The training at Ritual combines both cardio and strength training into one efficient 20-minute session. We stick to the no-nonsense stuff that works: the most effective and safest progressions and regressions of the fundamental human movement patterns. Amongst other things, the sessions vary daily in terms of the work-to-rest ratios, the order in which exercises are performed, and the overall intensity required, which means your body is always kept guessing and your progress never stagnates. Importantly, we don't just randomly throw a bunch of exercises on the boards each morning - our proprietary algorithm ensures that over time you get as close to a perfectly balanced training stimulus as possible, regardless of how often you come to the gym. While the odd session might be quite squat-heavy (for example), there's no 'leg day' at Ritual - every session targets the whole body and all its energy systems.
When you step into a Ritual Gym for the first time, the first thing you'll notice is probably the absence of machines. We stick to free weights and bodyweight movements, for good reason. Not only is it more time-efficient (versus using a separate machine for each muscle group), it also means that you build strength in a way that respects the way your body is designed to move. In other words, we train the body as the machine, not with machines; we train movements, not muscles. Doing things this way will help you in whatever it is you want to do in life, whether that's competing in a sport, carrying shopping bags around or playing with your kids.
When you come for a session, you get your own 40 sq. ft. 'pod' with your own kettlebells, dumbbells, medicine balls, suspension trainer and pull-up rings - it's not circuit training, so there's no sharing of sweaty equipment. We allow a maximum of 10 people to train at any one time, which means that everyone gets the personal attention they need in order to train safely and effectively, whilst maintaining the motivational benefits of a group setting.
However, just because you're training in a group doesn't mean there's a competitive element to training at Ritual – we'll never put you up against another client and force competition of any sort. While the idea is to push hard, at least most of the time, it's not about you banging out more push-ups than the person in the pod next to you. At Ritual, we care far more about good form than the number of reps, as using proper form will not only keep you safe during training but also help your body build strength and resilience which you can carry over into 'real life'.
In short, because it gets results in a time-efficient way. While the traditional framework of separating resistance training from cardiovascular training can be effective, it's also outdated and inefficient. We built Ritual around the concept of High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) because it's simply a smarter way to train and doesn't take a lot of time to do. It sets you up to continue burning calories for up to 48 hours after the workout, thanks to the 'afterburn effect', and most of the calories burned after your workout, as your body is trying to return to 'neutral', are from fat stores. This is why training this way is so efficient for fat loss.
Research has also shown that HIIT can increase your VO2 Max (greater heart and lung capacity), promote fat oxidation (so you lose fat at a faster rate than with traditional cardio), and reduce metabolic risk factors through increased insulin sensitivity (so you're less likely to get diseases associated with obesity). All awesome things.
While a lot of people like to brag about the hours they spend in the gym, that's just ego. Who wants to spend countless hours in the gym? Given that the time you spend in the gym is an inaccurate representation of your commitment to your health. We've done our homework and 20 minutes is absolutely enough. There's a lot of science behind High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT), and if you dig into the research you'll find multiple studies showing the impressive benefits of exercise programs lasting less than 20 minutes (look up Excess Post-exercise Oxygen Consumption if you're interested in the science - it's fascinating).
Really, though, the best way to find out is to ask one of our clients, or come in and try it out for yourself. Do the week-long trial and you'll feel how 20 minutes is more than enough!
While none of the movements are complicated or difficult to perform, you're no doubt more interested in whether training at Ritual is tough in terms of the amount of effort you have to put in. We're interested in helping you get the results you want, and doing that involves asking just a little bit more from your body than it can handle. While that's almost the definition of 'tough' (and it has to be if you want to see results), we don't believe that a Ritual session should be an exercise in torture. There's certainly no boot-camp style sergeant-major screaming at you to push out another rep. What we mean by tough is that you'll be glad to see the back of the last set of exercises, and you're gonna be very sweaty and out of breath at the end. But rest assured, it will be manageable and safe, regardless of your fitness level.
It's important to bear in mind that 'tough' means different things to a professional athlete and someone stepping into the gym for the first time, and different things to the well-rested version of you and the hungover, sleep-starved version. What we can say is that anyone can get though a Ritual session – not only do we have four levels of progression for a reason, the sessions only last 20 minutes, and we promise you can get through 20 minutes of almost anything!
No, and unless you're training fairly infrequently or show up to every session in optimum condition, nor should you. Just remember that while we make it just difficult enough that your body has to adapt, we're not trying to destroy you every single time you train. If you push so hard at your 3pm session that you can't focus at your important 4pm meeting, that's detrimental to your overall productivity and efficiency, and that isn't optimization.
