Big North Barbell Strength and Conditioning

Big North Barbell Strength and Conditioning


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!
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


Look at this beauty💗


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Photos from Big North Barbell Strength and Conditioning's post 08/12/2023

Shout out to all of our active members doing fitness today!! We had people all over! Some down at competing in the Barbell Classic, lots at the Mark Mellon Memorial Triathlon and some at the Drew Kostic Memorial 5K.

Tell us what you did to be active today!!


NO Minifit and BittyFit for the month of August! Enjoy the rest of your summer break! ☀️
Stay tuned for school session times to be announced.


Love this idea! Let’s start healthy habits NOW before the chaos of school sets in🙌

August 1st! This is a great month to make healthy breakfasts a priority and create good habits before kids go back to school. It can be harder to control what they eat at school and grab for snacks, but starting the day off right will help the whole family feel better and more satisfied throughout the day.

When kids (and adults) eat too much sugar and have things like juice, pancakes with syrup, toast with jelly or cereal for breakfast, blood sugar levels quickly rise and fall. This causes hunger, irritability and a craving for more sweets -- kicking off a blood sugar roller coaster.

Make a commitment this month to create a habit of healthy breakfasts.


Feeling when you survive the final week of the strength cycle and get to deload next week🙌

But for real- your coaches want to know what personal bests you got this week!
3 rep Deadlift?
Heavy bench?
First hand stand hold?
3 rep push press?

We want to celebrate with you!!



On Wednesday’s we do cardio.
Some with smile.
Some not.
To be a better version of ourselves.
It’s always better together💪


Good luck to our boomer team playing in the Toys for Tots outing this Sunday!


Our BittyFit class got to work on jumping, balance, running and climbing today. I am always in awe of the bigs as they help with the littles💗


July schedule!!
1st 3 Thursdays of the month
Minifit (age 7-12) 9:40-10:20
BittyFit (age 3-6) 11:20-11:45
$35 non member
$25 member

Please comment or message to sign up!


“Hey Coach Sarah, go do a strict ring muscle up…”

First attempt.

The beautiful thing, she didn’t think about it. She didn’t even have time to think, “I don’t know if I can” or “what if I can’t”…

Find yourself a place that can provide the opportunity to things you didn’t think were possible💫

Photos from Big North Barbell Strength and Conditioning's post 05/29/2023

MURPH 2023

God bless those that have served.

God bless those that have fallen.

God bless this community🇺🇸

Photos from Big North Barbell Strength and Conditioning's post 05/25/2023

Our MiniFit and BittyFit classes are a wrap for this month! We will be back in JULY! Stay tuned to our page for dates💪


Minifit today 3:15-3:55💪
Ages 7-12


Big North has been at max capacity for several months now. We are now able to add new members in our noon class.

Starting TOMORROW, we will offer 12-1p Monday-Friday.

Our new strength and mobility cycle also starts this week so it’s a great opportunity to join if 12-1p time slot works for you🙌


movement is medicine.

We offer our BIG NORTH BOOMERS class every Tuesday and Thursday
cost $5/class

All levels welcome.


Need a place to warm up? BIG NORTH will now be offering a NOON class running 5 days a week! Classes start MONDAY, April 3😍
What a great way to fight the winter- sweating and growing big muscles💪


Smiling. You know why?
Because they just got done lifting heavy
A$$ weights. That’s why. Lifting weights is linked to:
💪 increased strength
😍 confidence
🔥🧈 burning fat
🦴 increased bone density
🧠 increased cognitive function
….the list goes on

We smile a lot here at Big North😏


MiniFit and BittyFit classes will be canceled due to the weather this evening. (January 19)

Stay safe out there! 🥶


A big THANK YOU to .training for our gymnasty seminar this morning! We worked on mastering basic shapes, progressions of pull ups, toe to bar and lastly the bar muscle up.

Check out Coach getting not only her FIRST EVER BMU, but she did 3😍🙌

Time for a new goal for that one💪


No morning classes today.
Classes will resume Monday morning.

Please stay safe friends!
Merry Christmas 💗


Roads are impassable and drifting
DO NOT TRAVEL this morning unless you absolutely have too.
Left the road crews do their job in getting the roads open



All weather related updates will be done here on Facebook! As of right now we will plan on running all classes.


Can you say beautiful!?

Coach Sarah casually got her first ring muscle up this morning!! CHEERS to being patient, practicing skills and doing HARD WORK! Amazing!!


Our BIG NORTH BOOMERS classes will follow the Ga***rd Schools for weather closings.
No classes for today, stay safe out there🥶

I will post by noon in regards to Minifit and BittyFit classes😬


Teach them young💞


Insider look at our coaches meeting.

New strength cycle dropping. On Friday’s we will be bettering our 3 position power clean. As coaches we practiced ‘spotting the flaw’ as well as performing the movement. Excited for our members to have an opportunity to spend time perfecting this lift🙌


Our awesome crew competing at the Cougar/Sugar-daddy comp!! What a beautiful sight💪


Coach Sarah reviewing a proper front squat bail before we lift heavy today😈

SAFETY FIRST, then we lift heavy.

Who hit a personal record today!?


Heavy squats coming right up! Week 2 of our front squats cycle and friends are looking STRONG💪

Did you hit heavier than last week?🙋🏻‍♀️🙋‍♂️



Just the cutest little Bitty’s in all the land! Tonight we worked on our balance, climbing and running💪


If the winner is based on good looks and strength, we’ve got the GOLD🥇
Good luck to these studs riding in the today!

We know you’ll rep Big North 💪
Let’s show them some love Wolfpack 🐺🚵🏾‍♂️🚵‍♀️

Photos from Big North Barbell Strength and Conditioning's post 11/01/2022

Check out this mason (picture 1). 7 years ago that mason decided to step into a gym. He didn’t change into the ravishing tooth fairy over night (picture 2).

He first committed to 3 days a week of fitness. Once he was consistent with that, he added additional days of movement.

The most recent stages have come with more hard work and sacrifice.


Being aware of HOW he fuels his body. Knowing what foods are causing inflammation or discomfort etc. For most people, THIS is the hardest part. It is also the most effective in how to create change in your body.

It helps when you have a good crew to support you. (Picture 3)

Shout out to Coach for stepping in the gym and never turning back🙌💪


GOOD LUCK to our athletes and competing at today!💪

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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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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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