Strength Training Gyms Fort Collins CO

Local resource for strength training gyms in Fort Collins. 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.

Dennis Blair
(970) 691-5789
Fort Collins, CO
Specialty
Strength Building, Weight Loss, Rehabilitation, Aerobics, Nutrition
Schedule Type
ISSA Certified Fitness Trainer, ISSA Specialist in Performance Nutrition
General Information
37 years old (trains both men and women)

Xakary Wolfe
(970) 308-4508
Fort Collins, CO
Specialty
Strength Building, Body Building, Weight Loss, Rehabilitation, Body Sculpting, Nutrition
Schedule Type
- International Sport Science Association (ISSA) - International Sports Medicine Association (ISMA) - CPR & Standard First Aid (American Red Cross) - Currently studying for Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)
General Information
34 years old (trains both men and women)

Snap Fitness
(970) 472-1777
1015 S Taft Hill Rd
Fort Collins, CO
 
Lifestyle Centre
(970) 494-6446
802 West Drake Road
Fort Collins, CO
 
Fits Services
(970) 225-0085
2625 Redwing Road
Fort Collins, CO
 
Rich Clarke
(970) 691-6722
Fort Collins, CO
Specialty
Strength Building, Body Building, Weight Loss, Spin, Body Sculpting, Youth Conditioning, Golf Conditi
Schedule Type
Cardiac Pulmonary Resuscitation; Standard First Aid (American Red Cross); National Strength and Fitness Association; Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist; American Aerobic Association International/International Sports Medicine Association-Health Club Management; and National Endurance and Strength Conditioning Association-Personal Trainer; and International Youth Conditioning Association-Certified Youth and Conditioning Specialist.
Education
Colorado State University: Bachelor of Science in Sports Medicine (1994)Relevant Courses and Training Experiences: Physical Therapy, Sports Psychology, Biology, Exercise Testing and Assessment, Geriatric Motor Skills, Youth Conditioning, Gross Anatomy, Physiology, Kinesiology, Motor Learning, Biomechanics, Nutrition, Spin and Sport Yoga, Health Club Management, Exercise Therapy, Principles of Coaching, and Sports Club Management.
General Information
39 years old (trains both men and women)

Citipointe Fitness
(970) 266-1505
1833 East Harmony Road
Fort Collins, CO
 
Miramont Lifestyle Fitness North
(970) 221-5000
1800 Heath Parkway
Fort Collins, CO
 
Raintree Athletic Club
(970) 490-1300
2555 South Shields Street
Fort Collins, CO
 
Rhino Gym
301 Smokey Street
Fort Collins, CO
 

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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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