About/FAQ

A workout is a terrible thing to waste.

There are lots of gym options out there.  Most operate on the principle that the more machines, the more stuff, the more bells and whistles they offer, the greater the gym.  There’s no doubt certain attractive amenities abound at your average 10,000 square foot facility.  It’s almost universally accepted, though, that such places are a real mixed-bag.  Heated lap pools.  Banks of TVs covering every wall.  Saunas.  Indifferent staff.  Parking hassles.  General inaccessibility.  Long-term contracts.  Confusing terms.  Variable rates.  Over-crowding.  Needless to say, none of these gyms offer is a more meaningful way to work out.

The Green Microgym offers its members a green gym with a friendly, community feel. We are right in your neighborhood so you can bike or walk here. The most unique thing about our gym is that the actual energy of the members helps power the building. It makes pretty good sense. You don’t need a ton of energy-sucking machines to get a good workout. We are machines. You power your workout. The energy bar one member just ate powers the ceiling fan for the next three hours. Another member’s morning scramble is doing its part to keep the lights on. Every revolution on the elliptical is churning pure electricity back to the grid.  Calories are converted into precious watts. You power your gym. Friends and neighbors, sweating it out together, all in the name of feeling good, about themselves, about their community, about their gym and about the world.

The Green Microgym: Big results. Small footprint.

  • Month to membership with no long term commitment or cancellation fees
  • Equipped with retrofitted ellipticals and spin bikes that convert your energy to electricity and “plug out” into the building!
  • the world’s first and only (as far as we know) gym with the goal of generating as much electricity as we consume!
  • a 3000 square foot neighborhood exercise facility located in the heart of the Belmont district with cardio, weights, personal training and a friendly atmosphere
  • open 5am to 11pm, 365 days a year
  • punch code access
  • community oriented, very clean, modern, and enjoyable

FAQ

What is The Green Microgym-Belmont?

We are big enough to meet all your cardiovascular and resistance training needs; small enough so you never feel crowded and overwhelmed by sheer numbers.  Our goal is to create a friendly, non-intimidating, accessible and private, neighborhood space. We seek to transform “gym culture” into a welcome place for fitness enthusiasts and novices alike.   For any person who’s ever considered taking that bold, first step towards improving their health, The Green Microgym-Belmont is for you.  Along with other local businesses, we’ve also created an incentive-based program for members to take advantage of using our energy-producing cardiovascular equipment.

How does my monthly gym membership work?

It’s easy.  After signing up here, we will arrange access for you from 5 am to 11 pm any day of the week via punch code.  Come and go as you please, as often as you like.

What kind of equipment do you have?

Courtesy of our proud partnership with re:source Fitness, our gym offers elliptical trainers, recumbant, upright and spin bikes all with electricity-generating capabilities. Touch screens allow you to track your energy production as you exercise.  Energy-saving treadmills and a rowing machine are also provided.

Our resistance training equipment ranges from free weights, machines, resistance tubes, Swiss balls, weighted balls, exercise steps to balance and stability pieces and much, much more!  Basically, we have everything you’ll need to safely, enjoyably and effectively work all the muscles in your body.

 

What other amenities do you offer?

We have a changing room, two bathrooms, lockers, private access, a two big screen TV’s.  We know many of you will be coming to our gym from nearby. Maximizing your exercise space is top priority so we are sticking to the most useful amenities.

What is your refund policy?

You can get a full refund if you change your mind within 5 days of your initial enrollment. After that, there are no refunds on monthly payments or the enrollment fee. We have decided this is the simplest, fairest way to do business, as opposed to locking you into long term contracts with cancellation fees.

How do I cancel my membership?

If at any time you want to cancel your membership simply email the request to ownership.  Automatic electronic deductions from your account will cease.

Is there a cancellation charge?

There are no penalties for canceling your membership.

I am new to working out. How can I get help learning how to use the gym?

I offer a free equipment tutorial which you can attend as many times as you need. In the tutorial we will go over how to use the equipment and answer any questions you may have about fitness.  Of course, if you see us around the gym, we will always be happy to answer equipment questions.  The personal trainer in me takes great pleasure in this.

What makes this gym green?

The gym actually has many things that make it “green.”  Here are a few:

  • Energy-producing cardio equipment (ellipticals and stationary bikes)
  • Treadmills that use 30% less electricity than regular models.
  • Member-controlled lights, televisions, and fans that are turned on when needed.  Nothing runs unless you, as members, feel it necessary.

To learn more you can click on the Our Green Advantage link.

 


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