About Lion's Den Gym

Founded in 1981, the Lion's Den is a key club that is open 24/7/365 (except Saturday from 7:30-9:00am when the facility is closed for maintenance and cleaning). We are conveniently located off highway 72 in Athens at 212 Commercial Drive.

The gym was founded by Steve McGlocklin and Jim Swanner in 1981. It was originally in Steve's in-laws' basement and has since moved into a facility with over 10,000 square feet of space.

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Our Facility

Our Equipment

We offer a variety of equipment to handle all of your fitness needs. Below is a sample of some of our equipment.

  • 2 Tread Climbers
  • 10 treadmills
  • Over 45 different weight machines
  • 3 Spin Bikes / Spinning
  • Complete line of Nautilus Nitro Weight Equipment
  • 3 steppers
  • 6 elliptical trainers
  • 1 row machine
  • 4 stationary bikes
  • 2 Turbo Trainers
  • 12 tons of loose weights (Olympic)
  • 2-sets of dumbbells from 3 lbs. to 120 lbs.
  • Showers
  • Dressing rooms


Membership sign-up is every Saturday from 9:30 am to 12:00 noon. Other times may be arranged by appointment only (contact information).

We now offer credit card payments for our memberships.

Available payment methods are bank drafts at $35.00 per month, or one of the following membership options:

3 months



6 months


12 months



Lion's Den Gym
212 Commerical Drive
Athens, AL 35611

Steve: (256) 652-2627 Moses: (256) 874-5765
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