Location is undisclosed at this point until papers are signed etc etc, but I was scoping out a new gym this past Thurs as a possible place to offer group classes, small group, and one on one training. It’s a non-traditional sort of gym and I get along well with the similarly non-traditional owners. So – in addition to stopping in that morning I wanted to see what the “vibe” was like at a time that would theoretically be directly BEFORE one of my alleged classes.
WOW. That’s a seriously popular place where there’s a lot of meaningful, productive practice going on. No half-efforts going on in that gym – which is a really nice thing to see. In the course of checking out the conditioning area I did a few somewhat random things, to test the space –
and because it was THURSDAY…
Tabata protocol – 20 seconds work, 10 seconds rest – repeat for 4 minutes
Active “Rest” was wandering around to find a fan then idly flipping a tire they had out – seemed to be approx 250-300lbs, since it was a little more difficult than the small one at another local gym, but not so heavy that I had to put a knee up to flip it.
After that, some 5×5 strict tactical pull ups (was “light day” for pull ups) with a little wandering around between sets taking inventory of the place alternated with variations on the kettlebell pistol squat (working on them with the kettlebell in the rack position – which is really quite a bit of fun) Hope it works out with this gym there’s a lot of potential for the kind of training that really gets the job done, and our goals/aesthetics are similar. Climbing those ropes next time… absolutely… tempted to go there tomorrow to ah “scout” some more and ummm “test” those climbing ropes out – you know… to ummm “make sure they’re ok” right????? 🙂