Joining a gym for the first time or changing gyms can be intimidating - that’s normal. To get you started, we want to share what you can expect from our Team and more about our system and classes.
For everyone wanting to participate in fitness at our gym, you must first complete an Articular Assessment with one of our coaches. An Articular Assessment is an appraisal process of joint function and range of motion. By identifying flexibility and mobility restrictions we can better serve your goals and create an individualized program, all while mitigating the risk of injury. Even if you are an athlete, this is mandatory.
Wear workout clothes, but don’t expect to workout. A coach will run you through a series of simple (not always easy) movement patterns to assess joint quality. After your assessment you can schedule your first “movement lesson” and approval to participate in group classes.
If you don’t receive permission to participate in a group class setting, you will receive a program that is specifically suited for you to work on when you come in the gym. Your “movement lessons” will cover your program so that you are able to do it on our own (if you ever need help or forget an exercise - coaches are here for you!)
During these sessions you will learn the fundamental movements along with specific exercises to improve any joint limitations that were uncovered during the assessment. These will allow you to progress to more complicated and challenging variations, either while working out on your own or in a group setting.
Many of us join a gym with general goals of being “healthy” or “getting stronger”. But what does that look like for you? We offer you the opportunity to meet with a coach to set-up and determine behaviors that will help you reach your goals. Every six weeks, check back and reevaluate, redefine or celebrate reaching goals! This service is included in your membership.