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At Wisco Barbell Club, we are dedicated to providing an inclusive and supportive space for individuals of all fitness levels. Our training focuses on building strength, increasing mobility, and adopting a healthy lifestyle. We strive to foster a strong sense of community for our members and focus on overall health and longevity.


We offer daily HIIT classes and personal training, as well as 24/7 access to our well-equipped weight room. Our facilities include free on-site parking, a lounge area with fiber internet, unisex bathrooms, and fully equipped showers with all the amenities.


Train with us to become your best self!

Co-Owner & Lead Trainer

Dakota is a dedicated advocate for community health, driven by a deep-rooted passion for strength training. With over six years of experience in the field, Dakota has honed his skills as a personal trainer, working with a diverse range of clients. From individuals in their 80s aiming to enhance their mobility and quality of life to competitive bodybuilders striving for peak performance, Dakota has successfully guided and supported clients of all ages and fitness levels. Having obtained certifications with the International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA) for personal training and the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) for pain-free performance, Dakota stays at the forefront of industry knowledge and best practices.


Dakota's training philosophy goes beyond simply building strength; he places a strong emphasis on enhancing day-to-day functionality through a holistic approach to fitness. By incorporating weight training, conditioning exercises, and functional movements, Dakota helps his clients not only become stronger but also improve their overall physical capabilities, allowing them to perform better in their everyday lives. 

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Co-Owner & CEO

Eric Pennington is a passionate fitness enthusiast with a lifelong interest in sports and weight training. His dedication to fitness intensified during the pandemic, leading him to delve deep into the world of weight training. As an amateur strongman competitor, Eric has honed his strength and technique, gaining valuable insights into effective training methods. Eric's enthusiasm extends beyond his personal journey. He possesses a keen interest in crafting tailored weigh training programs and has successfully trained individuals to achieve their fitness goals.


Drawing from his own experiences and expertise, Eric has become adept at designing programs that maximize results while ensuring safety and sustainability. In addition to his fitness endeavors, Eric brings a wealth of business experience across various industries, including technology, healthcare, and finance. This diverse background has equipped him with a well-rounded perspective and a strategic approach to managing and growing successful ventures.


Want to get a good sweat on while you are building your strength? Wisco Barbell Club’s HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) classes are a perfect way to drive towards your health goals while participating in a fun and involved fitness community. These classes typically run a little under an hour and feature a variety of exercises from ‘the big four’ barbell movements (Squat, Bench, Deadlift, Overhead Press) as well as more functionally focused movements like weighted lunges and jumps. You will be building strength and improving your conditioning with these classes.



Want a more personalized approach to meeting your health goals? Wisco Barbell Club offers personalized strength training classes where we will work with you to develop a customized progression and hands on classes to get you to your health goals. These classes typically focus more on progressive strength development with barbell movements and other assistance movements. This is the best option if you have specific strength or fitness goals and want a customized approach to meeting them.


Strength training is the most effective form of exercise with the most benefits for your mind, body, and life longevity. Below are some scientific findings from the Health and Fitness Staff at Mayo Clinic.

#1 Efficiency

Want to reduce body fat, increase lean muscle mass and burn calories more efficiently? Strength training gives you the most bang for your buck for those who have limited hours to work out.

#2 Develop Strong Muscles and Bones

Your body fat percentage will increase over time if you don't do anything to replace the lean muscle you lose over time. Strength training can help you preserve and enhance your muscle mass at any age. And as a bonus, by stressing your bones, strength training can increase bone density and reduce the risk of osteoporosis. 

#3 Enhance Your Life Quality & Longevity

Strength training enhances your quality of life and improves your ability to do everyday activities. It protects your joints from injury and contributes to better balance to reduce risk of falls.  Strength training can also reduce the signs and symptoms of many chronic conditions, such as arthritis, back pain, obesity, heart disease, and diabetes.

#4 Improve Your Mental Health

A large new analysis of meta-studies finds that exercise is more beneficial for conditions such as anxiety and depression than standard psychotherapy or medications. It is considered the first-line treatment for mental health and not just an added extra.

Live happier and longer by making strength training a routine part of  your life.

But don't take our word for it...

Guided Coaching

"Dakota as a coach helped tremendously to achieve where I wanted to be with my first bodybuilding experience; Not only was he informative, he was straight forward, focused, and honest. He covered dieting and training yet when it came down to a week out he even helped with all the prep."

Elijah - Previous Client

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