Big North Barbell Strength and Conditioning

Big North Barbell Strength and Conditioning

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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!
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#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!!
Killer work out this morning! At least we had a little build in rest

Building a foundation of HEALTH through MOVEMENT
Big North Barbell offers coach led classes for all ages and levels
Additional programs
BittyFit ages 3-6
MiniFit ages 7-11
Student Athletes 12+
Boomers Bootcamp 55+ partnered with OCCOA
otsegocountyCOA.org

Operating as usual

Photos from Big North Barbell Strength and Conditioning's post 12/30/2021

Meet COACH JESS🏋🏻‍♂️
(starting JAN2022!)

☕️Fave drink: coffee and Prosecco 🥂

🥘Favorite thing to do outside of the gym: entertaining and cooking🥙 also rollerblading!

🏋🏻‍♂️Favorite day in the gym: TUESDAY SWOLE SESSION💪

♥️why are you excited to coach: I’ve always been passionate about health through exercise and nutrition. This will allow me to share what I have learned and help others reach their goals!

Watch this reel by bignorthbarbell on Instagram 12/29/2021

Watch this reel by bignorthbarbell on Instagram

For your viewing pleasure.
Some humans moving slow getting swole; followed by them moving fast for core work at the end of class. #wolfpack
https://www.instagram.com/bignorthbarbell/reel/CYEyd1RlDpc/?utm_medium=copy_link

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12/27/2021

organized chaos.

every one of these athletes is doing the same workout BUT personalized to their ability to maintain the same stimulus from person to person.

#dontbeacookiecutter #personalizedworkouts #fitness #wolfpack #dumbells #barbells #pushups #deadlifts #stepups

Watch this reel by bignorthbarbell on Instagram 12/26/2021

Watch this reel by bignorthbarbell on Instagram

Regulate: to control or maintain the rate of a process so that it operates properly.

The week between Christmas and New Years can be hard to stay on track. Maintain balance between the chaos of the holidays this week by keeping to your routine as much as possible! Make it to the gym your standard 3 days or find a way to get 30 minutes of movement in each day. This will help you immensely when January 1 rolls around 👌

Drop a 💪 if you will commit to 3 days this week!

#movementismedicine #regulate #move #movemorefeelbetter #setgoals #achievethem

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Photos from Big North Barbell Strength and Conditioning's post 12/24/2021

🎄12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS 🎄
#wolfpack #12daysofchristmas #fitnesswithfamily #gymfam @masq.training

12/23/2021

REMINDER! No MiniFit today! Next session starts January 6th :)

REMINDER! No MiniFit today! Next session starts January 6th :)

Photos from Big North Barbell Strength and Conditioning's post 12/19/2021

So much fun BOWLING last night! #family #wolfpack

12/18/2021

I’m pregnant, so I can’t work out.

False. This is the inbody scan from a beautiful mama of THREE! 🐻🐻🐻

Danielle had been coming to the gym for only a couple months when we did her first scan in January. She found out she was pregnant shortly after her inbody. She was determined to keep coming to the gym because she loved how she was feeling. We began modifying all of her workouts as needed throughout her pregnancy.

Now 2 months postpartum with number 3, she’s back doing personal training to rebuild strength before rejoining classes. Her commitment to her health is incredible!

✅DOWN 15 pounds from pre-birth weight
✅UP 1.5 pounds of muscle
✅DOWN almost 5% body fat

Congrats Danielle! I can’t wait to see what the next year of hard work brings🤗

Are you ready to commit to a healthier lifestyle like her? #momgoals

#noexcuses #mamaonamission #strong #hwpo #commitment #bettereveryday #neverstopgettingbetter #move #movementismedicine #wolfpack

I’m pregnant, so I can’t work out.

False. This is the inbody scan from a beautiful mama of THREE! 🐻🐻🐻

Danielle had been coming to the gym for only a couple months when we did her first scan in January. She found out she was pregnant shortly after her inbody. She was determined to keep coming to the gym because she loved how she was feeling. We began modifying all of her workouts as needed throughout her pregnancy.

Now 2 months postpartum with number 3, she’s back doing personal training to rebuild strength before rejoining classes. Her commitment to her health is incredible!

✅DOWN 15 pounds from pre-birth weight
✅UP 1.5 pounds of muscle
✅DOWN almost 5% body fat

Congrats Danielle! I can’t wait to see what the next year of hard work brings🤗

Are you ready to commit to a healthier lifestyle like her? #momgoals

#noexcuses #mamaonamission #strong #hwpo #commitment #bettereveryday #neverstopgettingbetter #move #movementismedicine #wolfpack

12/18/2021

Power is back! Classes run at our gym tomorrow!💪

12/16/2021

NO POWER AT THR GYM

CLASSES for December 16 will be canceled.

We will keep you updated for tomorrow!

10:30am Boomers boot camp
3:15 MiniFit
4pm GRUNT class
5:15pm GRUNT class

12/16/2021

Still looking for the perfect gift? Give the gift of movement this year💪
We have gift cards available!

#movementismedicine #move #getfit #takecharge #joinourpack #wolfpack

12/13/2021

SHOUTOUT to all our members crushing goals today!

