Open Gym Membership

5.00 out of 5
(9 customer reviews)

From $79.00 per month

Our Open Gym Membership features specialty barbells & bumper plates for powerlifting and Olympic lifting, kettlebells, dumbbells, rowers, Woodway treadmill, Echo Bike, cable machines, 8 squat racks, Olympic rings, and more.

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Unlimited Reservation Based Access to Open Gym Sessions. View Open Gym Schedule.


  • Central Heat and Air Conditioning
  • Towel Service
  • Shower and Dressing Room
  • Brand New Restrooms
  • OptiClean HEPA Filtration System
  • Big Fans Ionizing Fans (for killing airborne contaminants)


  • Full fleet of kettlebells, barbells, bumper plates, powerlifting equipment, Olympic Rings, TRX, and CrossFit Equipment.
  • GHD, Lat Pulldown, Seated Row, Cable Machine, 45 degree reverse hyper.
  • Cardio: rowers, echo bike, ski erg, Woodway 4Front Treadmill

4 Step Open Gym Process

Follow this process every time you attend Open Gym.

  1. Book Your Sessions Online;
  2. Check-in on the app;
  3. Clean your station: replace equipment; carefully remove all chalk, & clean all surfaces;
  4. Turn off the lights when you leave

Open gym works when everyone follows the rules.

Reservation Based

Use Zen Planner to reserve your sessions. You also must check-in on Zen Planner when you arrive at the gym.


For safety purposes, we do not provide chalk to share.  You are welcome to bring your own block chalk (pure magnesium carbonate).  We do not allow liquid chalk, powder chalk, or chalk balls.  If you’d like to buy a block of magnesium carbonate, we have some available for $5 each.  Be sure to pick up a zip lock bag with your chalk purchase.

Open Gym Space is indicated on Zen Planner

  • Front only means you can only use the front the gym.
  • Back only means you can only use the back of the gym.
  • Full gym means you can use the entire gym.

Safe Barbell Handling Policy

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Please observe good barbell etiquette while you are at Sand and Steel Fitness.  Our barbells and plates are very expensive.  In order to keep our prices low, we need everyone to take care of our barbells.

Open Rules

  1. You must register for every session you attend. You must attend every session you book. You must check-in on the app for every session you attend. No show fees are $5.  It does not matter if you were really there.  If you don’t check-in on Zen Planner, you’ll be automatically assigned the no-show fee.
  2. Booking Window: 1 hours to 1 Weeks before the session.  Cancellation Window: 1 hours to 1 Weeks before the session.
  3. Barbells surrounded by red duct tape require approval for use. Please message Paul on Discord for instructions on how to take the barbell basics test (no cost).
  4. Clean all Chalk and all surfaces before you leave. Replace all equipment you have relocated to its original position. Wipe bars, plates, handles, everything. Keep the gym clean and hygienic for everyone. Make sure all equipment is returned exactly as you found it. All Rack attachments must be attached to the rack if you remove them. Replace benches where you find them.
  5. If you are the last person in the gym, turn off the main lights, and all lights in bathrooms and changing rooms.
  6. Do not allow people into the gym who don’t have access. Hand them a business card, which is on the front door.
  7. If you’d like to listen to your own music in open gym, you must bring your own headphones.  Don’t adjust the stereo, try to change the music, or try to play your own music through any speakers.  As a commercial gym, all of our music is licensed through ASCAP.
  8. You may not use any Sand and Steel Fitness computers. Don’t adjust or touch the cameras.
  9. Don’t slam any medicine balls into the floor or walls. Sandballs may be slammed on the floor. Don’t drop dumbbells or Kettlebells. Don’t drop plates on Cybex cable machine.
  10. Respect the weight limits of the cardio equipment, where posted.
  11. InBody Scans are NOT included with your open gym membership.
  12. Absolutely no horse-play of any kind will be tolerated. Do not throw any objects in the gym.
  13. No boxes under pullups bars.
  14. Please do not drag Bikes, Benches or other equipment across the floor as it will mark-up the floor.  If you do not know how to move any of this equipment, please speak with a coach before attempting to move it.
  15. Please keep all personal items (water bottles, masks, phones, bags, keys, etc.) in a cubby.  We do not allow members to leave their bags on the floor or on equipment.

Equipment Policies

  • Rip Trainer and exercise tubing must be attached via the metal hook to a metal clasp or you must use the padded exercise tubing holder.  You may not wrap the rubber tube or Rip Trainer Strap around itself or around a post.
  • Sandballs are not for medball cleans or wall balls.
  • Do not roll, throw, or slam plyoboxes.  They must be carried and gently set down.  The internal braces will break if you mishandle them.
  • Remove the handles from jump ropes before putting them away.
  • Do not drop empty barbells from any height onto the ground.
  • Do not a drop barbells with only 10s or 15s on the bar.
  • Do not allow the barbell to crash to the floor when unloading the barbell.
  • The minimum weight for any barbell based workout is 35# (15 barbell and two 10s).  If that is too heavy … scale to dumbbells.
  • Do not place plyoboxes under pullup bars. Thumbs must be around the pullup bar at all times.
  • You may not use more than one pullup band at a time for pullups.
  • Pullups bands go around your knee, not your your foot.
  • For workouts using chalk and contact with the floor (Toes to Bar and Pushups), use a mat for your hands so you do not grind chalk into the mats.

