Strength Training Gyms Ankeny IA

Local resource for strength training gyms in Ankeny. 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) 965-8844
2785 North Ankeny Blvd
Ankeny, IA
 
Snap Fitness
(515) 276-5700
5525 Merle Hay Rd. Suite 175
Johnston, IA
 
All Seasons Fitness & Athletics
110 West Van Dorn Street
Polk City, IA
 
Anytime Fitness
(515) 967-9222
480 Center Place SW
Altoona, IA
 
Snap Fitness
(515) 256-8882
655 NE 56th St
Pleasant Hill, IA
 
Farrell's eXtreme Bodyshaping
(515) 963-4600
121 Northeast 18th Street
Ankeny, IA
 
Anytime Fitness
(515) 334-3488
8805 Chambery Blvd
Johnston, IA
 
Mercy Wellness Center
(515) 247-3066
1111 6th Avenue
Des Moines, IA
 
Lakeside Fitness
(515) 265-2399
4400 East University Avenue
Pleasant Hill, IA
 
KOSAMA Altoona
(515) 689-5900
3160 8th Street Southwest
Altoona, 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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