In general, if you're a beginner, you should usually start with moderate intensity sessions that focus more on technique and developing a strong base of high quality, full range of motion movements. This will set you up for tremendous benefits in the future once technique and strength are dialled in and the body is primed for HIIT. This doesn't mean that you won't see results at the start though - by focussing on doing the techniques correctly, you'll have to push yourself hard enough to start seeing results despite not training at maximal intensity.
Even if you've been training at Ritual for a long time, you shouldn't necessarily push to the max every single time. The amount of sleep you get, the food and drink you consume, how much stress you're experiencing - all these factors alter your state of physiological readiness for exercise. Our coaches are there to help you vary your training in accordance with how you're feeling when you come to the gym. If you've turned up hungover and on no sleep, it's probably not the day to try and smash a Ritual session. More moderate ("tempo") sessions still have great benefits: they help you get stronger, improve your aerobic capacity (strengthening your lungs and heart) and improve your technique, while still causing a metabolic (fat-burning) effect due to the amount of muscular activation. You should be training for improvement, not fatigue, and doing occasional tempo sessions are a part of that, as they will help prime your body to get the most out of smash sessions.
This is a tricky question and really depends on your fitness level and ability to commit. Generally, three times per week is a good place to start, with a rest day in between each training day, and you can make adjustments from there depending on how you feel. You'll realize that as your body adapts and gets stronger, you can recover faster, too. When this happens, you can choose to increase the frequency if that's what you want. Some people find that they enjoy training every day, and that's fine, but if this sounds like you we recommend that you talk to a coach about how to personalize this by varying the intensity so you don't overtrain.
Don't feel like you should necessarily set yourself a defined target of training a specific number of times per week. Busy, driven, time-starved people don't always have control of their travel schedules, work commitments, sleeping habits, food choices, stress levels and drinking habits – all of which will affect your performance, your recovery and your desire to train. This may seem like a daunting set of things to control, but that's the beauty of what we offer. We designed Ritual with people like you in mind. Get comfortable with the ebbs and flows of life's demands, and acknowledge that you can still get great training and improvement in despite your busy schedule.
The kind of training that we do at Ritual is fantastic for fat loss because it enables you to keep burning calories long after your session is done. If you can ask just a little bit more from your body than it can handle, you can raise your metabolic rate for up to 48 hours – so if you want to burn fat whilst sitting at home watching TV, HIIT is the way to do it.
However, you shouldn't regard training at Ritual as some sort of magic pill that will guarantee you'll get skinny. While most of our clients do lose body fat and gain lean, dense, efficient muscle, the results you get depend on a host of factors like training frequency, training intensity, nutrition, sleep and stress. If you can combine training regularly at Ritual with a fairly clean diet and a decent amount of sleep, you're certainly going to get in great shape.
While losing weight is great, we don't believe that the focus of training should be on aesthetics or the raw number you see on the bathroom scales (which is why there are no mirrors on the training floor or scales in the locker room). We're more interested in helping you move towards your genetic potential, defined as your ability to do everything you want to do in life. This has little to do with aesthetics, and a lot to do with optimal functioning of your body – so think of a great-looking body as a side-effect, not the whole point of exercising. We offer training that will get you to your most efficient self - your best-aligned self, your most energetic self, your healthiest self - so you don't have to worry about your health and fitness limiting the way you live your life.
We don't pay attention to the number of calories burned in a workout because it's an outdated and broken way of looking at exercise and nutrition for general health. We believe it's pointless to count calories, and not just because it's essentially impossible to accurately calculate the amount of calories someone burns during a specific activity. Not only will calories consumed affect everyone differently, the number of calories burned by people doing identical workouts will vary for every person, every time, depending on a huge range of factors such as sleep and lifestyle habits, stress and nutrition.
Regardless of this, the way we see it the number of calories burned during a session at Ritual is arbitrary: the number doesn't matter, even if we could know for sure what it is. That's because when you train the way we train here, with high intensity and short rest periods, you get an 'afterburn' effect whereby your body keeps burning calories for a long time after exercise. In fact, research has shown that after HIIT the metabolic rate stays elevated for up to 48 hours compared to pre-exercise levels. When you enable your body to burn calories all day long, the number you burn during a session doesn't matter. In contrast, while you'll burn a fair amount of calories during a moderate pace 45-minute run, once you're done your resting metabolic rate will return to pre-exercise levels within one or two hours. Overall, the 'afterburn' effect means that doing a session at Ritual is a very effective way of burning calories. Just don't worry too much about how many – it's more about keeping the furnace on.