Safeties for lifts

  • Please use safeties for back squats and bench press.
  • Please do not use safeties for cleans, snatches, overhead squats, push press, or jerks.
  • Safeties are optional for all other lifts.

Slamming and Dropping Weights

Do not drop:

  • Dumbbells,
  • Kettlebells,
  • Weight stacks,
  • Empty barbells,
  • Barbells with less than 25 pounds of bumper plates per side.  Barbells may never be slammed down.

No slamming of:

  • Medicine Balls
  • Dynamex Balls

Slamming of sand based equipment is OK:

  • Sandbells
  • Sandbags
  • Sandball

Weight Limits

Do not allow any client above these weight limits to use the cardio equipment

  • #325 echo Bike
  • #375 Woodway
  • #475 concept 2 tower
  • #500 inBody scan

Additional information


Month to Month, Rolling 3-Month, Add-On Membership, 7 Day Trial

9 reviews for Open Gym Membership

  1. 5 out of 5


    Looking for a well equipped gym? Look no further! From strength training racks to Cross Fit constructs to cardio to yoga supplies, it’s all covered here. When I first came in for the tour I wasn’t necessarily looking for a trainer per say, I’ve been at this for sometime by myself, but I was impressed with how much equipment and space there was in a space not normal to the traditional size you would expect of a gym. The atmosphere of Sand and Steel was super inviting and when they mentioned the option of open gym, I certainly had some questions about what I could use, where I could use it but when they said open gym, they meant open gym, of course as long as you weren’t disturbing other gym users. (always be mindful of your other gym goers.)I’ve already signed up for being able to use the open gym which means I go on my time and do what I want with the help of the many useful tools they have to provide for gym users.
    Whether you’re new to the gym scene or you have been doing this a while, like I have, this is a perfect place to help you achieve any goals you may have. From trainers that are expertly trained and care for your goals, to those of us who have been doing this a while and having the many tools to help you achieve your own goals, this is the place to workout.

  2. 5 out of 5


    I was just looking for a simple gym with great equipment. I feel safe and well equipped every time I come to Sand and Steel. I’m an avid gym goer so I can tell they are most equipped for almost any situation or style of exercise that you want to do. Flexibility of times is awesome, ease of access in and out. Quick tips are always helpful if you happen to catch a trainer there while you’re there. All the trainers are super nice and helpful, all very knowledgeable in different exercises and equipment. I’m even thinking of trying some of the training sessions at some point. Over all, I definitely recommend the open gym though. Great equipment to use and all kept in really great condition.

  3. 5 out of 5


    Overall, great equipment, great space and great atmosphere. Looking forward to continuing at Sand and Steel.

  4. 5 out of 5


    Great price for my budget plus awesome space and equipment. I was worried when I saw the location from the outside, but like the old phrase goes, “It’s bigger on the inside than it is on the outside”. So much to work with inside. I love this gym!

  5. 5 out of 5

    Hannah J.

    Great price for a college student budget. I’ve been into fitness for years since middle school. This is a great open gym to be a part of. Very well equipped, great staff if I ever have questions. It’s a very inviting atmosphere in here and I feel very secure while I’m working out. Easy access into the building if no one is here. It’s also nice because at times I get the gym all to myself. Always respectful of course which everyone is encouraged to be while you are in any gym. Highly recommend this package if you’re just looking for a good way to get a good workout. Easy location to get to, it’s right next to the Van Dorn metro station. No really you walk outside and it’s right there. Love overall!

  6. 5 out of 5


    Awesomely equipped gym. Anything you need to get a good workout in is more than likely here. You need yoga equipment, it’s here. You’re a bodybuilder, the equipment is here. Most of the time I will get the gym privately to myself. Basic house rules apply. Keep you’re station clean and treat the equipment and space with respect. Very well maintained gym. Great location and so much ease of transportation methods.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Kim R.

    I am a mom of two so being able to find a gym that is affordable and easy to access is such an awesome combo for me. Location is awesome to get to (right next to Van Dorn metro station) , flexibility of time frames to work out, scheduling to use the gym is super easy as well. You simply schedule a day you want to come in and then choose what time you want to come in during that wide open slot of time. Love this pack so much for the ease of so many options. I have also been interested in maybe trying out some of their training session, they look like a really challenging but fun time. We shall see, I’ll keep everyone posted!

  8. 5 out of 5

    Devin R.

    So many gyms near by to Sand and Steel but what got me interested in Sand and Steel was the equipment. So much to choose from, usually pretty quiet while you’re here, other than good, invigorating music playing while working out. Getting in is super easy especially when no one is here, it’s set up on an electronic lock system. As long as your scheduled you are good to go. Scheduling is super easy as well, ease of access right from your phone. Choose what day you want to come in, book it and come in when it works well with your schedule. I’ve happened to come across some of the private training sessions as well and they look pretty awesome. I’me debating on trying some out soon when I’m feeling good and ready.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Aurelia Gracia

    Open gym is great because Sand and Steel allows members to sign up using a reservation system so the gym isn’t over-packed making it hard for people to use the equipment. Access into the gym is done through an electronic system on your phone and it’s easy to get signed up through the website. The gym offers a variety of equipment, cleaning products, supplements, and more. You have everything you need there.

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