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Frequently Asked Questions

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Can I drop in?

  • Can I drop in for the day?

    Yes, with one small caveat: you must email dan@fiftyonestrong.com first to ensure we have time and space available. The drop in fee is $40 and will include coaching from Dan.

How are you different?

  • How are you different than other trainers?

    51 Strong offers small group strength training in Fargo, utilizing primarily barbell based exercises to get the best return on our investment. We keep our classes small in order to customize the training program for each client. Many people associate barbells with athletes or weightlifters, but our mission is to show that everyone can get stronger using just a handful of barbell exercises. When you come to the gym, you won’t be alone. We’ll be here to take you step by step through the process, showing you not only how to lift weights, but also how to plan out your training to get the most effective/efficient results. We want our clients to be able to go out on their own and understand what they need to do and why they need to do it.

Our Facility

  • What equipment is available at 51 Strong?

    51 Strong primarily utilizes barbells to get people stronger. This allows us to scale the exercise to your ability and individual needs. It also allows us to perform many different exercises with one tool and train the body as a whole instead of muscle by muscle. When you come in it won’t look like a fancy health spa or big box gym. You’ll see barbells, platforms, squat racks, and plenty of weight to go around. When appropriate, we use other tools like sleds, bikes, suspension trainers, and a handful of machines. We don’t stray too far from our primary focus: getting stronger using the basic barbell lifts.

Starting Strength Program

  • What is Starting Strength?

    Click here to read a helpful article about Starting Strength.

What if I don't like it?

  • What if I don’t like it?

    Not a problem! If you’re not satisfied with your progress or the program within the first 14 days of training we’ll completely refund your money, guaranteed!

What is the cost?

  • What do your services cost?

    Introduction to Strength Training: Designed for those who have no experience at all with weight training, but also very useful even for more experienced lifters who have a lot to learn about the process! The class meets 2-3 times per week for 45-60 minutes. The cost is $500 for 4 weeks of training (or 12 sessions).

    Gym Membership: Once you have completed your introduction to strength training you will be invited to join 51 Strong as a member. Members have access to the gym from 5am – Midnight, 7 days a week. You’ll also have access to coached gym hours, customized programming, technical feedback, nutritional guidance, and more! Gym memberships start at $175/month.

    1 Day Clinics: these are for those looking to come in and get an overview of the main barbell lifts. We’ll spend about 3 hours covering the squat, press, deadlift, and bench press. We may spend some time on the power clean if it’s applicable to you and your situation. We’ll talk about the fundamentals of programming and the basics of nutrition. This is done 1 on 1 or you and a friend. The 1-day clinic is $180; if you’d like to bring a friend it is an additional $100.

    Online Coaching: Step 1: Initial consult via Skype or in person to review goals, previous training history, injuries, concerns, etc. Step 2: After the initial consult, your custom program is delivered weekly and feedback is given after each workout for technique, and other general comments and concerns. Additionally, once per month, you’re able to come and train in person in Fargo at no cost! If you can’t train in person, we’ll talk on Skype each month to see how progress is going. Online coaching starts at $175/ month for the first 3 months. At month 3, we’ll taper back to weekly video reviews, and the price will change to $125/month.

    Open Gym: For those who are looking for a place to train without crowds or waiting for equipment to open, this is for you. Open gym members can train 5am-midnight, 7 days a week, during non-coached hours. Prices start at $75/month.

    Drop In: Stop by and trian for the day and get coaching from Dan. Email ahead of time to confirm availability. Drop ins cost $50.

Where is the gym?

  • Where is the gym?

    51 Strong is located at 5131 51st Ave S, Unit 109, in Fargo, North Dakota. We are located in the group of shops behind Barks and Recreation, right off of 52nd Ave in south Fargo.

    Send us an email ahead of time if you’d like to come and check the gym out!