While a lot of our clients do see aesthetic improvements pretty quickly, we're concerned about much more than how you look. We want to help your body reach its genetic potential, and it's going to take time to undo years of bad habits and repair any damage you may have done. We're not in the business of offering quick-fix solutions, and aesthetic improvements are only one portion of the complex equation. We don't want you to get too hung up on the number you see on your scales every morning, which can fluctuate for all sorts of reasons. Just try and do a little bit better every time you come to a session. Focus on the journey, not the destination.
You'll also notice the lack of pictures of sweaty people rocking six-packs on our website. You can absolutely get ripped if you train at Ritual, but we're not here to sell you some sort of unattainable ideal. Most gyms won't tell you this, but the reality is that unless you are blessed with good genetics, you're not going to end up looking like a magazine cover unless you combine training with strict eating and lifestyle habits (see the Ritual Grub Guide, available free to all members, for help with this). However, just because the cover of Men's Health might be out of reach doesn't mean it's not worth it. If you train at Ritual you'll see lean muscle gain, increased strength, increased stamina and fat loss. You'll look better naked too, which is also nice.
To gain lots of muscle mass, you need to train in a very specific way, and you have to lift a lot of weight. If you train consistently at Ritual, you'll get you in extremely good shape, but we're not training you to be a strength athlete or bodybuilder. Combining resistance training with the cardiovascular and cardiorespiratory demands of HIIT will make you efficient, strong, durable and lean, but it won't make you bulky. You won't be lifting heavy enough weights for that.
This doesn't mean you won't get strong if you train at Ritual - it's a misconception that you have to lift heavy weights for this. It's just that the strength you gain from training at Ritual is different from the typical 'weightlifting' strength. We use a lot of bodyweight exercises and relative strength training, which are most relevant to the average person because you learn to manipulate and control your own body. Think about what gymnasts are capable of, just with bodyweight training. So training at Ritual won't leave you looking like The Hulk - you'll probably end up closer to the athleticism of a kickboxer.
All this being said, if you are interested in bulking up certain muscle groups, our coaches can help you do that via pre-fatigue training. In a nutshell, this means that if you want to build up your shoulders, you simply perform extra sets of shoulder presses before the start of the Ritual session, so that those muscles are pre-activated and subsequently overworked during the session.
The latest fancy machines or complex movements might seem like they hold the key to getting in shape, but don't get sucked in to the fitness world's obsession with finding the secret sauce – that one fancy machine, complicated movement or magic pill that will quickly and easily get you those abs you've always dreamed of.
Don't get us wrong - there's nothing wrong with highly complex movements like muscle ups or Olympic lifts, but we don't teach them because if you're training for general health and fitness you really don't need to be able to perform such specialized skills. Not only do they take a tremendous amount of time to learn safely, movements like these can put a lot of stress on your joints and ligaments, and, in our opinion, carry an unnecessarily high risk of injury. If you're looking for (a) the one form of exercise to do, so you can check it off the list and move on with your day, or (b) a type of exercise that's going to help you keep your body aligned, your energy systems conditioned, and your work capacity high, you want training that focuses on the basic movement patterns.
Remember, simple does not equal easy. Most people already struggle to perform the basics perfectly as it is. But for the people who can, we systematically help to layer different forms of stress on top of the basics. It might sound simple, but even the fittest athletes will struggle to keep good alignment with the added intensity. So don't be put off by the lack of fancy movements – unless you're a high-level athlete needing to perfect a very specific skill, sticking the basics are all you need for balanced overall development, resilience and health.
You can either go for a term membership(6 or 12 months) or a package membership(10, 25 or 50 sessions). Term memberships are better value as they offer unlimited training, but if you want to use Ritual to supplement other training you do then you're best off with a package deal. If you're flexible on when you can train then you should go for a cheaper off-peak membership.
Yes, but Ritual isn't a 'normal' gym, so you shouldn't really compare us to your local big-box / 24-hour gym where you're on your own once you've handed over your money(unless you pay extra for personal training).
While there are similarities between what we do and some of the better Crossfit / boot camp gyms out there, our small class sizes mean there is one coach for every ten people rather than one coach supervising 20 or 30 people, which combined with our clever programming algorithm means you get a much safer, balanced workout.In that respect we are most like personal training – you can get close the same quality, safety and individual attention, but with way more convenience, all without breaking the bank.
