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What Makes Niceville Strength Different?

We are conveniently located in Niceville (near Eglin AFB) and easily accessible to anyone living in Fort Walton Beach, Crestview or Destin.

At Niceville Strength and Conditioning, we are dedicated to the pursuit of optimal performance. Whether you are an athlete, a fitness enthusiast or someone interested in fat loss, we are here to help you reach your goals.

We are far more than just exercise teachers. We are life changers. Your long term health, athletic development and well being encompasses more than just what happens inside the gym.  What you eat, how much (or little) you sleep, and your day to day stress levels all impact how you look, feel, and perform. We want you to feel your best, live life to the fullest and look damn good doing it too!

Our approach begins with the basics. First, we will teach you to move well. Once that is mastered, you will move often. Next, we will mix in doses of intensity to unlock your true athletic potential.  Finally, and probably most important, we will have fun!

Ready to get started? Drop in for a visit and stay awhile! We can’t wait to meet you!

GYM RULES

Sign up for class in advance & Show up

You must sign up for class 1 hour prior to class time. There is a 15 person max limit per class. If you show up & didn’t sign up, don’t expect that there will be a slot for you. The coaches plan in advance for class according to the number of people and who will be there. If you sign up, show up!! We understand that emergencies happen, but don’t take a spot from someone that truly wants to be there just because you decide you want to sleep late.

Show up on time or be early.

10 minutes early is on time. This will be the time you catch up with friends while writing in your journal. When the clock hits class time, it’s time to put down those journals and start warming up. You’ll have plenty of time to finish writing down your workout as we progress throughout class. Carry them with you. If you show up late, you may miss part of the workout/lift as you will be required to finish your warm up before participating in class. Showing up late can be very disruptive to the class so it is very important that you make it on time.

Put your belongings on the shelf.

We have empty shelves available for you to put your stuff. Please do not leave bags, water bottles, etc. in front of the board and carry your water bottles with you. No one wants to trip on someone’s stuff when trying to get out the door to run.

Inform the Coach of injuries.

Don’t try to work through an injury and don’t expect your coach to know how you feel. Remember that 10 minutes that you had before class? Use it to talk to your coach if you need to talk modifications.

Check your ego at the door.

Big egos lead to big injuries. Listen to your coach & listen to your body. Don’t push yourself beyond your limits just to keep up with someone else.

Respect the coach and listen.

No one’s form is perfect enough, not even the coaches’ so you will be given direction each class. Do not talk when the coach is talking and move with the group when the coach instructs. Equipment is setup when the coach is done explaining the workout/lift.

Restroom Breaks.

Use the restroom before & after class. It is disruptive to escape to the restroom during the middle of the workout/lift or while transitioning. The coach needs everyone present to ensure the flow of the group and proper time management.

Positive attitude and talk.

Attitude and effort earn respect. Work hard. Don’t drag people down with negativity. Be optimistic, have fun and push yourself and those around you to do better. When you are done with your workout cheer others on.

Respect our equipment.

Drop as a last resort. Dropping weight is not a convenience. Bumpers are designed for emergency dropping only. Control the load, don’t let the load control you. NEVER drop an empty barbell.

Respect others.

Use the Golden Rule! Also, do not interrupt someone else’s workout by using their equipment. Unless we are doing a team work out or running in heats, there is enough equipment for everyone.

CLEAN UP!

Put stuff back where it belongs when you’re done. Hang jump ropes on proper length hook. Put bars, kettle bells, dumbbells, medicine balls back where you got them. There is a place for everything in the gym. Clean off any equipment, which may contain your sweat and/or your blood with towels & spray. This is also the time to wipe up your sweat puddles & sweat angels. Rag won’t do it? We have mops available. Pick up your used tape, pens, notebooks, chalk, water bottles and sweaty clothes. But please, DO NOT start putting away & cleaning your equipment until EVERYONE is done with the workout.

Chalk stays in the chalk bucket.

Use as much as you need but keep excess in the bucket & clean up any chalk mess you make including your sweaty chalk handprints.

Keep records.

There’s a reason we ask you to keep a workout journal. We want to see your progress and want you to see it too. Not making the progress you should be? Those records will also tell us why. Need a lift % for a workout? How will you know what that is unless you know what your lift is?

Introduce yourself

See someone you don’t recognize? Go up & introduce yourself. It’s easier for them to cheer you on if they know you by name. We like to think of our gym members as family and I bet you know the names of all your family members.

Brag!

You are working hard, making progress, lifting big. Shout it from the rooftops. Brag about yourself, brag about others, brag about your coaches.

Platform Rules:

  • Only 1 person is allowed on the platform at a time (unless you are spotting or a coach).
  • Do not walk across another person’s platform, even if they are not in the middle of a lift.
  • Do not walk in front of anyone while they are in the middle of a lift.
  • No food or drinks on the platform.
  • Proper footwear must be worn on the platform. No bare feet.

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