Pathways Health Centre For Children has been a proud partner of Ironworks Fitness for more than 15 years. Ironworks Fitness has always believed that children and youth with special needs deserve choices and opportunities to be actively involved in not only fitness, but recreation opportunities in their community. Together, the Annual "Give The Kids A Lift" integrated Bench Press Contest has raised over $150,000 to purchase adapted recreation equipment, build our community's first Sledge Hockey program and annually support our Therapeutic Horseback Riding program, Teen programs and Sensory Swim programs for children with autism. For the last 15 years, Ironworks has also provided training space, support and equipment for the Iron Eagles Strength Training Club for young people with special needs. Building people and communities is what they do best!

Dave Schaller


The benefits that many of us derive from weight training are diverse and categorical, so we are inclined to view them in two conveniently defined categories:

  1. Wellness, self-esteem and mind-body fusion

  2. Remediation and alleviation of injury or chronic health conditions

The distinction is that the first category is about preventing disease, staying physically and mentally fit, longevity, building good body image, doing sport, socializing and having fun. The second category is more about treating diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, cancer, metabolic syndrome and quite a few more chronic disease states for which weight training has shown benefit.

If we list some of the benefits of weight training, I think you'll be surprised! Many of them are supported by scientific studies by health and fitness professionals or decades of practical experience; or else are just plain obvious. So, here we go!

  • Weight Management

  • Bodybuilding, shaping, sculpting and competing

  • Strength and Balance

  • Bone Strength and Density

  • Boosts Immunity, wellness and sleep

  • Improve function with chronic health condition such as:
    • Arthritis

    • Fibromyalgia

    • Parkinson's Disease

    • Lung Function and Rehabilitation

    • Cancer

    • Diabetes

    • Metabolic Syndrome

    • Cardiovascular Disease

Strength Equipment available at Ironworks:
  • Hammer Strength area

  • Selectorized pin equipment

  • Power area for Olympic lifting with bumper plates

  • Free weight area with dumbbells and kettle bells 1lb-150lb

  • Separate dumbbell area upstairs 5lbs - 50lbs

  • Hammer Strength
  • Cybex
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611 St. Clair Street
Point Edward, ON
N7V 1P2

24 hour access facility
Office Hours
Mon-Fri 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Sat/Sun 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.


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