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The Training Hall by Odd E. Haugen

Casa Conejo, California, Ventura

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‘19 Certificate of Excellence, 2019

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THE TRAINING HALL™ by Odd E. Haugen is a culmination of a lifetime passion for strength athletics. THE TRAINING HALL™ is dedicated to training and preparing amateur and professional strength athletes for competition, but will also feature individual and group training for the general public.

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11 December 2019

Awesome place for real results and the Mecca of Strongman training in America today.

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8 December 2019

Great place to train with real professional trainers.

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10 August 2019

Top Gym! The whole team are amazing and super friendly. Welcoming and full of knowledge and tips. Wish we lived closer!

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24 June 2019

Honestly the best gym and people I have ever worked out with great home vibe and always getting stronger

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22 June 2019

I recommend The Training Hall to anyone seeking to improve their overall strength and conditioning.

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17 June 2019

A place to reach all your strength goals. Definitely NOT a commercial gym. Come here if you want to get strong...

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8 May 2019

Best strongman gym in the country!

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16 April 2019

Best facility to train in with whatever fitness goals you have in mind and an outstanding staff always willing to take time and help.

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14 February 2019

Best gym in the 805! Friendly staff. Home to professional competitors and those who want to better themselves.

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5 February 2019

Just passing though but everyone was very nice and accommodating. Great gym

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29 January 2019

Place is legit with people that know!! Great vibe, Great attitude. Highly recommend

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30 December 2018

One of the best gyms in California. If you are local and into competitive sports,you gotta to there, and if you are just a tourist it is also a must place to go and meet Odd Haugen! They have the best workout equipment for grip and strongman, all variety of stones,machine,handles! Staff is very nice as well. More...

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30 December 2018

questions were answered ,, great people..

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10 December 2018

Best gym I've ever been to. It is run by amazing people that are highly knowledgable in what they do. Wouldn't train anywhere else.

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1 September 2018

(Translated by Google) The best site for strongman training and more wrestling(Original)El mejor sitio para entrenamiento de strongman y mas wrestling

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29 May 2018

One of the best gyms in the world. Especially for people interested in strongman training

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27 February 2018

Thank you so much to everyone at The training hall! I can't believe I flipped my first 450 pounds tire!

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26 February 2018

I’m very happy to be in training hall with true legends of strenght sports Odd Haugen and Martins Licis !

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17 January 2018

I'll keep this pretty short because there's really only one thing to say about The Training Hall.  If you want to get strong - go here.  It's really the place to go to become stronger/fitter.  I mean, THE place to go.  The trainers/owners are some of the strongest people in the world (literally), and they really know what they're talking about, not just from reading a book, but from experience (lots of it).  One of the best places to go to if you're serious about Strongman/Strongwoman competitions or skills. There is no better place to go in Ventura/LA county than this, in my opinion.  That's really all that needs to be said. More...

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1 September 2017

The Training Hall is an amazing gym!  The trainers and members are knowledgeable and helpful.  I have always been nervous about lifting heavy weights but I feel very comfortable at this gym and I know I am receiving great training and guidance.  And it is a lot of fun!  Romark is fantastic and the training you will get at this gym is unlike any other gym in the area.  The gym welcomes all fitness levels and I highly recommend it for anyone who is looking for a great workout. More...

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25 June 2017

Had a great experience at The Training Hall and even got to meet the man Odd himself. He is a great guy and has a great group of people that train there. Everyone was crazy helpful and even got some one on one with some Pro Stongman (Martins and Mike). Told my wife it was like going to a football camp and getting trained by Payton Manning! Thanks to Chris as well for kicking my butt with his conditioning class and Kyle for schooling me on MAS Wrestling. As you can see I got to experience a wide variety of training with some world class athletes. More...

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19 June 2017

Amazing place, amazing people and athletes, top notch physical culture toys to lift and play with!!!

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29 May 2017

I've been training at this place for a little under a month and I don't see myself training anywhere else in the near future. Everyone here is motivated and driven to be better than their previous selves and they are supportive of others doing the same. The weights are top quality and in abundance. The staff there is willing to coach you and even help you with stretching and program design. If you are serious about training, The Training Hall is where you need to be. More...

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29 May 2017

Came to the Training hall back in March, haven't been more pleased. The trainers are always willing to help you out with whatever physical endeavor you're striving for.

