Build your Strength

Build is a strength focused group class using compound movements and classic strength & conditioning techniques.  This program is all about getting stronger, promoting the growth of lean muscle mass, and improving body composition.

#BuildStrong

If you want to get stronger in a fun and exciting group class format than BUILD is for you. Build is an Ironstone original – we created this class to make barbell and weight training accessible and challenging no matter your current experience level or fitness. Why should you do strength work? The benefits are many: increased bone density, increased lean muscle mass, greater resilience to injury, more power and speed for sport, and functional strength to use in everyday life. However one of the most often overlooked benefits is that it is fun and inherently motivating – as your technique improves and your confidence increases its easy to see your progress as each lift improves pound by pound. Our accessory work will also show you your weaknesses and how to address them. Strength training, paired with high quality nutrition, can form the foundation of a lifelong fitness program that keeps you motivated, healthy and engaged. Below the surface you will also get mentally stronger – the barbell can teach us many lessons about life, focus, resilience, and dedication.

Brick by Brick, Stone by Stone.

The build program is focused on getting stronger using the most versatile tool in your tool bag: the barbell. This class will use a healthy dose of the classic lifts, such as bench press, deadlift, back squat, cleans, snatches, and presses, mixed with accessory weighted and bodyweight movements. You will see dumbbells and kettlebells, sandbags and cables. You will also get a healthy dose of core work. Some days you will do work capacity and loaded conditioning elements. Other days you will see pure aerobic power pieces on the airbike or rower. While the focus is on getting stronger, think of this more like a class designed to build your foundation of strength and toughen you up. The engaging group class format will help you stay motivated and energized. Join the team and lets get building!

We currently offer 14 BUILD classes per week  in our dedicated Strength Platform area at the back of the gym. The program focuses on a M/T/W/F/S schedule but participants following along can make up a missed day or session using a Strength Platform Reservation. In order to participate in Build classes you will need to complete foundations or have joined us having experience with the barbell lifts. For more information, find out how to get started at Ironstone

This Class Targets:

Power & Speed

Power & Speed

The ability to exert muscular strength rapidly to accelerate an external object or the human body to maximum velocity.

Muscular Strength

Muscular Strength

The ability to generate the maximum amount of force in a specific movement pattern to move an object through a given distance.

Muscular Endurance

Muscular Endurance

The ability to sustain submaximal muscular contractions activity for extended periods of time.

Cardiorespiratory Endurance

Cardiorespiratory Endurance

The ability to perform prolonged aerobic exercise at moderate to high intensities.

Flexibility & Mobility

Flexibility & Mobility

The ability of a joint to move freely through a range of motion and create stability in end-range positions.

Balance & Coordination

Balance & Coordination

The ability to maintain equilibrium in dynamic or static positions + the ability to combine multiple movements smoothly and efficiently.

Ready to Get Strong?

#UnleashYou.

Today’s Build Workout

We program Build workouts 5 days a week on M/T/W/F/S. We encourage build clients to do 1 day of aerobic work or active recovery (such as yoga or mobility) and take one full recovery day (at a minimum) on either Sunday or Thursday.

Support your BUILD program with these other classes and services

Bend

Bend

Yoga flow for athletes! Work on your stability, breath, flexibility, and range of motion.

Mobility

Mobility

Smash, floss, stretch, hold, and release your way into better positions.

Sharpen I - Weightlifting

Sharpen I - Weightlifting

A class dedicated to improving the technical aspects of your weightlifting technique.

Nutrition Coaching, Massage & More

Nutrition Coaching, Massage & More

Need help with other aspects of your fitness? Nagging injuries or tightness to address? We have the support you need.