Hours: normal operating hours. 24/7 members' access has resumed.

25% occupancy: 24 (not counting the Spotter; 96 is our full capacity). We’re trusting our members with 24/7 access to self-monitor outside of our normal operating hours. We’ve never come even close to 24 during afterhours before and hopefully we’re allowed to increase our capacity soon.

Checking in: the Spotter will do it for you during normal hours. Afterhours: using the app to unlock the door is your check-in; you do not need to check in at the desk afterhours.

Spacing/distancing: almost everything is spaced at least 6 feet apart. You just need to be mindful around the dumbbells and the 8-stack multi-station (that big thing with all the cables).

Cleaning: the Spotters will be hustling to keep the place as sanitary as possible. We’re asking for your help. We’ve distributed several towels and spray bottles with disinfectant all over the gym. Please wipe down everything you touch when you’re done with it. Not a bad idea to do so before you use it as well.

Hygiene: CDC posters available here and posted inside the gym. According to Governor Abbott’s executive order ”Locker rooms and shower facilities will remain closed, but restrooms may open.”

Gloves: "that fully cover from the wrist to the fingers while exercising." Masks: "consider wearing cloth face coverings (over the nose and mouth) when entering a gym or exercise facility or class, or when within 6 feet of another person who is not a member of the individual’s household." (Quotes from document linked below labeled "what's expected of you.")  

Here’s what's expected of uhttps://gov.texas.gov/uploads/files/organization/opentexas/OpenTexas-Checklist-Gyms-Exercise-Facilities.pdf

Here's what's expected of you: https://gov.texas.gov/uploads/files/organization/opentexas/OpenTexas-Checklist-Gym-Exercise-Facility-Patrons.pdf

Let’s exercise common sense, common decency, a healthy state of vigilance, have fun, and get jacked.


Austin's Ultimate Barbell Gym!

Finally a membership that includes service! Our Spotters are ready to help you configure the racks, rack and re-rack weight, spot a lift, wipe down equipment, answer questions, and shoot technique or PR pics or videos on your phone. At FeV, you'll get more than just "have a nice workout."

No trends. No fads. The optimal gym for lifters of all levels. It's a strong flavor that's not for everyone, but for those who prefer it, everything else tastes weak. If your workout flavor includes the squat, deadlift, bench press, overhead/military press, barbell row, cleans, snatch, etc.; you are going to love this gym.

No sign-up fees, no contracts, no hasstles. Join our community of barbell and free weight lifters. It's so much more fun and motivating to be surrounded by other lifters doing it right.  

Locally, veteran, and lifter owned.


We are lifting Austin and YOU should join us!

Iron Vault Gym

Built by lifters for lifters, we are revolutionizing what it means to be a gym. If you want:

  • Better results,

  • A much better experience,

  • To make Austin a better place,

read on...or better yet, just come see it for yourself!



Monthly meal plan included (optional)
Permanent, designated locker.
20% off merch.
24/7 access.

All you can lift.

Spotter service for everyone!

24/7 access.

Instructions for minors

FeV Hero Membership 54/month

Military, Veterans, Law Enforcement, FD, EMS. Must join in-person with proof of service.
24/7 access.

Lift Pass


No membership required.
Normal operating hours only.
Can be purchased in bundles of 5, 10, and 20 from Spotter on duty.

Perfect for travelers.
Normal operating hours only.

Limited Edition
From Austin T-Shirt Lab
Support 2 local small businesses at once!


Lifting Hours

Monday - Friday:  6 AM - 8 PM

         Sat - Sun: 9 AM - 4 PM

Anytime 24/7 for members


For lifters at all levels



On hold until restrictions ease or lift, but typically:
First Saturday of every month
FREE for all guests


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What a breath of fresh air from the traditional globo gyms! Every single piece of equipment is new and top notch. No expense was spared in outfitting this place – which clearly shows a great amount of pride in the business they have built. It is a gym geared towards pure weightlifting so you won’t find battle ropes, sleds, or weighted tires. There are a couple cardio machines and plenty of space if you want to do a little finisher lung burner.

The vibe is SUPER chill. As a lady lifter I was a little skeptical about the douche-baggery I might encounter. I’ve been multiple times now and much to my chagrin everyone was pleasant, focused, and the douchery non-existent. My home gym is a garage style gym so I was a little worried the indoor gym would have the AC blasting, which makes lifting uncomfortable for some folks (myself included). Indoor temps on all my visits has been kept just right, not too colds, not too hot. Another small detail that clues you on the quality of the place.

Standard things you expect in a gym are there such as water fountains, showers, lockers, bands and mobility tools. They even got liquid chalk for community use! If you’re looking for a comfortable and easy going place to get strong AF, definitely check this place out.

Olivia G


FeV's Mission

Why we are here

Create the Ultimate Lifting Experience

  • Better equipment, layout, and versitility. No more waiting for a bench or a rack. No more wandering around gathering plates. Cool lifting gear you won't find at commercial gyms.

  • Better community: bringing together fellow barbell benders.

  • Service included: Spotters instead of attendants.

Create Better Jobs

  • We support freelance personal trainers and strength coaches by providing a free place for them to train clients. Trainers & coaches click here to learn more. 

  • Spotters instead of attendants: better pay and engaged in serving members instead of being bored behind a desk all day. Our goal is to be able to afford to pay Spotters Austin's living wage.

Local Supporting Local

  • Everything possible resourced in Austin. 

  • Keep Austin's money circulating in Austin and supporting other small businesses. 

  • Not trying to add another centimeter to another corporate fatcat's yacht.


Get In Touch

2101 W Ben White Blvd #105
Austin, Travis County 78704
USA (Back side of the building facing Redd Street and Joslin Neighborhood Park)



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