Bad Attitude Gym is located in Carrollton, Texas just
north of Dallas. It is the ONLY true hardcore facility in the greater
North Dallas Area. Sean Donegan, the founder of BA Gym, was tired of the
typical health club BS and decided he’d had enough. He started with
the basics, envisioning a club where lifters could support each other
in an environment similar to the many facilities he has visited throughout
“I have been fortunate enough to train at many of the best powerlifting
gyms in the country and could never figure out why a city as big as Dallas
doesn’t have one. There are other facilities like Stroud’s
and Metroflex in the D/FW area but they are just too far away. One day,
I decided I would never meet my powerlifting goals if I didn’t do
something. Every time I thought about going to the gym I would get a bad
attitude. That’s where then name comes from.”
At BA Gym, the conjugate method is used with great success. We support
an environment where every member stands for the goals of his teammates.
Education, coaching, feedback, and full participation is expected of all.
How the Gym was Named
"I had just started training in the garage during early ’02.
Before I left for IPA Worlds in August, one of my best friends, who does
not compete, sent me a sign he made. It read ‘Donegan’s Bad
Attitude Gym’. This was his way of supporting me with my vision
and wishing me good luck. It was also confirmation that it had really
happened and BA Gym was a real place. Thanks Greg Baker for everything."