Hyde Park Gym is a complete-minimalist gym, with space for weightlifting, powerlifting, strongman, bodybuilding, sports performance and general fitness/weight-loss. We are known for our family atmosphere and diversity. An Olympian working out next to a great-grandmother is the norm. The gym is also known for “the Arm” – the gargantuan dumbbell-curling bicep that protrudes over Guadalupe Street. Helmed by iron game legend Mike Graham in the 80s and 90s, HPG is a charming piece of fast-disappearing Old Austin.
HPG caters to folks of all fitness levels and ages. We’re open every day of the year. Come by anytime – We’d love to show you around!
ACCEPTING YOUR GENEROUS SUPPORT
The fitness industry is tough during normal times, chiefly due to the inherent limitations of the physical space. And, in addition to being closed for 60 days, our traffic has decreased by half. All while our fixed costs have remained at 100% and no grant money has materialized. Our PPP and EIDL covered less than 2 months of operating costs. If HPG is important you, and worth saving, please help us. Donate on PayPal here.
WE ARE OPEN
We are maintaining the same protocols that have been in place since our May 18 re-open. Doors and windows are often open allowing the frequent exchange of air. But coming to a gym, a space with individuals engaged in heavy respiration, is risky. Wearing a mask (along with avoiding crowds) may be one way to reduce the chance of transmission. It must cover your mouth and nostrils. It will be enforced to protect our members of all ages.
TRAFFIC PATTERNS: The slower times are 9 – 11am and 1:30 to 4:30pm during the week. The weekend afternoons are also typically slow. Occasionally, during these periods, the gym might have less than 3 people inside. The busiest times are the weeknight evenings (5:30 to 7:15) and late Saturday mornings (10 to 1). If you decide to show up at 6pm on a Tues you may have a short wait. (This is all impossible to predict and you are welcome to call to get a real-time assessment.)
We are open in a limited capacity. Hand washing upon entry is required. Masks are required at all times (excluding taking a quick drink). Total occupancy is 28, or 275 square feet per person. There are individual room limits, creating maximum distance is mandated, and yelling and excessive talking is discouraged. In order to provide safety for our existing clientele, short-term passes may be offered on a case-by-case basis. WE HAVE OUTDOOR AREAS AVAILABLE, and will happily help you transport equipment into the pen. While we’re cleaning more than usual, and have increased access to sprays, towels, soap, and sanitizer, it’s impossible to keep a gym perfectly clean at all times. This illness is respiratory in nature and may be transmitted when you breathe air from an infected person’s sneeze, cough, laughter, breath, etc. Returning to the gym entails risk. Whatever you decide, we honor you, appreciate you, and look forward to seeing you again… Whenever that may be. LOVE, HPG (Nov 28)