"I've ridden past Midtown S&C on 3rd Street many, many times and through the open garage door heard loud music and caught glimpses of bright colors and bodies in motion. My passion is cycling. But as the years roll on after a couple hours on the bike - increasingly achy lower back, hips, glutes, quads, shoulders, and hands - are getting in the way of what I love. Ding: core strength.
"I've never worked out in a gym so the biggest challenge for me was taking the first step(s) through the door; stopping by and talking to Tara and showing up the next morning at 6:30 a.m. I've never regretted it. In reflection, why didn't I do this sooner?
"As many others have already said, this is a no-nonsense space - where Bobbie, Camilo and Tara have provided me with the adaption, base, encouragement, gentle and forceful nudges, perspective, program, safety, and love to get stronger. It's then all up to you. Is it hard? Yes. At first - it might be just one -- sled drag, burpee, pull-up, swing, clean, box-jump, snatch, push-up, farmer's carry, sit-up, squat, step-up, hollow rock or opposite hand-to-leg -- at a time. If you commit, yes, you will get stronger. Just keep coming back.
"I've also really enjoyed joining the Midtown community. It's the people you work out with - normies like you and me - who become friends, high school and college athletes, Midtown Barbell Club Olympic lifters and coaches like Bobbie, Camilo, Ricky and Tara. They've all been very supportive, willing to share what they know about getting stronger, faster, and healthier.
"This last fall I took a cycling trip with friends to the World Cycling Championships in Spain and then to the French Pyrenees - climbed the Hautacam and the Col du Tourmalet - I can definitely connect an improvement in my cycling to Midtown S&C; balanced strength front to back, top to bottom and what I've learned about injury prevention, mobility, nutrition, and recovery.
"If you're a runner or cyclist. Don't wait. Time to get stronger." — Tad
About Our Gym
At Midtown Strength and Conditioning there are no televisions, no mirrors, no fancy machines and attitude. Our goal is to provide our clients with a safe and non-threatening place to train. Our clients range in age from 15 to 78. They come in all shapes and sizes.
Strength is the core concept of what we do. We flip tires, press kettle bells, throw sandbags swing sledgehammers. We are not afraid to squat, lunge or dead lift. Many of our conditioning/endurance workouts utilize bodyweight only. And our group training and personal training workouts never exceed one hour. In fact, The Sacramento Bee called us “Sacramento’s non-nonsense gym.”
At Midtown we train in groups or in personal training sessions. Each group workout is designed by a trainer and supervised by one or more trainers. This method ensures the continuity and ideal placement of movements for maximum benefit. It also allows us to help avert injury.
For some people, personal training is the only way to get strength. And for others, specialized fitness needs (such as injury) prevent them from training in groups. In order to accommodate everyone’s needs, each of the trainers at Midtown offers needs based personal training packages.
To check us out in person please visit 2010 3rd Street in the Southside Park neighborhood of Sacramento.
Your first class is free, but please contact Tara at 916 955-0536 to determine which class is best suited for your fitness level. Everyone is encouraged to stop by (preferred first contact). Our gym is unique and should be witnessed firsthand when considering us for your fitness needs.