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Nazareth Barbell


#1

Hey, before I make an ass out of myself and call them, I'd like to see if I can get any info on them here.

Does anyone know if they're a private gym, or if one needs to be invited to train there?

I'm in PA for the next 10 days and have been looking for a good gym to go to.

I have a membership to Powerhouse, but the closest one to here is over an hour away.

Nazareth is only 30 miles south of where I'm staying, and of course, it's a well known powerlifting gym that I'm sure would be have a 1000 times better atmosphere to train in.

Their site isn't working, but I found their info here:

http://www.powerliftingwatch.com/gyms/nazareth-barbell

I think this would be a great opportunity for me as well since I've never trained at an actual powerlifting gym, and plan on joining Albany Strength when I finaly move to Albany, NY.

If anyone knows their hours, that will help too so I might be able to go before work (although I'll find out when I call them).

Thanks!


#2

Their site is working fine for me.

nazbar.com

Call them and ask if it is cool for visitors or post over at their board. Mike Miller is a very nice person and he posts under the handle MULE something or other.


#3

mike miller was very nice to me when I met him. he has actually posted here under the name "mule" so you could just PM him if you wanted


#4

The site's still not working for me, but I'll give them a call and hope I can get in this week.

Thanks!


#5

I say go for it, what's the worst that can happen, they say no?

On a similar note... Anybody know what the possibility of going to train in Ohio with the Westside crew for 3months would be?

It seems a little too simple to just have to give Louie a call. (and yes, I am from Ireland but I'd be prepared to move over there for 3 months if it would help make me better)


#6

No, it really is that simple. When I went out to ohio for an efs seminar, I LITERALLY went to westside-barbell.com, called the number that they list for merchandise exchanges (or something like that) and when woman (later found out it was Louie's wife) answered, blurted out that I was going to be in ohio and was wondering if it would be ok if i came by Westside on such and such a date. She said she would talk to lou, called me back within, I dunno, an hour? And said what time would you like to come by? That's all there was to it.

Now granted, I wasnt going for 3 months, but I'd say just call.


#7

Are you kidding me? I grew up in Nazareth. I had no idea this place existed. Now I have another good reason to go back there for a visit.


#8

I am in fact benching with him tomorrow (Thursday), so if you want to PM me with your name I will give you the intro....It is a Private Gym, but there is no problem getting in for a workout. Mike is normally at the gym between 12:00 (or so) and 7:00.

Where are you staying and I will give you directions. If you want, as I mentioned, I will be there at 1:00PM to bench, you can just come up....PM me.


#9

PM sent.

Thanks!


#10

VERY NICE POWERLIFTING GYM!

Met, and exceded my expectations. The music was loud, and there was tons of equipment.

There were a few people there when I came in, and 2 left shortly after I got there, then there were 2 others there when I left.

I didn't get to meet Mike, but would have liked to thank him in person, as well as JRR641 for hooking me up.

JRR, I should be seeing you there this weekend.

Thanks again!