Drop a 💪 if you hit a deadlift PR
#strong #deadlift #strongereveryday #wolfpack #buildingastrongpack #move #movementismedicine

Big North Barbell Strength and Conditioning updated their business hours. 12/12/2021

Big North Barbell Strength and Conditioning updated their business hours.

Big North Barbell Strength and Conditioning updated their business hours.

12/12/2021

❄️REMINDER to get out and soak up that natural vitamin D today 😎☀️
#sunshine #vitaminD #getoutside #play

❄️REMINDER to get out and soak up that natural vitamin D today 😎☀️
#sunshine #vitaminD #getoutside #play

12/10/2021

Is there anything better than a smile this big?😬

Miss Patti started our Boomers Bootcamp program in June and has been working hard to build her muscle mass for the past six months. Even with a set back of a broken ankle (rough housing with grand babies 😂) she still managed to add TWO POUNDS of MUSCLE MASS! She is reaping the benefits of her hard work in the gym and dedication to prioritizing protein. We couldn’t be happier for her. Here’s to the next six months of making more gains💪

#boomersbootcamp #boomers #wolfpack

Is there anything better than a smile this big?😬

Miss Patti started our Boomers Bootcamp program in June and has been working hard to build her muscle mass for the past six months. Even with a set back of a broken ankle (rough housing with grand babies 😂) she still managed to add TWO POUNDS of MUSCLE MASS! She is reaping the benefits of her hard work in the gym and dedication to prioritizing protein. We couldn’t be happier for her. Here’s to the next six months of making more gains💪

#boomersbootcamp #boomers #wolfpack

12/05/2021

We have TWO spots for new community members to try out a group class for tomorrow at 5:15pm FOR FREE! If you’ve been wanting to try it out PM message OR comment below! 💪

We have TWO spots for new community members to try out a group class for tomorrow at 5:15pm FOR FREE! If you’ve been wanting to try it out PM message OR comment below! 💪

12/04/2021

COMMUNITY

DEFINITION: a group of people who share a common interest or goal. Our community has the common interest to better themselves.
✅Get stronger
✅Set good examples for peers and children
✅Be in charge of our own HEALTH

Saturday’s class is always a partner workout to strengthen our bonds and hold each other accountable. It’s always more fun to work hard and grind together💗

Do you have a community to hold you accountable?
#wolfpack #community #fitness #partnerwod #movementismedicine #joinourwolfpack

Photos from Big North Barbell Strength and Conditioning's post 12/03/2021

Fun fact Friday

Coach Joel’s favorite food is PIZZA🍕

Who doesn’t love pizza? A trick we use to keep from crushing the whole pie at once➡️ drink a protein shake 15 minutes before you sit down to eat 🤟
#hestilleatsthewholepie #hehas100pizzapicsonhisphone #meetourcoaches #wolfpack

12/02/2021

Hang in there, you’re almost to Friday!
#barhang #stretchingoutthelats #almostthroughtheweek #keepgrinding

12/01/2021

Student athlete program is a GO for December. Ages 12+
MWF 3:15-4p starting Friday. Please message to sign up💪

11/28/2021

MiniFit is back this week! First 3 Thursdays of the month ages 6-11. 3:15-3:55p
Cost is $25 for the session or $10 drop in. #minifit #wolfpack #getstrong #move #play #learn #movementismedicine

MiniFit is back this week! First 3 Thursdays of the month ages 6-11. 3:15-3:55p
Cost is $25 for the session or $10 drop in. #minifit #wolfpack #getstrong #move #play #learn #movementismedicine

11/27/2021

Quick snippet of Coach @raymondbadgley Olympic Lifting class that goes down every Saturday morning from 8-9am.
Curious about Olympic lifts? Come check it out and learn something new. Cost is $5/class for members and $10 for non-members.
#olympiclifting #getbettereveryday #alllevelswelcome

11/25/2021

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

*REMINDER* there is nothing that you eat today that requires ‘extra’ work.

Be with your family, enjoy the food, and have the pie! There is no room for guilt when we have so much to be thankful for.

From the coaches: we are SO grateful to have all of you in our lives💗
#thanksgiving #thankful #eatthefood

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

*REMINDER* there is nothing that you eat today that requires ‘extra’ work.

Be with your family, enjoy the food, and have the pie! There is no room for guilt when we have so much to be thankful for.

From the coaches: we are SO grateful to have all of you in our lives💗
#thanksgiving #thankful #eatthefood

11/24/2021

Check out these student athletes working on their strength and conditioning in their off seasons💪 Their drive and dedication to sport and overall health is unmatched. #studentathlete #fitness #move #movementismedicine #wolfpack #lovethem #conditioningtraining

11/23/2021

This sheet belongs to a beautiful mama of TWO little babes. She chooses to make time for herself in the gym 3-5 days a week even if that means they come with her.
She grinds in the gym and let me tell you, not only is she getting stronger each week, BUT her babies follow suit. They will join her in the warm up and love to ‘workout’ like mommy at home.

Nothing makes us happier than helping humans meet their fitness goals AND helping set good examples for our next generations.

