Ironside Athletics is the best gym in Fort Collins
for advanced athletic performance.

We're fully committed to ensuring personal success.


Athletics are becoming more competitive and specialized and there's a greater need for partnering with an athletic performance facility.  Endurance, speed, agility, mobility, coordination strength & conditioning are essential for today's competitive athlete. The days of doing only bodyweight training and running for strength & conditioning are in the past.

Not your typical Fort Collins gym, as we offer a large state of the art turf area, high level methodical programming, top of the line equipment and a coaching staff that is second to none. Come check us out today!


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The Ironside Difference

Sports performance. Strength and conditioning. Athletic performance. Sport-specific training. All of these descriptions appear to have different meanings and are thrown around freely. When a lot of people hear “strength and conditioning” they immediately think of collegiate football players yelling in the weight room, or “athletic performance” where select elite athletes are trained for peak performance.

These descriptions may be true in some circumstances, yet the vast majority of sports performance, strength and conditioning, and sport-specific training programs are not what one would think are focused on improving athletes of all ages, both in sport and as young adults.

Ironside Athletics is the epitome of this.

Founded in 2016 by Josh Golden, Ironside Athletics opened its doors from a recognized need for a sports performance training facility in Fort Collins. The goal was not to simply have athletes come in and try to lift as much weight as possible; rather, it was opened with the mindset of improving all aspects of the athlete, rather than focusing on just a few.

As a result, the people that come to train at Ironside Athletics learn to move more efficiently and are trained as all-around athletes instead of single-sport focused. By training this way, overuse injuries can be prevented, as well as creating balance throughout the body and promoting overall athleticism.

Don’t just take our word for it:

I write this review as the director of a youth sports program and parent of two teenage athletes.

As the director of a youth sports program, I frequently encourage families in our program to participate in the performance training program we offer with Ironside Athletics. There is no financial gain for me to promote Ironside. I have received no discounts or incentives. My children pay the same registration fee all of the other athletes pay. I have promoted this program because I believe in the benefits of functional training and I have been impressed with Josh, Ken, Shane, and the other staff at Ironside. I whole heartedly believe in functional training and the benefits athletes get from this type of training. I would encourage any club sports program to contact Ironside and create a training program for your athletes.

As a parent, I could not be happier with the results of the training. My children have been training at Ironside Athletics for about 16 weeks. They enjoy training and have built a friendship with their trainer, Shane. I never have to drag my kids to Ironside. I have seen a significant improvement in their stamina, strength, and performance on the court. More importantly, they are both more confident athletes and have an improved self esteem. Our family has invested a lot of time and money into youth sports, and I can confidently say this is one of the best financial investments we have made in our children’s development.
— Steven Dortch- Fever Basketball Director