Before you can access the Power Station, you need to obtain a ‘Power-aantekening’, meaning that you will have to show that you have experience with free weights. You can obtain this Power-aantekening by following a Powercheck or a Powercourse. With this aantekening, you can buy a Power Card.
- Buy an ACLO Card for €59,95 at the information desk or online at MyACLO if you have a Dutch bank account (creditcards are not accepted).
- Log in to MyACLO, go to ‘Bookings’ and enroll for a ‘Krachtsport intro’ which is the Powercheck or the Powercourse ‘Krachtsport’. To see which one you should take, read the information below.
- Once you have gotten your ‘Power-aantekening’, you can buy your Power Card at the Service Desk.
Weight training at Power Station
The Powerstation in the citycentre is 180m2 and is made for strength sport. Here you will find Platforms, Squatcages, Cablestations, Barbells, Dumbells, calibrated disks up to 25kg, Bumper plates, Specialty bars, Bands and a number of other machines and tools. There are no cardio machines here, you can however warm up at the Cardioplaza at ACLO Station.
If you are planning to train at the Powerstation, it is good to first look at your needs and goals. If your goal is to become bigger, stronger or more explosive, then you have come to the right place.
To be allowed to train at the Powerstation you have to be able to perform the three most important movements in powerlifting safely (squat, bench press and deadlift). This will be tested during the Powercheck.This way the supervisor can see that you are able to use the equipment safely and grant you access to the Powerstation. Are you able to safely squat, bench press and deadlift safely, then you will get the powercard and will be able to use the Powerstation for your strengthtraining
In case you do not have enough experience, or you do not exactly now how to use free weigths, we advice you to take the two week Powercourse. In this crash course you will be guided in fine tuning your skill to be able to go to work responsibly at the Powerstation. At the end of the course your ability to safely and independently squat, bench press and deadlift will be re-evaluated.
Powercheck (krachtsport intro)
During the Powercheck your ability to train safely and unguided in the ACLO Powerstation is assessed. This check is necessary because the way of training for which the Powerstation is designed requires a certain degree of skill to train safely and free of injury.
The check will happen as follows: you go to the ACLO Station desk and get a temporary access card, you enter the Powerstation and, if you have not already, change into sportswear. Then, you check in with the supervisor of the Powerstation. The supervisor will from then on tell you what to do. The supervisor will let you execute a squat, a bench press and a deadlift and will judge your skill in those movements critically. After that, the supervisor will let you know if you get your Power annotation or that you need to develop your skills some more.
During the Powercourse you can improve your technique on the movements squat, bench press and deadlift with the goal of obtaining the Power annotation. Over the course of two weeks you will be working on this for two hours on tuesday afternoon under the guidance and coaching of an experience Powerlifter from Northside Barbell. At the end of the course the coach will re-evaluate your ability to train safely and independently at the Powerstation