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"Training is used as a means to discover yourself, what you are capable of, and surpass your limitations."

-James Bullock

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At The Forge, we breathe, live, and love training! Our unwavering passion for training and self-mastery has driven us to create this online hub, an extension of our exceptional gym, designed to empower and inspire as many individuals as possible!

What fuels your training fire? Is it a desire to achieve peak performance, a commitment to better health, or a wish to sculpt your body into its best shape?


The Forge welcomes everyone, from seasoned professional athletes to those just embarking on their training journey.

Our team of dedicated coaches is here to guide you every step of the way. No matter your goals, we believe in your potential and are committed to helping you reach new heights.


As the ancient Greek poet Archilochus wisely said, "We don't rise to the level of our expectations, we fall to the level of our training." So, let's elevate your training, surpass your expectations, and embark on a transformative adventure together!

Are you ready to forge a stronger, healthier, and more confident you? Join us now, and let's sculpt your success story at The Forge!




"I owe my recent and continued success to James Bullock. After two and a half years of training with James, I have three-peated as World Champion and have simultaneously held all eight of the World Records. I am also hitting LIFETIME personal bests in the gym each ‘off season’."

Terri Ventress

"Everything James does has a purpose. I have been working out with a purpose for 35 weeks. I no longer get lost in the gym, or get off track, 'cause I know why I’m there, and what I’m doing." 

Nick Kahanic

"I was struggling with Olympic lifts and also needed a little pick me up in the conditioning department. I went to the Forge and James was patient but yet very straight forward. He pushed me farther than I would push myself. He has changed my training and ability to get better at CrossFit everyday. If you are needing help in the anatomy of Olympic lifting. James at the Forge is the best in the business. Also he has some of the best conditioning classes you will find in the area!!"

Chris Endicott

James Bullock

Owner and Coach

902 E 4th St

Joplin, Mo 64801

Tel: 417-208-6785

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