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Revitalize Your Routine, Reenergize Your Life – Join BarBells Gym Today!

Small Town Atmosphere

Our philosophy is to make BarBells the only gym our members want to call home! It is that very reason we don’t require contracts to join! You stay as long as you like and hopefully become a part of the family.

Inclusivity is a MUST!

Our goal is to make anyone who steps foot in our gym, regardless of their age, fitness level, or starting point, can fee, comfortable and have all the resources they need to become the best version of themselves.  

We’ve got your Back!

And your rear, delts, and lats too!! We have some of the best personal trainers in the business along with the most helpful staff and members that are more than willing to show you a different way to use a machine, a more effective way of doing an exercise or give you a nutrition tip that’s been working for them.  

Elevate Your Fitness, Transform Your Life!

At BarBells Gym, we’re a close-knit family nestled in the heart of Elgin. What sets us apart is our commitment to creating an environment where everyone feels valued, supported, and at home.

Take a look at the variety of services our gym offers

Personal Training

Our pros offer group or one-on-one training as an additional resource for anyone wanting to get started with a workout program or get that extra push or accountability we all need from time to time! 

Boxing Lessons

Our boxing training program is for people of all ages (call for details) wanting to learn the art of boxing, improve current skills, get a great cardio workout (unbelievable cardio!)  or train with our retired pro to become a future boxing contender!  

Youth Athlete Training

The goal of the YAT program is to help our youth increase their strength and improve movement patterns, speed & agility regardless of their sport!   FACT: Increasing strength with proper movement will prevent muscle imbalances and possible injury. By increasing our athletes strength, it enhances their health, fitness and sports performance.

Break a Sweat, Break the Mold – Experience Fitness Reinvented.

Break a Sweat, Break the Mold – Experience Fitness Reinvented.

Meet our owner

Sheila Bell, Owner

Since I was a little girl growing up in New York and listening to all of my grandfathers fascinating stories of being a New York City police officer, I dreamed of someday following in his footsteps.  After graduating high school, I immediately went to college and graduated with my Criminal Justice degree.  However, my passion of becoming a New York State police officer was quickly halted when I couldn’t pass the physical fitness test required to join the police academy.  It wasn’t until then, that I realized how much my future would be impacted by my poor choices. I will never forget the day that I failed the physical test for the second  time and realized what poor physical condition I was actually in.

The thought of my poor choices and  physical condition keeping  me from a career that I had always dreamed of ticked me off and motivated me more than anything or anyone ever could. I used my anger as motivation and began my own journey to becoming a healthier, happier person!  Since that day…just a couple years ago…lol…more like decades;), I relocated from New York to South Carolina, received my Bachelors degree in business, have been running a successful real estate business since 2004 and gave birth to 2 amazing daughters, 1 of which was born with Stage IV Neuroblastoma and is now a 17 year survivor!!

As a mom to 2 teenage girls, it has always been very important to me to lead by example and consistently  demonstrate and facilitate a healthy lifestyle for my girls to grow up in. It was for this very reason, along with my love of motivating people,  achievement, discipline and of course sweating, that I purchased BarBells Gym in 2019.

I absolutely love sharing  my story and helping others make write or rewrite their own stories!! It should only take you seconds of being inside the walls of my home away from home, to feel the passion and pride that my Team and I have in our gym, and if you can’t, then we’re doing something wrong!

No need to rush to beat the clock. Our 24/7 access ensures that you can work out on your terms. Whether it’s a late-night workout or an early morning sweat session, we’re always here for you.

Choose BarBells Gym for a fitness journey that goes beyond sets and reps. Join a community where your name is known, your efforts are celebrated, and your fitness goals become a shared mission.