Des Moines Health Club Caters to Basketball, Fitness and Student Services

New Health Club in Des Moines, IA opens in late Spring 2008 for families, students and individuals.

Des Moines, IA, December 18, 2007 --( The Orange Planet, located in DSM, IA began construction on December 10, 2007 and plans to open their new health club in May 2008 offering community focused services in three primary areas: Basketball, Fitness and Student Services.

The club’s 30,000 sq. feet, located just off hwy 65 and the Pleasant Hill exit is offering single, family, senior, student memberships and day passes. Charter memberships are now available on their website at Childcare and a creative approach to group fitness will be included for members as they exercise and play. The club is making a huge commitment from the start to house thousands of members.

The Basketball element will offer academies, specialty clinics from experts in their field, one-on-one training, competitive leagues, tournaments for boys, girls, men and woman from first grade through seniors. Special community events will bring shooting and skills games, special speakers and national coaches clinics. The club is putting together a coaches advisory board to ensure that their fundamental philosophy to teaching basketball is implemented.

The Fitness and Wellness element will be directed by Tim Ives of The Body Project, which specializes in personal training services for men, woman, children and seniors, including speed and agility training. Tim will incorporate his already established running club along the existing running trail that backs to the company’s 6-acre facility. Doctor Mike Hurt and Tim will oversee the clubs commitment to complete wellness and overall good health. TOP Fitness will be in the community, hospitals and school, promoting its “eat less, move more” philosophy. The club will be home to over 6,000 sq. ft of the latest in fitness equipment offering cardio equipment, plate loaded, secularized machines, multi-functioning training equipment all surrounded by flat screen televisions, mirrors, and locker rooms.

T.O.P. will utilize the non-profit company Hope2Offer for their student services. Already on board is a local educator to oversee their after school tutoring and a professional counselor bringing years of experience with youth work and helping students with many daunting issues that they face. H20’s training element is led by an exercise physiologist that will work closely with medical professionals to attack the problem of child and teen obesity. H20 will offer summer week long camps for students from 3rd-9th grade that primarily focus on service, education and healthy outside exercise.

Updated information is loaded daily on T.O.P.’s website. “If you love an environment that incorporates an inspiring focus on hoops, health and hope, then we look forward to welcoming you into the TOP Family,” said Charleston.

The Orange Planet
David Charleston