The Gift of Strength

At Steelworks Strength Systems, we believe that strength is a great gift. A stronger you means a more durable you. A stronger you means a efficient you. A stronger you means a more energized you. You’ll find that with a stronger and more resilient body, life becomes easier.  With less chance of injury and illness,…

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Barbells and Brewskis – Fall 2017

Join us on Saturday September 30 at 10:00 am for a really fun event! Barbells and Brewskis is pretty damn simple. Lift heavy weight. Drink delicious beer. Have a good time! We will spend about 90 minutes lifting and then 1-2 more hours socializing over some fine fermented beverages! Open to anyone with experience in…

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FREE CPR Clinic at Steelworks Strength Systems

Steelworks Strength Systems will be hosting a FREE CPR clinic to anyone in the neighborhood on Saturday October 28 from 12 – 1 pm. It will be administered by the U Penn’s Center for Resuscitation Science Mobile CPR Project. Please note that this is not a certification, but rather a clinic to teach people this…

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3 Tips to Burn Fat, Build Muscle, and Boost Energy

I don’t know about you, but being tired SUCKS. Being unhappy SUCKS, as well. Feeling like your body can’t do too much?  Yeah, that SUCKS too. Friends, ain’t it time to build something that BLOWS away low self esteem and self doubt? The good news is that the prescription is pretty darn simple. To achieve the…

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Book Recommendation: Elon Musk – Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for A Fantastic Future

Elon Musk is one of my favorite entrepreneurs.  An audacious dreamer, Musk is a Herculean doer as well.  He has revolutionized the space industry, remade the electric car into a sexy machine, and doubled down on solar energy. Clearly, the man doesn’t think or act small.  My takeaway:  success occurs because of sacrifice.  If you want to be mega successful,…

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Loads of Fun at the Third Annual Steelworks Beach Workout!

Thanks to everyone who came out and made our 3rd Annual Beach Workout yet another fantastic experience!   We were blessed with beautiful weather and a wide open beach in Avalon, NJ! Special thanks to Fran Popek and Ariel Meredith for coordinating the after party!

Individualized Programming Client Spotlight – Surya Medepalli

Surya Medepalli is one of Steelworks Strength Systems Individualized Programming clients.  He came to the gym nearly three months ago with a goal of nailing his first strict muscle up and improving overall core strength/durability. We spent lots of time on the rings, with both dips, rows, and skill work.  His program include loads of…

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Why Cultivating Empathy and Understanding Matters Inside and Out of the Gym

When does empathy and understanding matter? When is it important to try and see things from another person’s perspective and subsequently gain a deeper sense of that person’s story? The answer is “always.” But stepping into someone else’s shoes is hard work. Gaining understanding is hard work. It’s much simpler to make up your mind…

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Using Intrinsic Rewards for Deeper Motivation

Days like today get me super excited. Why? FALL is in the air. That means crisp morning air, vibrant colored landscapes, and hot delicious coffee (any season, really, is coffee season…). For many of us, that means that weekends at The Shore come to a close and long vacations in faraway places are now Instagram…

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Why I Love the Suitcase Box Step

Want a great single leg accessory exercise that also builds frontal plane stability?  Enter the Suitcase Box Step Up.  This is a great little exercise to add to your repertoire of strength. Why I Like this Movement: Not only does it help even out strength imbalances in the major movers of the quads and glute…

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