It took me years to fully appreciate the value of the lessons I have learned from the Iron. I used to think that it was my adversary, that I was trying to lift that which does not want to be lifted. I was wrong. When the Iron doesn’t want to come off the mat, it’s the kindest thing it can do for you. If it flew up and went through the ceiling, it wouldn’t teach you anything. That’s the way the Iron talks to you. It tells you that the material you work with is that which you will come to resemble. 

The Iron is the best antidepressant I have ever found. There is no better way to fight weakness than with strength. Once the mind and body have been awakened to their true potential, it’s impossible to turn back.

If you are serious about building a ripped muscular physique, then you need to train at a gym that will support your efforts, and not hold you back with silly facilities and "lunk" alarms.

A "Judgment Free Zone." is a beautiful place, but nothing ever grows there.

The Iron never lies to you. You can walk outside and listen to all kinds of talk, get told that you’re a god or a total bastard. The Iron will always kick you the real deal. The Iron is the great reference point, the all-knowing perspective giver. Always there like a beacon in the pitch black. I have found the Iron to be my greatest friend. It never freaks out on me, never runs. Friends may come and go. But two hundred pounds is always two hundred pounds. -Henry Rollins

This article originally appeared in Details Magazine


To Join Iron core gym

Finally, a real gym in Ocoee

Joining IRON CORE is easy!

We are a private club and secure facility. Call 407-218-6566 to make an appointment to visit the gym or to join. 


Members must be over 18 years of age and must read and sign a waiver of liability and gym policies agreement form.

Membership Price

Membership dues are $36.00 plus tax per month & $15.00 for your personal key card and can be paid by most credit cards, debit, cash or check. There are no hidden fees, no maintenance fees, no early termination fees and no yearly maintenance fees.

Not All Gyms Are Created Equal… But most gyms today are not really gyms at all. They are more along the lines of “Powder Puff Fitness Centers”. At IRON CORE Gym, we take pride in that our gym doesn't have the added flair and pretentiousness of other franchise workout facilities. Iron Core Gym is a 8000 square foot private facility that has restricted membership. Our club is limited to just over 200 members, meaning more privacy, less wait time, less inexperienced people, and less risk of damage to the equipment.