The Gym in Tucson for Strength Training

Welcome to Tucson Strength. We are Tucson’s #1 Gym for weight training, powerlifting, personal training, group fitness, nutrition coaching, and more.

At Tucson Strength, we offer the largest selection of weight training equipment for powerlifting, strongman, Olympic lifting, and bodybuilding.

With over 12,000 square feet of dedicated workout space for squat racks, lifting platforms, dumbbells, machines, and more, you can get the workout you need without waiting for equipment.

Tucson Strength dumbbell-Area. Dumbbells in gym weight training area.

Gym and Weight Room

Ditch the Big Box Gym and Experience our world class facility featuring the best powerlifting, olympic lifting, and strength equipment the industry has to offer. We also offer one heck of a community as well.

Tucson Strength personal training. Male personal trainer with female client doing deadlifts.

Personal Training

Our team of certified professionals care about their clients. We have staff that specializes in corrective exercise, powerlifting, overall fitness & strength, nutrition, hypertorophy, calisthenics, kettlebells and more.

Tucson Strength kettlebell classes. Male instructor demonstrate kettlebell swing in kettlebell group fitness classes.

Group Fitness Training

Our group fitness training program offers a variety of class options ranging from kettlebells, mobility, conditioning, powerlifting, and general strength training. Give our unique group exercise class offerings a try!

Tucson Strength Barbell Club Powerlifting Classes. A male client doing barbell back squat strength training.

Powerlifting Events

We hosted more educational seminars and powerlifting competitions than any other gym in southern AZ. See our upcoming USPA Powerlifting competitions, Fitness workshops, and special program kickoffs.

Month to MONTH

$60 Enrollment Fee
$ 65 Per Month
  • 30 Day Notice to Cancel
  • $+12 RFID Card
  • Use of all our Equipment

6 Month Open Gym

$60 Enrollment Fee
$ 59 Per Month
  • After 6Months 30 day notice to cancel
  • Use All Our Equipment
  • Use of all our Equipment

Optimal Results

Unlimited Group Training
$ 159
Per Month
  • Unlimited Group Training
  • Open Access Membership Included
  • +$12 RFID Card
  • $259 to start includes 2 Personal Training Sessions and 1st month of dues



Owner / Founder

Danny has been in the fitness and nutrition field for 20 years. He graduated from the University of Arizona with a degree in Nutritional Sciences then spent a few years studying, teaching, and researching metabolism and physiology. He then went on to become a personal trainer to put his knowledge to use. Danny specializes in coaching the sport of powerlifting, corrective exercise, and kettlebell training.



Owner / Founder

Photo of Danny Sawaya. Owner and Personal trainer at Tucson Strength gym and weight room.

Danny has been in the fitness and nutrition field for 20 years. He graduated from the University of Arizona with a degree in Nutritional Sciences then spent a few years studying, teaching, and researching metabolism and physiology. He then went on to become a personal trainer to put his knowledge to use. Danny specializes in coaching the sport of powerlifting, corrective exercise, and kettlebell training.

Our History

Tucson Strength started in the summer 2010 in a small community park under the name Evolution Fitness. I had a handful of kettlebells and 5 ladies that wanted to get in better shape. I had just quit my job managing a gym chain and was frustrated with what was happening in the fitness industry. Mindless high intensity exercise with little to no instruction seemed to be the trend. I knew I had a better way to train people an a passion to build a community of people that believed strength has a greater purpose.

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We are open from 4:30am to 11:00pm 7days per week for members. The door is RFID Controlled before 9am and after 8pm during the week and 9am- 3pm on weekends. If you are interested in touring the gym or buying a day pass you must come between 9am-8pm M-F, or 9am-3pm on the weekends. All members on Day Passes must be out of the gym by 8pm during the week; 5pm on Saturdays and 3pm on Sundays.

Yes you can do a drop in fee for $20 per day or you can purchase a shirt regular priced shirt or hat and work out for free. We also offer short term weekly passes for $50. We don’t offer free trial workouts, but if you buy a day pass and want to sign up for the gym, we will credit your day pass towards your membership. Please come between 9am-8pm M-F or 9a-3p on weekends to purchase your passes. Staff is not available outside of those hours. Those purchasing a day pass must be out of the the gym by 8p during the week; 5pm on Saturday and 3pm on Sunday.

We offer month to month memberships as well as memberships with longer commitment lengths. Once you are done with your initial commitment we require a 30 day notice from your bill date to cancel your membership. All cancellations must be done online. We do not accept cancellations over the phone or at the gym. Visit our Customer Service Page here to download your form.

If you are interested in a general gym membership feel free to stop in during our staffed hours 9a-8p during the week. 9a-3p on the weekend. If you are interested in Personal Training or Group training we ask that you schedule a complimentary consultation so we can have one of our trainers meet with you to discuss your goals and make sure our programs are the right fit for you.

When you do a consultation with us we will meet with you and discuss your goals and learn about your training history to help figure out the best options for you and make sure we are the right fit for your goals. We don’t have any commissioned sales staff so don’t worry about being hassled or pressured into buying a membership.

If you are training with one of our in house staff trainers, you do not need a membership to work with a personal trainer. If you want to come into the gym to train on your own on days not working with a trainer you will need a membership. If you are training with on of the subcontractors we have at the gym then a gym membership is required to work with that trainer.

