Our fitness center has been recently fitted with some new equipment, which required a little reorganization. Members may notice these changes throughout the next month as we finalize the new arrangement of equipment, but don’t worry, nothing you loved using before is gone. If you can’t find a particular piece of equipment that you are interested in, please let one of our trainers or fitness center staff know and they will be able to direct you.
These updates are not meant to inconvenience our members, rather, we will now be providing some new equipment and services that any of our members can use. While much of it is not golf-specific, it helps to round out our fitness center, allowing you to get even more out of our beautiful country club! Here is a summary of the newly added equipment and associated classes that will be planned in the future.
More exercise balls – Due to popular demand, we have outfitted our fitness center with more exercise balls of various sizes. This will cut down on wait times during peak hours, and also promotes the use of exercise balls during certain exercises, which allows you to work on core strengthening and stability.
Universal machine – This is a new exercise machine that looks pretty bulky, but it’s because you can perform multiple exercises on the same machine in a very controlled manner. These exercises include seated shoulder press, leg extensions, assisted pull-ups, and two bars with a sliding component for customized exercises.
More elastic bands – Many of our members are active individuals that, at some point, have experienced sports-related injuries in their past. On top of that, we all know how other nagging injuries and conditions can affect our day-to-day activities. Therefore, there has been a lot of demand for more products that you may find in settings such as a physiotherapy clinic. The bulk of this includes a variety of resistance/elastic tubing, Thera-band, and various forms of exercise foam rollers.
Boxing equipment – With some very generous 2nd-hand contributions courteous of a couple different boxing gyms in the city, we have been able to set up a couple nice pieces of boxing equipment so our members can release some of that stress after a frustrating round on the links! At this point, we have currently installed two heavy bags of different weights and one speed bag, but we should have more on the way. We have 6 different sets of communal boxing gloves that are available to use, all of which are cleaned daily by our fitness center staff, but you are also welcome to bring your own as long as they are over 8oz.
While not yet fully arranged, we encourage you to keep an eye on the schedule or postings on our main lobby bulletin board for new classes. These classes will likely consist of some basic self defense classes, stretching classes, practical exercises you can do with resistance tubing or Thera-band, and some classes on how to incorporate more core strength and stability into your workouts.