We Build Healthy Bodies & Sound Minds.
Our Strength Is In Helping You Discover Yours.


Iron Root Studio was started in 2014 by trainer, fitness enthusiast, and yogini Amy Rakestraw. Amy holds several certifications that give her a broad range of knowledge within the fitness world: StrongFirst SFG Level 1, NETA, RYT200 (registered with Yoga Alliance), FMS Level 1, and Thai Yoga Bodywork. With a firm belief in combining strength training, cardio-endurance exercise and mindful mobility, Amy set out to create a program that would achieve total fitness. Offering kettlebell, group fitness, and yoga classes in one place is what makes Iron Root Studio a unique experience and a complete fitness solution.

Iron Root Studio focuses on a membership model that allows students to come as often as they want to any of the classes offered at the studio. Everything we offer is key to maintaining a healthy, functional life. Visit the GET STARTED page for more information and go to the SCHEDULE page for class types and times. 

Iron Root Studio is located in Grant Park, just 0.5 miles from the Beltline East Side trail. We are directly across the street from historic Oakland Cemetery in the Oakland Park building, close to the intersection of Memorial and Boulevard, just 3 blocks from I-20.