Ryan Duhaime

My journey started one morning roughly six years ago. I was getting ready for work and went down to tie my shoes and by the time I stood up, I was out of breath. I said to myself "I'm not even thirty yet!" The days of eating what I want and getting away with it had far caught up with me. I had lost myself in life and work with no routine or base of nutrition, I stood there 6'1, 295lbs which was a 42" waist for me.  

It was time for a change. I stopped drinking energy drinks and tried to clean up some of the junk food that had become my normal. I had ZERO interest in joining a gym so I started "running" (running is a great term because it doesn't matter how fast you are - a fast walk to sprinting speeds - we are all runners!) This was a daunting task I could maybe shuffle my feet for short lengths between mile makers. I remember having a friend run with me and he would blaze ahead and come back the whole time to keep me going, it was what I really needed at the time. My competitive spirit was born. If he could do it, why couldn't I?

Lets fast track maybe six months...I have lost some weight and am feeling great! I joined a gym...ugh! I had to. The weather wasn't always cooperative and I didn't want to "fall off the wagon" or get bored. If I just put on some headphones no one will even know I'm there, right? It was working, but the routine was setting in and I was doing the same stuff Monday-Friday. I wanted to be excited, I needed to be, but what, where, who?

I FOUND IT! It was always there too, was I just afraid to look? "Constantly varied functional movements performed at high intensity". What does that mean to you? It means FUN! I found something EXCITING, sure I struggled and found myself laying on the floor after workouts, but so was everyone else, EVEN the FIT people! I made new friends (that's hard as an adult!). After a few years, I was sure this was it for me! I was in and wanted to know more, learn more and help people! I went and took a certificate course and who knew I would be where I am today!?

This is my passion. I want to help and not just the young people, the sports athletes, the college jocks, but EVERYONE. I want to make you fitter, healthier and more capable outside of the gym so you can all lead a happy, healthy, and adventurous life.  If you never thought you'd join a gym or workout in "group classes"  I hear you, I was there too.  Lets give it a try, I can't wait to meet you!

1. Select Service

Foundations course

Our foundations course is designed to get you comfortable in our space and meet our coaches. Fitness can be overwhelming if you jump in too quickly, our intimate training (1-3 people) sessions gives us a chance to get to know you as a person and an athlete.

This 9 session course will teach you a lot about yourself and your capabilities, not everyone one walks in confident, but we all leave with a little more knowledge and smiling!

We can't wait to meet you!                                    

Intro to Fitness

Come in and check out our facility, get to know our coaches and complete your first workout at The Fitness Garage!

2. Your Information

Your Information

The Fitness Garage Liability Waiver (5571)
General Waiver
The Fitness Garage
PLEASE NOTE: This waiver of Liability, Release, Acknowledgement of Risk, and Indemnification
 Agreement (“Waiver Agreement”) is intended to be, and is, legally binding.
If any aspect of this Waiver Agreement requires clarification, have a “The Fitness Garage”, employee
 fully explain it before signing. By signing the “The Fitness Garage” “Student Registration” you are agreeing to all terms set forth in this Waiver Agreement. You and/or the person on whose behalf you
 are signing, are waiving the right to bring any type of action, whether in court or otherwise, to
 recover compensation or obtain any other remedy for any personal injuries, damages to
 property, any accident or incident of any type, or death, arising out of or related to your use
 of “The Fitness Garage”, its facilities, grounds, climbing walls, exercise areas, classes, equipment, whether the use is supervised or unsupervised. While Brand “The Fitness Garage” offers these activities in a controlled environment, there is still an assumed risk of injury to persons using “The Fitness Garage”. In agreeing to this Waiver Agreement, I hereby acknowledge, understand, and agree on my behalf,
 and upon behalf of the person for whom I am signing, that the use of “The Fitness Garage”, its facilities,
 equipment, climbing walls, classes and/or participating in activities sponsored by “The Fitness Garage” have inherent risks. These risks include, but are not limited to, any injury of damage resulting from:
 Negligence of employees, volunteer assistants, independent contractors of “The Fitness Garage”.
 Negligent misuse of the facility, climbing walls, or equipment of “The Fitness Garage”; falling off or
 impacting against the climbing walls, impact surface, floors, or anything else; rope abrasion,
 entanglement or other activities occurring on the premises; cuts or abrasions resulting from any
 cause whatsoever; failure of the climbing walls or equipment, whether inside or outside;
 personal health problems, whether mental or physical; negligence of other climbers, visitors, or
 observers or persons who may be present in or around the climbing area or facility; and/or
 negligence or lack of adequate training of any person(s) who seek to assist with medical or other
 help either before or after any injury or damage may occur.

