I loooove the UGL. I have never met anyone more committed to teaching/helping you achieve your goals. They are so friendly and knowledgeable and will push you to be your best! I have done other bootcamps and none have even come close to being as good.
I began my journey with Underground Lab Fitness (UGL) in October of 2011, and have never experienced the kind of work-outs I've been doing at any other facility. Another member of UGL recommended it, and I could not get her to stop talking about the place, so I figured I would give it a try. Her love for UGL was extremely contagious, and now I understand why. When I joined last year, I honestly thought it might be like other places. I had been a member of another place in Lawrence for about 7 years. For the entire 7 years, I never got any newsletters, updates, or personally offered a session. The only time I got a notification, it was because my membership needed to be renewed. I understand that some people like to be on their own when they head to the gym to work-out. This is what I like about UGL. The trainers ask for your personal preferences. They try to get to know you. If they see that you might be lifting inaccurately, someone will offer to show you the correct way. I know they do this, because they don't want anyone to be injured. The trainers are very attentive, knowledgeable, and inspirational. When I joined, I started training with Melissa. I now feel more stronger than I ever have in my life. She pushes me, even when I feel like giving up. I'm always learning a new technique, and it's never boring. I am the type of person that can easily get off track, which is why Melissa is the perfect trainer for me. I am signed up for two sessions per week, which are flexible. It's been easy for me to set up my own times. You can schedule your session week by week, or month by month, different days, different times. I love the flexibility. If you are looking for a place that makes you feel welcome, is physically challenging in all aspects, fun, inviting, clean, and exciting, then UGL is the place for you! Fernando, the owner, and all of the trainers are genuinely nice and very professional. UGL is one of the healthiest decisions I've ever made. I'm not a robot either. lol ----Tamera.
I began membership with UGL in November of 2011. I recommend them with 100% conviction. I am a person that lacks internal motivation to better my health thru regular excercise. In previous attempts to become a healthier person, I would pay anywhere from $40-$100/mo, show up, get NO guidance on what excercises I should do, and get NO results. UGL has removed this barrier for me. Their programs of personal training and boot camps keeps workouts interesting and fun. All of the trainers are very attentive to the members. When people arrive to use equipment on their own, I have heard all of the trainers ask on at least one occassion "do you have a plan for your workout?" If they see that someone is not pushing as much as they can, they'll speak up and show you how to improve what you're doing. I'm sorry, but if you walk in to most other gyms in Lawrence, you're lucky if you see any of the staff around the workout equipment (they are all usually behind the fancy front counter talking about the latest gossip). I have to give a special thanks to Melissa, she is the personal trainer I work with. Without her, I would not be 15 lbs lighter and have 6% less body fat than I did in November when I started. If you want a team of professionals, that have a genuine interest in helping you reach your fitness goals, then UGL fitness is the place to go!
The Underground Lab is a wonderful place for people of all ages and skill levels. They have quite the selection of boot camp options at different times throughout the day and week. I appreciate that they allow me to workout when I want outside of boot camp sessions. They send out helpful newsletters and updates on Facebook that include helpful tips to encouraging words to motivational videos and photos. They are challenging and push you to your limits yet encouraging and motivational. One thing I appreciate is seeing the trainers and owner using their own facility. Seeing the trainers and owner using the facility is motivating to me. Seeing their level of health and fitness pushes me to strive for my own health and fitness goals. The Lab is tidy, spacious and has a variety of workout equipment and options. The diversity of workout options and equipment helps keep my sessions interesting and makes me want to push harder towards my goals. I enjoy their friendly attitude and polite demeanor. Overall I find the Underground Lab more inviting than other gyms I have been to or was a member of and look forward to my continued visits to the Underground Lab :)
The underground lab (UGL) is a unique locally owned gym where you can get personalized or group training (and go workout as often as you like at other times when you've signed up for a training program). The owner (Fernando, also a trainer) is extremely energetic: constantly making improvements, immediately responsive to any concerns, posting on the facebook page and emailing out tips (if you wish to be included). UGL may be seen by some as "hard core" because they emphasize their ability to challenge anyone no matter how fit you are. That's vital. On the other hand, don't be scared away if you have, for example, never been in a gym before. UGL serves anyone who is ready to try hard, and the challenges will be tailored to your level. (They train children/adolescents too.) I started training with Chris 5 months ago and wow! This is not average personal training like I experienced elsewhere. Chris is dedicated, skilled, and able to combine kindness with real pushing; a quality coach. The workouts are difficult, varied, creative, and fun. I have been interested in fitness for a long time, but never had so much fun or been this motivated to see how strong I can get. This is the kind of thing UGL does to people. Be careful, it's contagious!