How do I sign up for a membership?
CLICK HERE, download our app, or stop by during our open hours. You can pay with a card or cash through the app!
What do I get out of being a member?
- Access to our equipment during open hours, including:
- 2 power cages
- some free weights
- some kettle bells
- yoga mats
- exercise balls
- Access to all classes and events put on by HEALTH CLUB
- Access to our lending library
- Access to our free workout clothes bin
- A safe space where mutual respect will be fostered and enforced
- Body-positive community support
Do I have to be a member to come to HEALTH CLUB or sign up for a class?
No! There is a drop-in option for all open gym times and classes ($8).
What are you doing to make the gym affordable for everyone?
In addition to our monthly price ($45), we offer a flexible work-trade option that is designed to be able to fit most budgets. We are really committed to making sure cost doesn’t exclude anyone from this community and are looking into ways to subsidize our costs with outside funding as we move forward.
Why do you offer only barbells, and not other types of exercise equipment?
From our personal experience, we feel strongly that lifting barbells is one of the most fun, simple, effective, and affordable ways for people to meet a pretty wide variety of health goals. We’re also into lots of other movement techniques that mix well with lifting barbells, and we hope to expand our scope in the future!
Is lifting barbells dangerous?
Many people have safety concerns when they picture strength training with barbells. We believe that when using proper form and common sense, the benefits of weightlifting far outweigh any risk of injury.
What does “open gym” mean?
HEALTH CLUB is open to members and drop-ins for a certain time period each day (which you can see via the app or on our website). Because our space is limited, we ask that you sign up for one of the open gym slots when you’d like to use the space. Our capacity right now is 6 people using the equipment at any given time. You can sign up via the app ahead of time, or take your chances and just show up, and we can fill in any open slots when you get here (this should be a safe option while we’re getting started). Each slot is an hour long, and you can sign up for as many as you need in a row. While this may sound like a hassle, it helps us to keep the space safe and ensure that you get access to the equipment you need while you’re here.
Where is the work-trade option?
If you are interested in a work-trade to pay for your membership please e-mail us at [email protected] so we can set up a special account. There is no easy way to select that as an option from the app.
Why is there no yearly membership discount?
We wanted a membership to HEALTH CLUB to come without strings attached – in other words, rather than incentivizing paying for more membership time than you might use, we kept our monthly price lower than most boutique gyms, and competitive with some big-box gyms so that there is always an easy way in or out. We think fitness (in a gym) should be like that – something you can participate in as much or as little as you want, with no moral or financial sticks or carrots to say otherwise.
That said, we do offer an option to set up a recurring payment if you’re pretty sure you like coming to HEALTH CLUB and want to simplify your bill.
Who can join?
Anyone! HEALTH CLUB is intended for anyone who has felt uncomfortable, excluded, or othered in a traditional workout setting; we think that demographic includes all types of folks.
You can always contact us with any other questions!