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Fire for Effect Athletics

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who we are

At Fire for Effect Athletics, our top priority is functional fitness that applies to your daily life. This includes everything from strength and cardio, to flexibility and gymnastics.

We are a strength and conditioning facility that has a unique focus on Strongman exercises. We love these exercises because they mimic movements that people do in their daily lives. We want to give everyone the tools to safely lift odd objects. We believe being strong and mobile will help prevent injuries and let you keep a healthy lifestyle for many years to come. 


Our programming is designed for everyone, regardless of physical ability or age. We are able to customize any workout to benefit people at any stage in life - from kids as young as 8, to folks in their 80’s, as well as elite athletes.

We have worked with everyone from all walks of life. Olympic athletes who have set world records, pregnant & postpartum parents, NFL athletes, doctors & medical professionals, Tennis Pro's, firefighters & police, including those who are paraplegic and able-bodied folks, and everything in between! 

You're absolutely able to do this!



Join a small group class or have a personal session with a trainer in a one-on-one setting. All of our coaches are trained in strength and conditioning and are dedicated to proper form and safety. We are able to modify workouts to meet you at your skill level. Anyone, of any age or skill level, can do one of our workouts to see positive results. We're based out of Manayunk, but we work with clients from Plymouth Meeting, Conshohocken, Bala Cynwyd, and Bryn Mawr! 

We are the largest Strongman gym in Philadelphia for all kinds of strength and conditioning!

Ask us about trying it out today. Your first workout is FREE!







Fire for effect athletics

James Taulbee | Owner

123 Leverington Ave.

Philadelphia, PA 19127

Tel: 717-779-5789

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