Forever Strong Training Center

Forever Strong Training Center


This is great place to send your athletes! We make the drive from Waukee and we've never thought twice about looking for a place closer. The dedication Jeff and Dakota put towards the kids is amazing. They encourage them to be better stronger, mentally tough athletes. They do a great job focusing on correct form to prevent injuries and provide a fun environment for the kids to be in. I would highly recommend checking Forever Strong out, you won't be disappointed.
Jeff Grove has done an amazing job for Sam and the ADM Volleyball team!! Tremendous improvement in strength and vertical!
Payton had so much fun learning tonight. Thanks for your time. It's refreshing to work with someone who has such a passion for this training.
Back where it all began tonight. Back before the current gym, back before BBJ, back when it was just a couple kids and Jeff in an unfinished basement at the end of gravel lane. That one summer changed my life forever. It elevated and opened up my strength/ athletic ability. Not only did that one summer open up doors to and bring me to a new level of athleticism, but it helped me grow up a little bit too. I would work in the morning, baseball in the afternoon (and night), and workout Tuesday/Thursday nights and Saturday/Sunday mornings. So learning time management and doing the "right things" got put at the top of my list of summer things to do. It was tough, but well worth it. Jeff demanded the most from you and never let you cut corners to make a lift or movement easier for you. He taught us the right way, the right technique. I've used those skills and teaching techniques from collegiate sports, throughout my military career, and now that I coach, to my athletes as well. I encourage student athletes and adults to take advantage of the wealth of knowledge and true spirit of seeing you achieve your goals and grow. It's been 13 years since I had Jeff Grove leading my workout and tonight it brought back those memories with Jeff and Rocky and of that one summer that helped carve and shape my life Forever.... #foreverstrong
Jamie Jorgensen
For the past few years I have been lifting with Jeff. He has taught me so much about weightlifting and myself. He has trained me to work hard and break through barriers that tested my strength and will. With the new gym, Jeff has an even bigger set of tools he can use to develop the athletes that work with him. If you or your child are pondering going to work out at Forever Strong - do it, you won't regret it.
Well, it's been a great summer training out at the new gym. I feel it has been a huge advantage for me to be able to workout at Forever Strong, although I started there when it was still BBJ. Now, Jeff has an even greater amount of "torture" devices (I think he calls excercise) that I was able to utilize. In all honesty though, that's not what makes Forever Strong Training Center great. There are very few people I know as passionate about and as fully invested in what they do as Jeff Grove. In a way, your goals and aspiriations become his goals and aspirations. I can say, without a doubt, he has done everything in his power to help me. Constantly learning and improving to benefit the people he trains. That is what makes Forever Strong great. I remember many days going into the gym and not wanting to be there and he still found a way to get the best out of me. Or on my best days finding ways to push me even further. And for that I can't thank Jeff and Forever Strong enough.
Fantastic workout last night!!! This place is awesome:)
What age can join and price

This is a training program that has been running for 10 years and is expanding to a new +6000 square foot facility with state-of-the-art equipment.

Operating as usual

Hlas, Pautz earn D2CCA All-America honors - Winona State University Athletics 05/26/2022

Hlas, Pautz earn D2CCA All-America honors - Winona State University Athletics

Abbie Hlas “ ALL AMERICAN “” This is one of the hardest working athletes you will ever meet. Success is always earned and Abbie has worked so hard for these post season awards. Abbie, we could not be happier for you congrats!! Ok it’s time for another summer of hard work let’s get busy!!

Hlas, Pautz earn D2CCA All-America honors - Winona State University Athletics WINONA, Minn. - Abbie Hlas and Liz Pautz both earned D2CCA All-America honors following impressive seasons helping the Winona State University softball team to a 47-17 overall record and a 2022 NCAA Division II Softball Championship Tournament appearance. Hlas was named as a First Team utility playe...



Forever Strong Training Center will be closed Friday, May 27th and Monday, May 30th for Memorial Day!

As we transition into summer, due to several schools releasing for summer break on different dates; summer training will officially begin on Tuesday, May 31st, but the current training schedule will remain the same:

•Monday/Wednesday: 6:00AM, 4:00PM, 5:05PM, 6:10PM
•Friday: 6:00AM, 1:30PM, 2:40PM, 3:45PM
•Tuesday/Thursday: 6:00AM, 4:00PM, 5:05PM, 6:10PM

For those not currently training with us, please let us know what training days/times you would like to participate in. For those currently training with us, you may remain in your current training days/times unless you need to switch do to schedule conflicts.

