FAQs

What will my first time in your gym be like?

We love to start everyone with a No Sweat Intro.  The purpose is to sit down and get to know you, get to know your goals, your hopes for fitness, you limitations…everything that involves your progress and what makes you tick.  Then we can best understand how to help!  You won’t be thrown to the wolves with a brusque explanation of some complicated movements and hope for the best.  Our goal is to help you achieve goals of your own, and it all starts with a simple conversation.

Why is your gym more expensive than other gyms?

We know you may have a lot of choices on where to workout.   Every gym option provides a different experience.  But we make it simple: Our gym costs more because we do more for YOU.  We have small classes, custom roadmaps, dedicated coaches, incredible attention to detail, high standards for safety, an incredibly engaged community for support and a method of fitness that will change your life…not just crank out sweat and reps.  As a result our members get further faster, avoid injury in the process and have a roadmap for success that evolves to fit your needs.

What’s your drop-in policy?

We do not typically schedule 1-time drop ins for a simple reason – our facility is dedicated to the success and progress for long term members.

If you are experienced with Group Exercise and/or Functional Training (HIIT training, Orange Theory, CrossFit, F45, etc.) and looking for a new place to call home, please shoot an email to [email protected] and we will gladly find a way to get you a sample of our training to see if we are the right fit for your fitness goals.

How often do you recommend I come to the gym?

Like many things, it depends!

What are your goals?  How quickly do you wish to achieve them?  How much time, energy and resources do you have to dedicate to your training?

Most of our members train between 2 and 5 times a week, depending on their goals.  The more time you dedicate to your goal, the more quickly it is achieved.

Scheduling a No-Sweat-Intro is the quickest way to find out what method of training is going to be best for you.

What type of training do we perform?

Our Group Coaching Classes are structured to include a warmup, strength movement, and conditioning sequence.  In a 60 minute class, you are getting a full body workout that access your power, speed, strength and technique while attending to stretching, mobility and prehab/rehab.  We have a fast paced hour that produces serious results!

Our Personal Coaching options can range depending on your goals.  We have clients that want big arms.  Others that want to rehab a creaky shoulder.  Many that want to work on complicated techniques.  And others that just enjoy the 1on1 attention and the increased progress it yields.  If you have a fitness goal, we have the training methods to facilitate it!

I’m not in very good shape… can I still start training?

The very first thing you will discover is that fitness does not discriminate. Whether you are young at heart, or have just completed your 50th marathon, or are recovering from injury or healing a broken heart, whether walking the dog is the only exercise you’ve had in years, or you’re someone training for the Iditarod…We will help you achieve your fitness goals.

One of the things that makes Edge4Life so unique is our community of people from literally every walk of life: stay-at-home parents, elite athletes, students, CEOs, members of the armed services, firefighters, you name it. Edge4Life bodies – our bodies – come in every imaginable size, shape and age; and yet, our workouts every day are designed for anyone to do them.

Anyone with a good attitude and willingness to put in the work can succeed at Edge4Life!

I don't know what a "hip extension" is, much less how my "QL impacts my low back pain", can you help me understand all this gym talk?

Coach Eric is very fond of saying:

“Learning fitness is like learning French”

Yes, there is the technical names for your “butt” and “jumping” but that is really subordinate to the overall “language” of movement.  We do our best to give you a “fitness education” while we go.  We want you to understand that you are doing.  If you understand it, you can shape it and manipulate it.  You can ask better questions.  You get further, faster.  We want you to get further as quickly as possible.

So bear with us while we use terms like “hip extension” (a folding motion) and “piriformis” (one of the muscles in your butt) but it’s all part of the process.  Our veteran members all appreciate the attention to detail and sharing the why – they feel like experts themselves!  We share the WHY so you are a partner in your own fitness development, rather than just barking out orders, more reps and fist bumps.

While this is all secondary to YOUR goals (i.e. losing weight, gaining muscle, etc.) we have found that the members that embody this spirit make better progress, get better results and experience fewer injuries overall.  We have the long term in mind and want you to succeed year after year!

Meet with a Coach Today!

Schedule your Free No Sweat Intro and we will build you a roadmap for success!