 1. In consideration of being allowed to participate in the activities and programs of “The Fitness Garage” and to use its facilities, equipment and machinery in addition to the payment of
 any fee or charge, I, for myself, my heirs and assigns, hereby waive, release, and forever
 discharge “The Fitness Garage”, and their officers, agents, employees, representatives, executors
 and all others from any and all, responsibilities or liability from injuries or damages resulting
 from my participation in any activities or my use of equipment, classes, climbing walls
 or machinery in the above mentioned activities. I do hereby release all of those mentioned
 and any others acting upon their behalf from any responsibility or liability for any injury or
 damage to myself, including those caused by the negligent act or omission of any of
 those mentioned or others acting on their behalf or in any way arising out of or connected
 with my participation in any activities of “The Fitness Garage” or the use of any equipment at
 “The Fitness Garage”. 
 2. I understand and am aware that, fitness, and climbing including the use of the equipment,
 are all potentially hazardous activities. I also understand that fitness activities involve a
 risk of injury or even death, and that I am voluntarily participating in these activities and
 using equipment and machinery with knowledge of the dangers involved. I hereby to
 expressly assume and accept any and all risks of injury or death. 
 3. I do hereby declare myself to be physically sound and suffering from no condition,
 impairment, disease, infirmity, or other illness that would prevent my participation or
 use of equipment, climbing wall or machinery except as herein stated. I acknowledge
 that I have either had a physical examination and been given my physician’s permission
 to participate, or that I have decided to participate, in the activity of, fitness, and climbing
 and the use of the equipment, climbing wall and machinery without the approval of my
 physician and do hereby assume all responsibility for my participation and activities, and
 utilization of equipment and machinery in my activities. 

 Rhabdomyolysis Release:
Rhabdomyolysis (hereinafter referred to as "Rhabdo") can occur when an individual's physical activity is so intense that muscular cells begin to breakdown and the contents and/or remaining materials enter the bloodstream. Rhabdo may be caused by many other systemic or environmental causes. However, Exertional Rhabdo can occur in athletes of all levels of fitness, resulting in muscle cell destruction. The skeletal muscle breakdown impairs kidney function as those organs are unable to handle increased enzymes that are released into the bloodstream. This induces severe physiological changes in the body. The symptoms of Rhabdo include muscle pain, stiffness and extreme weakness, darkening of the urine (similar to the color of tea or cola), decreased urine output, altered mental status, swelling of the body part involved, either with or without pain. A Rhabdo symptom is pain out of proportion to the amount of soreness that one would generally expect, often producing pain much quicker than one would expect after a workout.
 I, the undersigned, understand that any concerns on my part that I am experiencing any of the symptoms of Rhabdo require immediate presentation to a hospital for emergency treatment. I acknowledge that no third party, either from the facility or otherwise, will be capable of monitoring my urine output or color, and it is my responsibility to be continually cognizant of this symptom and all other symptoms and to monitor them in my own body at all times. I agree that I will remove myself from participation and seek medical treatment of my own accord should I have any concerns regarding possible symptoms of Rhabdo. I understand that statistically individuals most likely to experience Rhabdo are those who are in good shape by general standards or who were previously in good physical shape. This includes individuals who were prior athletes. I acknowledge that often the more mentally tough an athlete is and the more athletic they were in the past or currently are, the greater the risk of exposure to Rhabdo.
 I, the undersigned, agree to monitor myself in a manner that is proportionate to the potential injury that can be occasioned by this condition. I acknowledge and understand that I am the only individual capable of determining if I am experiencing Rhabdo symptoms. I hereby agree and do willingly assume responsibility for any risks that I expose myself to and accept full responsibility for any injury or death that may result from participating in this significantly demanding physical activity. I for myself and on behalf of my heirs, assigns, personal representatives and/or next of kin, forever WAIVE, RELEASE, DISCHARGE and COVENANT NOT TO SUE and/or their officers, directors, representatives, partners, officials, principals, agents or employees, subsidiaries, or assigns, as well as their independent contractors.
Photography and Video Release
I authorize “The Fitness Garage” to take photographs, videos, and recordings of me and my voice, conversations, grunts, groans, and other sounds made during and in connection with “The Fitness Garage” activities. I acknowledge that “The Fitness Garage” shall own exclusively all copyright and other rights in and to such photographs, videos, and recordings and may use them in any manner without compensation to me. I authorize “The Fitness Garage” to use my name, voice, likeness, and any biographical facts disclosed “The Fitness Garage” in advertising and promoting “The Fitness Garage” specifically and/or Fitness activities generally without compensation. I Agree to the Photography and Video Release.

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