This month’s Chapter highlight is United Barbell, and we talked to co-owner Jenny Werba. UB was opened in 2010, and is one of our founding Chapters!

United Barbell is located in San Francisco, California. Follow Jenny & the UB team on instagram @unitedbarbell and visit their website:


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?

We had complete faith in Dave Spitz and California Strengths ability to program effectively having been a member of the California Strength weightlifting team for many years, so implementing the Barbell WOD was an easy decision for us. 

We wanted to foster a sense of progress and community within the strength programing aspect of United Barbell

Q. What has been the most valuable part of being a Barbell WOD Chapter?

Having a structured strength program that we've been able to see our clients progressively and measurably build their strength makes us so happy. Being able to know that if they show up to the Barbell WOD class 3 times a week and follow the program, they'll see results, is very cool.

United Barbell run Barbell WOD classes three times a week, coached by California Strength's own Spencer Moorman and our very special Barbell WOD athlete Colleen Fotsch. Check out their website for schedule and details!

We'd like to thank Jenny and United Barbell for being an awesome member of our Chapter Program. If you'd like to learn more about our Barbell WOD Chapter program, please email info@thebarbellwod, and we'll tell you all about it!