Les Mills RPM Master Class

We are adding one more Les Mills class format to the group fitness class schedule! RPM™ is a group indoor cycling workout where you control the intensity. It’s fun, low impact and you can burn up to 675 calories a session.

The instructor training for RPM™ is this weekend. YOU ARE INVITED to the RPM™ Master Class this Saturday, September 9 at 8:45 a.m.  All other Cycle classes are canceled Saturday, September 9 - Sunday, September 10. Join Les Mills National Trainer and Presenter, Shelley Barber while she takes you on a journey of hill climbs, sprints and flat riding. 

This class is also part of our instructor training so there are limited spots available. This is a MEMBERS ONLY event. To secure your spot, comment your first and last name below the video. We will take the first 30. Walk ins will be allowed if there are no shows/cancellations.

RPM™ is the world's leading group indoor cycling workout. Join the pack and ride your road to cardio fitness. A 45 minute RPM workout is all about cardio peak training. You feel the rush as you burn those calories, with fresh tunes, motivating instructors, and proven results.

Indoor Pool Closing

The plaster in the indoor pool is getting repaired this week. Due to these repairs, the indoor pool will be drained and CLOSED Wednesday, August 23 - Saturday, August 26. 

A few things to know during the closure...

  • The outdoor pool will assume indoor pool hours of operation.
  • The hot tub will remain open.
  • Splash Park hours remain the same: Weekdays, 3-7PM and Saturday, 10AM-7PM.
  • All water aerobics classes will move to the outdoor pool with the exception of the Wednesday 6:15PM Aqua Fit class. This class is cancelled.
  • Swim Lessons and Lil Gators will move to the outdoor pool.
  • Swim Team will have a revised schedule outdoors. Visit the GST website and  Facebook page for the revised schedule. 

We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your patience. 

Phase III Renovations

As part of our continued commitment to make Germantown Athletic Club the best health club in the area, we will begin Phase III Renovations the week of August 21. This phase will take approximately five months and will result in a renovated upstairs lobby area, larger men's aquatics locker room, new staircase and HVAC upgrades throughout. 

Details of the renovations include:

Lobby Area

  • Upstairs Lobby:  new staircase, improved lounge area, customer service desk, conference space, offices, removal of current staircase and concession area
  • Men's Aquatics Locker Room:  additional square footage in the changing area, more lockers, new tile in the shower area
  • Upstairs Bathrooms:  new tile throughout

Initially, a temporary wall will be built similar to the one in Phase II. Traffic will access the right side of the downstairs hallway. This wall and other parts of the renovation will prevent access to the upstairs lobby, men's aquatics locker room, upstairs bathrooms and back stairwell. 

During renovations some areas will be relocated. See temporary locations below: 

Men's Aquatics Locker Room

  • Family changing rooms, the boy's locker room and the men's fitness locker room will be available in place of the men's aquatics locker room.
  • Multipurpose Room 2 (located across from Basketball Court 2) will be the temporary coffee and lounge area.
  • All customer services will take place at the check-in desk. 

 

We are excited about the upcoming renovations and will do everything possible to prevent any interruption in the services we offer. Thank you for your patience as we continue to make improvements.

 

 

 

 

les mills bodypump masters class

In preparation for the Les Mills BODYPUMP and BODYFLOW launch in September, we are hosting a BODYPUMP Masters Class this Saturday, August 19 at 9 a.m. Join Les Mills National Trainer and Presenter, Shelley Barber, and sculpt, tone and strengthen your entire body in this intense barbell class. 

This class is also part of our instructor training so there are limited spots available. This is a MEMBERS ONLY event. To secure your spot, comment your first and last name below the video. We will take the first 30. Walk ins will be allowed if there are no shows/cancellations.

***This class is FULL. The comments have been closed.***

New Entertainment Apps

Burning calories at GAC just got real! The touch screen consoles on the Precor cardio equipment just received the latest upgrade. Now you can binge watch your favorite shows on Netflix or Hulu while working out. The upgrade also includes access to WatchESPN, Spotify and iHeartRadio. 

