We have a bunch of people that take advantage of our Open Gym offering. If you haven’t a clue what I’m talking about, Open Gym is an additional available service that we offer for folks to:
– Practice skills at your own pace, outside of the normal group
– Do some extra work that your coaches have prescribed to you
– Meet new friends and workout with them
– Make-up a missed WOD
– Prepare for an upcoming competition or event
– Try new things – PLAY with your fitness!
Cost for the service is $30/month.
Since we launched it back in July 2015, its been…pretty good. But I’ve always had one nagging gripe with it, and that is the lack of direction that people have when they come in. One day, they may practice a couple of pull-up progressions, the next day they may squat heavy, and the 3rd day they may just stare up at the rings to “work on their muscle-ups.” In reality, there is a lack of focus in what they are looking to accomplish. This is not a recipe for continued progress.
Enter our new ‘Open Gym Manual.’ The purpose of this manual is to provide you with direction on how to best utilize your time when you come in for Open Gym hours. Depending on the goals that you have for yourself, we have a template inside that will help get you there.
So that you know it exists (Jose), here’s what the manual looks like:
When you open it up, you’ll notice that the first thing you see is a ‘Warm-Up’ section. Its that important. If you don’t warm-up, you’re setting yourself up for a poor performance (at best) and injury (at worst). You’ll also notice a number of tabbed sections – these are so you can turn right to the section that interests you.
Here’s the most important note, how to use it: Pick a category, and then follow the program inside from start to finish. Don’t jump around, don’t skip days, sets, reps, or workouts. Want to be successful and achieve your goals? Be consistent!
Over time, we’ll be adding more sections and keep the content fresh. I will also be writing a blog to highlight the layout and design of certain sections that are foreign to most people, like the aerobic capacity section.