What our clients have to say 

New to Raleigh and Finding Community

"I recently moved to Raleigh and looking for a gym was a top priority. Capital Strength has great trainers, programs and equipment. Convenient and easy to get to, and easy to schedule workouts with the app. And CLEAN and ORGANIZED.

Compound lifts were new to me, so good trainers were essential. Ben's coaching has helped me gain confidence and trust myself. His cues and coaching help keep me from overthinking and slow down. Ben, Eli, Peter and Carey make me want to show up and try my best. I'm really happy with my progress."

Shaun S.

Small Business Owner

"Expert Trainers and a Gym that's Safe, Clean, Private"

"Capital Strength has an expert team to guide you through your fitness goals...

It's THE best place to workout in Raleigh. I am in a safe, clean environment with professionals that are highly trained on a strength training and nutrition.  I always get a fantastic workout and have already started to transform my body and mind."

Tad C.

Marketing Professional

New mom get's pre-baby body back and even stronger!

"Capital Strength taught me what I was missing. I learned proper technique, correct form specific to weight lifting, and how to progress and improve on a program—getting stronger each workout.

That’s why Capital Strength is unique: they keep the classes small so that trainers have time to help each client... So if you’re looking to invest in real training that'll teach you life-long skills to stay fit and healthy... progressing past your plateaus... Capital Strength is your gym!"

Catherine F.

Sales Professional & Mom

The Group Classes Feel Like 1-on-1 Personal Training

"Phenomenal group of folks who really care. It has the feel of having a 1 on 1 personal trainer without the insane cost. They hold you accountable and will push you to stay on track."

Chris T.

Small Business Owner & Fire Fighter

"At 44, I'm in the best shape of my life and indebted to the Capital Strength Team"

"At 44, I'm in the best shape of my life and indebted to the Capital Strength Team... I can out-lift my 16 year old son and outlast both my 10 year old and 7 year old.

Perhaps most surprising (considering my age) I get compliments on my derrière quite often. The best result? My doctor is very pleased with my low heart rate, low blood sugar, low blood pressure, bone density, and muscular frame"

Larissa L.

Product Analyst & Mom

"Without any question, my experience at Capital Strength has been the highest quality"

"I've had personal trainers in Miami, California, Brazil, and North Carolina. Without any question, my experience at Capital Strength has been the highest quality.

I've been an officer in the United States Department of Defense for the last 15 years. My goal is to train SMARTER and harder as I approach my late 30’s and 40’s. Training at Capital Strength has help me get confident by learning how to properly exercise without hurting myself."


Military Officer

Smarter Training Gave Me Better Results

"With smart training I got better results without overstressing my body...

The Capital Strength Team is professional and engaged. They give helpful guidance and tailor my workouts to safely push me to get stronger."

Mary F.

Tech Consultant

Dedicated Coaches Helped Me See Results in 2 Months

"Their dedication to each client speaks to why they come so highly recommended!

To get to the next level, I wanted to train with professionals who could take me there.  After just over 2 months working with Capital Strength I've noticed strength & muscle gains, faster recovery, better sleep, and a more positive outlook of my long term goals!"

Hagan F

Tech Consultant

Mom of 2 Gets Back in Amazing Shape

"I have been working out at Capital Strength & Conditioning since its opening and I absolutely love it. My workouts there have been challenging and fun! Personal training has helped me improve my form and discover fun new exercises.

After both my children, I used their training to bounce right back in to even better shape!"

Charlotte M.

Mom & Executive Assistant

Retired Doctor Is Stronger than Ever

"I can’t say enough good things about Capital Strength and Conditioning. I’ve been training here for several years now and consistently found the team to be excellent. Many people my age (69) have retired from training and without the consistent encouragement I get at Capital, I might have gone down that same path.

Even when I come in for a session with various aches and pains, they are able to work with those limitations and actually help me with rehab."

Rob W.


"I'm Finally Seeing Results After Ditching Commercial Gyms"

"I sincerely doubt there's a more qualified trainers in the area. Whether your goals are weight loss, to look better/build muscle, improved performance on the playing field, or general health, Capital Strength will help you achieve those goals.

Fair warning: the training you'll receive at Capital Strength is not what you'd get from your standard commercial gym. They aren't going to stick you on a treadmill for an hour and call it "training". Be prepared to work hard, but also be ready to see serious results in the coming weeks and months."

Luke A.

Software Developer

Strength Training is a Must For Women Over 60!

"I love this gym! As a woman over 60 I never thought I could feel as strong & fit as I do now. I even skied down a couple of black diamonds last week. So happy I started strength training at Capital Strength!!"

Leslie F.


Ex-Competitive Athlete Finds Passion For Fitness Again

"I was hesitant to get started strength training again after being out of sports for almost 10 years, but everyone at Capital Strength was so inviting and welcoming it made my transition so much easier. Everyone is so friendly, knowledgeable and always pushing you to do your best. I broke my ankle some time ago which holds me back from some movements but because they are so experienced in this sport, they are able to help me modify my movements to get me to where I need to be."