A personal login and password for these apps will be needed for access. The instructions on the console are easy to follow and can be completed in just a few minutes. This short video will show you how. 

Another new feature in this update is Single Sign-On. Once the account login and password are entered for your personal audio and video entertainment accounts, this won’t have to be done again during future workouts. A single sign-on to start the workout is all that is needed. Additionally, you can easily manage your logins and passwords through a new feature on the console called My Profile.

While the update will make new ‘app tiles’ visible on the screen for each of the available entertainment apps, it does not affect how you sign onto your Precor personal account.

We hope you enjoy these new features! Let the calorie burning begin. #bingeandburn

GAC SPOTLIGHT: MADISON MCVAY

Say hello to Madison McVay, NASM Certified Personal Trainer. Madison has a strong passion for helping others reach their fitness goals.

We are excited to welcome him to our training team! We got a chance to catch up with Madison and here's the scoop...

 

What is your favorite exercise and why? 
Definitely deadlifts. It really allows me to push my limits.

What fuels you?
I have an extreme desire to be the best at whatever I'm doing.

What person has influenced you the most?
My mom, hands down! She raised me on her own.

What is your favorite cheat meal?
Here it is...Panchos cheese dip with Jalapeno Kettle Chips

What are you binge watching right now?
How I Met Your Mother

What do you like to do when you aren't working?
I like to play basketball and workout.

Name 3 songs on your workout playlist.
I'm not sure of the names of the songs but the artists are DMX, Motionless in White and Kendrick Lamar.

Contact Madison McVay

Equipment Arrival Timeline

The Club will be fairly busy over the next few weeks. This week, all new cardio is getting installed onto the cardio deck. Once the new equipment is in place, the cardio equipment on the Fitness Area/Weight Floor and upstairs will be removed.

Beginning Friday, June 30, the Weight Floor/Fitness Area will close for upgrades and maintenance, and the majority of the equipment will be moved onto Basketball Court 1. Members should be able to resume workouts later that afternoon in the temporary space. 

The Weight Floor/Fitness Area will be closed until July 14. We will be cleaning this area thoroughly, painting, removing electrical tracks and replacing flooring. Because the temporary Weight Floor/Fitness Area will be located on Basketball Court 1 we will be down to only one court. A revised schedule for basketball court availability is posted on the Court 2 doors. 

 

Below is a short timeline of events:

June 27-29 

  • Cardio installation and removal
  • Basketball Court 2 CLOSED for equipment staging

June 30 

  • Strength equipment transported to Basketball Court 1
  • Weight Floor/Fitness Area CLOSED until late afternoon
  • Cardio equipment available to use on cardio deck

June 30 - July 14

  • Weight Floor/Fitness Area CLOSED 
  • Temporary Weight Floor/Fitness Area located on Basketball Court 1

July 14

  • Basketball Court 1 will reopen late afternoon
  • Strength equipment transported back to Weight Floor/Fitness Area
  • Weight Floor/Fitness Area open for use late afternoon

We are so excited about the new equipment and the new look of the Weight Floor/Fitness Area. We realize new equipment and a new layout might be difficult at first. Staff will be readily available to assist you in the process.

NEW Cardio Coming Soon

Ahhh..... Phase II Renovations are complete and we have been overwhelmed with positive feedback from our members. If you haven't had a chance to attend a class in the new studio or shoot hoops on the new courts you are missing out! 

Although renovations are complete, we still have a very empty cardio deck overlooking the basketball courts and we need to fill it up! That being said, the last week of June, all new cardio equipment will arrive. Keep in mind this is cardio only, not strength. All strength equipment will remain.

In addition to your favorites such as Precor treadmills, recumbent bikes, adaptive motion trainers and ellipticals, we will be introducing four new types of cardio pieces. Take a look at the videos below. 

This cardio installment is going to be BIGGER and BETTER than ever! We've increased our cardio offerings by 40%. The personal viewing screens are larger, and the user can have a more personalized workout with the new Preva technology. You'll even be able to check your Twitter account during your workout.