You'll get a full price list in the trial pack you're given at the end of your first visit.
We do offer corporate discounts.If your employer doesn't have any arrangement with us, you should email firstname.lastname@example.org. As a rule, we ask for a minimum of 10 sign-ups from your company in order to be able to qualify for the corporate discount, although if you ask really nicely we might make the odd exception for smaller companies.
We also ask that you send out an email to your internal company mailing list.A special discount code will be generated for your company(to be featured in the email) which should be used when your employees sign up for a trial.When they want to sign up for a full membership, all your employees need to do is show us their business card and we'll do the rest.
No.Training attire, towels, toiletries, lockers and water are all included.The Ritual app is free, and we won't charge you for suspending your membership or activating a payment holiday either. If you want to buy merchandise or stuff from the Fuel Bar that's extra, but no one's gonna force you to buy t-shirts or smoothie.
No.We believe that if you come to Ritual you really don't need personal training – our client-to-coach ratio and the personal attention you'll get as part of a small group means you're already getting the next best thing for much less money and far more convenience. Also, the fact that there's nothing for our coaches to up-sell means they can focus on doing what they do best instead of giving you the hard sell.
No.We looked into it, but the need for people to do the introductory one-on-one session with a coach made it complicated, and in the end we felt that we wanted to keep the community vibe going rather than allow a constant stream of one-off visitors(which, by the way, is also why we don't have a drop-in rate). We want our clients to make coming to Ritual, well, a ritual. We understand, however, that some people want to train at Ritual in addition to doing other activities, which is why we offer packages.
If you're on a term membership (12 or 6 months), yes.
There's no form or anything, you don't need an excuse or our permission, and it's free of charge – just open the app or log in online, and click on 'suspend my membership'. You get multiple suspensions, and they don't have to be in month-long chunks or anything - they can start and end on whichever dates suit your schedule.
12-month membership: you can suspend up to 4 times for a sum total of 120 days
6-month membership: you can suspend up to 2 times for a sum total of 60 days
So if you're travelling for 3 weeks, just suspend your membership while you're away and we'll push back your expiry date by 3 weeks, so you don't waste a single day of your membership.
Just open the app or log in online, and click on 'Edit Suspension'. From there, you can adjust the end date of your suspension subject to your remaining allocation of suspension days.If you set the end date of the suspension to today, you'll be able to book sessions again immediately. While any unused suspension days are credited back to you so you can use them for future suspensions, reactivating early still means you've used up a suspension.
Yes. Although it makes dealing with payments easier, we didn't want to force people to suspend in chunks of one month, like at most other gyms. The easiest way to do this (and avoid an endless pro-rata payment nightmare) was to simply keep the payments going during the suspension and add on the days you suspended for to the end of the membership. So if you suspend for 8 days, all that happens is your expiry date goes back by 8 days. Your payments continue as normal.
If you pay monthly and you want to stop your payments while you are suspended, you need to take a payment holiday.
For this one you need to fill out a form, which you can get at the front desk, and in certain circumstances we may ask you for supporting documentation. We won't charge you a fee to do this, and we don't need loads of notice: just tell us seven days before the end of the month so we've got time to process the change to your payment schedule in time.
You only get one of these during a contract, and it must last at least 1 month and be no more than 4 months (if you're on a 12 month contract) or 2 months (if you're on a 6-month contract) in total. Taking a payment holiday counts as one of your suspensions.
You can, but if you're paying monthly you'll have to pay a termination fee, which is designed to prevent people from gaming the system and getting the cheaper 12-month rate then cancelling after 6 months.You need to tell us before the end of the month for that month to be considered your last month at the gym, and we'll charge you the termination fee at the start of the next month. Under certain circumstances (e.g. you are forced to move abroad for your job) we may waive the termination fee if you can provide acceptable supporting documentation.
If you have previously suspended your membership, the days you have suspended for will still be added on to the end of your contract(i.e. if you've suspended for 15 days, you are able to access the gym for the first 15 days of the month after you tell us you're terminating, although any bonus months you have are forfeited.
If you've paid in full for a term membership or a package membership, you can't terminate (i.e.you can't get a refund). However, you are free to privately sell (or donate) any remaining months or sessions to a third party provided they have done an initial one-on-one session with a coach.
