We hold Barbell Clinics every month for those that want to join the gym, learn how lift for the first time, or just have their form checked. It is taught in a group setting, if you wanted to learn how to lift in a private coaching format, we also offer Intro to Barbell sessions every week.


Our Barbell Clinics cost $75 per person. During the clinic, Connor and the rest of the team will walk you through everything you need to know to get strong.  You will learn how to squat, deadlift and press in a small group environment with a 4:1 lifter to coach ratio. At the end of the session the coaches will discuss programming, nutrition, and gym membership options.


Whether you are an experienced powerlifter, been doing Starting Strength on your own or never touched a barbell in your life… THIS CLINIC IS FOR YOU.


The Barbell Clinic is 2 hours long and will equip you with all the tools you need to take your lifting to the next level.  Our next clinic is being hosted at our Costa Mesa Gym on March 23rd at 11:00AM. Come join us!

Why Get Strong?

Our clinic is taught in a group setting where you will be instructed by experienced strength coaches.

At our clinics, our coaches will explain the basics of resistance training, and then begin to teach you all the steps of a bodyweight squat, making sure you understand the mechanics before adding a barbell. We will then repeat this learning process by showing you how to perform a press, bench press and deadlift.

Afterwards, we will also answer questions about how to get stronger, how to gain or lose weight, and how to practically incorporate lifting weights into your life.

Of course, most importantly, we will coach you throughout each exercise, providing feedback and explaining exactly what you need to do to perform the exercises safely with the correct form.

We believe everyone should know how to squat, press and deadlift. These exercises are basic human movements that improve your strength, your health and will make you feel better in day to day life.

Training with barbells can be intimidating – we know – we’ve trained many, many people how to do it. But we will make sure you do it correctly in an environment you are comfortable in. These lifts will work out your entire body. Your legs, glutes, back, trunk, shoulders, and arms.

Our clients have wanted to get stronger for all sorts of reasons – maybe they’re starting to feel back pain sitting in an office chair. Some want to improve their athletic performance. Some just want to be able to hold their grandchildren without feeling tired. Whatever your reason is for wanting to learn, The Strength Co can help you achieve your goals.

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.

Brayden Wilson

Brayden found The Strength Co. after wasting lots of time in the gym without a plan. After trying countless workout routines, he realized he was not achieving his primary goal: strength.

He joined The Strength Co. in 2019 and began a structured strength training program called Starting Strength. In a very short amount of time Brayden not only achieved his goal of gaining strength, but he also fell in love with the process of getting stronger.

Soon after beginning his lifting career, Brayden found that he enjoyed coaching others to get strong just as much as he enjoyed doing it himself.

As his parents entered their 60s, he knew that resistance training would be crucial for their health and longevity as they age. They became his first clients and Brayden’s coaching career took off from there.

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. 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.

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