Our atmosphere breeds a sense of determination, accomplishment, and support. Start today and get the most out of your training. 


Our number one objective at WHBC is to put you in a position to succeed. Our coaching staff is benevolent, welcoming, encouraging, and obviously awesome at their craft. We promise to always work with you to find exercise variations that meet you where you're at and align with your training goals. 

During your training sessions, you can expect your coach to walk the floor to make sure you know exactly what you're doing, and provide detailed individualized coaching cues, as well as help you navigate your training session. 

We specialize in delivering athletically driven training in a small team setting. Whether you’re looking to set a new PR, supplement your healthy lifestyle, deadlift 2x your bodyweight, or strategically train around a nagging injury—our experienced coaching staff will guide you through your personalized training experience. 




The Purpose of Strength 101 is to help you begin your fitness journey with unwavering confidence. During this 4-week foundational strength training program, athletes will learn the basics of strength training. You will move with purpose, get strong, have fun, improve your body composition, and build a foundation that will set you up for long term health and success.


  • Movement assessment and goal analysis.
  • An individualized 3x/week full-body strength training program.
  • 45-60 minute training sessions consisting of movement prep, strength work, and conditioning.
  • CPQ - Completed Program Questionnaire. This helps us identify how we can further help you reach your training goals and better tailor future training programs to your individual needs.


  • A complete beginner or intermediate trainee who has taken some time off from the gym.
  • Someone that is still new to strength training or picking it back up after some time off. 
  • This is typically where new members begin.


Our Custom training programs are for those looking to maximize their results and take their fitness to the next level. Everyone who trains with us begins with a 1-on-1 strategy session and an individualized assessment. This helps us create the perfect customized program based on your goals, needs, and training history. Our programs are designed to build strength and improve both body composition and athleticism.

Each program is completely individualized, based upon your training background, goals, injury history, etc. Our programs are constructed of engaging formats that will keep you motivated and keep you working harder and smarter than ever.

Our programming combines movement prep, strength work, circuit training, and conditioning - intelligently combined to keep you training hard and injury-free.

You can schedule your training sessions at times convenient to you. We have times available throughout the day. Each time you come in, our coaches will help you through your unique program in a small semi-private environment. 


  • Movement assessment and goal analysis.
  • An individualized 4x/week,  3x/week, or, 2x/week strength training program. 
  • 45-60 minute training sessions consisting of movement prep, strength work, and conditioning.
  • Individual nutritional guidance *Optional 
  • Individual habit/mindset guidance  *Optional 
  • CPQ - Completed Program Questionnaire. This is completed every 12-weeks and it helps us identify how we can further help you reach your training goals and better tailor future training programs to your individual needs. 




This program is for athletes looking to compete in the sport of powerlifting. This program is designed for lifters to peak effectively on the platform or during a mock meet. After completing the program athletes can repeat the program, with a more individualized approach pertaining to the data we collect during the first run, or you can move onto a more specialized track.


  • 4 training sessions per week that can be completed between 60 and 90 minutes. 
  • Phases come in 8-week blocks and include 4 workouts per week.  
  • Built-in transition week to ensure you are properly managing fatigue.
  • A separate program for hypertrophy, strength, and peaking.
  • Feedback from your WHBC coaches on technique, how to successfully get through a session, performance recommendations, etc. 
  • Gameday coaching for local meets.


  • A beginner-intermediate level athlete looking to compete in the sport of powerlifting. 

  • No competition experience required.

  • Must have some experience with a barbell. However, no specific powerlifting experience required.

  • Anyone who wants to build their squat, bench press, and deadlift. 




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Hugh Henry 

Warhorse Barbell Club is unquestionably the top training establishment in the greater Philadelphia region.

The facility is top-notch, kept very clean, there are a plethora of fitness options to choose from and Warhorse has an abundance of up to date, modern training equipment which is essential to the development of its members.

The one factor that separates Warhorse from the big box, cookie cutter fad fitness gyms is a strong sense of COMMUNITY.

Every member that walks through the door is treated like family by co-owners Jaclyn and Chris.

Every member that is a part of the Warhorse community is respectful and welcoming no matter your race, gender, age, sexual orientation etc... I can’t say that for other gyms in the area.

And every member that trains at the Warhorse works hard EVERYDAY - be prepared to bring the noise during every training session.



Gabriela de Hoyos

I am not exaggerating when I say that this gym changed my life. And I am also not exaggerating when I never thought in a million years that a gym could do that. In the year and a half that I've been a member at War Horse, I learned how to turn my self-doubts into motivation, how to get to the gym consistently without considering it a chore, how to get physically strong without risking injury, and how to push myself past all the limits I previously set for myself.

Chris, Jaclyn and all the coaches at War Horse not only offer their expertise in training but also pay incredible attention to detail and the well-being of every War Horse member. They emphasize having a balance between work, life and training and are constantly reminding us to get enough sleep. They don't promote easy fixes or bogus workouts that will finally get rid of your "problem areas." Instead, they provide the knowledge, support and space for members to work hard and get strong.

If all that's not enough, the gym is always clean, has tons of great equipment and two dogs that work behind the front desk, and in general is a great place to hang out. In conclusion, War Horse Barbell Club gets 10 stars out of 5 in my book.

Megan Lynch

I moved back to Philly in September and needed to get back into a workout routine after having too much fun over the summer. I'd been following the WHBC account on Instagram for a while and went back and forth about joining. I had always been impressed and could tell there was something different about this gym. At first, I was really intimidated about joining. I hadn't done much lifting with barbells and I knew my form needed work.

I decided to sign up for the one-month Strength 101 course, which they require so they can assess where you are and make sure you have proper form during the movements. I filled out my information online and Jaclyn (one of the owners) emailed me back with information about the gym and I set up my assessment session. Despite being a little nervous, everyone made me feel extremely comfortable. My sessions were challenging but I always left feeling amazing and excited for my next workout. All of the trainers are knowledgeable and you can tell they care about you getting the most from your workout.  The gym is also never crowded with people, they do small group sessions so you can get the help you need if you're unsure of a movement or need cues.

After I finished my Intro to Strength, I signed on for Semi-private training membership (train 3x/week in a small group setting, 4-week training blocks specific to your goals). I can't believe how much progress I've made since September. All of my lifts have improved. My goal for my deadlift when I first started was to hit 200 for 1 rep. A few weeks later I ended up hitting 225 for 3 reps. This is the first gym membership I've had where I look forward to every session, no matter how tired I am or how crazy my week has been.