The Bar Bell Club

The Bar Bell Club of Albion provides adult men and women with 24-hour access to a full line of fitness equipment, cardio machines, shower and sauna. With competitive rates and the convenience of downtown Albion, you should check us out!

The Bar Bell Club of Albion provides 24-hour access to a full line of fitness equipment, cardio machines, shower and sauna. With competitive rates and the convenience of downtown Albion, you should check us out! A barbell club has been operating at this location continuously since 1973, with the Bar Bell Club assuming ownership in May of 2014.

Dickerson Music Company

Thanks Dickerson Music and Kelly Kidder!

This week we thought we'd go outside and get to know our neighbors in downtown Albion a little more. Meet The Bar Bell Club. The Bar Bell Club of Albion provides adult men and women with 24-hour access to a full line of fitness equipment, cardio machines, shower and sauna. With competitive rates and the convenience of downtown Albion, you should check them out!

Thanks guys for letting us crash your work out to film.

Spotted this morning!

Anyone know a person that might be interested in teaching a regular weekly yoga class at the Studio in the Barbell club? Please message me (Jim Stuart) with any leads. THANKS!

[01/07/18]   Hi BBC members - I (Jim S) could use some help tomorrow (Monday 1/8/17) moving stuff around and out of the dance room in preparation for classes that start in there tuesday. If you are free at 4:45 would love some help!

O'Neal working with 205 today. (sorry i forgot the pic the first time - Jim)

Staci and I ran into Rachel working out this morning!

Get going on your fitness routine here at the Bar Bell Club of Albion! 24-hour key card access, strength and cardio equipment, full showers, locker rooms, and sauna!

[01/02/18]   Get fit at the Bar Bell Club! 24-hour card access, great rates, friendly people!

Build Muscle Strength, Size, And Endurance In One Workout!

Great ideas for back workouts. Build muscle strength, size, endurance, and a massive pump in the same workout using the Four-Rep Method. Get the details and try this back workout on for size!

View from N Superior Street - the main entrance to the club.

The Best Muscle-Building Breakfast | T Nation

Looking for recommendations for breakfast - YES you need to eat breakfast!
look here: People who want to build muscle and lose fat don't skip breakfast. But what are the best foods to eat? Here's what the experts suggest.

Six Phases to Bigger Arms

Here's a link to our current workout:

Get this 6-week arms-focused training program (which hits all other major muscle groups as well), science built diet and full supplement regimen here: http:/...

[04/29/17]   We're open during construction! Stop by if you see the door open or someone there and check us out!

[11/11/15]   The costs to join the club haven't changed in several years. I can't guarantee it will stay that way...
$100 for 3 months, or
$275 for a year.

To join, or for more information, contact Ken at at 517-262-9634.

[07/30/15]   The tread mill is dead again. Trying to find a new motor...

[05/28/15]   YES, the treadmill is fixed and ready to go! Stop by and see.

[05/15/15]   Call or text me at 517-262-9634 for more membership details!

[03/20/15]   The cost to join the club haven't changed in several years. I can't guarantee it will stay that way...
$100 for 3 months, or
$275 for a year.

So true!!


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[05/21/13]   I'm looking into an iPhone attachment that will us to accept credit cards. Does this sound like a good idea? Would anyone take advantage of that?

[05/04/13]   Jennifer Otmanowski took first place (in her age group) in the Free To Run 5k race in Spring Arbor today! Congratulations Jenn!!

[04/28/13]   Stop by and checkout the "new" equipment.
I'm still looking for a good cable cross-over so let me know if you see one for sale!

[08/13/12]   Currently working on a new program, Shortcut to Size. If anyone's interested in a copy please let me know. Or you can download it from

5 Muscle Myths Holding You Back: Do 8 to 12 Repetitions

A quick science lesson: Higher tension—a.k.a. heavier weights—induces the type of muscle growth in which the muscle fibers grow larger, leading to the best gains in strength; longer tension time, on the other hand, boosts muscle size by increasing the energy-producing structures around the fibers, improving muscular endurance. The classic prescription of eight to 12 repetitions strikes a balance between the two. But by using that scheme all the time, you miss out on the greater tension levels that come with heavier weights and fewer repetitions, and the longer tension time achieved with lighter weights and higher repetitions.

The new standard: Vary your repetition range—adjusting the weights accordingly—so that you stimulate every type of muscle growth. Try this method for a month, performing three full-body sessions a week: Do five repetitions per set in your first workout, 10 reps per set in your second workout, and 15 per set in your third workout.

Read more: The 5 biggest muscle myths, revealed. Give your workout a 21st-century overhaul with these new rules of lifting and you'll build more muscle in less time, with less risk of injury.

[04/14/12]   The cables are fixed and we installed the new squat rack. Stop by and check it out!

[03/24/12]   Note to EVERYONE:

You're too old to write "LOL," no matter how old you are. You should be able to acknowledge that something is funny using, you know, words or implicit understanding. Or you could share your jokes in person, and laugh appropriately if a punch line happens.

[03/17/12]   Interesting shoulder exercise (number 2).

[03/14/12]   Basketball Skill Training: Increase Your Vertical Jump - Men's

[03/11/12]   The 5 Most Common Deadlift Technique Mistakes | The Fitness Pros |

Shoulder press and T-bar.

Ken Otmanowski

Too Funny!

[12/04/11]   Try Again

[12/03/11]   A Common Cause of Low Back and Sciatic Pain - The Piriformis | The Art of Fitness - Austin Deep Tissue Massage Therapy

Weight Maintenance Calculator - Men | The Calorie Control Council

Here's a great link for calculating the number of calories (age adjusted) you need to maintain your weight. You can go up from there to gain (mass hopefully) or down to loose: Weight Maintenance Calculator for Men. Curious as to how many calories you need to maintain your current weight? Try this calculator to find out.

[12/03/11]   Here are two advantages to the Bar Bell Club, A) All members get a key to the door - they can workout any time they want, and B) Free training from a Certified Personal Trainer!

[12/01/11]   There would be lots - but I can't get Tony there to pose!!
AND, he's at 7 days without a beer. I think he needs a reward.......

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127 N Superior St
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