Our Personalized Gym Classes Teach People How To Get Stronger
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 Intro to Barbells Class is a 1 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.
General Manager, The Strength Co. Costa Mesa
Brayden joined The Strength Co. as an apprentice in 2020 and immediately began improving his coaching craft under the tutelage of Starting Strength Coaches.
In the fall of 2021, Brayden obtained his Starting Strength Coach certification and began coaching at The Strength Co. full time.
In January of 2023 Brayden became the General Manager of the Costa Mesa location. He coaches group classes as well as 1:1s and both barbell clinics and camps.
He has never stopped lifting, and is now a competitive powerlifter in the USAPL, achieving a 480 squat, 275 pound bench press, and 600 pound deadlift.
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.
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