Articles | the gym

Jim Steel | May 15, 2019

I have always wondered why some people find such fascination with training, specifically for strength and/or aesthetics, while others never catch the Iron Bug. I am trying to think of the people that I have trained with over the years, and if they are still working out with weights, and I can't come up with any of my high school friends or junior college friends, and only a few senior college friends who still train.

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Ray Gillenwater, SSC | March 06, 2019

Four months ago, Rip announced our goal of opening 100 Starting Strength Gyms in five years to become the only national gym chain that offers actual strength coaching to the general public. We’ve been hard at work putting the finishing touches on the model, and wanted to share an update.

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Jim Steel | February 27, 2019

You have just graduated from college with a major in kinesiology or physiology of exercise or something similar, you have your certifications in order, and you are raring to go.

Now what?

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Mark Rippetoe | October 24, 2018

Building our own gym model means we get to do things our way – quite the opposite of the status quo in the gym industry.

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