Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Training at a gym is a luxury


It's good to keep in mind that we live in the Boulder bubble. Boulder is weird for many reasons, and it is a very affluent place. So it's easy for us as gym owners to forget that a gym membership anywhere, let alone at our type of gym, is an unaffordable luxury most places. We do understand that a gym membership, particularly for a gym that offers coaching, is expensive. Choosing not to join a gym is not necessarily a matter of priorities but often a matter of financial realities. We try to keep our costs below those of comparable gyms, partly because we are newer, and partly because we want to make our kind of training available to more people (ask us about the Barbell Strategy Fund). We also want you to know that we appreciate the sacrifices you may make to afford your membership.

If you're wavering about joining because you're questioning whether a membership is worth the expense, think carefully about what you can gain from regular, coached training. An investment in your health now pays great dividends later.

We believe that fitness should be inclusive. If you are interested in training with us but the cost means that membership is not an option for you, check with us about special group classes. If you can bring us a group of five or more, we can put together a class for you. We've done this with our high school track athletes, and it would translate well to other teams, clubs, or simply groups of coworkers or friends.
Workout
strength - add weight from last time (more info) 

deadlift 2x5 

then

5 rounds with full recovery:

2 laps heavy carry
bear crawl down and back
2 laps heavy carry
lunge down and back
2 laps overhead carry