About us

Our Gym

This is a special place. Brussels Barbell has the privilege of being the first and only Starting Strength Affiliate in Europe. This means our gym is designed for one thing and one thing only: strength training. Power racks, platforms, Olympic and specialty barbells, plates, benches and of course, chalk.

The name on the door is a guarantee of a fantastic training environment, the best equipment, and most importantly, the highest standards of coaching in the fitness industry. Regardless of age, sex or ability, there IS a weight at which you can start on your journey towards building a stronger, more useful body. From the professional athlete to the 95-year-old great-grandmother,  and everyone in between, Brussels Barbell is equipped and qualified to get you stronger than you thought possible. 

No other facility in Belgium guarantees its members a private platform, power rack, barbells, benches, plates, and access to expert coaching every time they train. We’re not here to waste your time with gimmicks, trends, or false promises.

Every rep of every work set you do in our gym will be actively coached by a Starting Strength Coach. Our simple and logical approach to barbell training works every single time it is applied correctly for long-term, quantifiable progress. We pride ourselves on our welcoming and supportive environment, free of egos and large crowds. Our members are people of all ages and abilities, training to become stronger in Brussels’ premier strength training facility.



About Starting Strength

Starting Strength is the most effective strength training program available today. We choose exercises that use the most muscle mass over the longest effective range of motion, allowing us to safely lift the most weight possible. We use the squat, press, bench press, and deadlift as the foundation for what we do because no other exercises compare to their effectiveness for systemic skeletal loading and improvements in strength. The process is simple, hard, and effective — and we promise you, the journey is incredibly rewarding. People who are strong experience increased energy, coordination, power, stamina, balance, mental health, and an overall better quality of life. You will become stronger than you ever thought possible. Guaranteed. All you have to do is show up and get under the bar. 

“Starting Strength Affiliates are exceptional places to train. Managed by Starting Strength Coaches who have been evaluated for their expertise in instruction and their understanding of the Starting Strength method, a Starting Strength affiliation is your assurance of a quality training experience, whether you join as a member or are just in the area for a week. Expert coaching, the finest equipment, and a helpful attitude toward your training goals are all part of the experience at a Starting Strength affiliate gym.” 
– Mark Rippetoe, Founder of Starting Strength 
and Author of “Starting Strength: Basic Barbell Training” 

Our Promise

At Brussels Barbell, we want our clients to be strong, capable and the healthiest they have ever been —both physically and mentally. We’re the only gym in Belgium run by a Starting Strength Coach, and unlike a lot of larger gyms, if you’re paying your membership fees then we actually want you to show up! 

We can predict results and promise you’ll achieve them. Members are guaranteed a space reserved just for them, where they can train in a small group, together with a Starting Strength Coach. As a result, the total number of coaching subscriptions are limited, so our members can commit to showing up consistently, and we can commit to getting you strong!


Brussels Barbell

Europe's First Starting Strength Affiliate