BoxLife Fitness Training #517
BoxLife Fitness Training #517 is located at:
Address: 467 N. West End Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611 (Near North Side)
Phone number: 773-974-8555
Hours of operation: Monday – Friday 9am – 6pm; Saturday 10am – 1pm; Sunday 11am – 2pm
Cost per session: $50.00
Classes offered: Basic Bodyweight Strength, Cardio, Circuit Training, Cross Training, Endurance/Strength Workout
Weight classes available: Light (65 – 75 lbs), Medium (80 – 95 lbs), Heavy (100+ lbs)
Type of equipment used: Free weights, machines, treadmills, weight benches, resistance bands
What type of people are they looking for?
People interested in working out regularly. They want someone who will provide them with quality instruction and guidance. If you’re not sure what kind of person you are or don’t have the desire to work out then this isn’t the place for you! They also offer free consultation sessions for anyone looking for a new exercise program.
What should you bring to class?
Sneakers or other athletic shoes, water bottle, shorts or comfortable pants (tights are discouraged due to risk of injury), and a t-shirt. You must be over 18 years old, have health insurance, and sign a waiver form before your first visit.
What is the environment at BoxLife like?
It is a small gym with hardcore weightlifting equipment. It has a friendly atmosphere, and it’s quiet enough to hear the music they play in the background. There are mirrors along one wall to check your form and a flat screen tv that plays music videos from MTV News. Each station has its own stereo headphones for music listening if you don’t like the music they play. The owner has a degree in physical education and spends over ten hours per week keeping the equipment oiled and in working order.
It is very clean and well-maintained. Nobody uses the elliptical machines or treadmills, so you will likely have those all to yourself.
How are the trainers?
The owner, Ken, is a former college football running back with a love for weightlifting. He is very knowledgeable about exercise and has been in the weight game for years. He is a big guy, but surprisingly fast. You wouldn’t want to get on his bad side. His personal trainer, Gerald, has a degree in physical education and will give you tips and tricks to increase speed, endurance, and strength.
You can feel comfortable speaking with either one about your goals and how to achieve them. You do not need any prior experience or special knowledge to join.
All you need is the desire to get in shape.
What are the benefits?
Besides getting in shape, many people have reported that they have made friends at BoxLife. It is also a great way to relieve stress from your everyday life. You will find that you sleep better and have more energy throughout the day. You don’t need to diet to get results because everyone works out at their own fitness level. You can also feel safe in the knowledge that all of the equipment is regularly inspected for safety and cleanliness.
How much does it cost?
There are three price plans to choose from: $40/month, $75/every 2 months, and $100/month. Each one includes a free t-shirt. There are no contracts or hidden fees. You can use the trainers and workout as much as you want. They offer morning and night sessions throughout the week, although each session is limited to six people. This way you have the equipment all to yourself.
You can also try before you buy. They offer a free one day pass for first-timers, no questions asked.
If you don’t like it, you don’t pay. What do you choose?
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