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

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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
Strongman • weight loss  
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 and injury free life.
With 12 years experience as a trainer and formal education in Exercise Science, his 'modus operandi' stems from his extensive background in biomechanics and passion for health and performance. Steve systematically pursues results by custom tailoring each athlete's progressive programming.
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.