FAQs/How-Tos

Each month we have a main program, with details of that program changing week to week. Each workout you can decide to do the standard workout or choose a custom version. There are upper, lower, metabolic, and core sets; three variations of each but they either change completely or the sets/reps change each week to keep everyone progressing.

In the session name of each sign-up slot it is noted how long the trainer will be available. During the later morning and evening sign-up times a trainer may only be available for 30 or 15 minutes. For those that require more instruction time it is advised to sign-up for an earlier start time.

The 15 minute interval sign-up slots are meant to allow for more flexibility with your schedule. You might be the only one at that interval, or there could be others as well. The trainer will walk you through the warm-up and get you started on either the standard workout or a personalized version. How long it takes to complete the workout is up to you. It could be more or less than an hour. So, you won’t be shadowing the trainer through every rep for the entire workout, but they will always check to make sure you know what you should be doing and are comfortable with the exercise and technique. Some clients prefer more attention/direction, and others less.

Flex Sessions not a typical “class” but you still workout in a group and there are advantages such as the customization and being able to go at your own pace that we think make Flex Sessions superior to classes. On a higher level our workouts are programmed week to week and month to month. So you aren’t just getting a random workout each day, which is usually another downfall of traditional classes. Proper programming prevents plateaus in progress and maximizes results.

We have a 2-hour cancellation policy, so if you register but can’t make it be sure to cancel your session at least 2 hours prior to start time to avoid losing that session (for those on Unlimited packages there is a $12 late cancel fee). If you have an emergency please let us know and we will remove you from the roster.

If it is your first session please arrive 5-10 minutes prior. We’re located inside the Landing Zone building at 625 Celeste St. Once inside, follow the hallway to the right all the way down and you’ll reach the gym. A trainer will greet you once inside and have you complete a brief health/past injury questionnaire. You will need a door code to enter the building. We will email you with a door code after online registration. If you have not received a door code prior to your first visit text us at 504-484-9422. Parking can be found on Celeste St. alongside the building. There is also a parking lot adjacent to the building (to the left if you are facing the building) near St. Thomas street. There is a black iron gate around the lot. DO NOT park behind the building to the right of our building (corner of Religious & Celeste). This is not our property and they will tow. Most members park on the street or on the grass median in front of the building.

Contact us if you are interested in Open Gym. We would need to schedule a time with you to have a brief orientation to the gym/building and to assign you a door code for access. For Open Gym, trainers have priority over equipment if it is needed for personal training or a group session. If this is an inconvenience please schedule your Open Gym workouts during non-class times. Specifically, between 5:00PM-6:30PM can sometimes be a difficult time to use Open Gym due to space.

Please familiarize yourself with the details of the program here. Next, contact us with any additional questions and to get started.

On our schedule click the ‘Sign-Up Now” button next to the first session you would like to attend. The system will walk you through the process of creating an account with us and selecting a payment option.

Please contact us as we will need to gather more information regarding desired times, trainer availability, goals, etc.

Many reasons. The first is that you can focus in on your own goals. We’ll design a program specific to you. This will take into account your current fitness level, movement capabilities, diet, schedule, goals, likes/dislikes, and more. This will also allow you to be on a regular schedule so that you can efficiently progress to new phases of training as you’re ready. What this means is that you’ll continually make progress. We’ll both be accountable to you reaching your goals. Every part of your training is tracked. You can’t improve what doesn’t get measured! And of course, you’ll have the personal attention to work you toward perfecting your technique and form. In short, we make your training efficient and optimal.

If someone cancels his or her reservation you will receive an email notifying you that you have moved from the waitlist into the class.

Sweating a lot and being sore are not necessarily signs of a good workout. Sometimes sessions will have different focuses which is why you may feel differently. Also, having a good recovery routine will do a lot to help prevent soreness. Ideally, you want to your workout to be effective but not to the point where you can’t move the next day, which will only keep you out of the gym even longer. We do our best to cycle the intensity of our workouts, even in a group setting. This will help prevent you from hitting a plateau with your progress and will also help prevent burnout.

Many of our clients have limitations and must avoid certain exercises. However, this does not prevent them from completing sessions and getting a great workout. Before your first session, please disclose any injuries or limitations and the severity to your trainer. When in doubt, give us a call and we can discuss this with you become you commit to a session.

No. Absolutely not. Getting bulky from lifting weights is perhaps the biggest myth when it comes to women and fitness. Women do not have the amount of testosterone necessary to easily bulk up. Not to mention that they would also have to be overeating and have a specific training regimen to even come close to getting bigger. Bottom line is: muscle burns calories, so in terms of weight loss it’s efficient to focus part of your routine on strength training. You’ll also get a nice metabolic boost from strength training. As we say to our clients, “Lift heavier to look lighter.”

No. We are not affiliated with Crossfit. We’re similar in that our workouts are high intensity and we cross train different disciplines. But we use competition sparingly and also in some cases utilize different equipment and exercises. We also follow our own methodology in regard to programming and workout intensity. This is not to say that Crossfit is bad or ineffective, but rather just that we do not follow their methodology because our fundamental approach to fitness is different.

Yes. Our trainers are skilled at modifying exercises to different fitness levels. There will also be opportunities to rest more if needed. You will be challenged, but it’s also up to each individual to push himself or herself to the appropriate level. Lastly, please arrive early if it is your first class to complete a health questionnaire. You can use this time to speak with the trainer about any questions or concerns you may have.

Yes. Our sessions are by reservation only. We have a Mindbody site (https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/ASP/adm/home.asp?studioid=23636) and you can also search for us on the Mindbody mobile app. Trainers will not allow those who are not registered to attend if the session is full to capacity. If a class if full you will have an option to be added to the waitlist. If you are moved to the session from the waitlist you will receive a notification email. If it says “Call” next to a session or does not display the number of available spaces, then that means that the session and waitlist is full.