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Gym etiquette

Posted 14th July 2020 by Jane

When we re-open fully on 25th July, we’ll be making a few changes to the gym space to keep everyone safe: please have a read and contact us with any questions you might have, before you attend classes.

Smaller classes and designated workout spaces

Our first plan is to bring in smaller classes, spread across both rooms. This means that you can have one rack/rack area per person set out in a designated workout station. You will need to keep your equipment and yourself in this area. The programming will aim to limit the equipment you use so that it is enough for a great workout but not so much that you’ll need to share. You need to take responsibility for making sure that you have what you need at the start of class, cleaning it with disinfectant at the end of each class, and keeping the gym tidy by putting it back.

New timetable

We will have a much simpler looking timetable with a lot less switching of classes, rooms and equipment. The timetable will be adjusted as more people move back to the office and no longer work from home and class numbers can be increased. The workouts be will be 45 min long to allow 15 mins for these new logistics and to give members time to exit the gym before the next class starts. During this time we’ll (sadly) have to ask you not to hang around in the gym to chat between classes.

Class bookings and cancellations

Make sure you book into your classes in advance, there will be (strictly) no turning up without booking, including open gym sessions, and no extra people in classes. We will be taking a register for every class. If you are working from home could you consider (where possible) booking into off peak classes so that people who are still going in to work have the opportunity to take the peak hours.

With the new smaller classes sizes we can’t stress enough that if you are unable to attend please book out of the class so that someone else can book in. If we find people are late cancelling repeatedly we will be coming to find you to have a stern chat.

Attending the gym

  • Needless to say, if you have any of the COVID symptoms or aren’t feeling well please don’t come to the gym, and please make sure that you cancel your session in advance so that someone else can take your place.
  • When you arrive, clean your hands before you do anything.
  • At the start of the session, get all the equipment you’ll need for the whole session.
  • Stay in your own delineated section during the session.
  • Face forwards (or backwards) rather than towards the person next to you.
  • Bring your own towel to wipe your sweaty brow (unfortunately the showers are closed until further notice).
  • No high fives, chest pumps, kissing or touching (sorry).
  • No cuddling your coach.
  • No loitering pre/post session.
  • Clean all your equipment at the end of class.
  • Have fun and be nice.

Crossfit Program 7/1/2019 – 13/1/19

Posted 5th January 2019 by Josh Schouten
Crossfit

People of Momentum Training welcome to what we are sure is going to be an amazing year. We feel year on year we have built and tweaked the programming to get even better results and more fun. This coming year is going to be a pretty hot one with lots in store and hopefully some new paths to skip down.

Phase 1 will start on the 7th January 2019 and run for 10-12 weeks.

To introduce this new phase, we will start with some basic mantra stuff that is vitally important to the training plan and community at Momentum Training. We love a good chat about training cycle, strength gains, max effort sets, accommodation methods etc. and all your coaches are indeed training heads themselves. One thing we all have in common is that we believe that training is vitally important on many, many levels, improving health markers, fitness levels, body composition, mental fortitude and personal satisfaction but most importantly it needs to be fun and enjoyable and you’ll want to keep on doing it. We don’t design 8-12-week body blasts and promise you the earth (although you’ll get a pretty good result in that time), instead we plan for a longer game with a GPP program (general physical preparedness) and reminding ourselves we are generalist not specialist (great a lot’s of things and magic at non). 

We are starting our 2019 program with a solid base of structural balance exercises with some short, medium and longer workouts with some team work on Saturday’s. These first 2 phases of programming are there to make sure we educate ourselves on the basics. Bear in mind that if we need to keep these after the phase has finished you are welcome to use these movements as warm ups before classes. Tempo’s will be slow and there will be some deliberate pauses in the difficult positions to make sure we are comfortable when things get a little tough.

So, tie your boot straps and pull on that lycra, put in the hard work and let’s make the most of the beginning of 2019!

Monday

25 Minutes continous work:

A: 45* Db Incline Press x 12-15 @ 30×0

A2: KB Sumo Deadlift x 12-15 @ 30×0

A3: Powell Raise x 12-15 @ 30×0

A4: Front Foot Elevated Split Squat x 12-15 @ 30×0

Move though while keeping the rest to a minimum. No longer than 60 seconds.

W.O.D

Minute on, minute off. 6 rounds. Count the burpees completed over all rounds

Push Press x 10

DU x 10

Burpee – for remaining time

Tuesday

12 minutes:

A: 3 position Muscle Clean

High Hang x 1

Low Hang x 1

Floor x 1

12 minutes: B: High Hang Power Clean x 4

W.O.D

5 Rounds – One every 2 minutes

Power Clean x 3

Double Kb Swing x 8

Tuck Jumps / Squat Jumps x 10

Wednesday

25 Minutes continous work:

A: Cyclist Front Squat x 8 @ 30×0

A2: 1 Arm Db Row x 12-15 @ 30×0

A3: Banded Pull Through x 12-15@ 30×0

A4: Cuban Rotation x 12-15 @ 30×0

Move through while keeping the rest to a minimum. No longer than 60 seconds.

W.O.D

4 Rounds of:

Db Clusters x 10

DB Box Step Up x 20 (total)

400m Run

Friday

12 minutes:

A: 3 position Muscle Snatch

High Hang x 1

Low Hang x 1

Floor x 1

12 minutes:

B: Power Snatch + Sn grip Jerk x 2+2

C: Kb Sots Press or Kb Windmill 3 x 8 each

C2:Walking Lunges 3 x 16 steps

W.O.D

EMOM. Rolling Stations. 3 Rounds

1 – Row x 10cal

2- Db Snatch x 5 ea

3 – Bike x 10 Cal

4 – 1 Arm DB Thrusters x 5 ea

Saturday

A: Strict Press banded w/ kettlebells x 5

A2: Chest Supported YTW’s x 8 each

4 Rounds

B: Thruster (paused @ full extension, 2 seconds) x 6-10

B2: Hollow Dish / Plank/ KB Flutter kicks / Seal Walks x 40-60 seconds

W.O.D

In Pairs – time cap

400m Run (together)

Followed by:

2 rounds of:

40 Thrusters

40 American Kb Swings

40 Down Ups

40 Sit Ups

400m Run (together)

Sunday

20 mins of:

A: Paused Back Squats x 3 @ 33×0

A2: Sliding Leg Curls / Nordic Curls x 12 / 6-8

A3: Kneeling Palloff Press x 30-45 sec each

10 mins of:

Kettlebell Pyramids


1-2-3-4-5-4-3-2-1


A1: Double Kb Squat Clean
A2: Double Kb Thruster
A3: Double Kb Push Press
A4: Double Kb Down Up

10 mins of:

Double KB swings x 10 (challenging)

Side Plank x 30 seconds each

Front Leaning Rest x 30 seconds

Run 200 mtrs (rear alley)

Aim to use a weight that you can keep moving comfortably with