About

Valens Strength and Conditioning – A Starting Strength Affiliate Gym is more than just a place to work out. Here you will be surrounded by a group of the most supportive, motivated individuals who are just like you and are here to improve themselves physically and mentally. We don’t judge you whether you are fat, skinny, big or tall – we are only here to focus on one thing and that is to make you stronger.

The gym is co-owned by head trainers Nicole Rutherford and Jason Varnum. Nicole is a certified Starting Strength Coach and will stop at nothing to help you reach your goals. Jason formerly served in the military and has been coaching the Starting Strength Model the past 2 years. He has always loved the fitness industry and has discovered his love for strength and conditioning. Our goal is to help each and every client embrace their strength and improve their quality of life.

Our gym is 2,000 square feet, with 6 squat racks, one weightlifting platform and 6 deadlifting platforms located just off friars road in Grantville in San Diego. If you are looking to come to a fun, social place and get strong, then we are the place for you. However, if you are more quiet and less social, then we also have 24 hour access to come to the gym whenever you want. Welcome to Valens Strength and Conditioning, the place that has it all!