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Meet Amanda Scavo

Amanda Scavo Studied Sports Medicine Athletic Training at Eastern Michigan University. The focus of her studies were Kinesiology, Exercise Physiology, Bio Mechanics, and Orthopedic Assessment. During her time
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The Stupidity of It All

People are constantly getting wrapped up in pre-conceived notions regarding (their) exercise and weight training, and often to their own detriment. Talking about science and exercise seems to
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The Keys

It’s been three years since Dan and I convened in a dimly-lit back alley to be handed the keys to 219 West Chicago Avenue. Three years since our
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Our Mission

Hardpressed is a mindset One of accountability, hard work, and maximum effort. We strive to maintain an environment in which busy professionals can learn and/or practice the discipline
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One-Stop Shop

Those handful of you that have been with Hardpressed since the beginning (or before!) know well the evolution of our little gym. The space, the equipment, the coaches,
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Thanksgiving Hours:

Quick reminder about our hours over Thanksgiving weekend: Thanksgiving day: Closed Friday the 28th (Black Friday): 7am-1pm It’s also important to remember that it’s not “overeating”… It’s bulking.
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