Lift Strong, Live Long
CrossFit Rye Canyon & Barbell Club is the premier destination for strength, conditioning, and fitness in the Santa Clarita Valley. Professional-rated equipment, coaching and training in a welcoming environment. Our facility is a place to train rather than a place to be seen. Whether you are just starting out, rehabbing, or an elite athlete we can help you along your path like no other gym in town.
Way back in 1974, Aram Neserian opened Power Source Gym in Burbank, CA. By 1979 it had “grown” into a 900sf gym that had a single bathroom and one window. It was accessible by invitation only and was created for serious bodybuilders that had little other choice than to drive down to Venice to train at the original Golds Gym at the time. In the early 1980’s Eric Campbell was fortunate to get an invite and as a teenager had the good fortune of being mentored in bodybuilding techniques by various competitive strongmen, bodybuilders, and professional wrestlers. Around 1985 Aram was able to expand to a 12,000sf warehouse and limited his membership to only those that wanted a place to train and not a place to be seen. Fast forward to around 2015 and Eric and Aram crossed paths at a local LA Fitness and reconnected. Aram has since passed away and as Eric and his partners developed the
concept of opening an old-school gym it was decided to name the business PowerSource Barbell Club in Aram’s honor
In October, 2021 the opportunity to purchase the assets of CrossFit Rye Canyon appeared.Co-founders Eric Campbell, Tom Swire, Jeff Weinstein, and Ryan Marsh recognized the need to find a top-notch CrossFit Coach that could run the facility on a daily basis and by the end of November added Edward Blanch to the investment/management team. Ed is a Level 3 certified Coach and officiates the CrossFit regionals, last chance qualifier, and annual championships. Ed has also been a lead judge at the Rogue
On January 1, 2022, PowerSource Barbell Club LLC took ownership of the assets of CrossFit Rye Canyon and began operating as CrossFit Rye Canyon & Barbell Club. As a locally owned CrossFit affiliate and gym, our vision is to build a community of like-minded members that are interested in improving their health, strength, and conditioning in a supportive, well coached environment. Just like the original Power Source Gym, our aim is to establish CrossFit Rye Canyon & Barbell Club as a place to train, not a place to be seen.
Our mission is to provide a limited membership opportunity to top notch instruction, coaching, trainers, programming and equipment in a clean, welcoming environment.
Our values include:
Continuous Improvement: Keeping current with member feedback, industry trends, and through trial and error
Accountability: to our members, business partners, and community by providing well planned classes, instruction, and special events in a clean and safe environment
Innovation: Offering a limited number of memberships, 24-hour access to “Open Gym” with plenty of space and high-quality specialty equipment not found anywhere else in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Passion: for fitness, coaching, and offering support to help members reach their fitness goals
“Lift Strong, Live Long”