About Toronto Barbell
In The Beginning
Toronto Barbell was born on 2nd August 2005, to provide functional, heavy duty & most importantly, SAFE gym equipment. This was partly out of frustration because I was becoming increasingly frustrated at the lack of genuine training equipment available here in Australia at the time, & the more than excessive cost of having to ship in equipment from overseas.
Having a long background [almost 30 years] in heavy metal fabrication as a qualified Boilermaker, & a love for all things in the iron game since a very young age, I took matters into my own hands & started designing, customizing, & manufacturing equipment.
In the years since, a huge number & variety of athletes [some world champions & others world record holders] & non athletes who all wanted to become bigger, faster, & stronger, have benefited greatly from this equipment. Just look at the Blog, Articles, & Feedback page of our website for proof of that.
I have been a competitive Powerlifter since 1993 after a long Rugby League career. In this time I have represented Australia on numerous occasions, won many local, N.S.W. State, & Australian national titles & broke records at all these levels.
This background gives me "in the trenches" understanding to get your equipment right for you.
We all know that the best and most unique pieces of equipment are born out of necessity in home gyms across the planet. Most gym equipment suppliers have standard stock sizes that are run of the mill, imported & straight off the shelf kind of stuff.
The cornerstone of Toronto Barbell is that we are a family owned made in Australia business, & can customize most pieces to suit your needs. With consultation, we can even design & build a new piece especially for your own gym.
Toronto Barbell aim to continue to be a leader in this field for many years to come.