Bay area Starting Strength compatible gyms?
January 16, 2012 2:15 PM Subscribe
Bay area lifters, please recommend a gym in Mountain View or Sunnyvale with bumper weights, chalk, quality bars, proper squat racks (power rack with safety pins) and benchpress (with spotter pins).
posted by rr to health & fitness (3 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Our gym closed about 6 months ago and after 6 months of turmoil and travel we are looking to get back to lifting. We do a starting strength style workout with a few additions (asym farmers walk, etc.). Concept2 rowing machines, foam rollers, pullup and dips areas, etc. would be a plus. We work out together so two squat/press/bench areas near one another would be vastly preferred.
Nearby to us is 94089, 94040, ... but I'm willing to go 5-10 minutes so a few miles in any direction is fine.
Crossfit-style gyms, unless assembled incredibly cheaply (cheaping out on the squat racks being the most common issue) generally have the right equipment. The problem is we are not interested in Crossfit (at all -- been there, done that).
Recommendations would be very much appreciated.