Marvin is a great coach! As a qualified Starting Strength Coach, he is not only adept at applying the simple, yet effective Starting Strength model, he is also highly effective at communicating the appropriate form and technique for the different lifts. Marvin is enthusiastic at answering questions regarding all aspects of barbell training and the technique and knowledge I have learnt from him are very valuable to me. He is also highly personable. He works effectively with lifters of all demographics, from the young to the old, male and female, athletic or not.
The gym facilities are ideal as well. The quality of gym equipment at Hygieia is high: Rogue R3 racks, Ohio Power Bars, BnR 2.0 bars, two sets of IPF calibrated Rogue plates, bumper plates, plywood and rubber platforms. In addition, they have many other equipments that difficult to find at commercial gyms such as microplates, safety squat bars, lighter bars and lifting belts. You will surely be able to find appropriate equipment on your strength journey.
The culture of the gym is welcoming and nurturing. The gym has a wide demographic and genuinely celebrates each others PRs. Shaun, the owner of the gym, organizes events such as StrengthLifting meets and BBQs for clients to spend time together. I would especially recommend Hygieia for people who dislike the commercial gym environment.
I would recommend anyone – especially non-traditional demographics like females and those past their physical peak – who is interested in getting stronger to check out the gym. If you are interested in the Starting Strength Model, the coaches here will definitely be able to employ it to great results.