The new Summer training schedule will begin on Monday, June 6th!

Please let us know if you have any questions!


Haley James and Lauren Hagedorn had an amazing night both breaking JR High School records. It is amazing to watch hard work and passion come together and perform at a level that nobody else has in the history of their school.
The 1500 meter run has been on Haley’s mind for well over a year and last night she made it happen.

Proud of both of these girls— keep working hard and keep setting big goals!


Forever Strong Summer Training


Just added to our Speed Treadmills getting ready for the Summer Sessions! The sessions are filling up quickly so call if interested!


We will now begin to take names for our summer training sessions. Keep in mind we will close off a session once it reaches 20 athletes.
MWF session 1 starts 7:15am, session 2 starts 8:35am, session 3 starts 10am, Session 4 starts 1pm, Session 5 starts 2:30pm.
Tuesday and Thursday Schedule
Session 6 starts 7:15am, Session 7 starts 9:45am, Session 8 starts 11:15am, Session 9 starts 2pm, and Session 10 starts at 3:30pm.


Wanted to give a shout out to a young man that started with us a little over a year ago and highlight the progress he has made thus far! Wyatt (Winterset) always comes into the gym with a great attitude and is ready to put in the work; and it definitely shows! A year ago, he had a 360 lb 3-way total, a 4.85 sec. pro-agility, a 20” vertical, and an 85” broad jump! Wyatt now has a 630 lb 3-way total, a 4.29 sec. pro-agility, a 29.5” vertical, and a 103” broad jump! Wyatt, congratulations on the tremendous progress you have made in the past year, but this is only the beginning! Stay hungry and keep up the great work!!


A big congrats to Nicole for an unanimous selection for first Team All Conference!! Nicole works so hard to be the best BB player she can be. She is a real testament how hard work PAYSOFF!! Please join me in sending Nicole congratulations on her achievement.


To give everyone an early heads up, Forever Strong Training Center will be closed March 14th to March 18th for Spring Break! If you have any questions, please let us know!


It’s always cool to look back and see how far these athletes have come throughout the years! Grace is a perfect example of this! One of our first test outs for her dates clear back to 2018 where she had a 335 lb. 3-way total! The last time we tested, a couple weeks ago, Grace put up a 575 lb. 3-way total! Not only this, but the improvements in her athleticism and confidence have also followed! Her dedication to always improve herself as an athlete and as a person is what it is all about; and this holds true for each and every athlete that walks through our doors!

Photos from Forever Strong Training Center's post 02/25/2022

Help us in congratulating 2 athletes that recently hit some major milestones!!! Thea (Winterset) joined the 500 lb. club, while Addison (Adel) joined the 600 lb. club! These are no small feats and take many hours of hard work and dedication to achieve! Great job ladies, keep it up!!


A special highlight goes out to 2 young men that have stayed consistent with their training for the past few years and their progress definitely shows! Carson and Peyton have continued to put in the work and have trained both in and out of their seasons! They have fought and stayed patient through injuries, and we could not be more proud of how much they have grown as young men and athletes! To give you an idea of their progress, since starting, Carson has increased his 3-way total by over 450 lbs and Peyton has increased his 3-way total by over 350 lbs! Gentlemen, congratulations on your improvements and we look forward to what the future holds!

Photos from Forever Strong Training Center's post 02/16/2022

It’s always great to see when hard work pays off outside of the gym! A big shout out and congratulations goes out to Brock Parker, an athlete that has trained with us the last two summers! This past weekend, Brock won his conference tournament in the 149 lb weight division for the University of Wisconsin-Platteville Pioneers! Keep it up Brock and good luck on the rest of your season!

Timeline photos 02/07/2022

Here is a young man who has been so dedicated in making himself better. Great work ethic, very focused on his goals and always willing to give it his best!!! Nice work Dakota!!

Congratulations to Dakota Swanson on signing to continue his academic and football career at Morningside University!

Photos from Forever Strong Training Center's post 02/05/2022

A BIG congratulations goes out to 2 athletes that train with us from Waukee Northwest! Last week, Sam and Abi both signed college letters to continue their athletic careers! Sam will be playing soccer at Wartburg College and Abi will be playing basketball at William Jewell College! Great job and congratulations to both of you! We are excited to see what this next chapter brings!


