Relieve Pain, Prevent Injuries, & Perform Your Best

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- Training Systems -

Our goal is to make you look, feel, and perform at your best, no matter who you are and what your fitness level may be. While most gyms focus on the lifts, we focus on the body itself. We think of the body as a web: the strength of whole web depends on the smaller connections within it. We believe the best way to strengthen the body is a holistic, systematic approach.

- Personal Training -

One-on-one training sessions can be scheduled with our expert coaching staff. Our coaches have the knowledge, skill, and experience to enable you to achieve your strength and fitness goals.

- Group Workouts -

Members can participate in many types of group workouts. These workout sessions are significantly different from traditional health club classes. Our workouts utilize the highly successful techniques developed and proven effective by the world renowned Westside Barbell Conjugate training system, and our coaches interact with workout participants throughout the session, providing personalized attention and an environment of fun and camaraderie.

Preventing Injuries, Overtraining, and Boring Workouts

Our training philosophy is based on the Westside Conjugate system, developed by strength-training legend Louie Simmons. The Conjugate system builds strength by putting emphasis on staple exercises that give maximum results, like the squat, deadlift, and benchpress, but also constantly varying these exercises to address the weaknesses of smaller muscle systems. The body quickly adapts to strength-training. Our system is designed to outmaneuver that adaptation so that we are always making progress, while at the same time preventing injuries, overtraining, and boring workouts. At THE GYM™, we want to help you train smart!

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SPECIAL EVENTS

THE GYM™ is creating a new mind-blowing whole-mind/body experience!

Want to know more? Our “Change Everything 6-Week Program!” integrates whole body training with new health, spiritual, and goal-setting dimensions meant to truly challenge you: mind, body, and soul.This is not your typical fitness/yoga/meditation program. This program is designed for you, your spouse, and your business partners to come and receive a powerful reset spiritually, intellectually, …

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THE GYM is hosting Luke Edwards, Pro total in 5 Different Weight Classes in Powerlifting!

Luke is ready to show YOU what it takes to be a champion! Date: Saturday 02/18/2023 Agenda: 9:00 AM TESTIMONIAL -What got me into lifting weights -Powerlifting career  -What kept me going -Kidney transplants -Dialysis  -WESTSIDE Barbell -Training  10:00 AM LOWER DYNAMIC EFFORT -Squat technique -Deadlift  technique  -Lower body auxiliaries 12:00 PM BREAK FOR LUNCH …

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Health and Wellness Expo 12/3/2022 & 02/04/2023

Want to be a Vendor in our upcoming Health & Wellness Expo? Purchase your booth space here for 1 or both expo dates! Click Here Are you suffering from: Brain Fog, Long Covid symptoms, Chronic Pain, Acute Pain, Depression, Anxiety, Hormonal Changes, etc? Or maybe you’re feeling a lack of joy in your life, heavy-heartedness, or …

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Health and Wellness Expo-Public 12/3/2022

Want to be a Vendor in our upcoming Health & Wellness Expo? Purchase your booth space here for 1 or both expo dates! Click Here Are you suffering from: Brain Fog, Long Covid symptoms, Chronic Pain, Acute Pain, Depression, Anxiety, Hormonal Changes, etc? Or maybe you’re feeling a lack of joy in your life, heavy-heartedness, or …

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THE GYM is hosting Luke Edwards, Pro total in 5 Different Weight Classes in Powerlifting (Luke Edwards) Presentation & Seminar at THE GYM.

Date: Saturday 8/27/22 Agenda: 9:00 AM TESTIMONIAL -What got me into lifting weights -Powerlifting career  -What kept me going -Kidney transplants -Dialysis  -WESTSIDE Barbell -Training  10:00 AM LOWER DYNAMIC EFFORT -Squat technique -Deadlift  technique  -Lower body auxiliaries 12:00 PM BREAK FOR LUNCH 1:00 PM UPPER DYNAMIC EFFORT ⁃Bench Technique ⁃Upper body auxiliaries   3:00 PM …

THE GYM is hosting Luke Edwards, Pro total in 5 Different Weight Classes in Powerlifting (Luke Edwards) Presentation & Seminar at THE GYM. Read More »

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Olympic Weightlifting Group w/ Gene! Every Mon/Wed/Fri at 5pm! JOIN NOW!

