Big North Barbell Strength and Conditioning

Big North Barbell Strength and Conditioning


UnBoxed Ohm
UnBoxed Ohm
Gaylord 49735


Left a pair of new big north sweats at the gym last Saturday and now I can’t find them. 🙃

They are size large and have the tags removed. If anyone found them, let me know. Thank you!
Did anyone pick up a small orange Yeti water bottle last week?
The cooler is stocked again!! I’ll do my best to never let it run out of burritos🤣🤣 🌯you all are great! Thank you for your support! Let me know what you guys think... requests, opinions... all of it, feedback is awesome. Also, I put a sheet out today to help Carey and I. This will help us tremendously... If you grab something do us a quick favor and write it down! Thanks again!!☺️💕
Missing my barbell fam this AM 💜
Finished up a great conversation with an old friend, Chad Volant.

He’s the owner of Big North Barbell Strength and Conditioning and doing great work in the health and wellness space as a fitness professional.

He’s extremely smart and entertaining to listen to!

Looking forward to dropping this episode on The Painful Pursuit podcast in the next couple weeks!
#libertyville #libertyvilleil #podcast #podcastersofinstagram #healthylifestyle #healthiswealth #chronicpain #backpain #neckpain #shoulderpain #fitnessjourney #professionaldevelopment
Such a fun Field Day today! Thank you to all of our staff, parent volunteers, and businesses who sponsored or donated to make this a great day for our kiddos! Extra special shout out to Jay's Sporting Goods - Ga***rd, Mooney's Ice Cream, North Star Gardens-Ga***rd, the Michigan State Police, Big North Barbell Strength and Conditioning - CrossFit Ga***rd and Adam Korson Farm Bureau Insurance Agency! We couldn't have done it without you.

Join us tomorrow at 8:00 a.m. for our final All School Mass at the Cathedral with elementary awards and 8th grade graduation to follow!
Thank you to Big North Barbell Strength and Conditioning - CrossFit Ga***rd, Mooney's Ice Cream, Jay's Sporting Goods - Ga***rd, North Star Gardens-Ga***rd and the Michigan State Police and their K9 unit! Thank you for helping make our field day awesome!
Is there still a 4:00pm class on Fridays?
I wanted to let everyone know that the Firetruck Pull for the Special Olympics has been canceled. They were unable to get enough teams to be participate. I spoke with the Trooper who was organizing the event, he plans on combining it with the Firemans Memorial in Roscommon next year.
Dose anyone else have dreams about getting there first muscle up? 😂
Do you have Saturday morning WODs??
Any girls looking to do a beginners competition ??? If so messages me asap!!

Building a foundation of HEALTH through MOVEMENT
Big North Barbell offers coach led classes for all

Operating as usual


Do you know somebody 60+ that would benefit from:
✅Improved balance
✅Increased muscle strength
✅Increased mobility
✅A group of friends that will hold you accountable to come to class every week

If so, send them our way!

Big North Barbell is partnered with the Otsego County Commission on Aging to offer a program that will do just this!
Our class times are:
Tuesday/Thursday 6:15 -7AM &10:30- 11:15 AM.
All levels welcome.

Cost is $3/class.

Let’s spread the word and let’s get this community stronger together!

Big North Barbell Strength and Conditioning updated their website address. 04/06/2022

Big North Barbell Strength and Conditioning updated their website address.

Big North Barbell Strength and Conditioning updated their website address.

Big North Barbell Strength and Conditioning updated their website address. 04/06/2022

Big North Barbell Strength and Conditioning updated their website address.

Big North Barbell Strength and Conditioning updated their website address.


5AM crew already hitting bench PR’s on week ✌️💪

Raise your hand if you hit a heavy bench today🙋🏻‍♀️🙋‍♂️

Watch this reel by bignorthbarbell on Instagram 04/01/2022

Watch this reel by bignorthbarbell on Instagram

Check out the different variations for todays workout!

9 pull ups
6 clean and jerks
9 bar facing burpees

Watch this reel by bignorthbarbell on Instagram Pitbull • Feel This Moment (feat. Christina Aguilera)


Anyone else hit a box jump PR today!?
Michael did🙌


Yes! We are open for all classes. Please be safe out there friends! Parking lot may be icy🥶




Total DAWEmination at 9AM 😍


dubs PR

Heyooooo @jrhadigan hitting a PR on dubs 🙌 it appears that Florida sun is good for skill work💪 great job JESS!



Make sure to check ZenPlanner for updated spring break hours!


☀️hello vitamin D☀️


Boomer Strong

Just some STRONG boomers getting ready for beach season over here, don’t mind us 💪☀️


Who’s ready to get after some heavy front squats today? 🙋🏻‍♀️🙋‍♂️

Who hit a PR today? 💪


after party🎉

work hard. PLAY HARDER😛

Happy Friday y’all!


