The Lock-Up was opened in 2002 by Don Broaddus, a law enforcement officer, and was strictly for law enforcement personnel when it first opened. After only about a year, Broaddus opened it up for membership to the general public as well.
John Mollet took over as the new owner of The Lock-Up Gym in 2016. Since taking over The Lock-Up, Mollet has expanded numerous times and has built a world-class workout facility with national recognition within the fitness industry.
John took over as the new owner of The Lock-Up Gym in 2016. Since taking over The Lock-Up, Mollet has expanded numerous times and has built a world-class workout facility with national recognition within the fitness industry.
John Mollet is personal friends with the likes of C.T. Fletcher (media personality, actor, personal trainer, former powerlifter, bodybuilder, three-time World Bench Press Champion, and three-time World Strict Curl Champion), and Arnold Schwarzenegger (no further explanation needed!).
The Lock-Up Gym was even featured on the popular television show, My 600-lb Life, with a semi-local contestant being filmed working out at The Lock-Up.
I’ve lived in Illinois most of my life. After high school I immediately became an ICU RN, and worked cardio thoracic surgery & level 1 trauma for about 17 years.
I have 2 girls now 17 & 25, and was a stay at home mom for quite awhile. I hit the gym for the first time at age 46 with classes then became a fitness instructor.
I found weighs shortly after and competed in my first NPC figure show at 48. Won figure at 50. The next 3 years I competed nationally in woman’s physique and turned IFBBPRO in 2021 at age 54. My Pro debut this year I placed top 5.
To maximize your muscle-building efforts, you must use high-resistance exercises and avoid lower-repetition training. High-repetition exercises, when performed correctly, help you build bigger muscles faster