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North State Barbell Club

Whether you are a fitness enthusiast, a strength trainer, or just starting out on your strength journey, North State Barbell Club is the perfect place to train and grow. Our coaches are here to help you find the right training program for your needs.

We have a large, spacious weight room and a wide variety of equipment for everyone to use. We also have a sauna that you can use to safely warm up your muscles before a workout.

The North State Barbell Club is a member of the USA Weightlifting family and has a team that travels to local, national and international competitions. Our goal is to help students, staff and faculty get stronger and enjoy this great sport!

Our coaches have been certified by the USA Weightlifting Association and are members of their organization. They have years of experience in the sport and will make sure you are getting the most out of your time with us!

We offer a variety of fitness classes throughout the year. Stop by the Wellness Center desk to learn more!

Our instructors are passionate about helping people live healthier, happier and more active lives. Using a combination of traditional exercise methods and innovative fitness modalities, they create workouts that are fun and challenging for you to do!

Located in Dacotah Hall, Northern’s intramural and student recreation center is open to all NSU students, faculty, staff and alumni during staffed hours. All you need is your NSU ID card to swipe into the facility and get access to a wide array of fitness options!

The gym has a large weightroom, several platforms, a barbell rack, kettlebells and bumpers. There is a small, but effective crossfitbox as well.

We have two USAW coaches, and a handful of athletes. Athletes range in age from youth through masters.

They are primarily a powerlifting club but have some other lifts too (squat, bench press, deadlift). We have access to Rogue bars, Pendlay bearing plates, and bumpers.

This gym is a small, but friendly, club with good etiquette. They do have a lot of college students who lift there, so it is very warm and laid back. They have a few different programs for their lifters and are very supportive of their training.

The main focus is on powerlifting but a few people do CrossFit too.

All the equipment is brand new, including a large olympic barbell and a few other barbells and weight plates. They have an open gym from 4am to 8:45pm and usually do a couple group classes as well.

James is a Physical Therapist, but he has a passion for barbell training and wants to share it with everyone. He has built, owned and operated his own Barbell Club for almost 5 years now!

His background in Physical Therapy gave him the tools he needed to help patients reach their goals with a safe and progressive approach. He has a strong desire to provide an entry point between performance and rehabilitation in the way that makes the most sense for each individual, giving them the results they deserve.