Interested in joining a gym that actually works for you? Eat the Frog Fitness is bringing their innovative approach to small group training to the Chapel Hill area. Learn more and show your interest here.
Chapel Hill Location
89 S Elliott Rd Suite 155
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Anyone new to Eat the Frog can also get a free session to see for themselves how much a difference the program makes.
Once you’re convinced, choose between two membership options, Eat the Frog Unlimited and Eat the Frog Live. Prices may vary depending on location. All members get to enjoy:
- 24-hour access
- Virtual training with or without a coach
- Month-to-month membership
Rob Parker was in the process of starting his own 24-hour gym when word of mouth brought him to Scottsdale, Arizona to check out Eat the Frog Fitness – the brain-child of 2008 Olympic gold medalist Brian Clay.
Even in the presence of one of the world’s greatest athletes, Parker couldn’t help but ask, “What exactly does Eat the Frog mean?”
Now, as the franchise owner of Eat the Frog Fitness’ Chapel Hill location, Parker lights up whenever newcomers ask him that same question.
“To me, it means get it done,” Parker said.
Based on a Mark Twain saying positing that everyone’s life would be easier if you had to eat a live frog first thing in the morning, Eat the Frog Fitness is all about “get it done.” It strives to simplify what’s become an over-complicated industry.
That means everything in the gym is about making members’ workouts work for them. At the center of this is the virtual trainer who leads all of Eat the Frog’s circuit-based, low-impact workouts. Tad, the body-positive stick figure, demonstrates the exercises on the screens, freeing up the expert personal trainers to give everyone the attention they need.
“We can actually focus on personal training in a group setting,” Parker said. “Here the personal trainer can actually walk around, stop and work with you while everybody else’s watching the screen.”
Members at Eat the Frog get all the benefits of a personal trainer without the exorbitant cost. Just paying the normal rate for the gym gives you access to unlimited personal training by attending coached classes, Parker said.
Members can also work on their own schedules, as the virtual trainer runs 24 hours a day.
“If you came in at 1 a.m., there's no staff, you could just jump in,” Parker said .
That’s a gym that works for its members. And having the virtual trainer available all day is more than a gimmick – it’s an integral part of Eat the Frog’s approach to actually get their members healthy.
“Usually people fail because they don’t hold themselves accountable,” Parker said. “So that’s something we take care of.”
And how does Eat the Frog take care of their members? Besides providing 24-hour access and unlimited personal training, they design their workouts specifically for you and make an effort to invest in the fitness journey of each and every person who walks through their doors.
Newcomers always start their time with Eat the Frog by taking a fitness assessment that is analyzed alongside their goals to develop a personal eight-week plan.
“It's going to design you a program and go, hey, three days a week, you need to come in, do cardio, flex core, cardio and next week, maybe flex core, cardio, flex core,” Parker said. “That's how we guarantee results because if you come to those classes three days a week, there's no way you don't see results.”
The fitness assessment is also used to calculate members’ fitness level, which is used to customize the equipment so every row, every cycle, every lift is designed just for that member. This also means that, while friendly competition is always an option, Eat the Frog doesn’t push one type of fitness.
“It doesn't matter what your drive is, whether it be just losing weight, whether it be working on your blood pressure, whether it be working on a specific body goal,” Parker said. “We're there for you. We're there for all of it.”
All-day access, no treadmills, unlimited personal training, a personal eight-week plan, exercises that work for you; exercising will always be hard work, but getting up and eating that frog has never been easier.