The K*I*S*S* Fitness Club
On a trial basis, I am planning to open my home gym to the public in the form of an exercise club. The target date is December, 2023. Presently, the gym is equipped with two horizontal and one vertical K*I*S*S* Exercisers as well as a Concept 2 Bike Erg (stationary bicycle). The gym is perfect for my own needs and, right now, can easily handle two more people. It is located in the sun porch of my home and it is a very pleasing place to exercise.
There is space in the gym to add one additional Exerciser and one additional Bike Erg. With the addition of this equipment, the gym might be able to handle a few more people at the same time. This is a small group. I personally like this as it would enable me to give personal attention to everyone. I would be on hand whenever the gym is open for exercise sessions. These sessions would only be by appointment. Each person's time at the gym would essentially be a session with me as a personal trainer with instruction in the use of the Exercisers as well as monitoring of progress. I am a Certified Personal Trainer with additional training related to “older adults.” On a practical level, and much more important, is the fact that I have over 60 years of experience with various forms of athletics including both strength and cardio activities and that, even at an advanced age, am still competitive as a runner in my age group.
Although only a few people would be using the gym at any one time, my hope is that everyone who joins the club would become aquainted with one another. This could happen by means of informal walks/runs at the YMCA track or at the track at the local soccer field. Social events are another possibility.
It is very helpful in any fitness program to have an exercise partner. I can fulfill this role in part as your personal trainer. However, it is great to have a peer to exercise with. Hopefully, there will always be two members of the club exercising in the gym at the same time.
The purpose of the gym project would be to make use of the Exercisers available to the local community. If there is sufficient public interest in the gym, this will be justification for adding additional equipment to the gym. Needless to say, this would be the only such gym in the world!