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Denver's Premier
Private Barbell Club

Our Approach

We understand barbell training can be an intimidating endeavor. You know strength is important for your overall health but figuring out how to organize your training, fit it into your lifestyle, and do it in a safe and sustainable manner can be challenging. At Muscle + Mindset, our mission is to share the transformative benefits of barbell training with all experience levels by cultivating a welcoming community supported by high-quality coaching. Whether you're a competitive barbell athlete or a training novice, you'll find the support & services you need at Muscle + Mindset.


Renée VanVleet

M+M Powerlifting Team

“The atmosphere is great, friendly, and the coaching is top notch. The gym is clean and they have all the equipment you need to train. Amanda and Josh run a fantastic establishment. I'd recommend this gym to anyone!"

Jake Cohen
M+M Powerlifting Team

"The coaching is excellent. The community is wonderful; gym members come with all levels of previous lifting experience, which makes for a welcoming gym environment for all! 10/10 recommend if you are at all interested in strength sports, or just want to put on a little muscle to fight off gravity!"

Grace Chin
M+M Olympic Weightlifting Team

“Weight training always intimidated me before. Coach AP is so knowledgeable, patient, and encouraging. She listens to my concerns and limitations while pushing me to grow. M+M is a safe, non-judgmental, inclusive weightlifting gym that values each individual.”


Muscle + Mindset offers membership options tailored to all experience levels. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced athlete, we offer comprehensive coaching, programming, and nutrition counseling tailored to meet your strength goals. Click the button below to find the perfect membership for you!

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Our Coaches

Amanda Pearo

Amanda Pearo is a strength and mobility coach who specializes in barbell training and barbell sports. She competes as a "supertotal" athlete with both USA Powerlifting and USA Weightlifting and has coached athletes ranging from barbell beginners to national-level athletes.


Working with Amanda, you can expect to learn lifting techniques tailored to your unique anatomy, to gain a better understanding of the physics of human movement, and to find balance in your habits to support comprehensive health.

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Ryan Belsito

Ryan Belsito is a strength and conditioning specialist who focuses on Olympic Weightlifting and Track and Field sports. He is a National-level coach with USA Weightlifting and gained some of his earliest coaching experience while working with Chad Wesley Smith and Max Aita at Juggernaut Training Systems.


Coach Ryan is especially passionate about meeting clients where they are and encouraging a unified training environment for all levels of experience to feel welcome and supported.

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Sign up for our monthly newsletter and automatically be one of the first to receive a digital copy of our free Barbell Fundamentals Guidebook (eta spring 2023). 

Our guidebook will walk you through the fundamental terms, concepts, and technique tips that will help you successfully launch your journey into barbell training!

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Nutrition Support

Annie Averill

Annie is a Registered Dietitian who earned her Masters of Science in Nutrition from Arizona State University. She has over a decade of industry experience in healthcare and has worked with all ages of clientele. She is passionate about helping clients find balance in their lifestyle by digging deep into the root causes and addressing their fueling habits. Annie is currently working towards becoming a Board Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics (CSSD) through the Commission on Dietetic Registration.

When she's not supporting M+M members you can find Annie training, snowboarding, or spending dog mom time with her goldendoodle, Finn. 

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Dietitian On Demand

Dietitian On Demand is a monthly event at M+M. Annie is available on the gym floor for general nutrition Q&A with all members. These events are perfect for individuals who need a little guidance and accountability with their nutrition habits. Get Annie's opinion on the keto diet, ask for help adjusting your macros, or find out if your fueling habits are optimal for your current activity levels and goals.

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