YES! Calisthenics is an all-levels, bodyweight workout. It is one of the very best ways to begin to develop body awareness, and the information you gain about form and alignment from our knowledgeable coaches will serve you in class at Mekanix and during your every day life. Calisthenics is meant for everyone, and it’s a great pathway for beginners to break through into fitness and make lasting changes.
We like to mix our classes up. We do not believe in boring mundane classes which are repetitive and un-engaging. Our standard calisthenics class lasts an hour and is broken down as follows:
A typical class will last for one hour.
Our classes are small, with 5- 10 students being typical. We think our classes offer the perfect balance between personal instructor attention and the motivation and camaraderie of working out in a group.
We have onsite parking. There is also plenty of street parking within a 50 meter walk (~ 1 min walk.) If you need to park on the street, we recommend parking on W. Clay St which runs right next to El Tiempo 1308 Cantina.
We strive to create an environment where anyone would feel comfortable asking a question, and to keep classes small enough where it is easy for each student to engage with the instructor. However, we certainly understand that some questions are more easily asked in a 1-on-1 setting. Our instructors are available after class, or you can email one of the staff.
No! We have students of all levels. No prior knowledge of calisthenics is necessary, nor is a certain fitness level. All we ask is that you bring a willingness to try hard. Regardless of fitness level, we do recommend contacting us by phone or e-mail before your first class. We can answer any questions you have and make sure you’re off to a great start on your very first visit.
Most importantly, bring a good attitude! We strongly recommend you bring water (or bring an empty bottle and fill from our filtered water fountain). Many students bring a small sweat towel to wipe their face after class.
We will try to accommodate you where possible, but once the class has started you would have missed the instruction, explanation and warm ups. This would be a distraction to your fellow class mates so we ask you be respectful of this and courteous to your fellow class mates. You will not be permitted to train if you arrive 5 minutes or more after the scheduled start time.
Eating a small snack an hour or so before a workout can help fuel your body for top performance. Picking the right snack and how much of it comes with knowing your body and also good nutrition. If you have questions regarding nutrition, we’d be happy to make some recommendations of resources to look at. Talk with your instructor.
Regular, comfy gym clothes are ideal. Clean training shoes or sneakers is a must.
Yes. We have bathrooms and showers on site. Please make sure to bring your own towel if you want to shower.
Yes, please ask a member of staff for further details.
Please let our instructor know before class if you have any injuries or concerns. Additionally, our instructors watch all students carefully during class and will proactively work with you to assist. For example, they can show you how to modify an exercise to make it easier until you are ready to build to the full movement. Or, perhaps you are limited due to flexibility, in which case the instructor can suggest stretches or movements to address.
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