Barbarian Barbell is a non-profit organization that started with the belief that weightlifting can make a significant impact in the lives of its participants.

We provide a space to continue the tradition of high-level weightlifting in a fun, disciplined and supportive environment from Youth through Masters-level athletes looking to develop physical strength and confidence.


Our team has qualified and medaled athletes to USA Weightlifting's Youth Nationals, Junior Nationals, University Nationals, Senior Nationals, American Open Series, American Open Finals, University World Championships, Various Senior International Meets, Master's Nationals, and Master's World Championships! 

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 11 training platforms and a dedicated jerk station.



Advanced reservation required for all classes. All athletes must first be evaluated to confirm a requisite level of technical proficiency in the snatch and clean & jerk prior to attending Small Group Training or Open Gym. If you are new to weightlifting, please sign up for our Weightlifting Fundamentals membership.

Small Group Training Times

Mon/Wed: 12pm, 4:45pm, 6:30pm

Tue/Thu: 4:45pm, 6:30pm

Friday: 12pm, 6pm

Saturday: 10am

Youth Weightlifting (starts 1/31/2022)

Mon/Wed/Fri: 4pm-5pm

Open Gym Hours

Mon/Wed: 6am-12pm, 2pm-5pm

Tue/Thu: 6am-5pm

Friday: 6am-12pm, 2pm-6pm

Saturday: 7am-10am

Sunday: 7am-11am