Hi my name is Pat Mallough and growing up as a young sports enthusiast, I was always intrigued by muscle and how it worked.I wanted to be strong and look better as well as improve my athleticism, so I started training in my basement.
I got my 1st set on weights when I was 13 years old and my metamorphosis was about to begin. I had a well laid out workout plan from the York barbell company including a booklet with 5 program charts that I plastered on my walls and the shrine was established.
I couldn’t help looking ahead to the exercises on programs 3, 4, and 5 because they had more interesting exercises. However, I had to improve enough in order to get to them.So this initial structure of following a plan was implanted in me at a young age.
I kept training until I was 15 when high school sports and other activities got in the way. At 17, I moved away from home to start my junior hockey career and found that I need to be bigger and stronger. So guess what, the weights started calling and the addiction was back.
Following 2 years of junior hockey and 1 year of University hockey, a knee injury finally made me see my true following...
Bodybuilding became my passion, working out 6 days a week and eating everything in sight.I couldn’t get enough of it, looking forward always to tomorrow's workout as soon as today’s was done.
Every chance we had we would get together to check out our progress. Who’s what was bigger. The competitions started at the gym and then escalated to provincial, regional and national competition championships.
So 5 years after my 1st competition I opened Ironworks gym, because what is the best thing a bodybuilder can do? Workout and run his own gym! In 1992 I switched to powerlifting and started a new career as a powerlifter. I have had enormous success and it allowed me to experiment with different types of lifting and techniques.
After opening in 1984 and after 33 years of working and working out, I have the gym that I have always wanted. Surrounded by people of all ages and sizes all learning the benefits of working out and feeling good.
What I discovered over 47 years ago is that all you have to do is get a program and follow it. With effort and consistency, you can accomplish a lot and find out about yourself at the same time.
Iron Works Gym is location:
30-2105 8th Street East Saskatoon, SK Canada S7H 0T8 At the Grosvenor Park Shopping Mall
Owner-Operator: Pat Mallough
Hours of Operation: M-F 9am-11pm, Sat & Sun 10am-6pm