What’s different about classes at Clay?

No membership fee/Assessments offered before and after/High quality training that is safe and appropriately challenging/Accountability
It is our goal to see everyone get better. We don’t promote a perfect way to look, or a perfect sport to practice – we just want to see you transcend. You can come to us overweight and de-conditioned, or you can come having just finished an iron man race – we all have space to improve. For most people, exercise is a lot more fun and effective when they have a specific goal and a finite amount of time to accomplish that goal. That is what makes Clay different.

Our multi-week programs combine all of the pieces of an effective training program in one place. Our programs meet one to five times a week and deliver challenges that are appropriate and measured. To allow for continued motivation and a sense of progress and accountability, we offer benchmarking of weight, body composition, strength and cardiovascular fitness in the form of Fitness Assessments at the beginning and end of every program. This allows you to measure progress, set new goals and sign up for the next challenge in a future program!

It has been proven, time and time again, that a finite timeline in which to focus on results helps promote motivation. At Clay Fitness we believe that popping in and out of random classes in a traditional gym setting doesn’t give people the support to be accountable and never allows for a strong relationship between trainer and client/athlete. We use the term “program” to describe that someone has committed to a class or classes for an entire 12-16 week session. When you enroll in a program, your trainer learns about your goals and limitations, helping you create and alter your homework routine to support the training you do while you are at Clay. The group serves as a further motivator and a sense of community. Your trainer knows you, what you are capable of, and what your goals are. Programs are a good way to get the benefit of personal training without the high cost.

Make-up Policy
If you must miss a class, you will be able to make it up with our online scheduling system (not available for punch card holders). With a couple of clicks, you can pull yourself out of a class, and enroll in another. Your online account will keep track of your schedule for you.

Punch cards
For clients who have schedules that change, we offer a punch card system which allows people to buy a series of credits towards classes. Each time you want to attend a class, you can notify us, by emailing Amy, requesting a spot in a class. Within a couple of hours you will receive a confirmation that you have a spot or a note letting you know the class is full. When you use up your punch card, you can buy another, but you must use your remaining class credits within the current session.

Trial classes
We strongly encourage people to drop in to a class that they are interested in before signing up for a series of classes/program. Please contact Amy to reserve a spot, as well as go over necessary paperwork. In order to participate in classes or personal training, you must print, sign and return this waiver.

Cancellation Policy
Our 24-hour policy for classes requires clients to cancel themselves using their MindBody account at least 24 hours ahead of class time to receive credit toward a make-up class. Classes canceled within less than 24 hrs of class time are considered a ‘late cancel’ and will not be eligible for a corresponding make-up class.

Check our faq’s page to get answers to your questions.

Looking for the class schedule? Go to the class schedule page.

Small group training sessions are a cross between personal training and classes. They involve much more individualized attention and cost more per session than a class but less than PT. The rate for the session is determined by the number of participants. If you would like to attend a small group training session, please contact Amy (amy@clayfitness.net) 24-hours in advance.
Current clients can connect to our Mindbody payment and scheduling system with this link:


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