Starting Strength Technique Coaching

For those interested specifically in learning the 5 Starting Strength lifts we offer Starting Strength mini-camps, or 1-on-1 coaching sessions by special request.

Both options revolve around learning and practicing the primary barbell lifts that comprise the Starting Strength program: Squat, Press, Bench Press, Deadlift, (and Power Clean, if appropriate).

Starting Strength mini-camps are our primary method for technique sessions.  Mini-camps are small sessions with a maximum of 3 lifters who do the session together.  Each lifter will have his/her own complete station to work on, so no sharing of bars, racks, plates or benches is necessary.  All of your sets and reps will be performed under coaches’ supervision, the other lifters will be coached while you’re resting between sets.  The upside is a reduced rate, and the opportunity to watch other people doing the lifts and getting coached, which can often be instructive.  However, the focus here is lifting.  To get 2 lifts x 3 people in 90 mins, we need to stay on topic and broader questions about programming, nutrition, and other topics take us too far afield for this session.

1-on-1 sessions are available by special request only.  They offer the benefit of my undivided attention and the opportunity to ask questions and discuss your specific lifting issues in greater detail between sets.  1-on-1 availability is very limited due to high demand for semi-private and group classes during peak hours, so these sessions are done by special request only.  Current general availability is usually 3 or 3:30pm on select weekdays, and 2:30pm on Saturdays when I don’t already have a mini-camp, seminar, or other event scheduled.

In both cases, initial sessions are 90 minutes long, during which we cover 2-3 lifts, depending upon how much coaching is needed and how quickly you pick things up. Camps are always 90 mins, but for 1-on-1s, follow-up sessions at the length of your choice can be scheduled after the initial session, for a reduced rate compared to your initial session.

All SS mini-camps will take place on 1-2 select Saturdays each month, from 2:30-4:00pm.  These sessions will have a limit of three lifters per session, and will require a deposit of $50 in advance via PayPal or E-check to hold your spot.  As always, email to book or with questions.

Upcoming Schedule and Availability


October 28th – SOLD OUT!


November 18th – SOLD OUT!


December 3rd – SOLD OUT!  (note this mini-camp is on a Sunday).

December 16th – just added due to high demand!  One spot available.

Future dates will be posted as soon as they are scheduled