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4 May 2017

Whether you want to improve competitively or just train around a supportive group of people it's the place to be.

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2 May 2017

The best place to train In the Conejo Valley, If you are serious about getting stronger period. All of the staff are legit, and very knowledgeable, trainer's passionate and dedicated to helping any and all members, reach their personal strength goals. The best way to sum why the reviews are so great, the training hall is like a family, you won't get that experience at a corporate club like 24 or Golds. More...

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30 March 2017

If you want to get "significantly" stronger, then be prepared to be inspired by this training facility's coaches and patrons. Just the shear knowledge-base and combined experience under this roof is already worth it. Strongman,powerlifting,olympic- weightlifting, mas-wresteling, and everything in between is exercised here on a weekly basis. This place is particularly motivating because it tailors to all levels of athletes (there are plenty of jaw dropping BEASTS here too...Mr.Haugen and Mr.Licis to name a couple). Pound-for-pound, kilo-for-kilo, stone-for-stone, and $-for-$...This is the ideal place to become very well rounded and vastly stronger than when you entered. More...

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24 March 2017

Everyone is so helpful and encouraging. Recommend this place for anyone interested in learning how to lift heavy. The monthly price includes personal training. Definitely worth the price.

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17 March 2017

If you want to be a strongman competitor you won't find a better place to train in the world, let alone Southern California. Not only do you get the opportunity to train with the legend Odd Haugen himself, but his entire team of trainers are unbelievably knowledgeable. Current WSM athlete Martins Licis trains here and is a wealth of knowledge. One of the major bonuses is you get to see historic equipment used in World's Strongest Man and other big competitions. For example, try to pick up the Thomas Inch Dumbbell with one hand and be immediately humbled. Even though I have my own gym with all the equipment I need I still travel a few hours away every couple of months to train at The Training Hall. Every time I do, it's worth it! More...

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15 February 2017

Hands down the best gym I have ever been to. Just started training here with Jared about two months ago. Got to say, this gym has the most down to earth and knowledgeable team backing it. If you want to get serious about your training and understand the fundamentals, reach out to one of the trainers here and give it a shot. More...

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1 February 2017

The Training Hall is worth traveling to. Everyone is treated like family from the minute you walk through their doors. This is not a commercial gym with people coming in and out after each workout, its not a place you pass through as part of your day, this is a gym you purposely stop at, have a great time at, and develop friendships that will help you succeed with any goals you set. No matter your shape, size, skill or lack of skill, it's a gym worth traveling to. My husband and I travel more than 70 miles every Saturday to train at this gym and it's worth every mile.The trainers in the gym are always there, ready and willing to help you reach what ever goal you set. From my personal experience with my trainer Romark, he goes above and beyond what a typical trainer does. He will be with you throughout the entire process. More...

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19 January 2017

I've been training at "The Training Hall" for the last two months and impressed with how challenging my sessions have been. The staff is super supportive and helpful in helping me reach my new fitness goals. I've lost 10 lbs and gained confidence and strength. Thanks Romark and the rest of the staff. More...

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23 September 2016

As a female, going to the weight-lifting section of a gym intimidated me.  All the mirrors, the people who seemed to know what they are doing were not a great inspiration.  What do I need for an excellent workout?  Accountability.  Guidance.  Encouragement.  And that push to do one more when on my own I would have given up 5 reps earlier.  I am not a strongman.  And, while I will not be on any competition circuit, I have found a home among some very strong people.  At heart, I'm a trail runner, a mom, a regular person.  I am looking for toned strength, not bulk; flexibility; and injury prevention.  My new haven is The Training Hall.  I'm meeting with Romark 3 days per week, and he is respectful, knowledgeable, and is pushing me to go beyond my own self-established limits.   He keeps an online record that monitors my progress, and each session is unique and individualized.  Everyone here is friendly.  This is an excellent place for anyone trying to do more.  Monday was legs day.  Yesterday was arms and back... and - oh yes -  I'm feeling it as I type.  But it feels good.  Can't wait for tomorrow. More...

