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. Arrive anytime during the sign-up hour on the schedule. It is noted on the session name the time to which the trainer is available. For those that require more instruction time it is advised to arrive at the start of the sign-up slot. This format is meant to allow for more flexibility with your schedule. 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. On a higher level our workouts are programmed week to week and month to month. Proper programming prevents plateaus in progress and maximizes results. If you’d like more info and a gym tour prior to starting a trial, contact us to schedule a 15 minute intro appointment. We can discuss your fitness level, goals, and the different service options we have available.

We recommend coming in and talking to us about your fitness goals and schedule.  We have a lot of options and combinations of packages  to offer and we want you to use Cypress to it’s full capacity.  It’s also great to come see the gym and get a feel for our philosophies to make sure it is a good fit for you. Please contact us to schedule a 15 minute intro appointment/tour.

We’re located inside the Landing Zone building at 625 Celeste St. You will need a door code to enter the building which we will provide after you purchase a package.  Once inside, follow the hallway to the right all the way down and you’ll reach the gym. 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-group session times. Specifically, between 5:00PM-6:30PM can sometimes be a difficult time to use Open Gym due to space.

Contact us! Let us know your goals, schedule, preferences, considerations… Lets talk and get a personalized program to best suit you.

One-on-One reserves the hour to yourself with your trainer. Semi Private means up to 3 people with one trainer at a time but you may not all be doing the same thing (like a small group class). You still get the benefit of having your own workout AND the flexibility of coming in during the time that best fits for you.  You may even overlap with someone for just part of your session. Our trainers are skilled at keeping eyes on multiple clients at once so you wont sacrifice personal attention with multiple people in your time slot.  The other benefit is you get to meet other people who are workout out at the same time as you!  If you are new to working out or having a personal trainer we recommend at least a few One on One sessions before switching to Semi Private or using the One on One’s to get some detailed technical work with new equipment or new skills. 

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.  And yes, we do have issues with their founder and former CEO…

Yes. Our workouts are all modifiable for any and all fitness levels. FLEX Sessions allow you to work at your own pace and rest more if needed or options to be challenged.  Trainer Office Hour sessions are a great way to get some advice on which levels to maximize your workout.  We are always looking for challenging (that term is totally relative to you!) not overwhelming.

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. 

During Covid time we have 8 spots available on each hour.  Please reserve your spot so any one else coming in can make an informed decision by how many people are there to stay socially distanced to their comfort level.