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Barkes Fitness – Favorite Workout Gear

The great Deion Sanders is famous for saying, “You look good, you feel good…you feel good, you play good!”  The trainers at Barkes Fitness have over 20 (+) years experience in the physical fitness industry, and they have their own pieces of workout gear that they endorse and use often.  So here are a few of … more »

Jump Rope – The Alternative Cardio Workout

At Barkes Fitness we enjoy giving clients unique workout plans, and introducing specific pieces of equipment that someone may not have thought of using before.  Case in point…the jump rope.  Jumping rope is one of the best cardio exercises you can perform, and can burn calories quicker and more efficiently then a lot of routines out there. … more »

Benefits of Hiring a Personal Trainer

As the new year is underway, people are stressing out about finding that one program that will FINALLY solve their workout problems.  Whether their problems include losing weight, putting muscle on, or trying a new cardio program.  There are so many different workout programs out there, that many people will try them all and still … more »

Interview Mr. Indiana – Ben Barkes

Interview with Ben Barkes – Mr. Indiana 2013 Tom: So Ben why did you start this gym in the first place? Ben: I have been in the fitness and body building industry for over 18 years.  When I was employed by other large corporate gyms in the city I never felt like I was in … more »

Post Pregnancy Personal Training

Bringing a new baby into the world is a joyous event that parents remember every second of.  While this is a life changing experience, it is also a body changing experience. New Moms find themselves looking in the mirror at a body that is different than 9 months prior. Recently, Amanda Barkes (co-owner of Barkes … more »

What You Should Consider Before Signing Up for a Gym Membership

When it comes to contracts and agreement policies, it often seems much simpler to just disregard the fine print and head straight for the dotted line. But is that really what’s best? Do you actually know what you’re signing up for? When it comes to signing up for a health club, it’s not what you … more »
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