We help people with all levels of experience become stronger than they’ve ever been.

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Classes for everyone

Whether you’ve never lifted weights before or are a seasoned athlete, we can help you safely perform your exercises and make progress. We’ve taught hundreds of people to squat, press and deadlift successfully.

Group sessions, 1-on-1 attention

Every individual’s work set is performed under the watchful eye of one of our experienced and encouraging coaches. Encouraging and supporting other lifters helps to keep everyone energized throughout the session.

Get fit, not hurt

We understand that most people can be intimidated by the idea of strength training. Our coaches will make sure every lifter achieves steady progress with an individualized pace. They will also make sure you perform your lifts safely, with proper form.

Our Classes

Step One: Our Introduction

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.

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 7 people so that our members get personalized, one-on-one coaching for their work sets.

Memberships start at $175/mo.

Single visit passes are also available for those who have completed Introduction to Barbells.

Meet our coaches

Grant Broggi

Grant discovered Starting Strength in an effort to find a competitive edge for his Marines while they were deployed to Afghanistan in 2014. It worked. After returning home from deployment, he quickly gained a reputation for having the strongest group of Marines in the unit and was sought out for coaching on a regular basis.

Since then, Grant has programmed and coached hundreds of Marines to measurable results using the Starting Strength methodology.

Grant obtained the Starting Strength Coach Certification in April of 2016 and then opened The Strength Co. shortly after in early 2017.

Read more about Grant here. 

Mike Minigell

Mike is the perfect example of how Starting Strength can completely change one’s life. A natural athlete, Mike grew up playing a variety of sports from ice hockey to lacrosse. He attended the Starting Strength Seminar in March of 2017 before moving back to Maine to begin coaching clients ranging from nurse practitioners to corporate professionals, all out of his garage.

After seeing the success of his clients and realizing his own passion to coach others, he moved back to California to begin work at The Strength Co in March of 2018. He obtained his Starting Strength Coaching Certification in early 2019.

Watch Mike’s highlights from his last Strengthlifting meet.