You always get a result.

The result can be a consequence or a reward but you always get the result.

It's our job to help you get the reward.

Meet Your Coaches


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Meet Some of Your Teammates

“I could just say "Grit Gym Rocks!" and leave it at that :) 

The benefits of working out at GRIT Gym go beyond the physical. In addition to improved strength and fitness, you gain a sense of accomplishment and increased confidence which stick with you throughout everything you do.

The personalized workouts are carefully crafted to help you become stronger and more fit, but Grit Gym also fosters an atmosphere of encouragement and positivity that makes even the toughest workout enjoyable.”


Grit Gym Member

"I have been going to Grit Gym for over 2 years now.  My main reason for joining was as I was getting older I wasn't happy with how my body was responding to the daily things, e.g. getting out of bed in the morning and my back hurt, doing simple yard work and I was sore as heck the next few days.  So I made the decision to join after doing some research, and couldn't be happier with the results. 

All of the trainers (Adam, Tori, and Eric) are excellent.  They explain each exercise and emphasize correct form.  The classes are the right size and the other members are awesome.  I truly believe Grit Gym is the best.  Do yourself, your body, and your mind a favor and check them out.  You won't be disappointed."


Grit Gym Member

"For the first time in my life, I am the closest to being at peace in my own skin, this was heavily influenced by the quality of movement, nutrition, recovery and mindset education I have received from Adam and his staff.  Adam is an incredibly driven and purposeful individual that will not sugar coat the work you need to commit to for you to get the results you want.  He and his staff support you to keep you focused along the way.  Yes, the work is hard but worth it.  I have the energy to keep up and play with my kids.  I am communicating so much better in my marriage, we are happier.  I have incredible focus in the work I do.  I am able to live the life I want to live everyday.

Give this place a chance, commit to the work, be consistent and bring your sense of humor."


Grit Gym Member

"At Grit Gym a coach sat down with me and figured out where I needed to start and which exercises would best for me. We focused on what I could do with a healthy respect for what I should avoid. 


The program was tailored to me so that my efforts would be working FOR MY body. I could get stronger without getting hurt and that way I can experience more of what I love to do. Like playing with my grandkids. I'm a young grandma. When the kids stay over I can carry them upstairs to bed when they fall asleep. It's easy to find motivation to do deadlifts and push a heavy sled when you remember how much it helps you do what you love most. 

I see my mom having trouble getting up stairs, out of a chair and how quickly she gets out of breath walking. It kills me to see that. And I'm so glad to have this place, a program ready for me when I walk in and someone there to help me with each exercise. It's one of the absolute best parts of my day." 


Grit Gym Member

Grit Gym Agreements

  1. Work Hard to improve everyday

  2. Focus on the Present Priority

  3. Be a positive influence 

  4. Be Courageous in your Curiosity

  5. Make You your First priority

  6. Have a sense of humor, joy is essential

  7. Decide if you’re going to be ALL IN or afraid you’re not enough

Grit Gym’s WHY


We are on a mission to revolutionize health by inspiring freedom from the status quo so we can all experience the life we want to live (instead of the default life we could end up with).


About Grit Gym


Grit Gym is a boutique fitness studio located in Iowa City, IA. Since opening in 2010, Grit has grown from a single strength coach to a small staff. Grit Gym has a reputation for rebelling against the status quo with an expertise in exercise prescription for strength via movement quality that helps people get back in shape to live the life they want, even after difficult injuries and long hiatuses from exercise. Grit provides progressive training, mindset, recovery and nutrition protocols in a delivery system of subversive humor and energy that is fun yet focused, introverted yet welcoming, and direct yet positive. More than anything we care on a level that is downright weird. We read tons of books, take perspectives far outside the realm of normal and live on the edge of unreasonable personal growth daily. We are experts in exercise that put each individual's sense of belonging at the top of necessities for success. Providing a community that is joyful yet relentless in its pursuit of progress. A place where the strength of the individual is as important as the tribe and the strength of the tribe is as important as the individual.



3599 Dolphin Drive 64H

Iowa City, IA 52240





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