About theGYM

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Our Mission

To help members achieve and maintain their health and fitness goals in a vibrant downtown facility equipped with state-of-the-art equipment and a friendly, professional, and knowledgeable staff.

Our Goals

  • Provide a clean and comfortable facility with the best services possible at a fair price.
  • Offer simple pricing: no initiation fees, no cancellation fees, no hidden fees and no “small print.”
  • Welcome members of all ages and backgrounds and treat each member with respect.
  • Assist members to achieve the maximum benefit from their workout regimen.
  • Respond to members’ suggestions and requests.


Nicholas Colangelo, Ph.D

Emeritus Dean, University of Iowa

"Zak Katz is my personal trainer at theGYM. He is excellent. Zak explains the physiology behind each exercise, which I find very helpful. He provides me with constant feedback and ensures that each exercise is done correctly rather than focusing on a...

Brandon Cole

Law Student

"I really enjoy being a member of theGYM. The equipment is up-to-date, the staff is friendly, and the downtown location is very convenient. I have also never seen it overcrowded. I would definitely recommend a membership to anyone considering.”...

Janeta Tansey, M.D., Ph.D

Virtue Medicine

"Just steps above the ped mall, this jewel box of a gym is a lovely little downtown pleasure, with its updated equipment, a sensible floor plan, and caring, professional staff.”...

Tim Conroy

Broker Associate, Blank and McCune

“All of the personal trainers are high caliber sports professionals with a deep understanding of a variety of training techniques. The remodel of this gym is impressive. New equipment, free-weights, interior design, and locker rooms make this gym t...

Jesse Bulman


“theGYM has seen many changes this past year. All the equipment has been replaced with new state-of-the-art equipment. The locker rooms have been upgraded and the space has been freshened up, creating an environment filled with positive energy and...

Brodie Campbell

Building Information Modeling Applications Specialist

“The fresh renovation and new equipment make it a great gym, in a great location! The staff is always friendly and engaging. Highly recommended!”...

Miguel Ángel Torres

University of Iowa student, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

"I have trained with Zeke for over a month and a half and it was one of the best decision I have made to improve my health. I wanted to learn how to lift better, learn new techniques and improve my form. Not only have I learned better techniques and ...

Nancy Quellhorst

Director of Development

“theGYM is perfect for my workouts - friendly staff and members, well-maintained equipment, and welcoming to people at all fitness levels.”...