Barbell Club Northern Virginia

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Interested in learning powerlifting or Olympic lifting at Sand & Steel?  Want to get better at kettlebell exercises?  Learn how our Barbell Club in Alexandria VA can help you lift better, more safely.

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Barbell Club Overview

What is Barbell Club Alexandria VA?

Barbell Club in our Alexandria VA Gym provides you with an opportunity to work with other lifters and a professional coach.  We work on technique and programming to help you lift better.  We answers questions you have about powerlifting, CrossFit, Olympic lifting, or Mobility Training. During Barbell Club, one of our coaches will be available to answer your questions, provide form checks, and otherwise help you with your training program.

How is Barbell Club Different than Personal Training?

Barbell Club is kind of like Personal Training Lite.  In Barbell Club, we tell you what you to do.  In Personal Training we show how to do it.  A personal training member might come to us because they want to build strength.  We might program in the Low Bar Back Squat into their custom designed workout program.  We’ll teach various scaling of how to do the Low Bar Back Squat.  We will build out mobility progressions to establish improved patterning in the shoulders and hips so that this new personal training member will get better at mobility.  We’ll develop the necessary back extension and hip firing sequencing so this member can do the low bar back squat safely.  We’ll select the weights and progressions for this personal training member.

For Barbell Club, we’ll provide a form check.  We’ll tell you if that squat is even a low bar back squat.  We’ll tell whether it’s safe.  We’ll answer questions as to whether you should be doing the low bar back squat in the first place.  You’d be surprised what you don’t know about proper technique.

What is Barbell Club Alexandria VA? Barbell Club in our Alexandria VA Gym provides you with an opportunity to work with other lifters and a professional coach.  We work on technique and programming to help you lift better.  We answers questions you have about powerlifting, CrossFit, Olympic lifting,

Barbell Club vs Powerlifting Class

Doesn’t Sand & Steel Fitness have a powerlifitng class?  How is it different than barbell club?

In our Powerlifting Class, we select the exercises a week in advance, and we publish them to our Workout of the Day calendar.  We teach those movement in class, and provide scalings for individual athletes.  In Barbell Club, you can follow our class programming if you like or you can do your own programming.  Barbell Club exercises are dictated by you.  We are here to help and advise as needed.

Isn’t Barbell Club Only for Olympic Lifting

Conventionally speaking, Barbell Clubs in Virginia and Washington DC are only for Olympic Lifting.  At Sand and Steel Fitness Gym, we thought that limiting our Barbell Club to Olympic Lifting only was … well limiting.  I mean, if you want to work on Kettlebell Snatches in Barbell Club… Work on them.  If you Snatch looks God Awful, I’m going to tell you as much.  Should I ignore bad form just because it’s not an Olympic lift?  And before you ask, yes of course, we provide feedback on Olympic lifts and progressions (like the snatch balance, power jerk, front squat, muscle clean, etc.)

Barbell Club vs Open Gym

I don’t really want coaches helping me all the time … I know what I am doing… Lifting is my me time.

If any of those statements are true for you — by all means pick open gym instead.  That’s why we offer Barbell Club and Open Gym.

CrossFit in Barbell Club

Can I do CrossFit during Barbell Club?

You can do any exercises you like.  We have a scheduled CrossFit class if you’d like to CrossFit with other members.  We provide individual CrossFit instruction in Personal Training.  We even provide our Barbell Club members with a copy of our CrossFit Class programming.   Barbell Club is less expensive than our CrossFit classes.  So if you are tight budget, maybe that’s the better option for you.

Where is Free Trial Link for Barbell Club in NOVA?

You can request a Free Trial Class here.

What is Included in Barbell Club?

  • Form Checks of Powerlifts, Olympic Lifts, and Kettlebell Lifts
  • Review and analysis of your written training program
  • Suggestions on appropriate weights and drills to improve your technique

What is Not Included in Barbell Club?

