Time to change your new "normal"

"The Art of Strength is the way."

Our facility is a community of strength enthusiasts joined for a collective goal: to be stronger, healthier, and better than yesterday.

Some of us compete and test our strength; some choose not to. We have a team of powerlifters and an in-house weightlifting team under Team Kansas City Barbell. Many walk into our gym new to barbell-based training, while others have been training for years. The common denominator we share is the love of strength training in an "old-school no-frills" gym where you are treated with respect.

The Kansas City Barbell owners and coaches will teach you, encourage you, and push you to be your personal best while our community of members train beside you and support you through your journey.

As a USAPL silver level facility, we are full-service. We can provide you with programming, coaching, optional nutritional counseling, and even personal one-on-one training if needed.

Why join any gym? Join a movement and embrace the Art of Strength with Kansas City Barbell.

Kansas City Barbell is downtown KC's first and only gym dedicated to the art of strength training. 

are you ready?


Sean and Jay have carefully tended a supportive, community atmosphere. Everyone cheers for each other. No one cares what your "max" is. They root for you to do your best.

Still not sure it's for you? WRONG. It's for everyone. It's not about getting "ripped". It's about getting stronger.

There are folks from all walks of life...and ages, for that matter. And, it's not just men. Some of my favorite training partners are powerful, inspiring women.

Brian Rauber


Where to start on this amazing gym. My husband and I have spent the last 5 years looking for a gym just like this! Not a CrossFit gym, not all cardio class, just good old fashioned lifting weights.

I feel like coming into Kansas City Barbell I already had a good grasp on how to lift and on form, but I have learned so much that has bettered my ability to lift properly. The coaches here have so much knowledge and really want to see you get stronger.

#1 gym in my book. Take it from someone who has joined over 6 gyms with in the last 5 years. This was exactly what I was looking for.

Holly McCallum


The day I entered KC Barbell I could tell this is was different.... 

After a month I started seeing changes - after two months, my wife started seeing changes in me. The owners vision has become a reality. While It hasn't been easy, it's always been fun!

I highly recommend KC Barbell.

John Janchar


Yes, this place is a gym. And yes, you will be challenged. But KC Barbell is more than the building and the equipment and the workouts. KC Barbell is a community.

We all cheer each other on and celebrate each other's successes. We hang out outside of the gym. We are the quintessential gym family.

What is even more unique about that, is that this little family is so diverse. We all come from a variety of backgrounds and ages. Never before have I been at a gym that is so inclusive and welcoming!

Ashley Benes

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