Strength Training Gyms Anchorage AK

Local resource for strength training gyms in Anchorage. 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.

Planet Fitness
(907) 444-4400
700 East Benson Blvd # 1
Anchorage, AK
Studio One Pilates
(907) 770-2639
4007 Old Seward Highway # 700
Anchorage, AK
The Alaska Club for Women
(907) 375-0417
1450 West Northern Lights Boulevard
Anchorage, AK
Erickson Gym
(907) 646-9944
Anchorage, AK
Pete's City Gym
(907) 276-6351
435 W 10th Ave
Anchorage, AK
The Alaska Club Midtown
(907) 375-0417
630 East Tudor Road
Anchorage, AK
Powerhouse Gym
(907) 277-6937
202 East Northern Lights Boulevard
Anchorage, AK
The Alaska Club West
(907) 375-0417
1400 West Northern Lights Boulevard
Anchorage, AK
The Hotel Captain Cook:Athletic Club
(907) 276-6000
939 West 5th Avenue
Anchorage, AK
Alaska 4 Minute Fit Gym
(907) 644-2919
6634 Lake Otis Pkwy # C
Anchorage, AK

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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

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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