To all who come to the gym. We have a new supplier for our supplements. Also for those busy days running between activities we have single stick servings for protein and amino energy. All supplements from this company are checked against all banned substances. We are really pleased with this change and feel more kids could benefit by taking advantage of these products.


We are very excited to announce we have been voted as the best/favorite gym in Dallas County. The support we have received is amazing and we would like to THANK everyone for giving us the opportunity to train your children, yourself and at times the entire family.
Kids from Adel, Waukee, Clive, Winterset, Woodward, Van Meter, Earlham and Panora have truly made this possible. The kids are amazing and it is why this is so rewarding. If you have not stopped by, please do! We would like to help you get to that next level.

Photos from Forever Strong Training Center's post 01/19/2022

Wanted to give a special shout out to a young man that has shown incredible determination and courage in the face of adversity! About a year ago, Eli was sent to the hospital with a ruptured appendix! If this wasn’t hard enough, after surgery, he suffered a small bowel obstruction! Because of this, Eli was in the hospital for weeks; and when he left, only weighed 113 lbs! Since then, he has worked his butt off and weighed 165 lbs before wrestling season! He was also apart of a State Championship football team this year at Van Meter! Eli, your work ethic, discipline, and drive are very apparent and you should be very proud of yourself! We definitely are!!


We would like to highlight two athletes that recently joined us from Earlham! Kaden and Hank began training with us just 12 weeks ago and have made amazing progress since then! In that short amount of time, Kaden has increased his 3-way total by 85 lbs and Hank has increased his 3-way total by 100 lbs! Better yet, they have learned how to move their bodies with proper technique; allowing them to train with a purpose! Keep up the great work gentlemen and the results will follow!


Yes we are open Monday 1-17-2022— Normal hours!


Gym - Friday 3:45 session will close due to roads. Everyone be safe!!

Photos from Forever Strong Training Center's post 01/12/2022

Please help us in congratulating 4 young athletes that have reached BIG milestones in their training! Kendal and Alexis both reached the 600 lb. club, while Ethan and Peyton both reached the 500 lb. club! Each one of you have continued to work extremely hard towards these goals and have obtained them! Stay hungry and keep up the great work!!


Here is our Holiday Schedule for the next 2 weeks! If you have any questions, please feel free to ask!


Due to inclement weather conditions and several school closings, the gym will be CLOSED this afternoon (12/15); meaning no 3:45PM, 5:05PM, or 6:10PM sessions. We feel this is necessary for safety of travel. Thank you for understanding.


Hope everyone has a Happy Thanksgiving with family and friends! We are very thankful for the continued support!


As a reminder, we will be closed this Thursday (11/25) and Friday (11/26) for Thanksgiving!


Always nice to see our past athletes come back for a workout. In this case it is us saying Thank You to Leo Tauke. He is serving our country in the Marines and is home on leave. Leo it was our honor to have you back in the gym. Leo has not changed much a young man who never gives up and always pushes forward!!!!

Photos from Forever Strong Training Center's post 11/13/2021

Big shout out to these 3 ladies that recently signed to continue their athletic careers in college!!! Annie (Waukee NW) signed to play soccer at Missouri Western State University; Riley (Winterset) signed to play softball at the University of Wisconsin-Stout; and Grace (Earlham) signed to play softball at DMACC! Congratulations ladies, your hard work in and out of the gym has definitely paid off!! Can’t wait to see what the future holds for you!!

Videos (show all)

Forever Strong Summer Training
Quarantine Workout Demo Video (3/30/20)
Quarantine Workout Demo Video (3/27/20)
Quarantine Workout Demo Video (3/26/20)
Quarantine Workout Demo Video (3/25/20)



We offer weight and agility training for athletes from 5th grade through College level. The program is 100% designed to enhance the athletic performance of every individual no matter their level. This program has a proven track record that will get results.

We also offer Adult Fitness classes that involve weight training, cardio through an interval training approach.



27871 Fairground Road
Adel, IA

Opening Hours

Monday 6am - 5pm
Tuesday 4pm - 5pm
Wednesday 6am - 5pm
Thursday 3pm - 5pm
Friday 6am - 5pm

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