Personal Training by Appointment Only   -   Forest Hill, MD 21050   -   Tel: 443-567-9740

get strong. get fit. train for life.



Everyone who sets foot in Iron Athletics is considered an athlete. You're here to work, we're here to help. We'll discuss needs or aspirations and set the gears in motion.


First and foremost, Iron Athletics focuses on proper technique. Sloppy or careless movement leads to injury. Safe progressions ensure our athletes maintain good form and stay in peak condition.

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No haphazard 'planning' here. Each workout at Iron Athletics is specifically suited to our athlete's goals. We do the research- you just show up ready to perform. 



strength & conditioning 
MOBILITY & flexibility
weight loss • Strongman
recovery methods
POWER & olympic lifting 
sports performance 
speed & power development
online coaching

 Since 2012, Iron Athletics has become a staple in the Forest Hill community for those determined to Train for Life. Founded by Steve Mattheu, a Maryland native and an established Strongman competitor, he strives to give his clientele a place to build strength, mobility, and gain the knowledge needed to live a healthy lifestyle.
 Mattheu graduated from Salisbury University with a double major in Business Studies and minor in Exercise Science. With 10 years experience as a trainer, his 'modus operandi' stems from his extensive background in biomechanics and passion for health and performance. He systematically pursues results by tailoring his athlete's programs to a meet a specific need or goal.
 He won the North American Strongman Nationals title in 2009, and has placed in the top 3 in 20 of the 22 Strongman competitions he's competed. Mattheu took first place in Maryland's Strongest Man in three different weight classes, and is undefeated in North American Strongman qualifiers in the 200lb division.