Why Real Gyms Don’t Look Like “Gyms”

When you walk into Prowess for the first time and take a look around, you might think to yourself, “this is a lot of open space! Where are all the machines?” 

It’s true: Prowess doesn’t look like your typical “gym.”  You’ll see rowers, barbells, pull-up bars, and boxes. You won’t see pec decks or cable crossovers or leg extension machines. Instead, you’ll see people doing squats and push-ups and pull-ups. 

Often, a large variety of equipment is a red herring. Many gyms sell comfort and sleek design. But we believe you don’t need that stuff, and that it can be a distraction from getting truly fit.  

Almost everyone who comes to Prowess has been to other gyms. Often, they say to us, “I just didn’t get anywhere.” The cheapest option, the largest option, or the one with the most equipment just didn’t do it for them. When they come to Prowess, they don’t get those things. 

What they do get is a coach and a community. 

Yes, there’s a lot of open space at Prowess. You need space when you’re going to move a lot. And if you want to get fit, you’re going to move a lot. 

We have everything you need: knowledgeable coaching and an incredible community. Nothing you don’t. No wasted space. No wasted time. No wasted effort.

When you walk into Prowess, you won’t see a lot of shiny equipment or mirrors. You’ll see members doing burpees and snatches; climbing ropes, smiling, and getting fitter. 

Inspiration was provided by Chris Cooper at

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