Hygiene and Home Workouts

As you are all aware, there is an increased effort for hygiene and awareness due to the spread of the newly identified virus. 

We make every effort to keep our facility as clean as possible at all times with your help, and we are asking now for even more effort from you guys:

  1. Rule number one is ALWAYS to stay away from the gym when you are sick. We are asking now that you take even more precautions and though we miss you, take an extra day off if you are even iffy.
    1. What classifies as sick, you ask? EVERYTHING. If you have to ask, stay home.
  2. Please make liberal use of the hand sanitizer mounted on the wall up front, and wash your hands before and after working out.
  3. Every day we wipe down equipment at the end of class, but sometimes it’s a little lack luster. Please make every effort to thoroughly wipe and clean everything you use while in the gym. We will ensure the mop is available for sweaty areas.
  4. We want to cheer you on and encourage you, but in following other workplace and hospital guidelines, we ask that you limit high fives and fist bumps for now.
  5. Unfortunately, the school closures will make things difficult for the parents, but we ask that you not bring any children into the gym at this time.

Unless absolutely forced to close by Larry himself, the gym will remain open

However, we understand your lives will be disrupted and may have to skip days. On Monday, we will provide 2 weeks worth of home workouts that follow the programming we have been working on.

Additionally, we have hired a professional sanitizing company to perform a deep and thorough cleaning of the facility, including sanitization. The staff will also increase the usual cleaning protocols, ensuring the gym is a safe and clean environment that you feel comfortable in. 

As always, Michael and Kati are available for questions or concerns. Thanks guys!


Founder & Head Coach

My career started as a personal trainer at your typical “big box” gym franchise. Although it was a challenge from day 1, I was ready for it – clients at 5 am, clients at 9 pm; clients who aspired to be collegiate athletes; clients who had never exercised; clients who wanted a “quick fix” and crash diets; clients who were lost; and clients who were stepping into the gym for the first time.

It was a daily challenge working with a “one size fits all” program and platform created by executives focused on profit over people. Everyone is so different, so why is the program the same for each person?

I became continually frustrated – how was anyone supposed to hit their individual goals with a program created for an “average” person. How were my clients ever going to feel encouraged when their progress and success was based on impossible standards? It was wrong, and I was determined to do something better.

There needed to be a genuine collaboration of long-term strategies aligned with our member’s unique goals and lifestyles. Couple that with a safe place where they are heard, seen, and understood. Where programs for exercise, diet, lifestyle changes, conquering health battles, and gaining control are creatively designed, individually prepared, intelligently managed, and continually monitored. It took some time to get it right, but I finally curated a program in a place where each member is individually recognized, yet part of a like-minded community. A place we call The X…and a program that is Proudly Different.

My name is Michael Gaines, and I am the proud founder and head coach of The X. Before you ask…the answer is yes – I hold numerous certifications and have put in years of research that serves as the backbone of every individual program we curate. Our members are my family, and it’s hard to articulate the joy I get watching them triumph over their health, fitness, and diet battles. The results are real, long-term, and rewarding. Stop in and say hello. Tell us how you define success and we’ll help you get there!

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