Andrea A.


New Mom Stays Injury Free & Consistent

"...I look forward to my sessions every week, and even feel a little sad when I go too many days in between them...

Matt trains me in a way that is effective, safe, and fun. He pushes me to try things I'm afraid to, but is super respectful of my boundaries when I don't think something is working for me, or if it's causing pain.

I've never done such challenging workouts without a single injury, and my fitness is better than it's ever been."

Laura S.

Small Business Owner

I Gained 40 Pounds of Muscle and Strength

"I started coming to Capital Strength two years ago when I was new to the Raleigh area. My main goal was to gain weight. I’ve always been the skinny guy in my friend group and I tried CrossFit as well as other gyms and nothing seemed to help put on weight. I found Capital Strength, and told the coaches what my goals were, and they put a program together for me that has completely changed my life.

Two years later and I’ve gained 40 pounds in muscle. Each coach pushes you day in and day out, not to mention the culture and community of this gym is top notch. All walks of life work out here. If you’re serious about making a change, this is a great place to invest your time and money to do so."

Schaefer M.


Long-Time Lifter Learns New Skills

“I've been lifting weights for 25 years and have learned more from Coach Matt and his trainers than anywhere else I've trained.

They are all experts and understand the small refinements that can take you to the next level. Whether you are just starting out or have years of experience, the trainers are always eager to help.”

Dennis F.

Tech Sales

Friendly Trainers Help Me Stay Consistent

"My wife and I love this place! The folks are very friendly and knowledgeable about training.

I would recommend Capital Strength & Conditioning to anyone looking to get in shape."

John H.


"I Look Better In My 30's Than My Early 20's"

"I've been consistently training at Capital Strength & Conditioning for about 6 months now and can say without doubt it is one of the best decisions I've made for myself and my health in a long time. I'm an active person and have wanted to try personal training for years, but always talked myself out of it. I am so glad I took the leap of faith to try it!

The staff at Capital Strength & Conditioning are incredibly welcoming and informative and the facility is well equipped, clean, and easily accessible.

If you are looking for a great environment, supportive staff and fun/tough workouts you should definitely check them out!"

Abby T.

Marketing Development

New Father Burning Body Fat While Working A 9-5

“Hands down best personal training gym in the triangle!!!! If you’re looking for a fitness transformation, improve your health or any kind personal health journey, you can’t get a better experience than here.

What sets this place apart from any other gym in the area is the staff. They work with you to build customized plans based on your specific goals, body type, life-style.

They’re respectful and patient, they push you when they need to, take a step back and show genuine care for your imitations. Their willingness to communicate is outstanding.”

Usman S.

Project Manager

Daily Life is Easier

"Fantastic space and team. I appreciate how the trainers tailor workouts to clients' unique needs, are patient and steady, and encourage steady progress without risking injury. My goal has been to simply more easily and confidently move around, and I've already learned so much about movement and my body through my training.

I feel much more energized and confident with all my physical activity thanks to my sessions, from my regular runs, to chores around the house, to just playing with my dog. Starting these sessions was one of the best decisions I've made in a long time."

Sean V.


Hairdresser with Hectic Schedule Finds Routine

“I’ve been training at Capital Strength for the past 6 months or so. The staff is exceptional and the facility is very clean and offers pretty much anything you could ever need to meet your fitness goals.


There is such a sense of community at Capital Strength and I just can not say enough about my experience here. I highly, highly recommend giving them a try. You will not be disappointed!”

Brenna K.


A Flexible Schedule to Help Me Train Smarter

"Training with Capital Strength & Conditioning has been a game changer for me! I was looking to take my fitness and strength training to the next level and the trainers at Capital have helped me do just that.

I love how professional and personable the trainers are and the flexibility to schedule sessions within the app. If you want to challenge yourself, recomp your body and take your fitness to the next level…look no further! This is the place.

Alysa V.

Doctor of Pharmacy

Dentist Finds Stress Relief with Strength Training

"This place is great!

Everyone who works here goes above and beyond to make you feel comfortable, educated, and pumped to get through a hard workout.

Cannot say enough great things about this place and the people."

Seth J.


Discovering Weights are for Women Too

I've never seen another gym like Capital. The semi-personal training is really unique and a great environment.
I've completely changed my body composition. I haven't lost weight, but I feel I look much more lean and defined.
My nutritional awareness is so much better and I have so much more energy. And of course, my strength has improved greatly.

I used to not even be able to squat the bar. It's like a competition with yourself. Capital can seem intimidating, but once you see the support, personal attention, and the wide variety of people who come, you'll feel right at home.
Everyone has a place. So come try it out! You'll be surprised at how you become addicted to this strength training and how it becomes part of your daily life.


I Have Never Been Healthier - Mentally or Physically

"All the coaches at Capital Strength are exceptional. I’ve been at Capital for over a year and a half now and I can't believe the physical (and mental) gains I've received. I look forward to going to the gym now! They are great at creating engaging workouts, explaining exactly what muscles are being worked, and checking in on progress outside of the gym. They are quick on their feet when it comes to altering workouts due to injury or fatigue.

