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PL Gyms near Denham Springs, LA?


#1

Hello everyone. I am new to T-Nation and new to powerlifting as well. I am 31 years old and just recently moved to Denham Springs, LA. I am looking for a gym to train with powerlifters. I am a newbie when it comes to powerlifting but I really want to get into the sport. I can't really afford to pay over $55 per month for a gym. Any recommendations?


#2

Fletchers House of Power is in Baton Rouge. But that is just from a passing knowledge of the area and I have never really been there. Just seen it in passing and googled. Looks pretty solid though.


#3

Dude! You're in Garry Frank's neighborhood. He lives in Greenwell Springs and runs Hardcore Barbell. Up to this point, it has been a building in his back yard, and he didn't charge a set fee; you are just expected to help out when needed for meets and stuff. He had bought a commercial building and intends to move the gym there, but I don't know what the time table is. You can get his contact information from the World Powerlifting Congress website under "state chairmen".


#4

Hey guys thanks for the responses . Dr. J do you know if Gary Frank would takes in newbies to train? I went to a meet while I was living in Georgia a couple of months ago and I am hooked.


#5

Well I called and talked to Gary Frank and he is gracious enough to allow me to workout at his gym starting tomorrow. I am excited and nervous at the same time. I have a lot of work to do and a lot to learn. My powerlifting journey starts now and what a start it is!


#6

That's cool! His guys are freak-show-strong, so it is easy to get intimidated. But, they are a great group. Just work hard, and you'll be fine. I used to make the trek and train with them occasionally, but I haven't been in a while. I want to do the AAPF Nationals in the spring (Garry's hosting it in Baton Rouge). If I do, I'll make it a point to train with them a time or two while prepping. Hope to see you there.