  • Cuing and coaching on fixing form techniques.  We will tell you what they are, but we aren’t going coach you to correct them (that is personal training.)
  • We won’t teach you how to do the drills you need to improve them (that’s personal training.). We’ll tell you the drills, it’ll be up to you to look them up.
  • We won’t provide you with a program (that’s personal training), we’ll look at your program and suggest revisions.

How Much Time to Get with a Coach do I Get in Barbell Club?

Barbell club is one hour long.  You can get up to 15 minutes of coaching assistance.  Use the rest of the time for warmups and practice of what you are taught.

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The following terms and conditions apply to all packages.  Buying a training package of any type constitutes acceptance of the below Membership Policy.

COVID-19 Cleaning Policies

Sand & Steel’s COVID-19 Cleaning and Safety policies are available here.  All members are required to follow the Cleaning and Safety Policies at all times.  Wipe Down all Surfaces that you touch. Barbells, plates, dumbbells, benches, etc.

SSF COVID-19 Sick Policy

In addition to the above Sickness Policy, these COVID-19 Policies apply until further notice:

If you have had potential exposure to Covid-19 in the last 14 days;
Have a fever (100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or higher) or a sense of having a fever;
Have a new cough that cannot be attributed to another health condition;
Have new shortness of breath that cannot be attributed to another health condition;
Have new chills that cannot be attributed to another health condition;
Have a new sore throat that cannot be attributed to another health condition;
Have new muscle aches that cannot be attributed to another health condition or specific activity (such as physical exercise);
You may not train at Sand & Steel for 14 days from the first onset of any of the above symptoms.

Checking In

Checking in: you are required to check-in with your personal trainer, through the app, or online at our member connect portal. While coaches may remind you, it is ultimately your responsibility to check-in. If you do not check-in, the session will be counted as a no-show, even if you were in-fact present.

Booking Policy

Personal Training

  • Personal Training Sessions may be booked 6 hours to 2 weeks in advance.
  • Early Cancellation is 24 or more hours before your scheduled session. Early cancellations are done through the website or app. Early cancellations have no cancellation penalty.
  • Late cancellations will result in you losing your session unless it’s for an emergency.

Group Classes

  • Group Classes may be booked 2 hours to 2 weeks in advance.
  • Early Cancellation is 2 or more hours before your scheduled session. Early cancellations are done through the website or app. Early cancellations have no cancellation penalty.
  • Late cancellations will result in a late cancellation fee unless it’s an emergency (within 2 hours of the scheduled time).
  • No Show: you will be charged $10 as a no-show fee for taking another member’s spot and not attending the session.

Open Gym

  • Open Gym may be booked 2 hours to 2 weeks in advance.
  • Early Cancellation is 2 or more hours before your scheduled session. Early cancellations are done through the website or app. Early cancellations have no cancellation penalty.
  • Late cancellations will result in a late cancellation fee unless it’s an emergency (within 2 hours of the scheduled time).
  • No Show: you will be charged $10 as a no-show fee for taking another member’s spot and not attending the session.

Membership Cancellation Form & Policy

If you would like to cancel your membership, please review our Membership Cancellation Policy and fill out the requisite cancellation form.

Hold Form & Policy

If you would like to put your membership on Hold, please review our Membership Hold Policy and fill out the requisite hold form.

Late Cancellation Form & Policy

If you would need to cancel your reservation within the 24 hour time window, please review our Late Cancellation Policy and fill out the requisite late cancellation form.

Late Reservation Form & Policy

If you would like to reserve within the 6 hour time window, please review our Late Reservation Policy and fill out the requisite late cancellation form.

SSF Standard Sick Policy

Policies When You Are Sick: To protect all clients and trainers, we won’t train you if you have visible symptoms of being sick. It doesn’t matter whether you are contagious or not. Exception: you have symptoms and a Dr.’s note that says you are not contagious. It’s impossible to sterilize every surface you might touch. Because we have a responsibility to our other clients, we will turn you away if you come to the gym sick or display any symptoms of being sick. You might say, “I’m not sick… it’s just allergies.” If it’s just allergies, take some Claritin and you won’t have any symptoms. Symptoms = no workout.

