This month’s Chapter highlight is United Barbell, and we talked to Jenny Werba who is one of the co-owners and also happens to lift for team California Strength! United Barbell has been open for, and was one of the founding Barbell WOD chapters.
Co-owners Jenny Werba and Olivia Graff met in a CrossFit class in 2008, first as coach and athlete, then as training partners, and finally as business partners when they opened the doors to the first United Barbell location in 2010.
Jenny & Olivia wanted to create a space where people of all fitness levels can take their fitness seriously, having a lot of fun in the process. Our coaches are knowledgeable and committed to helping you reach your goals. Our community is supportive and competitive. We are proud to say that athletes have met their spouses and best friends at UB. Hard work and sweat brings people together.
Q. Why did you decide to become an official Barbell WOD Chapter?
since. His only complaint today is that the Barbell WOD continues to produce challenging workouts (hint of sad but true sarcasm).
Q. What has been the most valuable part of being a Barbell WOD Chapter?
According to Jon, if you want to better yourself as a coach, you need to surround yourself with a team that can enhance your knowledge and that is exactly what the Barbell WOD and California Strength have done. They have allowed access into what has traditionally been a low-access sport (Olympic weightlifting) for so long, and that access to knowledge has meant everything for myself and my gym. Not only are the workouts easily accessible but the California Strength Staff have been there for me to offer support in ways that I didn’t believe would happen in this industry of online programming.