Featuring workouts with a view in our spacious 6,000-square-foot fitness center located in the Cross Creek Commons next to the community room. The fitness center is a fully equipped gym featuring the latest in advanced cardio equipment, free weights, spin cycles, lockers and showers, and great views of the lake and pool area. Special classes and personalized training are also offered.
A 30-minute express intermediate to advanced circuit class to maximize strength building, and target weight loss, muscular conditioning, and endurance. Modifications are made for participants of all levels.
Sculpt & Core
Sculpt your body with an assortment of strength training exercises that will tone and work every muscle in your body. Instructors teach you weight training basics while whittling away your midsections.
A strength and conditioning class that combines total body movements with the added resistance of dumb bells. The combination of hand weights with high reps will get your heart pumping and increase lean muscle mass.
CC Run Club
Join your neighbors for a run, jog or walk along the beautiful trails in Cross Creek Ranch. Departing from the Fitness Center, the Run Club treks a 5K (~3.1 mile) course along Flewellen Creek. This Couch to 5K program is perfect for all levels of fitness.
A class featuring the ancient practice of Yoga; a series of asanas (postures) to increase flexibility, energy, and stillness of mind. Yin Yoga focuses on stretching the connective tissues of the body. In this class you will be asked to hold poses for longer periods of time, allowing your body to restore itself and return to its balance. Yoga mats are provided.
An hour class that combines high energy and motivating music with the unique moves and combinations of Latin dance. Based on the principle that a workout should be "fun and easy to do," participants are able to stick to the Zumba program and achieve long-term health benefits. Zumba is a “feel-happy” workout that is great for both the body and the mind.
Offered seasonally, water aerobics is a great cardiovascular and resistance class for a variety of different fitness levels and for those with physical limitations.
Robin Mitchell, Lifestyle Director
Cross Creek Ranch’s new Lifestyle Director is on board and ready for fun. Robin Mitchell brings a wealth of experience as the Lifestyle Director for Tuscan Lakes and is ready to plan a whole host of activities for Cross Creek residents.
“It is my job to coordinate enjoyable events and fun, exciting activities that help residents stay active and meet new people - right in their own neighborhood,” said Robin. “There will be numerous activities throughout the year to participate in including clubs, themed block parties, special events, exercise classes as well as planned trips.”
According to Robin, none of these activities would be possible without input from the residents. “I would love to hear from you!,” said Robin. “What type of events and activities would you like to see?”
April Zieschang, Fitness Center Manager
April Zieschang has been a member of the Cross Creek Fitness team since June 2011 as Fitness Center Manager, and in just one year, she has fallen in love with the Cross Creek Ranch community. She now is the Fitness Director for the Cross Creek Ranch fitness center under the new management company Risher Fitness Management. With a BS in Kinesiology/Exercise Science from Texas Woman’s University, April is passionate about providing healthy lifestyle programs. She is currently seeking her Cooper Certification for Personal Training, and when asked about her fitness philosophy, April replied, “I believe in the power of preventative exercise. Being proactive rather than reactive when it comes to a healthy lifestyle is truly the best medicine.”
In April’s role as Fitness Director, she prescribes personalized exercise programs and counsels individuals of all fitness levels on appropriate lifestyle modifications. She is a member of the American College of Sports Medicine and is a part of its “Exercise is Medicine” initiative.
In her spare time, April enjoys spending time with her family, her husband Kevin, and running with her boxer pups Lilo and Stitch.