Strength Training Gyms Ames IA

Local resource for strength training gyms in Ames. Includes detailed information on local businesses that provide access to strength training machines, strength training workouts, strength training guides, and strength training plans, as well as advice and content on aerobic training and weightlifting.

Anytime Fitness
(515) 233-1353
823 Wheeler St
Ames, IA
 
Anytime Fitness
(515) 268-0444
5820 West Lincoln Way
Ames, IA
 
All Seasons Fitness & Athletics
110 West Van Dorn Street
Polk City, IA
 
Ames Golf and Country Club
(515) 232-8334
5752 Grge Wshngtn Crvr
Ames, IA
 
Stone Brooke Clubhouse
(515) 232-7314
3816 Fletcher Blvd
Ames, IA
 
Ames Racquet & Fitness Center
(515) 292-4741
2622 Stange Rd # 101
Ames, IA
 
Anytime Fitness
(515) 382-2424
1818 Fawcett prkwy
Nevada, IA
 
Ames Racquet & Fitness Center
(515) 232-1911
320 S 17th St
Ames, IA
 
Anytime Fitness Ames, IA
(515) 268-0444
5820 West Lincoln Way, Suite 103
Ames, IA
Programs & Services
24-hr Operations, Cardio Equipment, Circuit Training, Elliptical Trainers, Free Weights, Parking, Personal Training, Spinning, Stair Climber, Stationary Bikes, Treadmill, Weight Machines

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Advanced Fitness and Performance
(515) 233-1655
213 Duff Ave Ste 1
Ames, IA
 
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The old fashion bench press and bicep curl are great for those that love the classics but there are a dozen new ways to get some resistance training. Go to your local gym and engage in a functional training class where they employ resistance bands. There are resistance band workouts you can do at home with the aid of a DVD or personal trainer. One of my personal favorites is the use of Kettlebells which can be found on a website called dragondoor.com.

Kettlebells take up very little space and can be used to do dozens of different workout that will tax your aerobic capacity and offer resistance training at the same time. Don’t get stuck in the old fashion “3 sets of 10 reps” rut. Try some of the classic lifts with barbells or dumbbells but do it as part of a circuit training routine. Do this with friends to make it challenging or competitive. 

Bottom line is that this type of training is very enjoyable and extremely beneficial so if you hold some limiting beliefs then do some open minded exploration on the topic and find an alternative you find engaging. 

One of my personal favorites is a circuit that employs 30 seconds of exercise followed by a 15 second rest as you move to the next station. Don’t count reps, just go for 30 seconds. Mix the stations up such as: abdominal crunches, bicep curl, punching against band resistance, box jumps, another ab station, push ups, ham curls, ...

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