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About Us

Our Mission

Validus Elite Training Center was founded with the mission to encourage individuals of all ages and levels to build overall strength for lifetime health benefits.

Our coaches encourage and educate our members on injury prevention, gym safety, optimal sports performance, recovery, mobility, consistency, and proficiency.

Whether you want to start with general strength training or improve powerlifting or weightlifting technique, our coaches listen to your goals to design and implement a custom, progressive, and safe training program that fits your schedule.

Validus isn’t just a gym, we’re a supportive family of motivated individuals who all want to be stronger and healthier.

TEAM VALIDUS

Meet Our Staff

Nez

Nez

Powerlifting

Chris

Chris

Powerlifting

Donald

Donald

Weightlifting

Vince

Vince

Weightlifting

Colin

Colin

Powerlfting

Quinn

Quinn

Security

Nez

Nez has a B.A. in Kinesiology and has been a Personal Trainer, Pro Dance Choreographer, and Nutrition Coach for over 25 years with numerous certifications, including USAPL Coach, USPA Coach, and Precision Nutrition Master L2. She’s a 6x USAPL Meet Director, National Level Coach and Competitor, and 4x NPC International Fitness & Figure Bodybuilder.

Fun fact: Nez is a 2x NFL Super Bowl Pre-Game and Half-time Show performer.

Chris

Chris has an M.S. in Exercise Science, B.S. in Biological Science, and is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS). He is a Senior International Coach for USA Powerlifting and was the assistant coach for USA Powerlifting’s National Team Raw Master’s (2016-2018).

Fun fact:

 

Donald
Donald has a B.A. in Kinesiology, a USA Weightlifting L2 and NASM Personal Trainer Certification. He coached group fitness, weightlifting, and sports conditioning classes at San Diego State University. He’s worked with USA Weightlifting Master’s World Cup and Youth Nationals athletes.

Fun fact:

Vince

Coming Soon.

Colin

Colin has a B.A. in Kinesiology, is a Certified Strength & Conditioning Coach (CSCS), and a Barbell Rehab Method Certified Professional. He coaches small group fitness classes, does personal training, and trains all types of athletes, primarily powerlifters.

Fun fact: He played in the same basketball league as Keenan Allen, NFL Wide Receiver. 

Quinn

Quinn became Validus Security in 2020 and immediately new her role; befriend, kiss and love the members she knows well and bark to say ‘hi’ to new people that come through the front door. If she brings you her toy, say “drop it” and she’ll let you throw it. Don’t attempt to play tug-of-war with her because she’s tough!

Fun fact: She loves training drills, broccoli, and belly rubs! 

Our Equipment

Strength & Fitness

Rogue Reverse Hyper
Rogue GHD w/ pegs
3lb – 100lb Hex Dumbbells
Kettlebells
EZ bar
Axle Bar
Concept 2 Rower
Assault Bike
Lat Pull and Seated Row Cable Machine
Incline and Decline Bench
TRX Suspension
Plyo Boxes
Camera/Phone Tripods
55″ and 65″ TVs
PVC Pipes
Belts
Bosu Ball
Medicine Balls
Parallettes
Ab wheels
Lacrosse Balls
Foam Rollers
Yoga Mats

Barbells

Squat Racks

Weightlifting Platforms

Sets of Jerk Blocks

Powerlifting Competition Racks

Powerlifting Area

2 Texas Strength Systems Combo Racks
1 Competition Platform
3 Power Racks
3 Deadlift Platforms
1 Deadlift Platform with pegs
2 – 20kg Ohio Power Bars
45lb Ohio Power Bar
20kg Ohio Deadlift Bar
Variety of other 45lb Bars
5kg Titex Competition Collars
Over 800kg in IPF Approved Calibrated Competition Plates
4 Benches
Safety Squat Bar
Pulling Blocks
Slingshots
Chalk Bowls
Deadlift Jack

Weightlifting Area

6 – 8’x8′ Olympic Platforms
140kg+ for each platform
4 Independent Squat Racks
2 Sets of Jerk Blocks
Pulling Blocks
5 – 15kg Barbells
5 – 20kg Barbells
15lb Technique Bar
Chalk Bowls
Wrist Wraps
Belts

Reviews

Member Testimonials

I’ve learned SO much in a short amount of time, and my growth as an Olympic weightlifter has been wonderful because of you guys. I have more confidence in performing the lifts and have a great time training at your facility.

Melissa

Validus is the only gym that has provided that support, experience, and programming that I was missing.  From building a program to get me to my first meet, to answering questions about meet rules, to assessing technique, to just about everything I could think of – they have it covered. Not to mention, they are the friendliest people you could come across. If you have a fitness goal, you’ll meet it here!

Courtney

Phone

Address

8199 Clairemont Mesa Blvd., Ste. B
San Diego, CA 92111

By Appointment Only

Monday: 7am-9pm
Tuesday: 7am-9pm
Wednesday: 7am-9pm
Thursday: 7am-9pm
Friday: 7am-8pm
Saturday: 8am-5pm
Sunday: 10am-5pm

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