access to an indoor pool and hot tub, a cardio workout space, strength training equipment, basketball courts, and more. With the Package Plus Plan, members have access to the women’s gym, specialty classes, and extra workout space. KidSpace is available for parents on-the-go, and physical trainers are on site.


Dancel Family Center Y

The Dancel Family Y features a great space for a variety of activities. It includes two indoor pools, a large fitness center, a rock climbing wall, and other amenities. Group exercise classes are available, as well as a personalized fitness program with your membership. The gym has a "stay & play" for the kids to enjoy while you workout,  and the center also has a family room with foosball, air hockey, and other table games.

LifeTime Athletic

LifeTime Athletic offers many different fitness programs in their state-of-the-art facilities. The center offers indoor and outdoor pools, group fitness classes, a cycling studio, and even a café. Certified fitness professionals are on site, and the gym offers activities for the kids. 

Supreme Sports Club

The Supreme Sports Club, open 24/7, is the largest of the Columbia Association gym facilities, and has activities for the whole family. Members enjoy an eight-lane lap and recreational pool, a basketball & volleyball arena, and roller skating. The gym also offers many specialty classes, a package plus studio, and a women’s gym. Stop by Fridays at 5:30 PM for an awesome 30-minute BodyShred class taught by one of our very own Apex employees 😊.

Thanks for reading this week’s #HomeSweetHoCo blog post! Stay tuned for Best Outdoor Spaces next week! Ready to get active on buying a home? Contact us to see what you can afford!

Missed any previous posts in the series? Check below!

14 Ways to Support Ellicott City in Its Time of Need
Home Sweet HoCo: Best Neighborhoods, Part 2
Home Sweet HoCo: Best Neighborhoods Guide, Part 1
Home Sweet HoCo: Best Farmers Markets
Home Sweet HoCo: Best Summer Activities 
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Upcoming Events 

Howard County Fair
When: August 6-13
Where: Howard County Fairgrounds
Second Saturday Creekside Open House
When: August 13, 10 AM
Where: Sharp's at Waterford Farm
Sunset Serenades (Join us–we're sponsors!)
When: August 12, 7 PM
Where: Centennial Park
Wednesday Farmers Market
When: August 17, 2 PM
Where: Miller Branch Library
Kids Night Out - Nature at Night
When: August 12, 6 PM
Where: Robinson Nature Center
Doggy Ice Cream Social
When: August 17, 4 PM
Where: Camp Bow Wow

In addition to these events, there are many fundraisers and community events for Ellicott City. To see an updated list of events, check the Baltimore Sun page.

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I’m Julia, your HoCo native here at Apex Home Loans, Inc. Apex sits on the corner of 108 and Ten Oaks Road, and is one of the largest independent mortgage companies in Howard County. This little place I like to call my home away from home is just as #HoCoProud as I am. Find out more about Apex Home Loans and our mission here.


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