strength sports

Strength sports gym: Kratistos

As from January, Olympos boasts the awesome new strength sports gym called Kratistos, located in the basement of P+R De Uithof. Right in between the bus lanes and tram rails you can now find a sleek, industrial gym of 325m2, aimed at strength sports athletes. Kartistos consists of two floors and also provides the home base to SKVU Obelix
 
Practising in the strength sports gym
New visitors will be shown around the gym during an obligatory introductory lesson and tested by an instructor for their experience with barbells in order to determine whether allowing them to practise individually is justified. If so, they will be provided with a special sticker on their OlymPas. If not, they will be advised to attend one of the beginners’ courses, i.e. the Free Weights course or the Strength Workout for Women.
 
The following courses are available:  
Individual workout
During set hours, you can work out individually. This is conditional to having been provided with the special sticker on your OlymPas and holding a valid  Kratistos subscription. A supervisor or instructor will be available to help you if required (for opening hours, see below). 
 
Ground floor
Free weights
The strength sports gym offers a wide variety of options for barbell practice, such as power lifting and weightlifting.  The gym boasts 2 weightlifting platforms, 6 squat stations, nearly 1,000 kg in  bumper plates, 14 spring steel barbells (different ones for women and for men) and 2 horizontal strength benches. There are also dumbbells varying from 1 to 40 kg, kettle bells from 8 to 28 kg, a number of utility benches and a plate loaded leg press.
 
Gymnastics
The gym also offers facilities for strength training using your own body weight (calisthenics). In addition to an area for floor exercises, there is a free wall to practise handstands against and a calisthenics rack with lower and higher horizontal bars and dip bars. There is also a crossmaxx rig with monkey bars, rings, pull up bars and an extra wing.
 
Fitness
You can work on your fitness by using the available Watt bikes, concept rowing machines and treadmills. The latter can also be used for an intensive resistance training. 
 
Explosive workout
The TANK is a very effective tool to be used in explosive workouts, both for pushing and pulling. Jumping exercises can be practised on the soft plyo boxes, throwing exercises by using the slam balls and wall balls.
 
First floor
Here you can find the changing rooms, toilets and lockers. During practice, personal belongings must be stored in the lockers. You must bring your own padlocks; a padlock ring of 5 to 7 mm is recommended. A tap water station is available in the gym.  
 
Opening hours strength sports gym
During the following hours, the gym is open for individual workouts: 
  • Monday 12.30 – 10 PM
  • Tuesday 12.30 – 8.30 PM
  • Wednesday 12.30 – 8.30 PM
  • Thursday 12.30 – 8.30 PM
  • Friday 12.30 – 8.30 PM
  • Saturday 12.30 - 4.30 PM

 

Programmes strength sports:

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(030) 253 4471
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