Strength Training Gyms Valparaiso IN

Local resource for strength training gyms in Valparaiso. 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.

Charter Fitness of Valparaiso
(219) 548-8881
1805 E. Lincolnway
Valparaiso, IN
Charter Fitness of North Hobart
(219) 962-3461
8560 E. Ridge Road
Hobart, IN
Southlake Nautilus Total Fitness
(219) 945-1197
1435 South Lake Park Avenue
Hobart, IN
Universal Fitness
(219) 756-7081
1090 West 84th Drive
Merrillville, IN
Fieldhouse - Merrillville
(219) 488-9631
899 E 99th Ct
Merrillville, IN
Anytime Fitness
(219) 462-1122
1361 Morthland Drive
Valparaiso, IN
Cross Fit Chesterton
(219) 331-4295
1050 Broadway
Chesterton, IN
La Boxing
(219) 947-2269
5206 East Lincoln Highway
Merrillville, IN
Charter Fitness of Hobart
(219) 947-9600
4831 E. 81st Avenue
Merrillville, IN
Body Max Fitness
(219) 769-3366
240 West 79th Avenue
Merrillville, IN

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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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