7 Day Refunds & Membership Cancellations

Please see our membership cancellation policy for information on our 7 Day Refund and Membership Cancellation Policies.

Membership Autorenew

All memberships renew until you cancel your membership. There is no turning off or disabling autorenew. When you are ready to cancel, please fill out the membership cancellation form.

Open Gym Rules

The Open Gym Rules available at https://www.sandandsteelfitness.com/product/open-gym/ apply to this agreement.  For everyone’s safety, you are required to follow these rules at all times.

Session Length

  • Personal Training are approximately 45 minute long.
  • Group Classes are approximately 45 minutes long – you can only book one group class session per day.
  • Open Gym is 60 minutes long

Multiple Sessions on the Same Day

Only one session may be booked with a particular coach on the same day. If you’d like to book more than one session, you must book a different coach.

Apps

  • Zen Planner: to book, cancel, and buy memberships
  • SugarWOD: to view and track workouts and personal records for personal training and group classes. For personal training, you’ll need to record each of your workouts.
  • Kisi: for entry into Sand and Steel Fitness
  • FITIV Pulse: for heart rate tracking.
  • MyFitnessPal: for tracking food for nutrition coaching

Sneaker Policies

Acceptable Footwear includes:

  • Cross Fitness Shoes like: Reebock Nanos, Nike Metcon, Nobull, Innov8 F250/F270
  • Lifters (all Weight Lifting Shoes)
  • Converse Chucks or a zero drop shoe (to be approved by Dawn or Paul)
  • Yoga Socks and Pedastel socks
  • Vibrams or Barefoot.

We enforce this policy for your own protection. Building muscles in your feet and calves is paramount to a strong functional training program. We do not allow: Running Sneakers, Rockport, New Balance, Saucony, Basketball Shoes, etc. Please leave your outside sneakers in the foyer when you come in. If you don’t own appropriate footwear, we are happy to sell some Yoga socks or you can train barefoot.

Personal Items

Do not leave any personal items in the gym after you leave.  Sand & Steel is not responsible for any items you leave in the gym.  Due to safety issues associated with COVID-19, Sand & Steel does not maintain a lost and found.  Items left in the gym after it closes will be discarded.

All Personal Items like Water Bottles, Keys, Phones, Masks, etc. must be kept in the cubbies in the gym.  Please see our social distancing article for more information.

Photography

Dawn and Paul, occasionally take photos and videos of clients in the gym. We use these photos for marketing and fostering an environment of positivity for all clients. We also share the photos with you during the session to make sure they like them. Photos that coaches take are uploaded to our smugmug account: https://sandandsteelfitness.smugmug.com/ We take care not to publish unflattering pictures, we’ll provide you a copy of the pictures, and make sure you look good to inspire others. If you don’t want your picture taken, just remind your coach during the session.

Cancellations of Memberships

Cancellation of Memberships: from time to time, Sand and Steel Fitness discontinues certain types of memberships.  Generally, we cancel membership based on changes in the economy and/or global member preferences.  We may, at our discretion, cancel your membership at any time.  If we cancel your membership, we will determine the value of the unused portion of your membership (by the remaining time in the month and/or number of sessions.)  We place the value of this unused portion into your account as an account credit.  Account credits do not expire, and they may be used to purchase any membership type.  You will be emailed with screenshots of your account so that you understand you are being adequately compensated for the unused portion of your account.

General Items

Time Extensions & Rollovers: There are no time extensions and there are no rollovers.

Merger Clause: I understand that this Agreement and the Informed Consent document are the final, complete and exclusive statement of the agreement between the Sand & Steel and the Client with respect to the transactions contemplated herein, and all prior or contemporaneous written or oral agreements with respect to the subject matter hereof are merged herein.

Membership Updates: Sand & Steel reserves the right to update this membership FAQ from time to time.  Any major update to our membership policy will be distributed via newsletter and updated on this document.

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