A Non-Profit USA Weightlifting Club



Barbarian Barbell is a non-profit USA Weightlifting club that started in 2013.  We provide Olympic Weightlifting instruction in a fun, disciplined and supportive environment.  Whether you are just learning how to lift or are looking to compete at the highest levels, we've got you covered! 

We are located in Van Nuys California inside a 15,000 sqft facility that is also home to VCF Athletics, Iron Pile Powerlifting, and  Breaking Parallel Pilates.  


Our facility is a 2020 USA Weightlifting Community Development Training Site.  We have 10 training platforms and 2 dedicated jerk stations.

Click here to Meet the Coaches.

Click here to Meet the Board of Directors.



Come Visit Us!

Advanced reservation required for all classes. Click on view calendar below to reserve your class time.

Small Group Training Hours

Monday thru Thursday: 4:45pm and 6:30pm
Sat: 8:30am and 10:30am

Sun: Closed

Open Gym Hours

Monday thru Friday 11am-2pm




We offer a variety of in-person services at our gym which is located in Van Nuys, California (near Van Nuys Airport by the 101/405 fwys).  Our gym is housed inside VCF Athletics which is a 15,000 sqft facility.  We provide services for all levels including competition training, small group/beginner weightlifting classes/courses, and 1-on-1 coaching!  We also love drop-ins!


We offer remote coaching and programming services for athletes who are not in the commuting distance to our facility including complete training programs, video feedback/review,  regular check-ins, and competition coaching at events where Barbarian Barbell coaches are in attendance.


We are home to the California State University Northridge Weightlifting Club which allows CSUN students the opportunity to partake in specific workouts and compete in local and national competitions against other collegiate weightlifting clubs.  If you are a current CSUN student, you are eligible to join.  All levels are welcome!



6930 Hayvenhurst Ave, Van Nuys, CA 91406

Text: 818-770-2614

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