It took me years to fully appreciate the value of the lessons I have learned from the Iron. I used to think that it was my adversary, that I was trying to lift that which does not want to be lifted. I was wrong. When the Iron doesn’t want to come off the mat, it’s the kindest thing it can do for you. If it flew up and went through the ceiling, it wouldn’t teach you anything. That’s the way the Iron talks to you. It tells you that the material you work with is that which you will come to resemble.

Through the years, I have combined meditation, action, and the Iron into a single strength. I believe that when the body is strong, the mind thinks strong thoughts. Time spent away from the Iron makes my mind degenerate. I wallow in a thick depression. My body shuts down my mind.

The Iron is the best antidepressant I have ever found. There is no better way to fight weakness than with strength. Once the mind and body have been awakened to their true potential, it’s impossible to turn back.

The Iron never lies to you. You can walk outside and listen to all kinds of talk, get told that you’re a god or a total bastard. The Iron will always kick you the real deal. The Iron is the great reference point, the all-knowing perspective giver. Always there like a beacon in the pitch black. I have found the Iron to be my greatest friend. It never freaks out on me, never runs. Friends may come and go. But two hundred pounds is always two hundred pounds.

-Henry Rollins

Gym Rules

  1. Use chalk

  2. loud music only

  3. work hard or go home

  4. do not lower dead lifts quietly

  5. grunting allowed

  6. put weights away when done

  7. need a spot, ask for it!

  8. respect the gym

  9. watch out for each other!

  10. leave the gym better then when you came in!

IRON CORE GYM came from humble beginnings focusing on a traditional iron to the heart style gym. A gym Arnold Schwarzenegger would be proud of! We stripped all the distraction, added more and more weights, offered equipment for power lifters, threw some cardio machines in, offered a safe, private facility that limits its number of members to 250. It's the prime time gym in the Ocoee area strictly focusing on weight lifting and getting into shape. After nearly a year of legal wrangling and an exhaustive search for a great location, ICG re-open its doors in a 7000 sq. ft. facility in 2016. 

ARE YOU READY to enter the gym of iron? Our gym is a considered a private gym with key card access that is monitored through our security cameras at all times for your safety. Iron Core Gym keeps it simple. Unlike big chain gyms such as 24hr Fitness, LA Fitness, Golds Gym and etc. We DO NOT have an initiation fees, a maintenance fee or any other hidden fees and we do not believe in Pizza Wednesdays. We keep it straight forward no nonsense month to month membership. You need a month off? No worries, just don't pay for the next month.  Lift, sweat and get in shape with our ICG family. Don't forget to click on our training tab to get info on our certified, professional personal trainers that are known to deliver the results you need. 

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