It's a really great thing when one of the best institutions around just happens to also be the one most convenient to you. It's rare, I know, but I feel this way about a few places in Greater Lansing. One of them is Michigan State University. Totally fantastic University, happens to be right here in my backyard. Another is The Michigan Athletic Club. This is not only widely-known as the best athletic/fitness club in the State, it's recently been voted one of the top five clubs in the entire country, and its right here, just a few miles from my house. Awesome!
No matter what your fitness goal (and yes, you should have one, man should not live by nacho cheese alone) the MAC has something to push you further than you thought you could go. It's a place you can go to do so much! From bust your butt with a tough workout, to relax with yoga, a sauna and a massage, or go for some fun with the family as you play basketball, ping pong, or swim! Having been a member at a few different times in my life, the MAC is a special place that has given me a lot of personal inspiration over the years. It's a place I've gone to where I could literally "run away" from my troubles. Exercise has always been a big stress reliever for me. I worked there for a while to gain access to the club's many amenities and not only did I get in shape and gain some much needed perspective, I met my wife there! Now, I can't promise that kind of luck for everyone, some of you will have to stick with match.com, but honestly, there is a ton to gain by being a part of the MAC. What exactly? How about, state-of-the-art strength training and cardio equipment, more than 100 group fitness classes, year-round tennis and aquatics facilities, basketball, racquetball, handball, squash, a 200-ft waterslide, huge indoor track, massage, spa facilities and even a full-service restaurant? Did I mention the revitalizing locker room amenities like the steam room, sauna, whirlpool and cold dip? All excellent rewards for the time you spend running off your burger and soda lunch. The MAC is conveniently located next to MSU and offers a variety of membership opportunities. Another cool thing, kids under 13 are free. A complimentary VIP pass is available for residents to check out the club for yourself; daily and monthly rate also available for non-residents. If I'm getting you curious about this gem of a place that holds the recipe for a brand new you, contact the MAC Membership office. Honestly, check it out once, and you'll be dying to get back to the MAC, just like me.