You might have wondered, what is the origin for the name, Sentinel. The text definition of Sentinel is: a soldier or guard whose job is to stand and keep watch. A protector, the lookout, similar to a lighthouse for ships approaching the coast from deep waters. In ancient China, sentinels were built right in front and behind the city gates as a defense tactic. The word Sentinel means a great deal to me. Anyone can be a sentinel, which is why the gym is not named after me because I wanted it to be something that everyone on my team can adopt and embrace as a part of them. From the paint to the selection in flooring, to the equipment chosen to fill this building, everything was given deep thought and with purpose. This facility was built to make it the most optimal environment to host fun, safe, intense, challenging workouts that progress.
Airflow & CO2
Clean airflow compliant with new air regulation codes implemented in the state of New Jersey. There are two CO2 sensors found in the gym space to ensure a fresh air flow for healthy breathing and a consistent make-up airflow. When the building exceeds a CO2 level of 1,000 PPM, the sensors activate the make-up airflow system to pump fresh air into the building while flushing out inside air to restore the CO2 to a safe and healthy level. The mechanical system in the gym and workout rooms were designed to meet the latest American Society of Heating Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) Standard 62.1-2016, “Ventilation for Acceptable Indoor Air Quality”.
ASHRAE: The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers is a global professional association seeking to advance heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration systems design and construction.
ASHRAE Standard 62.1-2016, “Ventilation for Acceptable Indoor Air Quality”, plus ASHRAE BOD approved addenda. This standard specifies outside air ventilation rates and maximum levels of indoor contaminants and other chemicals for acceptable indoor air quality.
ASHRAE Definition of Acceptable IAQ “Air in which there are no known contaminants at harmful concentrations as determined by cognizant authorities and with which a substantial majority (80% or more) of the people exposed do not express dissatisfaction.
Colors & Quotes
Pink, purple, green, blue, and other flourescent colors, were chosen because they are bright and exude energy and happiness. The quotes and words spray painted and painted on the walls are a constant reminder of the reasons we exercise and how we have a chance to change our state of being to what we want to become everyday! “Smile! Exercising is a Privilege”, and
“No excuses, just adjustments,” are my favorite quotes. There will be times where fitness will be painful, and even stressful at times, but at those exact moments is there no better opportunity to remember these quotes and realize not everyone has the opportunity you have at this current moment. Furthermore, its reminder to invite the challenge of struggle and simply just adjust to overcome it.
The bright blue turf is called Attack Turf from PLAE. The Attack Turf leads the way into a new era of synthetic grass design, delivering an aggressive, durable system meticulously engineered to promote safety, world-class performance, and a super clean aesthetic. In addition to boosting resistance to weather and moisture damage, Attack’s polyethylene pile offers low abrasion levels and omnidirectional curl that eliminates matting. It rests on a premier foam underlayment tuned to absorb shock.
By far my favorite piece of equipment! The jerk blocks were built from scratch by my good friend, Tom. This piece of equipment makes shoulder-to-overhead movements much less painful and more efficient when working on it’s technical aspect. Not forced to crash a heavy bar back down on the back of your neck or your collar bone due to fatigue or error makes shoulder-to-overhead movements much more fun.Rogue Foam Plyo Boxes
Not much to go into detail here about this piece of equipment. Anyone who was missed a box on a box jump knows EXACTLY why these version of plyo boxes are much appreciated. It reduces tension when working on your plyometrics, and it heavily reduces the injury factor.
Designed to be an absorbing surface for the bars and bumper plates, but also for the health and overall wellbeing of athlete itself! The friction of a wooden platform is ideal for weightlifting shoes and Olympic weightlifting movements for optimal performance and safety.
The Brute Force Sandbags, Suples Fit Bulgarian Bags, and other various equipment were all chosen to challenge the athlete physically in several different planes of motion and mentally as well. Functional is a word thrown around the fitness and public realm in abundance, but it has lost its true meaning from the diluted usage of uninformed parties. Odd objects, movements such as, squats, deadlifts, and presses can all be physically taxing! We make sure to implement and challenge those movements with instability, rotation, and power!
Normatec & Cold Tub Submersion
Five Normatec Compression Systems at your disposal! Normatec Compression technology is used to mobilize fluid, enhance flexibility and blood flow, enhance flexibility, and increase the speed of recovery. Cold tub submersion reduces inflammation, improves range of motion, reduces muscle damage, and provides other health benefits to enhance performance and recovery. The harder you workout, the harder you should recover. PLEASE BRING A CHANGE OF CLOTHES AND A TOWEL FOR USE OF THE NORMATEC. This prevents spread of bacteria, cleanliness, and helps with the longevity of our equipment.Elkay Drinking Fountain with Bottle Filling Station
Ezh2O bottle filling station provides convenient hydration, reduces our dependency on plastic water bottles, provides a rapid fill water to quench thirst and help minimize disposable plastic bottle waste in the environment!
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