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20 September 2016

Strongest gym in Ventura County, period.  Whether its weightlifting, powerlifting, strongman, highland games, or just general fitness you're interested in, the Hall has you covered. The Training Hall houses some specialty equipment that you wont find at any other gym in the area, and has more bumper plates in kilos and old school iron in pounds thats actually humanly necessary.  There's no shortage of weightlifting barbells that actually spin, stiff competition powerlifting barbells that aren't bent, and niche bars that you won't find anywhere else. The trainers and coaches are extremely knowledgeable and do not hesitate to share their cues and tips with you - they just want to see you get better in whatever capacity.  There are coaches in there with diverse competition backgrounds, impressive resumes, and the working knowledge to clean up your movement, keep you healthy, and get you STRONG.Whether you're a seasoned competitor in a strength sport or looking to get your feet wet, the Hall houses the perfect atmosphere to train, not just "workout."  Everybody gets behind you on a heavy attempt, and the team athletes fire you up like nothing else.  Come check out what they're all about - you will be happy you did. More...

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8 September 2016

This gym is F$%KEN BAD!!! Please, please don't come and demand towel service or if you think this is some Globo Gym. We don't have mirrors and we like it like that. This gym is for hardcore strength athletes. If you are a competitive lifter or you want to learn lifting to get you strong...no not fitness strong...I'm talking about REAL strength them come here. All you fitness industry related people don't come here. This is not a place to look better. We don't train here for looks. We don't 'workout'...we TRAIN. Hence The Training Hall. Come and please come if you are a lifter or want to be one. More...

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1 September 2016

An excellent gym for beginners and the highly advanced lifter. From strongman to bodybuilding, from football training to specific track & field events; The Training Hall offers all types of training environments. Most importantly, the atmosphere remains high in energy, positive support for your goals, and an educated staff that can answer your question about getting stronger, diet & health, and pretty much any question you are curious about. Don't be shy, come on down...everyone who shows up is here to better themselves, grow physically and mentally. More...

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18 July 2016

This is all a gym should be, with high quality equipment and knowledgable minds, not one hundred different machines. The Training Hall gives you everything you need to improve physically and an environment that facilitates nothing but progress.

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11 June 2016

This is simply a perfect gym for anyone who wants to workout. If you're just starting, you will find there all the equipment you need, and a team of excellent trainers to guide you around. If you're a more accomplished athlete, then you'll love this gym! Besides the standard equipment, you will find a lot of other dumbbells, bars, machines, boulders, etc. that you won't find in any other gym. But most importantly, the gym is managed by passionate trainers who will make you reach your goals. The owner is an inspiring athlete and I even had supplements and straps ordered through the gym (they arrived within a couple of days of ordering). Get serious about your workouts, and go visit The Training Hall. You'll be happy you did! More...

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29 May 2016

My wife and I truly felt at home during my initial visit as I received a warm welcome by Mr. Haugen and Romark. We've been training here for about 3 weeks now and trust me when I say that this is probably one of the few training facility which emphasize on a family theme with great focus on everyone's safety and teamwork! The team here is truly awesome with a very positive environment and the knowledge base is catered to all forms of training (Strongman, powerlifting, olympic lifting, mas wrestling, think of it as a buffet). No matter what your personal fit goals are the team is there to support and deliver class A service! I have introduced the place to 5 other people and so far they are all hooked and said the same thing so come on down and experience it for yourself! More...

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29 May 2016

All the employees are extremely nice and knowledgeable. It was a bit intimidating at first as a skinny guy, but I gave it a chance and am now a member. Awesome place and they just want to help no matter what your goal is! More...

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28 March 2016

Wonderfull , back to the roots, serious resultoriented training , with passion. Professional and with the soul of a great warrior. .... If you like results, take your body to new heights and nurse your mind... Od's place does it. Then a super breakfast next door after..... Yeaaa Rick On Odd,,, NO MERCY NO RETREAT More...

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24 February 2016

Great to have a strongman gym in the area. Everyone there is super nice and willing to help you out!

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Q&As

Structured, progressive programming and sound nutrition guidance,

Staying active and be consistent training with your goal clearly in mind. If you have to miss a workout, make up for it by doing simple things at home or on the road.

Working with people, seeing them become stronger, more functional and reaching their goals. Seeing the confidence gained as one gets physically stronger is most gratifying.

This business is a culmination of a lifetime passion for strength and physical fitness.

Knowledge, experience and maturity. I have a lifetime of experience in physical fitness and sports, with participation on the elite and professional level in multiple sports. I have a degree in exercise science and I have been involved in some of the most successful fitness companies in word.