Olympic Weightlifting Group w/ Gene! When: Every Monday, Wednesday & Friday Time: 5pm!

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FREE Youth Summer Training Program! Sign your child up now!

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Commonwealth Cup Powerlifting Meet

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Our Favorite Restaurant in C’ville!- Dino’s Restaurant

Visit our favorite restaurant in C’ville! Dino’s Restaurant @ The Dairy Market! Tell them THE GYM sent you!? https://www.dinos.restaurant/

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THE GYM™ is a unique resource in Charlottesville. For more than 8 years, our extensive array of equipment and the skills of our coaching staff have enabled people of all ages and fitness levels to enhance their physical performance and overall wellness.

Try THE GYM™

FREE
  • One Group Workout on Us
  • Normally $35 Per Group Workout

Basic Membership

$65 Per Month
  • Unlimited 24/7 Gym Access
  • Unlimited training
  • Member Promotions
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Group Workouts

Starting at $160 Per Month
  • Unlimited 24/7 Gym Access
  • Unlimited Training
  • Member Promotions
  • Access to Special Group Promotions

Group Workouts

-Limited group size enables participants to receive personalized attention.

-Workouts utilize the highly successful techniques developed and proven effective by the world renowned Westside Barbell Conjugate training system.

-Our coaches interact with workout participants throughout the session, providing personilized attention and an environment of fun an comradery.

THE GYM™ Coaches Have a Combined 40+ Years of Experience in CrossFit, Strength Training, Bodybuilding, and Powerlifting.

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Recipient of Best of C’ville: Health & Fitness Best Personal Trainer multiple times since 2007!

- Founder & Head Coach/ Trainer -
Justin Tooley

Justin has over 20 years' experience in the fitness industry. He has been the Director of Strength and Conditioning for the Virginia Basketball Academy, and was a personal and group training instructor for 12 years at ACAC Fitness and Wellness Center. Justin has personally competed in bodybuilding, power lifting, and strongman events and won multiple times.

What Our Clients Are Saying...

Jeff Moeller
Jeff Moeller
2022-12-07
One of the best gyms I've worked out in. Motivating environment with a diverse group of members. Varied equipment with plenty of space to get a serious workout in. I was in town for a week on business and worked out here using day passes (reasonably priced) - really glad I did. As a prior Marine I appreciated the flags and can tell this place is ran by good people.
Maria Regina
Maria Regina
2022-09-14
Had a great SBD session while visiting from out of town made even better by the encouraging atmosphere. Facility is fairly spacious and has lots of racks and bars.
Brandon S
Brandon S
2022-08-08
One of my friends goes here and told me to come for a day. I had a great time! Very nice gym and great people!
Andrew Silva
Andrew Silva
2022-07-08
Amazing atmosphere and extremely helpful and friendly owner!
Paulo Black
Paulo Black
2022-06-22
Best gym I've ever been to in 10+ years of working out in 10+ states. Tons of well maintained equipment, great culture and all around excellent vibe. Justin and Gene are terrific coaches with tons of personality and clearly put their heart into making this the awesome gym it is.
Tyler Litchfield
Tyler Litchfield
2022-06-12
Justin is an excellent person - I say that not because he is just an excellent fitness instructor that has curated a fantastic fitness environment in his gym, but also because he is an excellent mentor that offers genuine and useful advice across a spectrum of domains of life. Going here isn't just going to get a workout - it's entering a community of people who want to better themselves and others. The membership was worth every penny while I was in Cville. The gym itself has great 24hr access and great equipment - a lot of which you won't find in your average gym. If your goal is to get stronger, you will achieve it coming here. I thank Justin sincerely for the opportunity to train here. I cannot recommend it enough!
Zachary Carroll
Zachary Carroll
2021-11-11
The gym truly is unlike any other gym. Its a place where people of all different backgrounds, ages, fitness levels and walks of life come together in and form a community that uplifts everyone and helps everyone achieve their goals regardless of what they may be. Whether you want to become a better athlete, get stronger, lose weight, or want to just get in better shape, the gym is the place where you will achieve those goals. The trainers at the gym are incredibly knowledgeable and will hand tailor workouts specifically for you so you can get the most out of each workout. No matter your fitness goals, this is the place where you will be welcomed by everyone, and everyone will do everything in their power to make you feel comfortable and achieve those goals. Highly recommend.

