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What it really took to get started.

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An ultra marathoner's take on lifting for her run from Des Moines to Davenport in under 5days for MS. 

What Madison did when life knocked at her door. Courage is not to be underestimated. Listen close. 

She's a mother and a teacher, this is her journey in health and why she does it. 


have been with Grit gym for almost a year and love it. Adam does a great job putting together a work out for whatever your needs are. The trainers are all amazing.


By far the best gym in town. You don't need all the bells and whistles to live a healthy lifestyle and GRIT proves that. If you want to skip your warm up and bench 500lbs, GRIT is not the place for you. If you want to improve your overall health and do it the right way, GRIT is the place for you. Changed my life forever and I am thankful!


Grit Gym focuses on you and your strengths & weaknesses to help you accomplish your health goals. All with the support of your trainers and other members who basically become your family. Who wouldn't want to be a part of that?


"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."


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.


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.



3599 Dolphin Drive 64H

Iowa City, IA 52240







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