FITNESS CENTER

Located in the Creekside Building  – Click HERE for the Facilities Map

Hours:  Open Daily 5:00 am – 9:00 pm

If after checking out the details below, you have any questions, please email us at stmagym@gmail.com.  Also, if you note any problems while using the Fitness Center, please email us.

Additionally, if you would like to receive email notification updating you on pertinent issues regarding the Fitness Center, please email us at stmagym@gmail.com and we will add you to our distribution list.

Gym Etiquette

Put everything back where it belongs

This might be the number-one gym etiquette rule. Don’t leave a trail of equipment behind you: If you use something, put it back. You learned this in kindergarten.

Don’t hog the equipment

In crowded gyms, equipment is like gold. This is especially true for limited equipment, such as squat racks and bench press racks. If you’re going to squat, then squat — don’t make people wait for you to take the perfect selfie or finish talking with a friend.

If there’s no one around, feel free to use what you want. But the minute people start piling in, be willing to share.

Wipe things down after you use them

Everyone else at the gym is begging you. Please wipe your sweat off of machines, barbells, floor mats and anything else you use. Even if you “didn’t sweat that much,” wipe it down. This is basic gym etiquette and reduces the smear of sweaty germs all across the equipment.

Respect personal space

Gyms get crowded, especially during the first few months of the year. But no matter how many people you’re battling, you should still make an effort to respect everyone’s personal space.

Not only is it uncomfortable to exercise in close proximity with a stranger, but it’s dangerous — one failed attempt at an overhead press could spell broken feet for both of you.

Be flexible about your routine if the gym is crowded

Can’t get into the squat rack first thing? Instead of hovering two inches away from the person who’s currently using it, figure out a way to modify your routine. You’ll save time and avoid awkwardness, and you might end up challenging yourself in a new way (it’s too easy to get stuck in the same workout routine).

You can always ask the person how much longer they’ll use the squat rack. If they say five minutes, great: Do some warmup moves and wait. If they say 30 minutes, don’t waste your time and do something else first.

Try to avoid using two pieces of equipment that are far away. Supersets and circuits are great, but don’t run from the chin-up bar to the bench press rack over and over again. Trust me, few things are as frustrating as setting up a piece of workout equipment, only to have someone fly in from across the gym and say they were using that.

Learn How to Safely Use Fitness Center

Joe Ferreira is a retired Health & Fitness Educator, Gym owner and a licensed & insured Personal Trainer for 40 plus years.   He & his wife live in Sea Trail and Joe is offering his experience and expertise to anyone interested in learning how to safely use the fitness facility at the Pink Palace (at no cost).  The benefits of exercise are way too important to not take advantage of this offer!   Just call him at 910-473-1910 to set up an appointment.

If you have an EMERGENCY related to Sea Trail Master Association (STMA) common areas such as the Pink Palace, MAC or Creekside buildings or amenities, or any of the main Sea Trail entrances, during normal business hours please call the onsite STMA office at 910-579-5374After normal business hours please dial 877-672-2267 and follow the prompts for emergency assistance.

**If you live/own one of the Condos or Townhome properties within Sea Trail and you have a true EMERGENCY that would result in property damage, please click HERE for detailed contact information for your specific sub-association management company.**

How to Make Your Experience Your Own

You should definitely follow guidelines to keep the gym an enjoyable place for other gym-goers, but don’t forget about making your own experience pleasant. These guidelines can keep you from wanting to shout curse words from the top of the squat rack.

Bring your own towel

Just… do this. If you do nothing else on your list, bring your own towel to the gym. It might not sound like a big deal now, but you’ll realize how big of a deal it is when Sweaty McSweat finally leaves the machine you wanted but the tub of antimicrobial wipes is bone dry. In fact, you might want to bring two hand towels — one to wipe your own sweat and one to wipe up other people’s. It’s gross, but it’s unfortunately a fact of most commercial gyms.

Claim your space

Make it clear to others where you are working out and what equipment you are using. If you need to swing a kettlebell, run in place or stretch out on the floor, claim enough space to do that. You’ll thank yourself and so will the person next to you.

If you have to leave to use the restroom or get water, place some sort of marker on the equipment you’re using. A pretty universal sign that says “Hey, I’m coming back to this” is draping your towel over the equipment — the towel proving its handiness yet again.

And don’t be afraid to ask for more

You might make an effort to protect your fellow gym-goers’ personal space, but that doesn’t mean they’ll all do the same. If you feel like someone is encroaching upon your area, let them know. You shouldn’t have to endure the discomfort.

Plan your workouts

Make things so, so much easier for yourself by planning your workouts before you go to the gym. Knowing what you’re doing before you start will save you a lot of fiddling around and make your workouts go by much quicker.

Instead of spending 10 minutes flipping through YouTube workout channels to find out what exercise goes best with a deadlift, you’ll already know because you did your research ahead of time.

Be mindful of your surroundings

The gym can be a dangerous place if you aren’t alert. Just as you should stay aware of your surroundings during outdoor workouts, stay aware in the weight room, too. For example, don’t start a set of kettlebell swings without first making sure you have adequate space — and look out for anyone else swinging a kettlebell or other weight when walking from one place to another.

Make sure walkways are clear before moving stations and keep an eye out for machines that have plate-loaded arms. Sometimes, in poorly laid-out gyms, those machines can swing out at you from what seems like a safe place to stand.

Respect people’s time. People go to the gym to get a workout in, and most people are limited on time. Don’t chat someone’s ear off — even if they’re your buddy — because there’s a good chance that you are intruding on the few precious moments they can dedicate to working out.

Likewise, let people know when they’re talking too much. If someone is taking up your time at the gym, it’s OK to say, “It was great talking to you, but I’ve really got to get back to my workout.”

Exercise Classes | Water Aerobics

There is an exercise class for everyone. For those just beginning and new to the gym and those wanting a challenging work out.  All classes are offered that build strength, tone muscles, increase flexibility and enhance balance  Classes are held in the Multi purpose room in the Creekside Building.

Water Aerobic classes are also offered during the warm spring, summer and fall months at the Pink Palace pool.  The Water Aerobics schedule is only posted below when classes are in session.  Join us as all residents are welcome!  For any questions about any of the classes please email Marsha Ehrsam.

Click Exercise Class Schedule for a full list of the exercise classes being offered currently.

Click Water Aerobic Class Schedule for the schedule of classes which begin May 28 - June 1.

T'ai Chi

T'ai Chi is here at Sea Trail!  T'ai Chi is often referred to as "MEDITATION IN MOTION".  It is a low impact form of exercise perfect for everyone.  It's an effective way to exercise the body and mind.  T'ai Chi movements are slow and graceful and will help improve flexibility & muscle strength, promote better balance, calms the mind for better concentration, restores energy & puts minimal stress on muscles & joints.  All that's required is your willingness to learn something new and exciting along with comfortable clothing and sneakers.  All classes are taught by a certified T'ai Chi instructor, Dell Simmons.  Classes are held on Tuesday and Saturday mornings, click  Exercise Class Schedule to find the times, locations and cost.  For any questions about this class please contact Marsha Ehrsam.

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