Strength Training Gyms Council Bluffs IA

Local resource for strength training gyms in Council Bluffs. 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
(712) 323-1122
1137 North Broadway
Council Bluffs, IA
YMCA Corporate Health
(402) 977-4316
430 South 20th Street
Omaha, NE
Prairie Life Fitness Center
(402) 916-5000
200 South 31st Avenue
Omaha, NE
Aspen Athletic Club
(402) 763-1400
2110 S 67th Street
Omaha, NE
"BOB's Fitness Center : ""Your Neighborhood Gym"""
(402) 733-9333
1001 Fort Crook Rd N # 137
Bellevue, NE
Downtown Boxing Club
(402) 341-6071
306 South 24th Street
Omaha, NE
Anytime Fitness
(402) 991-2333
1027 Jones Street
Omaha, NE
esFinance Inc
(406) 258-0159
2706 Arboretum Drive
Bellevue, NE
Anytime Fitness
(402) 291-1500
701 Galvin Road S.
Bellevue, NE
Lied Activity Center
(402) 293-5000
2700 Arboretum Drive
Bellevue, NE

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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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