Founded by Ted O'Neill, for over 15 years, Diablo Barbell has been creating elite athletes and physical transformations out of people of all ages, body types and experience levels. Historically an invite only, private gym most notably known as the home to Diablo Barbell Powerlifting Team. Now launching a variety of new programs to reach out into our community and share the high level results with all interested in self betterment. We have multiple avenues to explore if this is the right place for you.
Training here will look a little different than you are used to, all training here - whether our conditioning program, or our lifting team, is PERSONAL TRAINING. Personal attention and attention to building you into the best version of yourself is our number one priority and we will strive to provide you with an individual training plan that is best suited to your personal goals.
Over 40 Powerlifting Elites (2nd only to Westside Barbell)
All Time Best Masters Co-efficient Men - Dan Varela 815sq, 600bp, 655dl @ 242 60 years old
Top 10 All Time Female Masters Co-efficient Women - Linda Barnes 336sq 192bp 325dl @ 105 60 years old
All Time Open Class World Record Bench Press - Cosette Neely 308lbs @ 105
Only Woman to total Elite in 5 weight classes - Hillary Harper (165, 181, 198, 148, 132)
20+ lifters over 800 squat
10 over 900 squat
2 over 1000
6 over 500lb
3 over 450lb
1 masters 3x BW (Linda Barnes 336@105, 60 years old)
1 masters 4x BW (Cosette Neely 424@105, 40 years old)
25+ over 600 Bench Press
10 over 700
2 over 800
5 over 300
12 over 700
3 over 800
3 over 500
5 MMA World Champions
4 Cesar Gracie (BJJ) Black Belts
3 National Wrestling Champions
Ted O'Neill is a sought after Strength Coach and Exercise Therapist. His motto is
"Every problem has a solution."
As the Founder and Head Strength Coach at Diablo Barbell, he has developed over 40 Elite Powerlifters and counting, 5 MMA World Champions, 4 BJJ Black Belts, 3 National Wrestling Champions and successful athletes from many other sports.
Dr. Andrea Vitz DC
Dr Andrea Vitz Mother, Doctor of Chiropractic, Strength and Conditioning Coach, Life Coach, Relationship Coach, Author and National Powerlifting Champion (500+lb squat, 319 Bench Press, 402 Deadlift). Dr Vitz excels in many areas in an effort to better serve her clients and patients. Her belief is you are never done growing and improving which makes her an inspiration both on the training floor and in life.
Jeff is an 8 year veteran of the club and has been one of our strongest competitors posting best competition lifts of 1003 squat, 540 bench and an 805 deadlift. Jeff is an excellent example of a product of our system and has an excellent understanding of the conjugate method as well as teaching the technical aspects of the lifts. One of Jeff's passions is helping others reach their strength potential. . As we expand our Beginning Powerlifting Program and rebuild our competitive powerlifting team Jeff will be at the forefront of this new growth.
Jenn brings a wealth of experience with nearly 15 years as a trainer. Having worked in a variety of capacities from the installation of Corporate Fitness Programs to working with all levels of athletes, house moms, executives and even middle school aged kids. She is adept at helping her clients determine their goals and build them into the future. If you're looking to meet a specific goal, get stronger, recover from an injury, train for a race, Goruck, Police or Fire academy, or increase flexibility, she is your gal.
With over 10 years experience as a trainer, Jenn brings a wealth of experience to our Team. With a background in everything from Figure Competition and Bodybuilding to Olympic Weightlifting; Kettlebell Certification, CrossFit Instructor, Mobility, Gymnastics and Boxing!
Stephen Bartlett, a lifelong athlete (football, wrestling, hockey, baseball) has been a Diablo since 2005. He came to us at age ( )as a pro wrestler and transitioned to powerlifting within 6 months of training. His, then newfound love for powerlifting, Stephen excelled and earned his first Elite total in 2013 with a 1945lbs total at 242 lbs body weight. He also achieved yet another professional athlete label with a Pro total on June 12, 2013 with 2105 lbs total ALSO at 242 lbs bodyweight. He has since assisted in our conditioning program, resulting in a 65 lb weight loss! Stephen is still powerlifting at his current lower weight of 181 lbs and just obtained yet another Elite total of 1535lbs. We are very excited to announce the newest addition to our superstar coaching roster as we welcome Stephen to our staff. Bringing his internal knowledge of Diablo Barbell and a variety of specialty training modalities attained through his athletic career, hes more proof that we only select the best coaches for our clients.