Bloomington, Indiana's FIRST 24-hour fitness center

Iron Pit Gym

About Us

Matt Andrews - Iron Pit Co-owner.

Matthew Andrews grew up in Bloomington and attended Bloomington High School South participating in football and wrestling. He then attended I.U. majoring in Sports Marketing and Kinesiology.

Matt has been involved in Health Club Management for fourteen years and competed in amateur bodybuilding from 1982 to 1989. Major titles include 1987 Mr. I.U., 1988 Southern Indiana, and 1989 Heavy Weight Division Mr. Indiana.

Matt enjoys weight training, playing drums, and attending local sporting events with his wife Jill and their two sons Frankie and Corben.


Doug Ballard - Iron Pit Co-owner.

Doug Ballard grew up in New Albany, Indiana and attended New Albany High School. He received a football scholarship to Indiana Central (now University of Indianapolis), where he obtained a B.S. in Business Administration with a minor in Physical Education with a Coaching Endorsement.

Doug is the President and member of the Iron Pit Powerlifting Team which is sponsored by the Iron Pit Gym Fitness Center.

Doug enjoys lifting weights, off-roading, and coaching young lifters. He is married to his lovely wife Janet, and they have three beautiful children, Alex, Cole, and Taylor.