The Underground Lab is not your ordinary gym.
In fact, there’s nothing ordinary about us at all!
Sure, we can put you through fat-blasting workouts. We get help you build those biceps and shed the unwanted weight.
But we know you can get that at almost any gym with the right programming.
The Underground Lab is different.
We’re more than a gym.
We’re a Nation.
In the Beginning
More Than Just a Gym
But just like I said earlier, even though we had an official name and studio – we still weren’t anything ordinary.
Because the UGL Nation is about community first.
We celebrated holidays together as a family…
We attacked the Warrior Dashes and Tough Mudder Races together as a TRIBE.
And we opened up our Da’Root bootcamp workouts to the entire Lawrence community – bringing all of our friends and families to train with us!
Over the next 6 years of the Underground Lab, those Da’Root camps grew into MASSIVE community workouts!
Workouts with HUNDREDS of Undergrounders and their loved ones all in one place – encouraging each other, pushing their own limits and always having fun!
They became huge family celebrations so we just had to starting bringing in our own DJ to match the true energy of our incredible Nation!
And just like any true family, we also cared about the kids.
We started programming for all the children in our entire Nation.
Not only could they come learn the basics of training,
but they could also play at our UGL Summer Camp,
or workout with their parents —
– learning the true value of health and fitness!
And as the years continued and the UGL Nation grew – we expanded our studio
and made our NATION EVENTS even bigger and more vibrant!
The Halloween Black Light party of 2015 was one for the record books –
But the 2011 Reindeer Games is still one of the top favorite memories of many!
But as awesome as these events are, our Nation isn’t just in it for the fun and games.
When someone in our Nation suffered a tragedy, our Nation was right there.
From memorial workouts of true Undergrounders lost to tragedy or fundraisers to help with medical treatments for one of our very own –
The Underground Lab Nation is always there to support.
And sure – we do things big.
We love hanging out with the hundreds of family members in our NATION.
But we still focus on the health and fitness.
Every year, we do transformation challenges where winners can lose fat and gain cash!
In the 42 Day Challenge of 2013 – we had over 20 TEAMS join the challenge.
Or the Dirty 30 Challenge of 2016 filled with the funky-freshest workouts you’ve ever seen!
But the most favorite (and new annual program) was the Little Black Dress Project! After 6 weeks of hardcore training, our UGL WOMEN went out on the town for an unforgettable night in their little black dresses!
And although we’re known for our community events and challenges – we truly want our Underground Nation to grow.
So we bring in our favorite experts and hold Nutrition Seminars,
And healthy cooking workshops,
And even beauty seminars
– because health isn’t just about your muscles.
And in order to keep our Nation moving forward in their fitness goals,
we started celebrating BENCHMARKS!
The last week of every quarter, all of our members MAX OUT out on the big bang exercises to see and track our progress!
It’s a time of huge support, lots of cheers and about a million hugs and high-fives!
The LAB Nation isn’t one you can forget.
We’ve even had coaches – who started with the Lab – move away to continue training in other states. But because the Underground Lab Nation blood runs deep, they still come back to our little slice of paradise to give seminars and workshops and stay a part of the Lab Nation!
Here are the Underground Lab
We’re more than a gym.
We might be packed with the coolest, cutting edge toys…
And we can certainly help you build your muscles..
And yes, we’re known for shrinking waists and slimming folks down…
But that’s not all we do.
We’re also a source of therapy…
And a place of encouragement…
From beginners in fitness
To elite athletes
Our mission is to bring health and happiness into the lives of our entire Nation.
To be the loving place for families to grow
And the happy home where friendships develop
Where every person can learn to challenge their limits, overcome plateaus and grow to be happier and healthier people.
Here at the Lab
We play together –
We learn together –
And we train together –
because that’s what makes us family.
So no – we’re not your ordinary gym.
We’re not even a gym.
We’re the Underground Lab Nation.