Real Gym Registry

If you are both a gym and road warrior, you know the disappointing feeling of checking into a hotel and checking out what their on-site fitness center looks like.  99% of the time, it is a small, sad room with little equipment.  Finding a serious training facility is not always easy since hardcore or old-school gyms are niche businesses typically independently owned that do not have large on-line visibility in on-line directories.  Working out in a “fitness center” is tiring when having to avoiding the Snapchat crowd live-feeding their quarter rep squats and the oxygen deprivation-wearing “Bane” wannabes.

So, here is a running list of gym rat-approved gyms I have found while traveling or sent to me by fellow powerlifters and bodybuilders.  Running a gym is a tough business, especially an old school one.  Let us support these independent owners where we can.   If you see a gym missing that meets the criteria of being friendly to serious lifters, please message me (Instagram: @thejackedtraveler, Twitter: @tweet_chip).

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