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Wrestling FAQ’s

Frequently asked questions

For those new to wrestling, it is important to accept that you’re not going to be very good at first; simply put, it takes a lot of time and hard work to develop the right skills and techniques.

If you are willing to put in the work, and you’re willing to take your lumps, you can have a satisfying life-changing experience with wrestling. You’ll be proud of yourself, and fitter, more confident in the face of adversity. You won’t regret it.

Yes, we have a variety of dates and times that will suit everyone’s needs. Contact us directly to schedule a practice or visiting the page schedule.

Wear comfortable shorts and a sleeveless shirt. You may want something semi-tight so your opponent’s hands won’t get caught in the sleeves.  Wrestlers will need wrestling shoes and headgear, as well as knee pads. Those with braces will need a mouthpiece.

No—gneFitness can provide you with one.

No. Stop wrestling, as there are many potential risks of injuring the baby and disturbing the pregnancy. Do light exercise like slow running, walking, or swimming, instead—always after consulting with your doctor.

Wrestlers are divided by both age group and weight class. In addition, wrestlers will be separated in the practice room by experience level.

Our practices start mid-September. The middle and high school wrestling season customarily runs through the state tournament in early March.

The team at gneFitness is proud to offer a scholarship program, with the goal of empowering health and fitness pioneers to reach beyond the four walls of the gym and into homes, offices, and public spaces—meeting people where they are and getting them moving.

Scholarships are awarded to individuals and organizations targeting diverse audiences—from children to the military to seniors—that are passionate about creating stronger, healthier, and more vibrant communities.

Specifically, gneFitness is happy to give back and send select individuals to summer wrestling camps, as well as state and national tournaments.  We may also assist in the purchase of equipment and uniforms (t-shirts, shorts, singlets, etc.) To learn more about current scholarship opportunities, please contact our team directly.

Wrestling etiquette

Arrive at least 10 minutes before the class starts

Allow additional time if it is your first class

Turn off all electronic devices

This means anything that rings, dings or buzzes

Do not wear perfume to class

It can bother other students

Advise instructor of any injuries or health issues

I can suggest alternatives moves for you if required

Avoid eating 1 hour before class

A heavy meal can make you feel uncomfortable

Work as a team by verbally encouraging each other and not arguing or using put-downs

We have a zero tolerance policy

Don't place your mat directly in front of someone

Ensure everyone has sight lines to the instructor