Iron Arena

Serious strength training in Hoboken: Iron Arena

New at the old Wonderbread building at 351 8th Street is: Iron Arena.

Iron Arena Weight Training Hoboken NJ - Iron Arena

Hoboken workouts for competitive powerlifters & athletes

Iron Arena, located on the third floor of the building is a totally serious strength-training facility aimed at those who’s mantra goes way beyond “hitting the gym,” as you can tell from their mission statement:

“TRAINING (not to be confused with merely “working out”) is the formulation and implementation of an exercise and diet plan intended to achieve a specific goal.
Training requires three key elements:

  1. The establishment of a goal
  2. An intended plan of action
  3. A Positive attitude

Once committed, training becomes an integral component of one’s life. Simply completing a workout is failure. Conquering a workout is victory. Regardless of one’s age, gender, ethnicity, profession or social status, the training environment does not discriminate, nor does it play favorites. We are limited only by our level of commitment. We get out of it what we put in to it.”

NOTE: They are NOT a public gym. You have to call and make an appointment before coming to their facility as you must be “buzzed” in as the door outside is locked and they’re located up 2 flights of stairs through a second door.

Description: Strength training gym for serious lifters and performance athletes.
Location: 351 8th Street, suite 306, Hoboken, NJ 07030
Phone: Trainer Jason Manenkoff: 845-323-0810, Trainer Yaniv Meirovitch: 646-505-9097

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Monday, May 28, 2012 3:39 pm

I have seen Jason train both competing athletes as well as regular people (those who work desk jobs), and have witnessed his almost uncanny ability to get ordinary folks to do extraordinary things. He is hugely motivating, and a great teacher of skills. As a former colleague, I learned a lot from him.

Training with Jason, you may find you suddenly have a great desire to lift heavier, run faster, swing higher than you ever did before.

Where does this strength and ability come from? Your own willingness to succeed, of course, but also a great coach. Worth every penny.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012 9:36 pm

First off, I’d like to thanks Hoboken411 for the welcome. I didn’t realize we were on here until a friend of mine brought it to my attention. With that being said although we are a facility that uses “unconventional” methods of training EVERYONE is welcome. I know we have been labeled (even labeled ourselves as powerlifting and performance) but the truth is more than 70% of our clientele are Hoboken residents (non athletes and non-powerlifters) ages 25-60 who are serious about achieving their goals whether it be fat loss or general strength & fitness. Have a look at our testimonials on our website…

Regarding membership pricing (To:livestrong).. If you compare our rates to personal training at other gyms in in Hoboken (Note: I actually was part of the Club H training & education staff since 2005 before I opened up Iron Arena)or NYC you will notice that when you break down our monthly rate into a per session rate we are HALF of what these other facilities charge for training. Add to that, the superior product we provide and its a no brainer as to why our rates are what they are.

If anyone has any questions or would like to come by to watch one of groups in action please shoot me an email at Also check out our website at

Thursday, May 24, 2012 11:44 pm

If you’re interested in getting real results chek this place out. I’ve been a distance runner for close to 10 years. During that time I’ve tried to become more well-rounded by working with a variety of trainers. I lacked core and upper body strength and had horrible form when I trained. I looked and looked for someone to give me guidance. I never found the right fit in a trainer. I started working with Jason last winter while I was training for a marathon that was really important to me and have been thrlled with the results. He’s a stickler about doing everything correctly (very important, especially for me since form is not my strength) and it shows. I’m much more toned, am stronger and have a lot more confidence. I ran my best half marathon time after a few months working with him. A huge deal for me since I’ve done more than 25 half marathons before this. If you told me I would be training at a gym called “Iron Arena” last year I would have laughed at you. Now, I’m happy to be part of Jason’s new venture. It’s a great space and the mid-town location is awesome. So, in short, highly recommended. [quote comment=”215732″]First off, I’d like to thanks Hoboken411 for the welcome. I didn’t realize we were on here until a friend of mine brought it to my attention. With that being said although we are a facility that uses “unconventional” methods of training EVERYONE… Read more »

Wednesday, May 23, 2012 1:37 pm

Good to know, but it’s ridiculously expensive. 4 or 5 hundred a month?

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