You can, but you'll have to commit to a full 12 months from the date you make the change. The way it works is that we will terminate your 6-month membership without charge and you can simply start a new 12-month contract. Note that you can't change from a 12-month contract to a 6-month contract.
If you wish to upgrade your membership from off-peak to standard, you should simply approach the front desk and ask.If you are on a paid in full membership or a session package, you must pay an upgrade fee as a lump sum.If you are on a monthly recurring membership, the upgrade fee will be spread out evenly over all remaining payments.
The upgrade fee is calculated based on: (1) the difference in the price of the existing off-peak package/membership and the new standard package/membership; and(2) by the number of days/sessions remaining(including bonus months/sessions and suspensions).
We generally do not allow you to downgrade your membership from standard to off-peak, although you can pay a fee to terminate your standard membership and then re-sign for an off-peak one.Under certain circumstances we may reduce or waive the termination fee, but this is entirely at the discretion of the Branch Manager. In any event, any reduced or waived termination fee will be dependent on you signing a new contract of at least the same length as your previous one.
No. Other gyms love auto-renewing memberships because they get to earn money from people who don't check their bank statements properly and forget about their membership. That's a pretty poor customer experience if you ask us.If you choose a 12 month membership, that's what you get. At the end of 12 months, you have to make an active decision to keep training with us, not an active decision to stop.
There is indeed. If you buy another membership within 30 days of the expiry of your previous one, you will automatically get credited with a renewal bonus that depends on the type of membership you are buying:
While we'd love for you to come train with us at Ritual, if you have any ailment/injury, it may be unsafe for you to do so.
Because we don't want you to make a wasted trip to the gym, please read this before your first visit to Ritual.
If you have any ailment/injury and your doctor believes that you're not ready to perform relatively intense exercise or
you're unable to provide us with a doctor's note confirming that you are, unfortunately, you'll be unable to train at
Ritual until your doctor gives you the green light. If you've already booked your first visit, please let us know and we'll
give you a refund of your trial fee.
What is the physical activity readiness questionnaire?
If you are between the ages of 15 and 69, a physical activity readiness questionnaire (PAR-Q) will tell you whether it is necessary
for you to seek further advice from your doctor before becoming more physically active.
If you are over 69 years of age, and you are not used to being very active, check with your doctor.
During your first visit to Ritual, we'll ask you to fill out a PARQ with the following questions:
Has your doctor ever said that you have a heart condition and that your physical activity should be restricted or monitored?
Do you feel pain in your chest when you do physical activity?
In the past month, have you had chest pain when you were not doing physical activity?
Do you lose your balance because of dizziness or do you ever lose consciousness?
Do you have bone or joint problems that may worsen by a change in your physical activity?
Is your doctor prescribing you drugs for a heart condition or ones that affect blood pressure?
Do you know of any other reason why you should not increase your physical activity?
If you answer yes to any of the PAR-Q questions:
Tell your doctor about the PAR-Q and which questions you answered YES
The training we do at Ritual is safe and rational. Chances are, your doctor's going to be fine with you training at Ritual. But because your safety is of paramount importance to us, please check with your doctor.
If your doctor would like more information on the training we do at Ritual, see here.
However, if your ailment/injury occurred less than 3 years ago and/or is ongoing and you've not exercised since then, please obtain a doctor's note confirming that you're able to perform relatively intense exercise. Please provide us with your doctor's note during your first visit to Ritual.
If our coaches feel that training at Ritual may be unsafe for you or may put you at unnecessary risk, unfortunately, you'll be unable to train at Ritual until your doctor gives you the green light.
You should delay becoming much more active if:
If you are not feeling well because of a temporary illness such as a cold or a fever — wait until you feel better before exercising.
If you are or may be pregnant — talk to your doctor before you start an exercise programme.
The reason we insist on scheduling your first visit is because you can't simply turn up and jump straight into a Ritual session. To make sure you train safely, on your first visit you get some one-on-one time with a coach, who will take a close look at your movement and posture so we can get a feel of your unique strengths, weaknesses and imbalances. This process is not about pointing out how out of shape or in shape you are, and more about understanding how we can help you.
This first visit also gives us a chance to introduce you to our training system and the movement patterns we use so you know what's going on when you jump in to a session in the future. You'll also get some personalised recommendations on how to approach future sessions, based on your fitness level and training/injury history – which will ensure that you always get a safe, effective workout that works for you.