Capital Strength recently expanded their location. The facility is clean and everyone there is extremely friendly. They have every piece of equipment you could ever need. I would recommend it to anyone looking to grow - muscle, endurance, AND confidence."

Sam P.

Content Producer

I Lost Inches Around My Waist in 2 Months

“Capital Strength is the best gym I've ever worked out at. There is tremendous space and equipment options available for anyone at any point in their fitness journey. . . In just a little over 2 months, I've lost 5 inches on my waist, and gained significant muscle in my chest, arms, and back.”

Justin J.

Director, HR Business Partner

Switching from CrossFit was The Best Decision I Ever Made

"I am coming up on a year at Capital Strength & Conditioning and have really enjoyed the atmosphere of gym as well as the progress I've made since transitioning from a CrossFit environment. . . My experience with all of the coaches has been great and they do a wonderful job of keeping track of where you are in the workout week and if you need anything tailored to your needs. Overall my experience here has been unmatched and I look forward to continuing my training with them!"

Natalie D.

Interior Designer

Massage Therapist Finds Strength Training

“I started training at Capital well over 12 months ago. I cannot speak highly enough of them. They are professional, knowledgeable and their understanding of the human body is exceptional.

Outside of developing strength, they have helped me address compensations in my movement patterns and has aided in the prevention of overuse and injury in my daily work.

They have readily amended and adapted sessions based on how l was feeling on the day. This has been invaluable. They have gone over and above and is the best trainer l have had.”

Mary C.

Massage Therapist/Acupuncturist

Getting Wedding Day Ready

Getting fit is something that has interested me for a couple of years. I don't enjoy doing classes and I'm not a natural athlete. I thought lifting might be a better solution to a healthy body, since I'm pretty terrible at running.

I was hoping that someone could work with me to prevent injury and so don't feel like a dork in the gym - I tend to get on a machine and just use it because I don't want to try anything and look stupid.  

My biggest fear was the normal hating the exercise - like it's a chore - like all other times I go to the gym.Instead I found it exhilarating, which a total surprise for me! I had no idea that I could do some of these things and with instruction from the trainer and lots of practice I am finally getting somewhere.
I love the variety of things we do each time. It doesn't get boring and the personal attention is great.

Plus, I have biceps now!!


Gaining Strength & Muscle at Any Age

For as long as I can remember I've been fascinated by fitness training success stories. I saw firsthand the difference training made in several friends.I always had 'reasons' why it wouldn't work for me: weight, age and physical condition. Later on I realized the reasons I used for not starting a training program were exactly why I SHOULD: weight, age and physical condition.

As soon as I walked into Capital Strength and Conditioning I was completely at ease. I had never been in a "serious" exercise/training facility like that before. Yes, I'm probably the oldest person there at any given time, but it doesn't matter! Old, young, big, little, l'm just another person, working to get healthy and strong.

Since beginning my training at Capital, my quality of life has increased dramatically:

-I am stronger
-Walking is easier
-My balance has improved
-My stamina has increased
-I'm actually feeling some muscles!!
-I want to see how fit and strong I can get. It's an exciting time in my life!


Finally Looking Forward to Working Out

“I've been working out at Capital Strength now for right around 4 months, and it's hands down been an awesome experience.

The coaches have always been fantastic to work with. I'm always looking forward to my next session as soon as I walk out the door!”

Jake K.

Financial Analyst

Gaining Strength & Getting Slim

My experience with Capital has taken my fitness to a new level, but more importantly, has made it FUN! I started my training learning proper movement and technique under the expert supervision of Capital’s trainers.

Now I look forward to training to beat my own personal records! The atmosphere is encouraging, upbeat, and full of camaraderie. My favorite accomplishment is my 135 pound deadlift!

I have also learned “the secrets” to nutrition to meet my fitness goals—an often overlooked part of building muscle and losing fat. Capital has made me stronger, healthier, and happier—both in and outside the gym!


Passionate Coaches Changed my Training

“Capital Strength & Conditioning’s concept of semi-private small group training is different and better than what I had in mind.

If we’re being honest, you’re mainly paying for the knowledge, and knowledge is power. The fact that the team is awesome enough to let clients snap pics of the weekly exercise board for our own keepsake and how eager all of them are to help you understand certain concepts tells me how much they want us all to succeed at our goals.

Which leads me to my next point: passionate. It’s the main reason why I’m now on Month 2 and looking forward to many more sessions with them. No matter which trainer we’re talking about here, not a single one ever has given me that vibe of “I’m just here for a paycheck”. Each one has their own way of training and demonstrating, but each one is also as passionate as the next: I see it everyday I go in, and I want to continue to surround myself with these kinds of energy.

Just sign up and find out. You've already come this far.”

Bryan R.

GSE Technician

From Novice to Powerlifter

“I came in with no experience and I felt like they gave me a great foundation.

I am always looking forward to the next session.”

Jack H.

Tech Professional