2354 Jefferson Avenue, Tacoma, WA


(253) 310-1940

Video Credit: Big thanks to the awesome Adam Morrell

You are a physical being, you are meant to be active. Your body is designed to climb and crawl, run and wrestle. Humans are hard-wired to move and a person who is inactive cannot possibly reach their full potential. Exercise cleans your body of stress hormones, improves brain function, emotional condition, and generally improves your quality of life while also increasing the likelihood that your life will last longer.

There are many reasons to want to be fit. For some it’s to be able to run a marathon, to kayak across the Sound, to hike Rainier, or to keep up with your 3 year old, party hard, or simply set yourself up for a long and fulfilling life. What can set you up for all of that without having to be an expert, while fitting into your busy life?

The answer is Tacoma Strength.

We run small groups through the best possible strength and conditioning program to produce well-rounded meaningful fitness. All of our classes are led by an experienced professional coach. It's a proven fact that you achieve more with a coach and a team. We provide the best methods by the best coaches to get our members real results. Be the best at what you do, get the best to work for you. No fluff, no b.s., just hard-earned results.

For Your Next Step, See Our “Get Started” Page

Join The Tacoma Strength Table To Fight Hunger

Craig has purchased a 10 person table for this fabulous event. Come hang out with great gym members to raise money for a great cause while singing and dancing the night away.

Tacoma Strength Builds A Community Garden

With the arrival of Spring, some of us have been noticing the back hill of the gym parking lot coming to life again. Right now it is full of weeds, horse tail and blackberries. But we have a vision!

How Do I Manage My Tacoma Strength Account Online?

With the recent changes in health care laws, we have had a sudden increase in the number of requests to print membership receipts, so members can submit them for reimbursement from their employer. While this is a very cool thing some employers are now doing, the last time I was printing up a whole tree's worth of gym receipts for someone, it got me thinking there must be a better way to accomplish this task. Well, there is! Get the gym member to do it themselves. (Insert parable here about "catch someone a fish they eat for a day, teach them to fish, they eat for a lifetime.")

Homemade Jerky Class

Join us Wednesday afternoon to learn the secret to making homemade jerky the easy way: at home in your food dehydrator.

This Month In Running a Gym February March 2015

Behind the scenes update for February and March of 2015.

Join The Tacoma Strength Softball Team

Kelsey & Chris Kelly are putting together a Tacoma Strength Coed Softball Team for the upcoming Comeback Sports Spring Season. The team needs at least 10 players including 4 women on the field at all times.

Tacoma Strength “YOUR” 30 Day Challenge

Diet, Sleep, or Nasty Bad Habit. What will you change about yourself in 30 days?

Starts March 1, 2015

Creamy Paleo Caesar Salad Dressing

Sauces seem to confound people. Especially after they embrace a Paleo lifestyle. Is it clean? How do I make it Paleo? Does anyone have an easy recipe for mayo made with bacon fat?

This Month In Running a Gym January 2015

Monthly update on what's happening behind the scenes, what occupies a gym owners time and attention, what we're working on for the future.

Gym Closed Saturday

This Saturday February 7th we won't have our regular morning classes. Instead we'll all be at Trident Athletics to support our athletes who are competing in the Olympic Weightlifting meet that is taking place there. The address is 5206 South Tacoma Way, Tacoma, WA 98409. The competition starts at 9am, I think. I would love to flood our cross town rival's gym with Tacoma Strength supporters. Come wear your gear and cheer on our lifers!

Paleo North Carolina Chopped Barbecue Pork

A Delicious Paleo Meal That Utilizes A Traditional North Carolina Mustard Flavored Barbecue Sauce.

Paleo Posolé with Braised Pork Shoulder, Cumin and Squash

Posolé is an ancient traditional pre-Columbian soup or stew from Mexico often found in the regions of Sinaloa, Michoacán, Guerrero, Jalisco, Morelos, México and the Distrito Federal. It is traditionally made with pork or chicken and always includes hominy or maize, a large corn type grain. As the hominy cooks in the stew it begins to thicken the sauce. But, since corn products are a Paleo no-no, a substitution for hominy is necessary. A perfect substitute for this corn product is acorn or butternut squash. As the squash cooks in the stew, it begins to break down and thicken the sauce. This hearty dish is full flavored, and if spiciness or eat is a concern, be sure to reduce the amount of spice and pepper that you add. To further enhance and concentrate the flavors, be sure to make this dish at least 24 hours in advance of when you want to serve it.

Tacoma Strength

2354 Jefferson Avenue, Tacoma, WA 98402

(253) 310-1940
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