The gym is located in East Vancouver near Powell Street and Victoria Drive. We are a private facility and all visiting is done by appointment. This can be arranged by emailing terminalcitytraining(at)gmail.com
2. What should I bring to training?
A water bottle. Long socks or tights are helpful to protect the legs. Also, the gym is cold. The heater is terrible (and noisy) and the insulation is… not good. Not a problem in the warmer months when the gym becomes overly hot and the neighbourhood stinks.
Bring dry and clean non-outdoor shoes. Something like Chuck Taylors or Vans, which are flat and with a fairly firm midsole, can work well if you don’t have purpose-made lifting shoes. Runners are not good but bring them if that is all you have.
3. Do you offer boot camps?
We are focused on individualised development and do not run boot camp style training.
4.How does group training differ from private training?
The approach to training is the same whether training in a group or privately. All lifters follow individualized programs. Groups are kept small, typically with four members. This allows us to maintain quality and a technical focus.
5. Do I need to have experience or take private lessons before joining a group?
A good attitude is the only requirement.
6. Are you a powerlifting gym?
We do have members who compete in powerlifting but we have a broader focus than powerlifting. The classic barbell lifts and strength form the foundation of our training. Over the years we have also had members who compete in weightlifting, jiu-jitsu, ultra-running, football, hockey, roller-derby, and ultimate frisbee. Some of us “do not do sports.” Some of us climb or hunt in the mountains. We train a lot of librarians and prepare aspiring cops. The basic element that connects us all is the commitment to getting stronger and better. If raw-style powerlifting is of interest to you then by all means we can help.