Hey guys. So most of you who know me know that I have taken a shift into strength training and powerlifting. Regretably I do this a bit more than BJJ now (SHAME! SHAME! SHAME!) but its because of goals. I have set some huge goals for myself this year for powerlfing that I really think I can achieve.
In the mean time - most people on here may not know - but my girl and I (who is also a powerlifter) have been doing so much research and planning over the coarse of the last year and we finally took the plunge. I signed our lease, and we are officially in the process of opening up a Powerlifting and Barbell-Based Strength training facility here in Houston!
There are very few places that cater to powerlifting here in Houston - and most if not all are private training places. Our's is a different approach - we will have all the nicest, highest quality equipment to strength train - but maintain an open gym format similar to that of your big commercial gyms (that all suck and usually only have 1 squat rack that someone is ALWAYS curling on).
We decided to start it because after looking around - we hated the commercial gym setting we have been in for 2+ years, all the private training gyms are fine but they are very expensive and you have 1 hour sessions with a trainer, and then there are the plethora of crossfit boxes which are all rigid class structures and INSANELY expensive.
We wanted to be different and I have to tell you - our facility is amazing. We have been hard at work to get it ready and have made a diamond out of the crap hole space it once was. We will have multiple squat racks, benches, DL platforms, accessory machines, little to no cardio machines (maybe a few air bikes), outdoor conditiong space (both covered and open) and well have some strongman stuff too.
I am hoping to one day cater to helping to strength train BJJ and MMA athletes - which is an area I think most slack on. But I also want to bring the family like, bjj lifestyle and culture to the strength training world.
So please - if you are ever in our area - come check us out! We hope to be officially open next month. But go check us out on FB and Instagram.
And yes... I will sneak in my two roll out mats in there too in case you come thru :thumbsup: