Get Real-Time Feedback On Your Lifts From Our World-Class Coaches 

The Starting Strength Coach Credential is the Most Advanced in the Industry

Jared Nessland, SSC
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Jared Nessland has been coaching Division I athletes in Strength and Conditioning for 20 years. Jared is both a Starting Strength Coach (since 2013) and a Seminar Staff Coach. Most recently, Jared was the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach at Sacramento State from 2011 – 2019, where he used the Starting Strength model with all of his teams. He previously served as the Head Strength Coach at Southern Illinois University, the University of Montana, and the University of North Dakota, with stints as an Assistant at the University of North Dakota and the University of Nebraska. Originally, from Havre, Montana, Nessland attended Montana State University where he competed as a thrower on the Track and Field team. Jared has competed in both Olympic Lifting and Powerlifting, and is currently a competitive open level racquetball player. After hearing about the opening of Starting Strength Denver, Jared decided to leave collegiate coaching and join Jay Livsey's team as the Head Coach. He is moving from California with his fiance, Laurie Holland and his Greater Swiss Mountain Dog Koda. If you are a living human being, Jared knows how to make you much stronger than you are now.


No More Wondering What To Do At The Gym

Your Coach Will Guide You

Learn what exercises to do and how many reps/sets you need
Know how long you have to rest between sets
Train with our world-class Coaches and get stronger faster, safer and more efficiently

No Gimmicks, No Fads, No Sales Desk

All You Need to Get Stronger and Nothing More

A Platform Reserved for You

No more waiting for equipment. Your personal training appointment includes a platform reservation with all of the equipment you need to perform the exercises that are prescribed for you.

Digital Logbook App

Unequivocal, numerical progress - tracked in your own digital logbook. Available exclusively to Starting Strength Gyms Members.

No Sales Desk

The gym is for training, not sales. We dislike the pushy-gym-sales-guy as much as you do.


Equipment Designed by the Creator of Starting Strength, Mark Rippetoe

Train With Our Custom Designed Equipment


There is no better tool for the job of getting stronger. Infinitely scalable. The elderly and de-trained may start with a broomstick. Some of our strongest trainees lift over 600lbs.

SS Power Rack

Each platform has a 600lb, bare steel, c-channel power rack. This is an indestructible piece of equipment. Multi-purpose, for anything and everything you need related to strength training.

SS Bench

Our red oak butcher-block bench is plain and perfectly designed, made 10” wide (versus 12”) to keep you honest on your bench setup.


Make Rapid, Measurable Progress, Guaranteed 

Regardless of Your Age or Fitness Level


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