Denver Barbell Club


601 W 29th Ave., Denver, CO 80202


Joey Hoisescu



Joey Hoisescu began lifting weights as a football player in high school, around the age of 14.  By the time he graduated, the weight room had become a second home and true passion. That passion carried over into college and his adult life. Joey started Olympic Weightlifting in his mid-20s and was lucky enough to learn the movements from a Senior International Coach who taught him the ins/outs of programming theory.

Joey moved to Denver in 2015, and opened Denver Barbell Club in 2016. His goal was to give weightlifters in the area an energetic environment in which to thrive, but also a place to improve their movement. Joey loves coaching weightlifting and he love the positive effects the sport has on every person. Joey’s current goal with the gym is to bring as many people into the sport, and help them realize their full athletic potential. 

About the club:

The goal of Denver Barbell Club is to create an environment where all weightlifters can lift without intimidation and regardless of their goals in the sport.  The training environment has now become a place where National and International medalists train alongside people who are looking to get healthy and have fun. The community has large reach and includes athletes of all ages from youth to masters.  


The programming philosophy of Denver Barbell Club is hard work, proper recovery, and pushing the body just enough to realize its potential.  Folks who train at Denver Barbell Club get strong, fast and have fun all at the same time. We have programs for beginners to advanced weightlifters; as well as Super Total athletes, powerlifters, cyclist and runners.  We deploy our programming via an app called TrainHeroic. Athletes have the option to train as many or as few days as they would like. 


When you lift at Denver Barbell Club, you become part of a robust community of like-minded individuals who all have the goal of becoming better.  The coaching staff will make sure you learn the proper technique and your teammates will push you beyond what you thought was possible.

Community Outreach Programs:

Community Outreach: Prison Program


The coaches of Denver Barbell Club go to Limon Correctional Facility once per month to teach weightlifting to athletes of CrossFit Redemption Road.  The goal of this program is to bring Olympic Weightlifting to people who have made significant mistakes in their past and to help them reform these bad habits by continuous exposure to healthy influences and training from others, treating one another as responsible adults, with an emphasis on proper morality. 


Community Outreach: Denver Beacon Schools


The coaches of Denver Barbell Club teach weightlifting classes four times per week to two schools within the Denver Beacon School System. The mission of the program is to provide students with blended learning and community enrichment in order to achieve its goals of providing an excellent education to all their students. These schools will serve as the beginning of Denver Barbell Club’s journey to bring the sport of weightlifting to students throughout the Denver Metro area.  The goal of this program is to teach the middle school students perseverance, integrity, curiosity, kindness, and leadership by introducing them to the sport of Olympic Weightlifting. Denver Barbell Club will teach the students proper Snatch and Clean & Jerk technique, and lay a foundation of hard work and discipline while keeping the environment fun and energetic.