Part of the new cardio installment also includes 45 new Stages indoor cycles and power meters for the Cycle Studio.

Once the cardio equipment is installed on the upstairs cardio deck, the fitness area (weight floor) downstairs will close for two weeks.  Most of the weights and strength machines will be moved onto one of the basketball courts and will be available for use. The downstairs fitness area will get a fresh coat of paint, the electrical tracks will be removed and it will be thoroughly cleaned. There will be a completely different look and feel to this area when we reopen! This will take place June 30-July 14.

Whew! That's a lot to take in. Looks like the rest of our summer is going to be busy.

 

phase ii renovations

Cardio Deck, Group Fitness Studio(s) & Basketball Courts

We are so very close. Members are just starting to get a glimpse of what has been going on behind the temporary wall and the excitement is building.

Our group fitness studio will be the largest in the area with the option for it to be divided into two spaces by a vertical retractable wall. This new space will also include a projector and screen for each room allowing for the addition of virtual classes in the future. And...no more class reservations!

The cardio deck, located above the group fitness studio(s), is over 3,500 sq. ft. and will be the new home for most of our cardio equipment. Once the new cardio equipment arrives in July we'll have an entirely new layout in the downstairs fitness area.

The basketball court floors have been refinished and striped and new goals have been installed. This area looks amazing!

We are still slated to be in these areas by the last week of May. Thank you for your patience. It will be worth your wait!

GAC Spotlight: Kate Fleisher

Swim Lesson Instructor (private & group lessons) and Lifeguard

Swim Lesson Instructor (private & group lessons) and Lifeguard

Why do you do what you do?
I became a swim lesson instructor because I love kids and swimming! So i thought why not get a job teaching kids how to swim.

What do you do when you're not teaching swim lessons?
Some things I like to do when I’m not at work are hang out with my friends and do things outdoors.

What is your favorite swimming stroke?
My favorite stroke would have to be freestyle because it’s fast and gets you where you need to go.

In what ways are you a leader?
The ways in which I’m seen as a leader are my qualities of patience, passions for children and swimming and my constant positivity.

What is your favorite restaurant?
My favorite place to eat in Memphis is Huey’s.

What's your favorite food?
Ribs with baked beans

What do you binge watch?
Gilmore Girls

What do your successful swimmers have in common?
Good listening skills + Patience + Good attitude

Describe yourself...
I would describe myself as an enthusiastic, outgoing, fun-loving person. I try to look on the brighter side of things and make boring tasks more tolerable and fun.  

How long have you worked at the Club?
I have worked at GAC for almost three years now.

What motivates you?
I want to be the best version of myself. If I know I can do better I will keep striving to better myself.

What are 3 things we don't know about you?
I have an obsession with Disney. I have to have adventure. I LOVE the outdoors.

Construction Notification

Beginning Tuesday, April 11, a section of the hallway outside of the Mind & Body Studio will be closed over the next two weeks due to ductwork and steel installation needed for Phase II Renovations. 

This will affect those who attend classes in the Mind & Body Studio and Cycle Studio as well as those who use this area to walk. 

A revised class schedule will be in place beginning Tuesday of next week. Hard copies are available at the Club. Please download the app for the most up to date class schedule information and important notifications. 

Class participants will be entering and exiting through the side door of the Mind & Body Studio closest to the elevator. Modifications to the schedule were made so that classes in both studios could be offered at the same time in an effort to avoid Cycle class participants entering or exiting through the Mind & Body Studio during a class. 

Over the next couple of weeks please allow additional time for Child Care check-in and group fitness class transitions. Please arrive early for classes and leave promptly when class is over. 

We appreciate your patience as we work towards the end of Phase II Renovations. We're almost there!

Download the Germantown Athletic Club app or visit the FITNESS page to view the revised schedule. 