Congrats Whittney on coaching your first class this morning!



Check out Mitchell Ogden getting his FIRST handstand push up last night! He’s been working on these for months🙌 hard work paying off my friend! Congrats!



Also referred to as ‘Popeye’ around the gym😉

🧉fave drink: margaritas

🌮fave thing to do outside the gym: EAT all the foods!

🏋🏻‍♀️favorite movement: double unders (is she even human!?)


We are SO excited to have you on the staff! Stay tuned for her class schedule 💪


The future of fitness.

Photos from Big North Barbell Strength and Conditioning's post 03/01/2022

Welcome Lori and David! Two new members and smiling faces this week at the gym! Make sure to introduce yourself if you see them in class🙂


CONGRATS CONNOR! 💪 state champ!

Congrats to Connor Abraham of the Ga***rd Blue Devils who took 1st place in Slalom today at Schuss Mountain to become the individual state champion in Division 2. This photo is from his run in that slalom race. Also in Slalom Jack Robel took 4th place, and Keaton Abraham finished in 9th. Conner also finished 5th in Giant Slalom. The Ga***rd boys team finished in 4th place in the state also....pretty cool deal all around!



Who is ready for the weekend!?

Photos from Big North Barbell Strength and Conditioning's post 02/13/2022


We had a blast tubing! Thank you to everyone that came out❄️

Obviously had to hit a PR with 23 tubes linked together on our way down🙌


They say never miss a Monday.

We are more impressed with the number of student athletes that show up at 4p on a Friday on a SNOW DAY❄️

Awesome Friday night crew🤙


Healthy eating while traveling. It’s hard!

There was no restaurants open with healthy meal options when I arrived late, so... Hit up the local grocery store to find a protein, carbs, something green and a fruit. Loaded turkey sandwich with tabouli and baby Swiss cheese. Dessert was raspberries. It did the trick🙌

What is your favorite travel go to?

Photos from Big North Barbell Strength and Conditioning's post 02/08/2022

Meet Kevin.

Kevin joined the gym four months ago with a goal. He wanted to look better naked. (Don’t we all!?🤷🏻‍♀️)
We started him out the way we do with all new members.

1. Prove that you can be consistent coming three days a week. That is it.
2. After his first month he mastered that and asked if he could come additional days, yes Kevin, you can. Now he was coming 3-5 days per week.

After 4 months this scan shows his progress on paper- but I’m sure he can share his progress outside of this paper. He is now ready for the next step. 🍗🥙🥗

Nutrition. Now we work on factors OUTSIDE the gym. His protein, food, sleep, water etc.

Baby steps for big changes.

I can’t wait to see what the next 4 months bring!!

@inbodyactive @kevin.lawson40


Fact. Fitness is more fun with friends.



Tuesday class… IYKYK 🧟‍♂️

Photos from Big North Barbell Strength and Conditioning's post 01/26/2022

Why meal prepping works.

1. I got home late
2. Too hangry (yes, HANGRY) to chop veggies, cook rice, brown the beef etc

Cue the drive through- am I right!?

Plan for the unexpected in life.
On Sunday (or schedule day of the week) chop the veg, cook the rice, etc
All I had to do for a 5 minute meal was measure my ingredients and toss them in the pan with seasoning of choice👌
*BONUS- make a double batch for tomorrows lunch


Monthly reminder to get outside and find that vitamin D😍 It looks like Coach Joel is doing a fine job this morning☀️

Our Story

Formally known as CrossFit Ga***rd, Big North Barbell is a community of fitness coaches and members who are devoted to the highest level of health and wellness. We have numerous class programs ranging from our MiniFit (5-10 years old) all the way to our Boomers Bootcamp which is specifically for aging adults. In addition, we offer personal training, nutrition coaching, and customized strength programming to help you achieve all of your goals. Our belief is all humans can “live better through strength”. Whether you are in high school sports or you are 90 years old, we can help enhance your everyday life and athletic ability. Possessing the required strength is an essential part to a long healthy life and that is why we put a large emphasis on resistance training. Consistency first, before intensity.

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dubs PR
Boomer Strong
after party🎉
Fact. Fitness is more fun with friends.
boomers bootcamp




818 North Otsego Lake Road Suite B
Ga***rd, MI

Opening Hours

Monday 5:15am - 9:30am
4pm - 6:15pm
Tuesday 5:15am - 11:15am
4pm - 6:15pm
Wednesday 5:15am - 9:30am
4pm - 6:15pm
Thursday 5:15am - 11:15am
4pm - 6:15pm
Friday 5:15am - 9:30am
4pm - 6:15pm
Saturday 8am - 10am

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