beginner barbell

You know when it says "beginner" but then it's like ok, do these 6 HIIT workouts per week and only eat broccoli and grilled chicken?

This is not that.

This is an achievable, enjoyable program to take you from newbie to much-more-confident-newbie in the weight room.

strength made simple

k.i.s.s.

Strength training is a skill, and everybody has to start somewhere. That's why we filled Beginner Barbell with the essentials.
 
This is a jumpstart for women who never really learned how to lift, because you deserve to get the juicy benefits of strength training you've been hearing about, like more energy, better sleep, and legit the most confidence you have ever felt. 

a frickin' good strength program,
now available on demand

learn to squat, hinge, push, pull, and carry

Beginner Barbell makes life easier in a million tiny ways because it's based on movements you actually do–no burpees here.

You'll learn to front squat, deadlift, bench press, strict press, lunge, and row using free weights. Exercises start simple and progress slightly each week, so you'll steadily build confidence and strength at your own pace.

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Beginner Barbell makes life easier in a million tiny ways because it's based on movements you actually do–no burpees here.

You'll learn to front squat, deadlift, bench press, strict press, lunge, and row using free weights. 

Exercises start simple and progress slightly each week, so you'll steadily build confidence and strength at your own pace.

"resistance training is
f*cking
awesome
and I love it."

-Joan H, Florida

Expert coaching














Detailed instruction and feedback from a NASM-certified trainer and body neutral strength coach with 7 years of NYC fitness experience

video library














Year-long access to all form breakdown videos so you can always refresh your memory. Detailed instructions are given, along with common errors to avoid and options to modify or progress.

twelve weeks of workouts














Easy to follow progressive strength programming that takes you from curious to confident in only two workouts per week.

workout tracking














Log the workouts and view demo videos as you go. Keep track of your new personal records, see your last weights used for each exercise, and even time your rest intervals, all in one place.

meet your coach

coach Kristie

I'm Kristie, a body neutral strength coach and ED recovery advocate. I got into strength training after years of intense cardio and dieting (ahem, orthorexia) left me suffering with chronic lower back pain and body dysmorphia.

Functional fitness helped me recover both physically and mentally, and Intuitive Eating gave me the energy I needed to become an absolute unit.

But idk how I would have even started that process if I wasn't already a personal trainer. Most weightlifting programs are by gym bros, for gym bros, and they skip over all the basics.

So I made this for you. Beginner Barbell is a culmination of my 7 years of training, coaching, and being absolutely obsessed with strength. I think you'll love it.

Xandra K, NYC

“Beginner Barbell has fundamentally changed the way I understand and approach strength training. I feel confident going into the heavy-weights section of the gym. I would 100% recommend Beginner Barbell.

TESTIMONIALS

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Melissa C, NYC

“I had never touched a weight in my life before. Now I know that I can reproduce the workouts on my own. That is invaluable to me. I'll be able to do that forever."

MOLLIE W, LOS angles

“Kristie is an incredible advocate for self care, self love, and body acceptance. She has helped me find strength not only physically but emotionally.”

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OLIVIA A, BATON ROUGE

“Kristie makes constant adjustments depending on my abilities, comfort, and body each time we meet to ensure I get the most out of it. She goes above and beyond just training and really coaches me through everything.”

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Olivia A, Baton Rouge

“Kristie makes constant adjustments depending on my abilities, comfort, and body each time we meet to ensure I get the most out of it. She goes above and beyond just training and really coaches me through everything.”

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faq

who is this for?

Beginner Barbell is for people with less than one year of consistent weight training experience or those who have not consistently trained in the past year.

do i need a gym membership?

You will get the most out of Beginner Barbell by having access to a barbell (with rack and weights), a variety of free weights, a bench or box, and a cable machine.

How long is the program?

Beginner Barbell is a 12-week program that includes a total of 24 workouts. The workouts can be re-used indefinitely, and 12 months of access is included.

what are the sessions like?

Each workout targets the full body, focusing on the movement patterns we encounter in everyday life (squat, hinge, push, pull, carry). Most sessions include a warm-up, 6 exercises completed as supersets, and a cool-down. Each workout takes approximately 45 minutes to complete. Progressions and modifications are given so that you always get the most of of each session.

BEGINNER BARBELL is the
last workout program you'll need

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