Announcing Our “Learn to Gym” Course!

Posted on: December 13th, 2017 by Karl Gellert No Comments

“I want to try working out”

Tell me if this sounds familiar. You decide you want to get in shape, so it’s time to start working out. You sign up at a gym, walk in and see a sea of equipment. You have no idea where to go, what’s the most beneficial or where to even start.

So you end up riding the bike for a half an hour and leaving. I totally get it. It’s big, it’s noisy, it’s intimidating and seemingly filled with people who know what they’re doing and you don’t want to make a fool of yourself.

You read some articles, watch a few videos, but it’s all pretty complicated. There’s almost too much information.

Working out (training, we call it), with a barbell changed my life and I don’t say that lightly. It’s an amazing experience and we want to share that with as many people as possible

When I started lifting, there was no Youtube, no Instagram, books on training were hard to come by and growing up in a small town I didn’t know about any coaches in the area, so I wasted years (Seriously, years. Plural) before I has any idea what I was doing.

I don’t want that to happen to you. I want you to know exactly what to do, how to do it, and when.

So after a lot of thought and wondering, we came up with this idea, we call it

Learn to Gym

The idea is we want anyone and everyone, doesn’t matter what your background or what you think your skill level is, if you’ve always wanted to start training but you either don’t know how, don’t feel comfortable or where to start, this is the course for you.

What you’ll learn:

The best way to warm up, making sure you’re ready to get a great workout every time, as well as staying healthy

How to breathe and brace your core properly properly- the key to getting the maximum benefit as well as making any exercise safe and injury free

Learn proper technique, setup, and execution of the most beneficial exercises and why they’re so important: Deadlifts, squats, bench press along with rows, core work and an intro to the Olympic lifts

Learn all about conditioning, how it’s different than traditional cardio, the absolute best way to achieve for maximal performance and fat loss in the least amount of time

Most of all, we want you to have as much fun in the gym as we do! Training can be such a rewarding and enjoyable experience and we want to share that with you

We are doing it in groups but keeping them small to make sure you get the instruction you need.

When you’re done, our hope is that you’ll feel fully confident either joining one of our Threshold classes or going off on your own.

Very Small Groups – Max 5:1 trainer/participant ratio

6 sessions

3 weeks



6 Week Outline

Session 1 – Dynamic Warm-Up/Bracing and Torque/Intro to Hip Hinge

Session 2 – Hip Hinge – Focus on Deadlifts

Session 3 – Hip Hinge – Focus On Squats: Goblet/Front/Barbell

Session 4 – Bench Press

Session 5 – Overhead Pressing/Rowing

Session 6 – Guidelines of Conditioning/General Overview of a Program

We’d love to see you there and getting comfortable in the gym. I’m (Karl) going to be running the first group of classes and I’ll be putting out weekly guides for beginners here in our blog, so keep your eye out for those and I’m super excited to be helping you as we move forward in the new year!

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