Rowing works 86% of your body.

High Intensity: No Impact.

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Support And Motivation

Rowing Is The Perfect Workout

Welcome to IRON & OARS, your premier gym for group fitness in Waukee Iowa, proudly serving the Des Moines area. We're more than just a gym; we're a fitness revolution. Mixing strength, rowing, and flexibility training, our unique, low-impact, high-intensity workouts are here to shape both body and mind, helping you reach your fitness dreams.

​If you’re looking for a full-body workout without the stress of learning everything yourself, then you just struck gold. At IRON & OARS, we've got you covered. Our friendly instructors will guide you every step of the way. No need to overthink - just show up, sweat it out, and let us handle the rest. Ready to crush your fitness goals? Join our classes today and start your journey with us!

Our Services

IRON & OARS is the ideal fitness destination near the Des Moines area, conveniently located in Waukee. We offer a variety of fitness options tailored to suit every level of gym experience and promote strength, health, and flexibility. From group classes and body type assessments to personalized nutrition and personal training, we have everything you need to reach your fitness goals.

​Led by certified instructors, each session provides a unique workout, ranging from high-intensity intervals to targeted strength training.

​What sets us apart is our variety within classes, challenging your body without risking injury. We prioritize safety, avoiding high-impact activities like box jumping and tire flipping.

​Whether you've had injuries or specific concerns such as joint issues or back tightness in the past, there’s no need to worry because we offer modifications for every exercise we do!

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Personal Training

Our dedicated personal trainers work one-on-one with you to develop a customized workout plan that aligns with your fitness goals. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced gym-goer, our personal trainers will provide the motivation and expertise you need to push past your limits.

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Fitness Assessments

We provide comprehensive fitness assessments to track your progress and fine-tune your workout routine. We use the InBody scan to assess your body to find your basal metabolic rate, body fat %, lean muscle mass, water weight, etc. All to help you set goals and give you the tools you need to transform your body.

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Nutrition Programming

Our holistic approach to fitness extends to nutrition as well. We offer personalized nutrition programming that focuses on fostering healthy eating habits that support your fitness goals. Our experts will guide you through meal planning, portion control, and understanding nutrition labels.

Susan F.

“Iron and Oars is the prefect gym to join! The trainers are so upbeat and encouraging it makes working out fun! The combination of strength training and cardio is the perfect blend for me all in a fun and supportive atmosphere”

Brad S.

“Great workout! Every class! Each class is completely different, working different muscle groups. Amazing instructors, everyone cheers each other on! Everyone is so supportive!”

Tara P.

“I can not say enough positive things about Iron and Oars! The instructors, workouts, and people make it the absolute best! It is the best environment to get a great workout that doesn’t create injuries!!!! Highly recommend!”

30 Days For $30

Join the Community

Ready to take the first step toward a fitter, healthier you? Join us for your first class free, or take advantage of our 30 days for $30 offer. Click here to schedule your first class today. We can't wait to welcome you to our fitness community in Waukee, Iowa.