Mark Rippetoe, Founder/Author Starting Strength
“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 the 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.”
Louise, Brussels Barbell Member
“I’ve been overweight most of my life. Because of this, I’ve had countless trainers tell me that strength wasn’t for me. That I needed ‘lose the fat’ before I build muscle. It didn’t help that I’m a woman — they simply didn’t think I was suited to strength training. Now I know this was misguided: the more muscle you have, the more metabolically active you are, the more calories you burn every single day. Plus, it’s just plain rewarding to take co<ntrol of your body and watch your progress week on week.”
Ausra, Brussels Barbell Member
“I reached out to Steve right after the first lockdown, as I realized I wasn’t physically and mentally ready for any global disasters. After a few months of real coaching and training with Steve, I managed to achieve what a couple of years of intense post-ACL surgery rehab in some fanciest-in-town sports physiotherapy establishments and self-training hadn’t allowed me to: not only I finally gained all my strength back, I am stronger than ever before.”
Neil, Brussels Barbell Member
Steve took me from not even knowing where to position the bar on my back to squatting 120kgs for sets across with ease. A natural coach whose attention to detail ensures you develop the right technique to maximize your lifts and minimize injury risk. No false promises, just a sure-fire way to get you stronger.
Mike, Brussels Barbell Member
Steve introduced me to strength training two years ago. He is a total professional and his enthusiasm and commitment is highly infectious. I have gone from ‘ground zero’ to confidently lifting weights I would never have dreamed possible. I cannot imagine having achieved this with anyone other than Steve. He can be tough, in terms of wanting that extra effort from me to achieve a new personal best. At the same time, I know he puts in a lot of effort to ensure that my training program is 100% geared to be what’s right for me personally.
If you are anything like me, under Steve’s guidance you will make great progress, find that your body is much improved, AND enjoy lifting.
Merit, Brussels Barbell Member
I have tried most of the workouts out there, from all sorts of group classes to "exercising" in the gym to the most intense yoga. But nothing compares to barbell training.
You will see progress immediately and, most importantly, long-term, both in numbers and how you feel and look. This will keep you motivated and consistent in your training and the group atmosphere is fantastic! And for me personally, this is non-negotiable, as I want to see progress in return for the time and effort I put into anything in my life. You want to have a coach that understands that and cares and Steve is extremely knowledgeable about strength training and will even get into minute detail about anatomy and biomechanics! He is just a wonderful person who's devoted and passionate about his profession and you'll know exactly what you will be doing, how and why, without wasting time on a smorgasbord of inefficient and ineffective exercises.