This section addresses some frequently asked questions about Iron Arena. If you can’t find the answers to your questions, please contact us.
WHAT ARE THE HOURS OF OPERATION AT IRON ARENA? . . .
Iron Arena is a private training facility. Members enter with two separate numeric codes on two sets of doors (one to enter the building and another to enter the gym). Our members have access 24-hours a day 7 days a week, 365 days per year.
WHAT IS THE PARKING SITUATION AT IRON ARENA? . . .
While there isn't an actual parking lot, Iron Arena is located in a warehouse ("Tonnelle Square") that's situated in an industrial complex. Street parking is available and typically plentiful. Alternate side of the street parking (street cleaning) is between the hours of 11am and 3pm on Tuesday and Friday. While this sometimes makes parking more of a challenge there are still plenty of spots available on 44th or 45th street (2-3 blocks away).
DOES IRON ARENA PROVIDE LOCKER ROOMS AND SHOWERS? . . .
Iron Arena does not have locker rooms but we provide two newly installed restrooms (men‘s & women’s) both with showers. In addition, we have several cubicles where members are welcome to leave gym gear (shoes, wraps, belts, supplements) instead of having to haul those items in their gym bag. We are very selective to whom we offer membership and have had no issues with theft. Furthermore there are several external and internal cameras in case of an issue.
AM I REQUIRED TO WORK WITH A COACH TO BECOME A MEMBER? . . .
No. Iron Arena offers Open Gym Membership. Membership is month to month with no contract.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN IRON ARENA AND OTHER LOCAL GYMS? . . .
We are exclusive in what we provide. You won't find traditonal cardio equipment such as treadmills and stairmasters. We take pride in providing the best powerlifting equipment that the industry has to offer (the exact equipment found on stage at local powerlifting meets all the way to the IPF World Championship). This includes very specific platforms, racks, barbells, and plates. In addition, we have dumbbells up to 130 lbs. along with several selectorized cable machines. A full list of the equipment we offer could be found HERE.
Not every member of Iron Arena competes in Powerlifting. Despite that, they all have one thing in common. Everyone is on a quest to become a better version of themselves. They are here to TRAIN. Training (not to be confused with merely “working out”) is the formulation of a plan intended to achieve a specific goal. Once committed training becomes an integral part of one’s life. Simply completing a workout is failure. Conquering a training session is victory. Regardless of ones age, gender, background, profession or social status, the training environment does not discriminate, nor does it play favorites. We are limited only by our level of commitment. Our atmosphere breeds success. At Iron Arena you won't find people staring at themselves in the mirror or reading the newspaper between sets. You will find a team oriented environment home to many individuals looking to help one another whether that means, spotting, cueing or providing encouragement when someone is going for a big lift.
There is a fine line between being a hard-core gym and simply being filthy. We take pride in the cleanliness and organization of our facility.
COULD MEMBERS BRING FREINDS, FAMILY OR THEIR SIGNIFICANT OTHER TO TRAIN? . . .
Yes. However, this would need to be scheduled in advance. Day passes are available for $20. Guests are also be required to sign a waiver along with our Rules and Regulations.
DOES IRON ARENA ALLOW INDEPENDENT TRAINERS TO USE THEIR SPACE TO TRAIN THEIR CLIENTS? . . .
In short Yes, Iron Arena does welcome Independent trainers. This is allowed on a case-by-case basis due to space available in the facility. We require all trainers to provide a certificate of liability insurance. In addition the trainer and each client must sign a waiver and code of conduct. From there, a fee of $150 per client is paid monthly. Trainers may charge whatever they’d like and are paid directly by their client. Trainers may train their clients as many times per month as they’d like. Clients may not enter the facility without their trainer unless they pay an additional fee for a gym membership. Trainers may not use the facility for their own training unless they are a paid member.
DOES IRON ARENA SELL DRINKS, PROTEIN BARS AND OTHER CONCESSIONS? WHAT ABOUT POWERLIFTING GEAR SUCH AS WRAPS? . . .
While this may change in the future, Iron Arena does not sell drinks or snacks. There is a beverage and snack machine on the first floor of the warehouse that accepts cash. While there are a number of gear companies we support we do not stock powerlifting equipment but we would happily help direct you where to go to purchase what you need.