✅added almost 3 pounds of muscle
✅down 2.5% body fat
#wolfpack🐺 #strongereveryday #mama #fitmom #noexcuses #hwpo

This sheet belongs to a beautiful mama of TWO little babes. She chooses to make time for herself in the gym 3-5 days a week even if that means they come with her.
She grinds in the gym and let me tell you, not only is she getting stronger each week, BUT her babies follow suit. They will join her in the warm up and love to ‘workout’ like mommy at home.

Nothing makes us happier than helping humans meet their fitness goals AND helping set good examples for our next generations.

✅added almost 3 pounds of muscle
✅down 2.5% body fat
#wolfpack🐺 #strongereveryday #mama #fitmom #noexcuses #hwpo

11/16/2021

Just imagine this vid with Salt-N-pepa’s PUSH IT playing🙌

But really, check out these amazingly strong humans hitting deficit push ups!

See someone you know? Tag them and give them some LOVE! These gains come from HARD work💪
#deficitpushups #pushups #hwpo #fit #strong #strengthrx

11/15/2021

Yes, student athlete program is still running today at 3 PM! 

11/12/2021

HERE AT BNBB WE LIKE TO TAKE IT SLOW
Kind of like the first date- if you want it to last long term, baby steps 😉
Do you get a barbell on your first day? No.
Do we give you a meal plan? No.
Do we have you move at high intensity? No.

To be honest, those are all earned.

What we want your first 1-3mos is
✅consistently show up 3 days/week
✅learn proper body mechanics
✅THATS IT.

This member has done JUST that. She got in the gym 3 days a week. She works on basics of learning the proper movement patterns before adding load or intensity and LOOK at these results!! OUTSTANDING!

Now she has a great idea of what goes in the gym and is comfortable with movements. After months of consistency she’s ready to take the next steps... maybe that’s looking at diet tweaks or maybe adding more weight to the bar. That will be her decision to get to her goal. Either way, we are SO pumped to be a part of her journey to a healthier lifestyle 🤟
#wolfpack #strongereveryday #move #movementismedicine #health #fitness

HERE AT BNBB WE LIKE TO TAKE IT SLOW
Kind of like the first date- if you want it to last long term, baby steps 😉
Do you get a barbell on your first day? No.
Do we give you a meal plan? No.
Do we have you move at high intensity? No.

To be honest, those are all earned.

What we want your first 1-3mos is
✅consistently show up 3 days/week
✅learn proper body mechanics
✅THATS IT.

This member has done JUST that. She got in the gym 3 days a week. She works on basics of learning the proper movement patterns before adding load or intensity and LOOK at these results!! OUTSTANDING!

Now she has a great idea of what goes in the gym and is comfortable with movements. After months of consistency she’s ready to take the next steps... maybe that’s looking at diet tweaks or maybe adding more weight to the bar. That will be her decision to get to her goal. Either way, we are SO pumped to be a part of her journey to a healthier lifestyle 🤟
#wolfpack #strongereveryday #move #movementismedicine #health #fitness

11/09/2021

Hey everybody, come and see how good I look! It’s my birthday and the gun show starts at 4 💪

Happy birthday to Coach Joel🥳

Hey everybody, come and see how good I look! It’s my birthday and the gun show starts at 4 💪

Happy birthday to Coach Joel🥳

11/08/2021

Garage doors open in NOVEMBER!🍁just your reminder to get your vitamin D naturally any chance you can☀️
#sunshine #vitaminD #fitness #movementismedicine #move #movingismorefuninthesun

Garage doors open in NOVEMBER!🍁just your reminder to get your vitamin D naturally any chance you can☀️
#sunshine #vitaminD #fitness #movementismedicine #move #movingismorefuninthesun

11/06/2021

Good luck to our Big North Barbell crew competing in the Iceman Cometh today! We know you’ll represent! 💪🚵‍♀️🚵 Sue Wieland Pete Wieland Michael Ratz II and we just love Dr.Logan Hanson!!

Good luck to our Big North Barbell crew competing in the Iceman Cometh today! We know you’ll represent! 💪🚵‍♀️🚵 Sue Wieland Pete Wieland Michael Ratz II and we just love Dr.Logan Hanson!!

10/31/2021

Updated hours 5:15a AND 5:15pm M-F

Updated hours 5:15a AND 5:15pm M-F

10/23/2021

Good luck to these beauties competing in the Festivus Games today💪

Good luck to these beauties competing in the Festivus Games today💪

10/22/2021

Our MiniFit class did a test run for Saturday’s partner workout!

Yesterday was our final class for October and we already can’t wait for November’s session session to begin💪 REMINDER- class runs the first 3 Thursdays of the month.

COMMENT which would you rather:
1) reverse lunge
2)bear crawl

#minifit #getstrong #play #learn #move #movementismedicine #miniwolfpack #theyaresostrong😍❤

10/21/2021

Single leg squat variations

Today’s grunt work we have pistols🔫
Check out some of the different variations AND laser focus over here😛

Comment with the variation you’d like to try🤙
#pistol #singlelegsquat #skillwork #gruntwork

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
49735

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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