We have been running a gym at the Lodge since 2001 and our membership has been steady at around 100. This means that you don’t have any waiting around for machines and if you pick your time, you can be alone with your thoughts. There aren’t many gyms where you can watch the trees change colour over the year, hear deer roar and see squirrels romping around the forest. Simply the drive up the hill to the sports hall will gradually soothe you into exercise mode, not stress mode.
There is only one mirror in the gym-it’s for checking your posture whilst you are lifting free weights. It was a conscious decision not to have any mirrors-it’s not that sort of a place. There is also very little lycra. We have a security lock on the entrance door, which stops unwanted visitors and large changing rooms with showering facilities.
There are two treadmills-one with an incline feature, two bikes, a rower (Concept II), a stepper (great for bottoms) and an elliptical trainer to work your cardio-vascular fitness and a wide range of weight machines to cover all of the major muscle groups. In addition we have a small range of free weights, exercise balls, medicine ball, skipping ropes and a large stretching and abdominal/back area.