It's pretty straightforward – when you open the app, you land right on the booking page where you can see all the sessions for the next 48 hours and the number of slots available in each. Simply click on the session you want and hit confirm. You can even check a box and get an ICS file sent to you so you can add your booking to your calendar.
Simply click on the 'Reschedule My Trial' button in the confirmation email you were sent. Please note that you cannot reschedule a trial that is less than 24 hours away. In such cases, you should get in touch with the Ritual Gym in question.
You can try, but we can't promise that there will be a free slot for your one-on-one session with a coach. We will absolutely do our best to accommodate you, but it's much better to sign up online and book your trial in advance. If you want to start your trial at short notice, please phone the Ritual gym in question – you can find contact details on the locations page.
All you need to bring is identification, a means of payment, and a willingness to leave your ego at the door. That's it. While you're welcome to bring your own gym gear if you want, we provide training attire, towels and toiletries. You don't even need shoes - we allow barefoot training at Ritual, although again if you want to bring your own athletic shoes feel free.
Confirmation emails should be sent pretty much instantly so if you haven't got it within 5 minutes, it's safe to say something went wrong. In the unlikely event this happens, you should contact the Ritual gym in question.
Absolutely not. Unlike most other gyms, none of our staff have sales quotas or work on a commission basis, so there's no financial incentive for them to give you the hard sell. At no point will you end up in a 'member services' office (we don't have one) or be offered any type of 'one time only' deal. We don't believe in all that nonsense.
At the end of your first visit to Ritual you'll receive a trial pack which will include details on how to activate your account, which can be accessed online at members.ritualgym.com or via the official Ritual App.
No, but that shouldn't bother you, as no pod is better than any other. There's no 'front' or 'back' to the Ritual training floor - the coaches move around during the session, and you're going to get the personal attention you need regardless of which pod you're training in. If, for whatever reason, you do have a favourite pod, the best way to get it is to show up a little bit early.
It's important that you're aware of the following:
You can only join two wait lists on any one day. If you get a slot in one, you're automatically removed from the wait list for the other. This way as many people as possible get the chance to train.
Be realistic with your notice periods, because it's bad form to turn up to a session late (or worse, not show up at all). If you say you only need 15 minutes notice and we message you with 16 minutes to go, we'll expecting you to show up.
If you register three no-shows in any 30-day period, for one week you'll only be able to book sessions up to one day in advance (instead of the usual two), and you won't be able to join the wait list for full sessions. This will suck, so do your best to either show up for all sessions or cancel in good time.
Cancelling a session with less than 15 minutes to go before it starts counts as a no-show, which we think you'll agree is fair enough. Not checking in to a session counts as a no-show.
When you turn up, you should check in on the iPad. Just hit the 'check in' under your name / avatar, type in your 4-digit PIN and you're good to go. Please make sure to check in to every session – if you don't, it will count as a missed session and you'll receive an email about it. Too many missed sessions can result in the revocation of your online booking privileges.
When you go to members.ritualgym.com, simply click on 'Forgot?' and you can get a temporary password sent to your email. If you use our app however, this won't ever be an issue as you'll always be logged in and never have to put in a password.
As a courtesy to other members, please make sure to cancel your booking online if you find you can't make it. If you repeatedly miss sessions, we may revoke your online booking privileges. Please don't make us do that.
If you're on a package membership, a missed session counts as one of your sessions so make sure you either show up or cancel ahead of time!
It depends on how late you are. The rule is that you can't join in a session after the warm-up (which includes the first set) has been completed. This is to ensure that the session is safe and continues to run on time and without interruption.
The need for everyone to have a one-on-one session with a coach on their first visit means that you can't just show up with a friend and get them to train with you. However, there's nothing stopping you referring someone to the trial form so they can get a week's access to the gym – you'll even get rewarded if they subsequently sign up for a membership.
No. While children can enter the premises, children under 16 must be supervised at all times and are not allowed on the training floor. This means that you can't have your kids wait in the gym while you train as you won't be able to supervise them.
The same goes for pets too, by the way. With the exception of @Html.ActionLink("this", "Freckles", "Home") dog (don't ask).
The lockers are emptied at the end of every day and if we find anything we will keep it in lost and found at the front desk. Any items unclaimed after two weeks will be disposed of. Please note that property is left in Gym premises and lockers entirely at your own risk.
While we generally eat pretty clean most of time, everyone needs to let their hair down every once in a while so once a quarter we arrange what we call a “Cheat Night”. If you're a member you'll get an email invite to come along and eat some free carbs and have a few cheap drinks with the Ritual team.