Redbeard Barbell is proud to present


Current cohort began in September. Next cohort in 2019…

When: September 18th-November 8th; T/Th 7:00 pm-9:00 pm

Where: Redbeard Barbell & Fitness; 5132 NE MLK Blvd, Portland

What: Small group powerlifting class

Price: $300

Limited to the first 5 registered


Fundamentally Strong

Powerlifting 101 is an 8 week long, small-group, powerlifting class. Participants receive a 8 week, 3 day/week powerlifting program as well as 2 group classes per week. Classes are T/Th from 7-9pm, they begin on September 18th, and they are led by 2 coaches. With a coach/athlete ratio of 2/5, participants will get a lot of personal attention! We'll help tune up your technique, to maximize strength and minimize injury risk. Participants will have the option of doing their 3rd day of programming each week at a Redbeard Barbell & Fitness open gym, either Friday night or Sunday morning.

Let my stalls, sputters, dead-ends and surgeries be your lessons. It’s cheaper and easier for you because I’ve gone ahead so blindly!
— Dan John

This class is great for anyone looking for coaching in the barbell lifts; interested in powerlifting as a sport; and/or crossfiters looking for extra strength work and/or coaching. While this class is geared towards folks with at least a little barbell experience, the programming will include some autoregulation so it will be effective and appropriate for most strength levels. Each class will include a warm-up, a strength workout, and plenty of #dadjokes! No conditioning here... We're focused on strength!

Jackie and Tim are both national level powerlifting competitors, and record holders. They are also both certified powerlifting coaches through USA Powerlifting. To read more about their stories, check out their bio's here.

What our customers say about this class:

PRs across the board. Fun atmosphere. Knowledgeable coaches, I was able to learn a lot about technique even though I’ve been doing Olympic lifts for 3+ yrs
— 2017 Winter Strength Series Client
The fun and helpful attitude of both coaches was awesome. No ego or douchebaggery was involved.
— 2017 Winter Strength Series Client