They say good things come to those that wait.
This must be true because we’ve been waiting for something like this for a while now. And pardon my language but it’s shaping up to be pretty friggin’ awesome.
Why I am so excited?
Because Kelowna has yet to have the combination of the right equipment, in the right location to provide everything an athlete needs to become the best they can be.
How do I know this?
I’ve worked in, had memberships at or contracted space in every fitness related venture in town.
From the big box commercial gyms with thousands of members but only one squat rack.
Or the gym that tried to be sports specific and even had a rack with platforms and bumper plates. We tested that place out a few times with some athletes and the first time we did some Olympic lifts the staff came running out yelling us not to drop the bumper plates. Seriously, I don’t think anyone had ever done an Olympic lift there before.
And then there’s the local community gym which don’t get me wrong is a great place with super friendly staff but doesn’t really work for training athletes.
But we got to the point where we needed to do things at a higher level. And the space we’re moving into and the equipment we’ve acquired is going to allow us to do this.
What type of equipment are we talking about here?
How about 4 squat racks and platforms. Over 2300 lbs of weight plates including 700 lbs of bumper plates. Want to learn the Olympic lifts and get more powerful? We can definitely help you out there.
But the racks, see the picture at the top, aren’t your basic rack. They have swivel chin up hooks, dip attachments, super band pegs and a landmine attachment. We can easily train 12 athletes at a time on these 4 racks/platforms.
And the benches lock right into the racks. See the pins on the base of the bench at the top? This allows you to quickly and easily slide the bench into the rack to the right spot, lock it in place and go from there.
But we didn’t stop with just racks, platoforms and plates. In our strength/power area we also have dumbbells to 120 lbs, squat stands, an Olympic bench press, a glute ham developer, plyoboxes and med balls.
Jump over to the other side of the facility and this is where we’ll get your heart racing.
Whether it be with our competition kettlebells, upto 48 kg, our battling ropes, trap bars, sandbags, slideboard, bands, tubing, jump ropes, Prowler, TRX or chin up station there’s more than enough variety to develop all the energy systems.
To top it all off we’ve got a separate area for warming up, foam rolling, stretching and core work.
Lastly, as you come and go you can grab a water, Gatorade or shake which is included in your membership.
The record board for the facility will be going up soon. It’s going to fun to see all the hard work that is about to happen, the successes that will follow and how far we can all go with this.
Stay tuned for an open house coming where you can come check it all out (and get in on some amazing membership offers!)
Too excited to sleep these days,
Chris okanaganpeakperformance.com ‘always moving forward’