Welcome to The Hangout! A Christ and family centered functional fitness & OCR gym!
The Hangout is centered on giving God the glory for the hard things in life that he gives us the strength to face. Our training classes help you build a strong temple to overcome the real world obstacles. We believe in lifting each other up through encouragement and prayer. Our goal is to create a sense of community, so that, all feel they have someone to help carry the load when burdens get heavy. We want everyone to realize they are amazing and are capable of doing incredible things because of the incredibly amazing way God designed our bodies to move and do.
Jenny and her husband, Jeremy, were high school sweethearts and married a year after graduating. She was a cheerleader and he was a football player. Jeremy joined the US Navy and during this time they both fell in love with going to the gym and fitness. From then on, it was a part of their lifestyle. Jenny has been active in the fitness industry and worked on her education in this field for several years. She and her husband have participated in more than 10 Spartan races. Recently, Jenny felt that God was leading them to open their own gym to help others and to witness through fitness.
Our mission at The Hangout is to keep Christ the center of what we do and give him the glory for our accomplishments. We are dedicated to encouraging others and helping them make health and fitness a priority for the WHOLE family. We know God has given us a purpose through this and we will follow it how he leads us.
Stay up to date with any schedule changes on the Mindbody App and our Facebook page
Our instructors hold certifications in different areas of functional fitness, including level 1 CrossFit coach training, Spartan and Ninja obstacle course training and nationally accredited certifications in group fitness. The Hangout chooses knowledgeable coaches to provide safe and effective workouts.
If you enjoy WODs, Circuit Training, Strength Training, Mud Runs, HIIT, Ninja Warrior courses and exercising with a supportive community of people then, we have classes and instructors to suit your personality!
We also offer special obstacle training classes just for the young athletes ages 5-17. The Warrior Kids classes are structured in a way to give kids a fun positive view of fitness. Our goal is to help children gain strength and confidence in their abilities by learning how to conquer obstacles in the gym and in life. Our classes include proper warmups through dynamic stretching, drills and a workout to help build strength needed for tackling obstacles. Some classes will focus on skills and technique training by getting on the obstacles or running a course set up in the gym. And some classes will focus on workouts that can prepare them for the kid's Spartan OCR and DEKA events. These classes are suited for kids who love playing outside in the mud, climbing on anything they can find, or are inspired to train like a ninja warrior. The training they get in Warrior Kids can also prepare them for Spartan Kid races or Ninja competitions.
These are enrollment only classes. Please, contact us for enrollment dates and how to get your child in a class.
THESE CLASSES DO NOT SHOW UP ON THE MINDBODY APP.
Family and fitness are a priority in life! We encourage parents to set the example of health and fitness!
Children ages 7 and older are welcome to join parents in the adult classes at an addition charge unless, they are currently enrolled in a Warrior Kids class. As long as parents help them during the workout, we welcome youth. During this time it is important that parents allow the instructor to give appropriate or modified exercises to their children. Children must stay with parents for the entire workout and may not roam freely in the gym or play on the ninja course unless it is a part of the workout.
Children must be signed into class on the Mindbody app to make sure there is room for everyone. Children must have a waiver signed to participate.
Jenny Ricks, owner of The Hangout, is a certified Spartan SGX coach. Spartan SGX stands for Spartan Group Fitness. These classes are designed specifically to condition and strengthen anyone to be able to run a race successfully. Jenny has run in several Spartan events and in 2021 she qualified as an elite Spartan. She has trained others to run alongside her. We offer classes to help you be well prepared for a race, but if you are not looking to take on the exciting challenge of a Spartan, that's ok! Participating in Spartan SGX classes does not commit you to running in an event, but it will get you in athletic shape.
The Hangout is also a Spartan DEKA affiliate. DEKA is based more in the functional fitness world than in OCR. These events involve 10 zones exercises to be competed for time. If you enjoy a CrossFit style workout then this would be a comparable workout. Spartan calls these events their functional fitness decathlons. We offer classes for DEKA training and host Spartan DEKA events throughout the year.