Best of Philly

2022 Intro to Barbells

Collective Strength

This grassroots strength-training­ community turned barbell gym was founded on accessibility, inclusiveness and joyful movement, especially for groups not typically represented in power lifting. How’d they do it? Through flexible pricing, sliding-scale “Badass Barbell” workshops, size-inclusive equipment, and a future co-op model, so members have a real stake in the biz.

3245 Amber Street, Philadelphia, PA 19134;