Hard Nocks South is a private training facility.  It gets it’s name from the original Hard Nocks Gym in Amesbury, MA founded by Dave Nock.  Hard Nocks South keeps the spirit of Dave’s gym alive by providing a no frills atmosphere and the all important lesson that hard work trumps fancy facilities.

The major difference between the two is that Dave’s gym is open all the time for everyone while Hard Nocks South is a private establishment NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.  This is to keep it a place where  the most dedicated athletes can focus on improving themselves without the distractions of curious eyes.  It would be nice to be able to accommodate everyone but this isn’t possible because people can be nitwits.  Thank you for respecting this.


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  1. Why not just charge 2000$ a year for a membership to a select few and money goes to charity? For instance the charity I provided in the ” website” section Saint Leo Sisters. The select few, like myself, do not care about “celebrity” people working out but just want a great gym unlike local ones offered? BTW say hello to my old DR, Chip, Johns neighbor, from the VA.
    Land O Lakes

    • Because it is not a open gym. No one trains there that isn’t under my guidance and I am a waste of money for those who aren’t professional athletes.

        • 1. I don’t have any room in my schedule right now.
          2. It can be a waste of money…I try to work with people I can help the most. Those tend to be more experienced athletes. For some people it is like hiring a mason to do the job of a carpenter. Different specialties.
          3. There are enough programs I have out there in Mogy and otherwise that are free or not that expensive.

  2. Absolutely amazing gym setup for highly driven athletes. I was wondering on the off chance do you sell apparel or is that only available to the athletes who train there?
    Kind regards

  3. Please let me know who makes your tibia Dorsi machine. I see it in the pics and it is the exact one I want for me home. Is it hammer strength? Thanks a lot if you can check for me

  4. Hi Rob,

    Can you tell me the make/model of your ham/glute developer. I see Cena using it all the time in the videos when he works on lower body. I want to get it for my home.

    • Two different models from Elite Fitness Systems. They are 10 or so years old so I am not sure if they make those in particular still.

    • Like anyone’s training it varies over time. What happens in January won’t be happening in March. So you are just seeing a snaphot of a certain time of his training. Everyone I train goes through different phases through the year.

    • John has always been a muscular guy as it runs in his family. Body fat wise he just watches what he eats. Nothing fancy. No weird tricks. He isn’t that concerned with adding muscle at his age as much as staying healthy and getting stronger.

  5. Thank you for getting back to me! I’m 55 years old and training for 42 years! I use to own golds gym in Edgewood N ew York and I sold it 15 years ago and now I train at my job which has a ok gym! It would be a great honor to meet you and just talk to you about how I train now and what I should be doing to better myself and learn from a professional person such as yourself! Hopefully and thank you a big fan! Peter Burke

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