We Probably should have Hidden This better... Seriously though, people ask us this stuff. We update this on occasion with new gems of knowledge.
Q: What is this?
A: It's our attempt at a Frequently Asked Questions. We add to it occasionally. Mostly for dumb questions we get, but sometimes it may be helpful.
Q. Do you guys have free weights?
A: Yes. Lots. Many. All of them.
Q: I can't Find You, I'm Lost.
A: We used to hide ourselves, but so many people have found us before you. So we're probably not that worried. Just go to our Directions, follow Googles, then listen for the sound of barbells. Please don't call us, it's really not that hard to find anymore.
Q: You Guys Got Boxing?
A: Yes, but not exclusively. Google thinks we're a Boxing Gym. We do have a USA Boxing Coach on staff. If you're interested in booking sessions
Q: Do you train BEGINNERS?
A: Yes, many of them. Check out our Coached Classes. Hustle is a great place to start if you just want to get in shape, learn Weightlifting or Powerlifting movements and then decide to compete or train them as a Sport.
Q: Do I Have to Compete to Train Here?
A: No. You don't. Over half our Athletes compete from the local to International level. Our Coaches do like to get our Athletes to compete locally when they're ready. Preferably at one of our Beginner-friendly competition Events, in order to focus them in the habits of "Training" as opposed to just "Working-Out".
Q: Are You a CrossFit Gym?
A: We are not a CrossFit Facility. However we love the "Sport of Fitness" through Crossfit. We and actively train multiple competitors, and some of our Staff also have completed certification course work through their organization. On top of that we work with Athletes & Trainers from other area gyms and prepare Athletes to compete in the Games each year.
Q: DO YOU EAT IIFYM, PALEO, ZONE, OR [INSERT OTHER "NEW DIET" THAT ACTUALLY ISN'T ANYTHING NEW]?
A: We're so Paleo we don't even shit anymore, and we're always in the Zone. But seriously, our Athletes eat what they need to in order accomplish their athletic goals. Many Athletes work specifically with one of our Coaches on respective Nutrition for their Sport or Goals.
Q: DO I HAVE TO PAY DUES OR MEMBERSHIP FEES AND HOW MUCH?
A: Yes. Barbell Cub Members pay monthly Membership Dues, and other Training Services cost money as well.
Q: DO YOU HAVE MIRRORS?
A: Yes, and I can't believe that would keep you from training here.
Q: CAN I DROP WEIGHTS AND USE CHALK?
A: Any Gym or Barbell club that does not allow you to bail on a Jerk that could crush you, or overlooks the safety that chalk provides, is not a place we would suggest our athletes train at. Guarantee any facility that prevents these kinds of things in favor of quieter and cleaner gym environment is not a place you want to train at.
Q: CAN ONE OF YOUR ATHLETES COMPETE ON MY GYM'S TEAM?
A: No, probably not, but it doesn't hurt to Ask.
Q: What's With The Name of the Gym?
A: It's not because our Club is dirty. We are in the Historic Front Street Warehouses -- which does make it hard to keep clean, but the real story...
The name comes from a small Club one of our Partners opened in 2007 in another old warehouse. When it came to throw a name on this new Barbell Club in Dayton, OH, it was a great fit for our culture. Athletes, Coaches, Metal, and Hard Work. Doesn't need to be pretty, just good and hard training.
Q: Are you Owned or Affiliated With Pacifico Power Systems?
A: I can't believe this is a thing. No, we've been independently owned and operated since 2007, and through our re-opening in Dayton, OH in 2011.
Q: Are You Affiliated with The Dirty _______ ?
A: There are a lot of folks using similar of outright use of our Trademark for "Dirty Gym". We don't have the time to truly chase down all of them, but it's entertaining. There's a Pizza Shop outside the USA (which is awesome), a Gym in Dublin Ireland, some dudes 8 min from us who straight-up stole our name, and a Sock Company... Let Us Know if you find another!