Frequently Asked Questions

Do you offer drop-ins?

Sadly, we do not. We are a private training facility for current clients only.

If you are looking for a drop-in facility nearby, we recommend Berkeley Ironworks.

I’ve never lifted before. Can I still join?


We are oriented toward beginners and there is absolutely no prerequisite knowledge, experience, or ability necessary to start strength training. We introduce beginners to strength training via the Learn to Lift intro package

What are the classes like?

Classes are mixed level small group sessions where you receive personal attention from a coach. You’re not necessarily doing the same thing as everyone else.

Your enrollment reserves your space and time in the gym, and you can lift at your own pace, supported by your coach. 

What if I am nervous to work out in front of people?

We have a really friendly and low-pressure gym! We don’t have any mirrors in the gym, and because everyone is doing their own workout, nobody is comparing themselves.

We’re all here to get stronger than yesterday, not stronger than each other.

What is the Learn to Lift? What if I already know how to lift?

Our Learn to Lift is a two session package of 90 minute one-on-ones with a coach. It is a requirement for joining classes. We go over everything you need to know for classes.

If you’ve lifted before, that’s awesome! We still want to get to know you and introduce you to our way of lifting, programming, and training.

Do I have to be in class? Can’t I just buy a membership?

We do not offer memberships without class plans, because everyone at our gym is receiving coaching.

By maintaining a coaching relationship with everyone in the gym, we are able to cultivate a strong and connected community.

How much does it cost?

It depends! We have a flat membership fee, and lifters can start with either twice per week or three times per week class plans. We offer sliding scale prices for those in need.

If you’d like to know more, please contact us with the form below, and we will talk you through it! 

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What People Are Saying

I came to Katherine as a brand new lifter looking to improve my overall fitness in preparation for a 2,500 mile off-road motorcycle race.

She’s super encouraging, and truly excited about lifting! I really appreciate her ability to demystify entire strength training experience–from how the mechanics of individual lifts work to gym culture.

I’m amazed at how I’ve not only gotten significantly stronger in the few months I’ve been working with her, but my stamina has improved dramatically as well. I am so thrilled to have her in my corner!


Gwyn is an awesome coach: kind and supportive, but also rigorous about correct form. She is knowledgeable and enthusiastic, and has a plan in mind for both coaching sessions and the ones on my own. I look forward to going to the gym – and cannot believe I’m saying that!

I wish I had known about weight-lifting years ago. I never thought it applied to someone like me. So wrong. Just doing things around the house is easier. Lifting airplane luggage into the overhead compartment – magically lighter. General body wellbeing better. Thanks, Gwyn!


I drove just shy of 100 miles to meet Jeremy for a personal training session. It was well worth the time and money. He was able to notice and correct my form flaws, and provide correction in a way that helped immediately.

Jeremy is very professional, he knows his craft and is capable of teaching in a way that even I could grasp. He is personable, sincere and really wants to make you better. He never once made me feel rushed for time, he wanted me to leave with the confidence that I knew the lifts properly.