Founded by Ted O'Neill, for over 15 years, Diablo Barbell has been creating elite athletes and physical transformations out of people of all ages, body types and experience levels. Historically an invite only, private gym most notably known as the home to Diablo Barbell Powerlifting Team. Have successfully launched a variety of new programs to reach out into our community and share the high level results with all interested in self betterment. We have multiple avenues to explore if this is the right place for you.

Training here will look a little different than you are used to, all training here - whether our conditioning program, or our lifting team, is PERSONAL TRAINING. Personal attention and attention to building you into the best version of yourself is our number one priority and we will strive to provide you with an individual training plan that is best suited to your personal goals.

Elite totals:

Over 40 Powerlifting Elites (2nd only to Westside Barbell)

All Time Best Masters Co-efficient Men - Dan Varela 815sq, 600bp, 655dl @ 242 60 years old

Top 10 All Time Female Masters Co-efficient Women - Linda Barnes 336sq 192bp 325dl @ 105 60 years old

All Time Open Class World Record Bench Press - Cosette Neely 308lbs @ 105

Only Woman to total Elite in 5 weight classes - Hillary Harper (165, 181, 198, 148, 132)


 Men Women
20+ lifters over 800 squat 6 over 500lb
10 over 900 squat 3 over 450lb
2 over 1000 1 masters 3x BW (Linda Barnes 336@105, 60 years old)
1 masters 4x BW (Cosette Neely 424@105, 40 years old)

Bench Press

 Men Women
25+ over 600 Bench Press 5 over 300
10 over 700
2 over 800


 Men Women
12 over 700 3 over 500
3 over 800

Other Champions

5 MMA World Champions

4 Cesar Gracie (BJJ) Black Belts

3 National Wrestling Champions

Ted O'Neill

Ted O'Neill is a sought after Strength Coach and Exercise Therapist. His motto is "Every problem has a solution." As the Founder and Head Strength Coach at Diablo Barbell, he has developed over 40 Elite Powerlifters and counting, 5 MMA World Champions, 4 BJJ Black Belts, 3 National Wrestling Champions and successful athletes from many other sports.

Dr. Andrea Vitz DC

Dr Andrea Vitz Mother, Doctor of Chiropractic, Strength and Conditioning Coach, CEO of Emotional Sobriety movement, Levelheadeddoc.com, Relationship Coach, Author and National Powerlifting Champion (500+lb squat, 319 Bench Press, 402 Deadlift). Dr Vitz excels in many areas in an effort to better serve her clients and patients. Her belief is you are never done growing and improving which makes her an inspiration both on the training floor and in life.

Stephen Bartlett

Stephen Bartlett, a lifelong athlete (football, wrestling, hockey, baseball) has been a Diablo since 2005. He came to us at age 16 as a pro wrestler and transitioned to powerlifting within 6 months of training. His, then newfound love for powerlifting, Stephen excelled and earned his first Elite total in 2013 with a 1945lbs total at 242 lbs body weight. He also achieved yet another professional athlete label with a Pro total on June 12, 2013 with 2105 lbs total ALSO at 242 lbs bodyweight. He has since assisted in our conditioning program, resulting in a 65 lb weight loss! Stephen is still powerlifting at his current lower weight of 181 lbs and just obtained yet another Elite total of 1535lbs. We are very excited to announce the newest addition to our superstar coaching roster as we welcome Stephen to our staff. Bringing his internal knowledge of Diablo Barbell and a variety of specialty training modalities attained through his athletic career, hes more proof that we only select the best coaches for our clients.