Phil Castle, The Business Times
People resolved to get fit — and there are a lot of them at the beginning of a new year — can get help at Gold’s Gym. That includes small group classes designed to enable them to reach the next level in their personal performance regardless of where they start.
“It’s a phenomenal program for developing functional strength, burning fat and being healthier. It’s the total package,” said Paul McCaleb, a personal trainer at Gold’s Gym who leads Next Level Performance classes.
Gold’s Gym operates locations in Grand Junction and Clifton and offers a variety of weight-lifting and cardio equipment to build strength and endurance. Gold’s Gym also offers racquetball and basketball courts, a lap pool and large studios for group classes. “We’ve got a ton of amenities,” McCaleb said.
Those amenities and the training staff position the gym to meet the needs of clients whatever they might be, McCaleb said.
One of the best programs of all combines a variety of exercises in a small group setting in a class that lasts only an hour, he said. Next Level Performance promotes not only strength and endurance, but also flexibility. Moreover, the movements translate into better performance in everyday activities, he added.
Josh McGuire, another personal trainer at Gold’s Gym, said Next Level Performance was developed as several trends became evident in the fitness industry. Clients were moving away from one-on-one training, but still wanted the interaction with a trainer small group classes afford. “It’s an everybody wins scenario.”
Clients also want to get in a full workout, but with less equipment and in shorter time that fits in with busy schedules, McGuire said.
McCaleb said Next Level Performance helps clients stick to their resolutions to get fit in promoting camaraderie among the trainers and participants. “It becomes like a family.”
Classes change weekly to offer variety. Music offers motivation as well, he said. “We’re loud. We’re energetic.”
Moreover, Next Level Performance accommodates a range of participants young and old, whether they’re athletes or beginners, McCaleb said.
The goal is the same, though, McGuire said, and that’s to improve their fitness and physical performance. “We help people realize they can accomplish their next level. It’s about them achieving the next level.”
McCaleb put it this way: “It’s just improved a lot of people’s lives.”
Gold’s Gym operates locations at 700 Maldonado Way in Grand Junction and 3229 Interstate 70 Business Loop in Clifton For additional information, log on to www.goldsgym.com/grandjunctionco.