"After severely spraining his ankle, my son's doctor prescribed six to eight weeks of rest followed by physical therapy, a diagnosis that would have ended his spring baseball season. Justin worked with him one-on-one and within three weeks, he progressed to light training and started pitching and hitting after 4 weeks."

Eric F.

"At TheGym you will find an environment of friendly camaraderie. Its staff is available to help all members and members are always willing to help each other too. It's really a unique environment that I have not encountered at any other gym and one that has helped me exceed my goals."

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“I am a lifelong athlete, seeking greater strength and balance. I had severe trauma and spent a lot of my life under the knife and with physical therapists. I've sought to find and be a part of the greatest, most helpful gyms, in whichever city I may have lived in. I've only found 2 gyms that have really made a significant change to my body and life. The first one was an adult gymnastics center (10 years ago, on the other side of the country), and the second one is THE GYM, in Charlottesville."

"I've been in VA for 5 years, training at other gyms, trying to find the best one to fit my needs and desires. I met Justin Tooley (THE GYM's owner and head coach), a few years ago and visited THE GYM. Unfortunately, my schedule and location didn't coincide with making THE GYM my home. But after 5 years of different gyms which helped but didn't really make that outrageous change I was looking for, I finally reached out to Justin and got into THE GYM."

"I have experienced twice the amount of positive change in my body, after only a month training with Justin Tooley at THE GYM, than I did in the previous 5 years in other big gyms in VA. The classes are rather small, so the attention to detail and coaching from Justin and other coaches is always there. And there is still plenty of interaction with coaches and other students to build good commeraderie and solid, supportive friendships."

"Justin is by far the most well experienced and knowledgeable trainer/ coach I have ever lifted weights with. With my past injuries, surgeries, and recoveries, sometimes I've been timid to make sure I don't hurt myself. Justin has actually even slowed me down even more at times, and he has pushed me further at times. His knowledge in working with/ through injury is phenomenal. I'm doing better now than I have felt in over 2 decades, and in just one month training at THE GYM. I am very excited to continue training with Justin and the other great coaches and classmates at THE GYM.”

- Brad Dickey, 42

“I love The Gym so much. I’ve lived in Charlottesville for 4 years and googled this gym before I came here and I’ve never left. Justin the owner, is beyond knowledgeable and experienced in the industry and in many forms of personal training and conditioning. He helps each person at their own fitness level and is one of the most genuine and kind people you will ever meet. There is almost every piece of equipment you would ever need here from powerlifting, cardio, bodybuilding, strong man, CrossFit and everything in between. I also Love the community engagement Justin and the gym participate and host within Charlottesville! Cubbies to put your stuff, kombucha on tap and a just an overall great environment . HIGHLY recommend this gym.”

- Andrew McIlwean, 26

“Justin is an excellent person - I say that not because he is just an excellent fitness instructor that has curated a fantastic fitness environment in his gym, but also because he is an excellent mentor that offers genuine and useful advice across a spectrum of domains of life. Going here isn't just going to get a workout - it's entering a community of people who want to better themselves and others. The membership was worth every penny while I was in Cville. The gym itself has great 24hr access and great equipment - a lot of which you won't find in your average gym. If your goal is to get stronger, you will achieve it coming here. I thank Justin sincerely for the opportunity to train here. I cannot recommend it enough!”

- Tyler Litchfield, 21

“The trainers at this gym are incredibly knowledgeable and immediately treat you like family. Since both my S.O. and I started weightlifting here we have become much happier and healthier. By far the best personal trainers I've ever had that teach you how to do the movements right and gain confidence as a weightlifter.”

- Amanda West, 24

“Justin and his team of trainers are awesome. If you want to build strength, The Gym is the place in Charlottesville to do that. I would even recommend it for bodybuilders and really anyone looking to improve their overall health and fitness. Lots of great equipment you won’t find anywhere else. It keeps the workouts interesting and fun. With membership you also get 24 hour access. I’ve been powerlifting for a short time, originally working out on my own, but I decided to find a trainer to take me to the next level. I found exactly what I needed here.”

- Marcia C.

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THE GYM™ C'Ville
1739 B Allied Street
Charlottesville, VA 22903
Phone: (434) 282-2300
info@thegymcville.com