Monday, December 6, 2010
Garage Gym? Your questions answered HERE
My Coachs' James and Mike Fitzgerald
Who we are:
My name is Joshua Lewis and I am a student of the Optimum Performance Training CCP certification program and completed the Level 1 Assessment and Program Design course. I am also a Crossfit Certified Level 1 Trainer. I have competed in a variety of events throughout the last 5 years. Utica Boilermaker 3x, Empire State Games-Olympic Weightlifting 2007, Crossfit Games Finals 2008, Crossfit Regionals 2009, Crossfit Sectionals 2010,2011, numerous local Crossfit Throwdowns, local road races and the 2010 Tough Mudder in NJ. I have a huge passion for training functional movements across all time domains and testing the human body in numerous environments. As important as your Training program is, nutrition and lifestyle habits are just as important. I have researched and learned from the best in that field, Rob Wolf, James Fitzgerald, Michael Pollan, and Joel Salatin. Kelly Starrett has expanded my knowledge in recovery and mobility which has turned into an obsession of mine and the benefits of it are numerous. What good is a great athlete that cant move correctly? In addition to the group class training and individualized training that goes on at The Garage Gym, I also program customized nutrition plans for those looking to learn how to eat correctly. I instruct a group fitness class at Hamilton College to Faculty and Students , where they learn important functional exercises and the importance of a structured fitness program.
My wife Alicia has a solid understanding of proper nutrition and lifestyle factors. She eats a Paleo based diet and enjoys training in a group environment. Her enthusiasm that she brings to group class is outstanding and her fitness levels and coaching ability continue to improve on a daily basis.
What in the world is The Garage Gym?
Our facility is a brand new 1000 sq foot garage that has a comfortable hemlock adirondack interior. Our open floor plan allows for group classes of 6-8 to participate in a safe, fun environment. We have a 9 person pullup rig that was built by my father. I consider it the best part of the gym. Cant do pullups? No problem we have box's and bands to assist with that, you'll be doing pullups in no time! There is two sections to hang 12 foot ropes from and also gymnastic rings for those athletes looking for more of a challenge. We have bumper weights allowing our athletes to DROP there weights if needed. We are not going to yell at you or cancel your membership if you drop a heavy snatch or jerk. We only have 2 machines, concept two rowers(4) and a Glute Ham Developer. Changing room and bathroom will be started shortly.
What is a class like?
Our group classes last one hour. We start with a basic 10-15 minute dynamic full body warm up. We go over technique and expections for the workout. Athletes are coached throughout the workout and instructed on proper form and strategy. After the workout is completed we cool down and athletes are shown effective stretching movements geared towards increasing their range of motion and improving everyday mobility. During that final cool down we discuss nutrition or lifestyle topics that are important to all members or just chat, our community at Garage Gym is extremely supportive and encouraging!
I have no background in fitness or physical activities:
No problem! Every client has a complete assessment and all workouts are prescribed to meet their needs/goals.
Contact us via phone or email to setup your free consultation and assessment!