Strength Training Gyms Fort Dodge IA

Local resource for strength training gyms in Fort Dodge. 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.

Snap Fitness
(515) 832-7965
902 Seneca St.
Webster City, IA
 
Curves For Women
(515) 573-1167
900 Central Ave
Fort Dodge, IA
 
Izaak Walton League Chapter House
(515) 576-0623
731 Exposition Dr
Fort Dodge, IA
 
Hemann Martial Arts and Fitness
(515) 573-1141
900 Central Ave
Fort Dodge, IA
 
Club Fitness LTD
(515) 955-2001
330 Avenue M
Fort Dodge, IA
 
Fort Dodge Snap Fitness
(515) 576-5599
2105 5th Ave. South
Fort Dodge, IA
Programs & Services
Circuit Training, Elliptical Trainers, Free Weights, Personal Training, Pilates, Stair Climber, Stationary Bikes, Towel Service, Treadmill, Weight Machines

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Anytime Fitness Fort Dodge, IA
(515) 576-1348
1513 2nd Ave N
Fort Dodge, 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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Fort Dodge Tennis Club
(515) 955-4924
1812 31st Ave N
Fort Dodge, IA
 
Curves Fort Dodge
125 S 3rd St.
Fort Dodge, IA
 
Curves Fort Dodge IA
900 Central Ave., Ste. 3
Fort Dodge, IA
Programs & Services
Aerobics, Body Sculpting, Cardio Equipment, Cardio Equipment, Circuit Training, Group Exercise Studio, Gym Classes, Gym Equipment, Gym Sports, Silver Sneakers, Zumba

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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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