FITNESS TIP

man on bench lifting weights with man spotting from behind
Lana Pacheco

KEEP IT FUN ON THE FITNESS FLOOR

Lana Pacheco, Fitness Director & Certified Personal Trainer

Fellow members, I would like to welcome you all to Parkpoint and the fitness floor. Some of you are joining us for the first time and others are returning from the summer vacations. It’s great to have you here. Parkpoint has a wide variety of members and workout styles. Many of us are using the gym in more complex ways (e.g., super setting, tri-setting, functional movements, box jumping, and rope jumping.) It can lead to confusion about who is doing what where. We have some basic tips (rules) on how to accomplish your workout while working out with others in your space. These are also posted on the fitness floor above the file cabinet should any of us need a refresher. Please enjoy your workouts and let me know if you need more clarification on the “rules.”

  • Let others work in. With the free weight area and strength equipment, let others work in with you in between sets. This may mean taking some weights on and off the Olympic bars to accommodate someone else’s ability.  Limit use of equipment like the squat rack and smith machines to exercises that are specific to that use when others are waiting.
  • Cardio equipment. Limit use to 30 minutes if others are waiting.
  • Keep it clean. Wipe down all equipment after each use. Please don’t leave sweaty machines or benches behind.
  • Keep it courteous. No cell phone conversations on the fitness floor. If you must take or make a call, please do so in the lobby or outside.
  • Fan of the fan or not. If you want to turn the fan on or off, please ask those nearby if that is okay before you take action.
  • Trust your common sense. If you are unsure how to use a machine or do a new exercise, ask a trainer. We are here to help.
  • Space is limited. Keep in mind where you set up your floor exercises so as to not impede someone from using a machine or Olympic bench.
  • Check your age. Ages 11–15 must be teen certified with a trainer. This is a great opportunity for your teen to learn the fundamentals of working out that will keep them safe and injury free.
  • Like rules? We know not everyone likes rules so think of these as tips to help us all workout together and enjoy our gym community. If you need assistance please ask a trainer.

Looking forward to sharing the gym with you.


FEATURED WORKOUT

Krista’s 21-Minute Medicine Ball Circuit
(1-minute intervals X 7 exercises X 3 times each = 21 minutes)