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Re: Strongman/Powerlifter-friendly gyms

Post by Moody » Mon Mar 15, 2010 2:18 pm

Moose78 wrote:Thats great where are you in Muskoka I will come check the place out.
Off their website: 61 King William St. (behind Woodsmith's of Muskoka and Images Hairstyling, beside the Sunoco gas station)

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Re: Strongman/Powerlifter-friendly gyms

Post by CrossFit Muskoka » Mon Mar 15, 2010 7:38 pm

Thanks Robert. (incidentally, I need to update our site as the gas station in now Petro Can)


Moose78,

We are in Huntsville.

We don't operate a typical 'open gym', so we aren't there all day... give me a call or shoot me an email (contact info on website) and we can arrange a time to meet.

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Re: Strongman/Powerlifter-friendly gyms

Post by majik » Fri May 07, 2010 2:55 pm

In my endless effort to find cheap weights on craigslist or kijiji, I came across a "fitness" club in toronto's east end.

http://www.fortisfitness.ca/index.html

A really late update but, two Olympic platforms, a deadlift platform with band hooks, a bunch of power racks, enough iron to sink a cruise ship, speciality bars like a football bar and a safety squat bar, dragging sled, prowler, and I have my log, farmers, and sandbag there. Due to space and noise complaints no tires or stones... yet.
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Re: Strongman/Powerlifter-friendly gyms

Post by Joe » Mon Aug 09, 2010 10:02 pm

Anyone know of a good gym in brockville or tincap?

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Post by church415 » Tue Aug 10, 2010 11:03 am

Joe wrote:Anyone know of a good gym in brockville or tincap?
send a message to paul miller on here

his name is miller i think on the forum
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Re: Strongman/Powerlifter-friendly gyms

Post by Joe » Tue Aug 10, 2010 9:23 pm

church415 wrote:
Joe wrote:Anyone know of a good gym in brockville or tincap?
send a message to paul miller on here

his name is miller i think on the forum
will do, thanks.

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Re: Strongman/Powerlifter-friendly gyms

Post by BIGMOOSE » Tue Oct 12, 2010 7:16 pm

Pheonix Fitness in Stoney Creek, On

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Re: Strongman/Powerlifter-friendly gyms

Post by Dylan LaBrech » Mon Apr 25, 2011 11:55 pm

Looking for a good place to train in Sudbury.
Tried to find the "Sudbury Powerlifting Club" but to no avail.
Anyone? Thanks

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Re: Strongman/Powerlifter-friendly gyms

Post by Grant » Tue Apr 26, 2011 7:43 am

There are a couple of guys training in Sudbury. Try starting a post called "Sudbury gyms?" or something similar -- hopefully one of them will spot it.

Here's a trainer based there as well:

http://trainedbytroy.com/
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Re: Strongman/Powerlifter-friendly gyms

Post by Viking » Sat Jun 04, 2011 12:22 pm

Evolution Health Club
355 Elmira Road North
Guelph, Ontario

(519) 823-0015

Chalk, grunt, yell, swear, drop weights, is closer to a motto at this place than it is to being forbidden.
Olympic Platform, Bumper Plates (including 4 100lb plates), 150lb db's, they even have a glute ham raise.
I also have a small, but growing stash of my own strongman equipment there (log, axle, 2.5" fat db, farms, and a prowler), stones are next.
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Re: Strongman/Powerlifter-friendly gyms

Post by CBongelli » Sat Nov 05, 2011 11:57 pm

Crossfit Kitchener
543 Mill St. Unit 6
Kitchener
(519) 208-7240

This gym is full of open space, sleds, prowlers, bumper plates, bands and glute hams. They also have some small stones (Up to 185) and farmers.

Biggest plus to the gym is the attitude of the owners and members, great place to train hard!

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Post by Paul Rykiert » Fri Dec 02, 2011 2:03 pm

Pauly D wrote:Fitness Zone on 4th ave in Niagara Falls (905-356-3743) is letting me bring in any implements I want for training. I'm pretty much the only one that uses any of them, but I have brought in farmers walk implements, a pontiac sunbird (slowly being stripped of parts) for wheelbarrel and dead lift training, 2 pulling harnesses, a 750lb tire, and eventually a couple atlas stones if I ever get around to making them. I also have an empty red cylindae for making a log, but again, no time to do anyhting with it just yet.
Is this place still around?

Also any recommendations on good gyms in the St. Catharines/Niagara region?

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Re: Strongman/Powerlifter-friendly gyms

Post by Grant » Sun Dec 04, 2011 12:55 pm

Looks like they've moved:

Google Place Page

Derek Randall used to have a gym in Niagara Falls, but he's been pretty quiet for a few years. Not sure what he's been doing lately.
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Re: Strongman/Powerlifter-friendly gyms

Post by David J » Thu Feb 02, 2012 8:28 pm

Life By Design Strength and Conditioning Centre

http://www.lifebydesignsc.com/

1486 Richmond St
London, ON
N6G 2M1

ph: 519-963-1100
Sure its cool to do a pullup but I will take a big deadlift over it any day.

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Re: Strongman/Powerlifter-friendly gyms

Post by Paul Rykiert » Thu Sep 27, 2012 9:18 pm

La Fitness
539 Steeles Ave. E,
Brampton, ON

Despite the name its a surprisingly good gym...

4 power racks, (1 with a lifting platform attached)
2 adjustable step-ups/squat boxes
GHR
Reverse hyper
some decent not-bent-to-sh*t barbells
chalk ok

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