FAQ

I AM COMING TO YOUR GYM AND WOULD LOVE TO DROP-IN. CAN I AND HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?

Highland Strength loves drop-in guests. Our drop-in rate is $20 including HST. If you’re staying longer, we have a number of more cost effective class packs. Check them out here..

DO I HAVE TO COMMIT TO A CLASS AT THE SAME TIME OF DAY EVERY DAY? IS IT A BIG DEAL IF I HAVE TO SWITCH CLASSES?

No. We understand that some of us lead busy, unpredictable lives and need some flexibility in how and when we work out. You can choose to come to any class you wish. The more notice you give us, the better we can accommodate you. However, we’d much rather that you show up and get a workout rather than stay away because you’re worried about making things difficult for us!.

IS AN OPEN GYM MEMBERSHIP INCLUDED WITH AN UNLIMITED MEMBERSHIP?

Yes. Members are welcome to use our Open Gym space during Class times, or the main gym during designated open gym hours: Monday – Friday from 10:30am -12:00 pm, and Saturdays and Sundays from 9:00 am – 11:00 am.

I HAVE HEARD YOU CAN GET HURT DOING STRENGTH TRAINING, IS THIS TRUE?

You can injure yourself in any activity, but strength training is safer than many activities people perform every day. We like to work with people in 3 stages. First: mechanics (learning how to do the movements with correct technique), second: Consistency (the ability to do the movements over and over again with safe and relatively efficient technique), third: Intensity (the speed at which you do the movements). Mechanics, Consistency and Intensity always go in that order. Ingraining proper technique is an athlete’s best protection against injury. We always start with Mechanics. All of our coaches are certified and experienced coaches and are committed to our members’ safety first and foremost.

IF I DO STRENGTH TRAINING WILL I GET BIG AND BULKY?

No. Our strength and conditioning program uses compound movements to build lean muscle. We only build “bulky” muscles when we do isolated movements for specific muscles. People have to try very hard to put on size– especially women– by eating an extremely high calorie diet. BUT, building muscle is a good thing– not only does it help to burn fat, but it helps us prevent injuries, improves our posture, and increases our bone density so we can stay active throughout our entire lives.

DO I HAVE TO GET IN SHAPE FIRST BEFORE I START?

This is a common misconception. The most elite athlete can come into the gym and find a workout challenging. You will never be “fit” enough. That’s why we are here and offer scaling options for each individual so that you can thrive in each workout on a personal level. Fitness is a lifelong journey without a final destination. Reaching the summit of one peak just makes the next one look a lot closer..