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Classes for everyone

As the only Starting Strength Gym in California we are here to help you get stronger than you have ever been. Whether it is your first time lifting weights, or if you are a seasoned athlete, we can help you safely perform your exercises and make progress.

We’ve taught hundreds of people to squat, bench press, press and deadlift using the Starting Strength method. Come and learn the lifts in a one on one environment and then join our group classes.

Our gym is also available to experienced lifters just looking for a private place to train with like minded individuals. Our open gym classes are available for powerlifters, weightlifters or anyone that needs a coaches eye while training in a fun environment.

Group sessions, 1-on-1 attention

When you come to class you will get your very own power rack, barbell and deadlift station. We know your time is important and we want it to be used effectively in the gym. No wasted time, you can walk in, know your workout and get right to work.

Our group classes are one hour and fifteen minutes long, plenty of time for you to complete a Starting Strength Novice Linear Progression workout. A coach will be there the entire time, helping you calculate warmups, answer your questions and coach you personally as you perform your work sets.

It’s your very own personal trainer in a group format, at a fraction of the normal cost.

Get fit, not hurt

We understand that most people can be intimidated by the idea of strength training, especially with barbells. Our goal is to give you the knowledge and confidence on how to lift weights safely and effectively.

Each of our coaches has vast experience working with all types of lifters with all sorts of injuries and life circumstances. Your coach will make sure to tailor the program specifically for you.

While the Starting Strength program is simple, everyone is different and will encounter different challenges. Working with an experienced coach will take the guesswork out of your training.

Our Classes

Step One: Our Introduction

Our Intro to Barbells Class is an 2 hour introduction that teaches you all the basics of resistance training and how to safely perform the major barbell lifts. Trainees will be coached in real time in the Squat, Press, Bench Press and Deadlift by one of our experienced coaches.

Intro classes are $150 and students are welcome to join our group classes afterwards.

Step Two: Train in group classes

Members can attend group classes Monday – Saturday, offered both in the mornings and evenings. Our class sizes are limited to 8 lifters so that our members get personalized, one-on-one coaching.
Memberships start at $179/mo.
Single visit passes and Open Gym Memberships are also available once you have know how to lift and understand the gym rules. Call a coach to discuss: (949) 534-2006

Meet our coaches

Connor King

Connor discovered Starting Strength while researching safe and effective training programs for his high school athletes. He began interning at The Strength Co. while enrolled in the Starting Strength Coaches Development Course before earning his Starting Strength Credential in the fall of 2019.

Connor is a high school special education teacher with a background in coaching athletics and strength and conditioning. He has a bachelor’s degree in Health Science and has a Master’s in Coaching and Exercise Sciences. He enjoys working with athletes of all levels and ages.

Brad Muhlenkamp

Brad was introduced to strength training in high school and quickly understood strength’s influence on sports performance while lettering in football, wrestling, and track-and-field. Brad discovered Starting Strength in 2013 while serving in the United States Marine Corps. Self-taught from the Blue Book and the Starting Strength Radio podcast, Brad attempted to make progress on his own while dealing with multiple deployments, beginning a career as a first responder, and playing tackle football in a travel league.

Realizing he needed professional coaching from a Starting Strength Coach, Brad joined The Strength Co. in 2023 and not only got much stronger, but became inspired to become a Starting Strength Coach.

Brad received his Starting Strength Credential in May of 2024.

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