GAC Spotlight: Adam Shaw

Meet Adam. Adam likes to coach. Adam likes to train. Adam likes to see you reach your goals! Seriously though, this guy has been with Germantown Athletic Club for over 5 years and there is always a smile on his face. Adam is currently the Head Wrestling Coach at St. George's Independent School and Certified Personal Trainer at GAC. We got a chance to find out a little more about him. So here it is...  

  • Why do you do what you do?
    I began coaching in 2010 and wanted to help wrestlers improve physically on and off the mat. This progressed into personal training.

  • What things do you like to do when you aren’t at work?
    I enjoy grappling/wrestling, spending time w/ my fiance, Bailey and silent and active meditation. (maybe not in that order)

  • What is your favorite exercise and why?
    By far, the squat (any variation) is my favorite. This is a primal movement pattern and necessary in everyday life.

  • What person has influenced you the most?
    I would have to say my mother.

  • In what ways are you a leader?
    I like to think of myself as more of a teacher.

  • What fuels you?
    Watching one of my wrestlers execute a move correctly or seeing a client hit a PR is always great. In general, affecting others in a positive way is what means something.

  • What motivates you?
    God's grace wakes me up in the morning and the people closest to me...my mother & fiance, Bailey.

  • What are three things that you would want people to know about you?
    I love wrestling + I love helping others + I love mentoring our youth

  • What words of wisdom/encouragement would you pass onto others?
    Pursue your passion!

  • What is your most noteworthy talent?
    Grappling and wrestling

  • What do your more 'successful' clients have in common with one another?  What are they doing that’s making it work?
    They are consistent with their workouts AND they set daily goals.

  • What do you binge watch?
    Workaholics and Alan Watts lectures

  • What is your favorite meal?
    Tacos

  • Where is your favorite place to eat in Memphis?
    I've got 2 - Leonards Pit BBQ and Spaghetti Warehouse

PHASE II RENOVATIONS UPDATE

Phase II renovations are moving forward and on schedule. The next step is the removal and replacement of both HVAC units and LED lighting throughout the entire gymnasium. Due to the scope of the work involved the entire gymnasium will be closed beginning Monday, November 28. We are anticipating a downtime of approximately three months.

During this time, the temporary walking track and basketball courts will not be available. All other areas of the facility including the indoor pool, weight room, group fitness rooms and racquetball courts remain open.

A new group fitness class schedule that will take effect Monday, November 28 will be made available early next week on the app, website and in the Club. All group fitness classes will be held in the Mind & Body Studio, Cycle Studio and indoor pool. Some classes will have back to back offerings to accommodate high attendance. We are also asking that no bags be brought into the Mind & Body Studio to allow for as much space as possible. We are making every effort to offer a wide variety of classes to meet the needs of our members.

In addition to a new schedule and back to back offerings, an online class reservation system will be put in place for those group fitness classes having the potential to reach capacity in the Mind & Body Studio. These classes will be highlighted on the schedule. While online reservation isn't required, those who have reserved a spot online will be guaranteed a spot over those who have not. If you will be attending any of these classes please click here for more information and instructions. We will continue to hand out numbers for Cycle 15 minutes prior to class.

Renovations can be trying but the outcome will be worth it. If you find the need to place a freeze on your membership please stop by the Customer Service Desk. Our friendly staff will be happy to help.

Renovations to the facility thus far have granted us the opportunity to have designated areas for Cycle and softer classes such as Yoga, Tai Chi and Pilates. A larger child care area was also created to accommodate our growing membership. We have much more to come and are grateful you have chosen to be a part of it.

Phase II Renovations

We are currently at the beginning of Phase II Renovations. This project includes ...

  • 3500 sq ft cardio deck level with the walking track
  • designated group fitness studios
  • new air handler units in the gym
  • refinished gym floors
  • new basketball goals and controls

This phase is our biggest project yet and is expected to take approximately 8 months. There will be times the track and basketball courts will be closed. We will do our best to keep these areas open as much as possible. We appreciate your patience during the renovations and we understand how frustrating it can be. We know you're going to love the final product!