Time to change your new "normal"

Jay Ashman and Sean Dunston are proud to bring their brand of strength training to Kansas City.

Our facility is a community of strength enthusiasts joined for a collective goal: to be stronger.

Some of us compete and test our strength, some of us don’t compete, some of us are new to barbell based training, while some of us have been training for years. The common denominator we share is the love of strength training, powerlifting, weightlifting in an "old school no frills" gym.

Our KC Barbell owners and coaches will coach you, encourage you, and push you to be your personal best while our community of members train along side you and support you through your journey.

As a USAPL silver level gym we are a full-service facility that provides you with programming, coaching, nutritional counseling, and even personal training. 

Why just join a gym? Join a movement and embrace the Art of Strength in KC and beyond.

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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