Life is life. So, when you sign up, there’s no contract. No obligations. No extra re-enrollment fees. No hidden cancellation.
It’s the way a gym should be.
It’s just better.
BEFORE YOU SIGN UP
Parking in front of the gym is free and open. If - by chance - the lot is full, there is street parking on Spring Garden that is paid and timed. But, the lot is rarely full. Plus, we offer a big bike rack for bike parking - great for your health and the environment!
We used to open on Sunday--during our first 3 years. But few members came. A typical member will come almost daily between Monday and Friday and perhaps Saturday. So it made sense to close on Sunday.
The second reason is that it takes a special staff to deliver the services that our members expect—expertly fitted running shoes, great personal training, innovative group classes, top-notch customer care. To gain that much experience, the staff have to work here a lot, meaning everyday or just about everyday. They need a break or else they’ll burn-out.
IN THE GYM
A good kinesthetic sense is necessary in order to move properly. Kinesthetic sense, or proprioception, is the ability to accurately feel the position of the limbs and the posture of the body. A person with good kinesthetic sense, for example, who feels that he is standing with his shoulders back, actually is standing with his shoulders back. But a person with poor kinesthetic sense would feel that he is standing with his shoulders back when, in fact, he is not.
In far too many people, there is a difference between what they feel their bodies doing and what their bodies really are doing.
Good kinesthetic sense is the result of movement and conscious feeling. Staring at a mirror while moving does not challenge kinesthetic sense. A well-understood way to challenge proprioception is to close the eyes. That’s why a common field sobriety test is to have the subject touch his nose with his eyes closed.
By eliminating mirrors from the workout floor, we create an environment in which you may better concentrate on feeling and challenge your proprioception. Over time, you’ll better understand what proper form feels like.
There are some difficult movements, like the complex choreography that expert dancers have to master, that require mirrors. The relatively simple movements seen at gyms— flexions, extensions, rotations, adductions, and abductions—do not require mirrors. With adequately developed proprioception, anyone can precisely perform those movements.
In the meantime, if you must see what’s happening, just look at yourself!
• 36 inches
• 24 inches
• 18 inches
• 12 inches
• 6 inches
• Ez curl bar = 25 lbs
• Training bar (blue cap) = 15 lbs
• Hex/DL bar/trap bar = 60 lbs
• Short bar (black cap) = 30 lbs
• Women's elite Olympic weightlifting bar (yellow strips) = 33 lbs or 15kg
• Men's elite Olympic weightlifting bar (blue strips) = 44 lbs or 20kg
• Powerlifting bars = 44 lbs (clips add additional 1 lbs)
• Safety Bar = 70 lbs
• Sled = 80 lbs
• Weighted Vest = 20 lbs