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PL-Friendly Gyms Near Ashland, KY/Huntington WVA?


#1

I'm possibly going to relocate to Ashland Ky sometime in the early fall. Anybody know of powerlifting friendly gyms in the area. Ashland is near Huntington WVA and Ironton, OH. Thanks


#2

Just the topic to get me to join this place...

Tri-State Rehab in Ashland is where I've lifted and they're all cool with what I do. Not usually a lot of people to get in your way as it is primarily a physical therapy center. There are a few big guys who come in, some really small with the rest being phys. therapy patients. The rates are pretty good too I believe.

Another bonus is you'll get access to the other centers in the area. There's one in Huntington and Ironton. I haven't been to them though.

Another option is the YMCA. I personally don't prefer it, but if you need more equipment, that's the place to go. Membership is a bit higher though.


#3

Thanks man, I'll check it out. I should be in Ashland next weekend for a look see. Thanks again.
All I really need is a squat rack and some free weights. How are they about chalk and such?


#4

OP, I think you have bigger issues than finding a gym.

I'm pretty sure Ashland, KY is a dry county.


#5

Ashland isn't dry. No worries there. The gym seems to do great with chalk. Actually, one of the workers bought me a block of magnesium carbonate. I put it on for my top sets, make a big cloud, leave a little bit of dust in the floor and no one's ever said a thing. There aren't really any rules that they have posted other than re-racking your weights(Which is sometimes broken, of course) and no one under 16 on the equipment unless accompanied by a guardian.

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