Our programming incorporates a lot of technical movements, so it’s important that you’re on time to participate in the warm-up movements to ensure your body is ready for the specific Workout of the Day. You’re always welcome to arrive 15-20mins early and do your own preparation or work on a specific “homework” program we’ve given you, however this is not mandatory.
We love our team environment and community atmosphere where member’s look out for each other. While support is great, giving technical advice and coaching is not. We have experienced coaches who know what they are talking about and it’s their job to inform, instruct and coach technique.
Many people enter the gym with predisposed ideas of what weights they should be lifting or try to match somebody else. Our aim is to ensure you’re perfecting the movement first, and then increase the intensity. We ask all members to respect our judgment – we are not trying to hold you back, we just want you to progress in the most safe and efficient way.
The best sessions are when everyone supports one another. It’s amazing how well people respond when another member is encouraging them when they need it most. We train as individuals but workout as a team. Pack up ONLY AFTER EVERYONE HAS FINISHED!
This is especially important for any new members. If there is something you are unsure about, then please ask, no matter how silly you think the question is. We would much rather you ask, so we can address any issues and not risk any injury.
We are not in the Army and we are not a “Boot Camp”. While we do take our training seriously, we want everyone to have some fun in the process. We enjoy a laugh as much as you, and we encourage a bit of banter, especially during warm-up and cool-down periods.
Our members view Agema as their own gym, and treat it as such. That means putting any equipment back after use, wiping down their sweat and cleaning their chalk marks.
Everyone gets a little niggle at some point, so if you do have an injury we want to know about it, however minor it may seem. That way we can help design a specific rehab program, or refer you to the relevant health professional. It also allows us to adjust your session so that we’re not putting additional strain on your injury.
Never drop, throw or slam empty bars, kettlebells, dumbbells, or medicine balls to the ground. The only thing that can be dropped, or slammed is bumper plates.... or bad habits....
It is ok to express yourself during a hard workout. Feel free to grunt, yell, swear, and celebrate. At the same time remember that there can be such a thing as too loud, angry, gross, or rude.
Scaling back a workout when necessary is intelligent, not weak. You can not get fitter by staring at a bar that is too heavy.