Members can bring guests with them to the gym if they purchase a day pass. Members get a discounted rate of $8/day for members that come with them to the gym. Members can also add a bring a guest add on to their membership for $25/month. It will allow them to bring a guest every time they train. Please note that if you are training during non staffed times and want to bring a guest you will need to make arrangements with management prior.

Members are more than welcome to video tape themselves while training, but we have a strict policy of never video taping or photographing anyone else at the gym. Please be mindful with who is in your videos. Any form of exploiting other members on your videos without their direct consent will result in immediate termination of your membership. We also don’t allow elaborate camera lighting setups. The gym is common area and your camera set up should not interfere with the flow of the gym.

There is no outside training allowed at Tucson Strength. You cannot bring an outside personal trainer or coach to work with you in the gym. All training conducted at Tucson Strength must be through one of our staff or sub-contracted trainers. Failure to follow this policy will result in immediate termination of your membership.

We offer a near infrared/red light therapy room, Normatec Compression therapy, and Massage guns for use by our members for an additional $30/month. We also have a stretch therapist on staff that offers numerous options.


Excellent4.9 Based on 208 reviews from review us onAlex GrabowskiAlex Grabowski ★★★★★ Great gym, high quality equipment, always adding more. There’s so much stuff here that you won’t find at a commercial gym that helped make me a more well rounded athlete. Lots of serious lifters and great trainers who you can learn a lot from just by being around. great for anyone, beginners to advanced lifters. Best gym in Tucson hands downResponse from the ownerTa\hank you Alex. We really appreciate the review. Thanks for being a part of our community. Jon RoeJon Roe ★☆☆☆☆ Response from the ownerthanks for the 1 star!! Jordan FernandezJordan Fernandez ★★★★★ Tucson Strength is by far the best gym in town for serious lifting and personal training. Great community vibe full of positive people supporting one another to improve their strength, fitness, and health. If you can get a session with one of their personal trainers, I cannot recommend it enough.Hehe AyupHehe Ayup ★★★★★ Expensive and worth it. The community is hardworking and into their workouts, often times you can feel the intensity of the gym and it really gets you ready to work out. It's not a big gym but has all the important machines and if you're comfortable around weights this place will work great for you. Also has a smaller outside gym which in the summer is rough but is completely kitted with equipment. So far really happy with my sessions here.Isaac IbarraIsaac Ibarra ★★★★★ Jeremiah GarciaJeremiah Garcia ★★★★★ J.GJ.G ★★★★★ Sometimes all I think about is you, late nights in the middle of June. Heat waves been faking me out, my GAINZ are happier now.Response from the owner😂😂 NoNo ★★★★★ Mark MetcalfMark Metcalf ★★★★★ By far best gym in town! Power lifting stations, tons of free weights and super friendly staff!!!Response from the ownerThank you Mark. We appreciate it!! Ryan RRyan R ★★★★★ TheDJChristophTheDJChristoph ★★★★★ This is just a fantastic place to get your workout in. I got the day pass (15$) because I was only visiting Tucson, but it was definitely worth it and I will be back to this place next time I’m in town! All the equipment you could ask for and a truly wonderful vibe - incl. the community which you can feel even as a visitor!Response from the ownerThank you! So happy you enjoyed your time with us! Hope to see you again soon. Alex BaroneAlex Barone ★★★★★ I enjoyed a few day passes at Tucson Strength while visiting. If I lived in the area, this would 100% be where I go to work out! The equipment is stacked with amazing deadlift areas (hard to come by at big box gyms), there’s an outdoor area, the gym is spacious, and the staff / other members are friendly and serious about training. I hope to come back.Sean ChenSean Chen ★★★★★ Good equipment, nice people and employees. Wide variety of things to do and people are always willing to help out if you need it.Response from the ownerThank you Sean. we appreciate the review. Senen GuzmanSenen Guzman ★☆☆☆☆ Very rude on the phone. Stay far from here.Response from the ownerNot sure what happened but feel free to email with a the details of your experience. sinj.nsinj.n ★★★★☆ alexander fournieralexander fournier ★★★★★ The best gym I’ve ever joined. Hands down. Would never have expected it to be in Tucson Arizona but this place is incredible.The equipment, the people, the health and wellness extras are all top tier. Really cool outdoor workout area for the winter months too.If you treat the place with respect it will feel like a second home.This placed helped me be the best version of myself. It will do the same for you.E AE A ★★★★★ Great gym and owner, plenty of equipment and space. Coaches are awsome and everyone there is very polite. Highly recommend if serious about getting fit and power lifting.Response from the ownerthank you. we appreciate it!! Chris ElliottChris Elliott ★★★★★ The atmosphere equipment and community here are amazing.Aaron BotelhoAaron Botelho ★★★★★ Javier HernandezJavier Hernandez ★★★★★ Jesse HillJesse Hill ★★★★★ Absolutely love this place! Danny has done a phenomenal job of creating a great facility and has a friendly knowledgeable staff to help you reach your goals. I absolutely recommend.Jennie UhlmannJennie Uhlmann ★★★★★ Hands down the best gym I’ve ever belonged to, with the most down-to-earth and knowledgeable owner and staff I could hope to encounter.I came across Danny and Tucson Strength several years ago when looking for an intelligent and well-versed trainer when my daughter needed to build strength after suffering an ACL tear. Danny’s knowledge of functional movement and individual attention to my daughter made him stand out far above all the other trainers I spoke with. He and his staff understand that every body is different, so the attention to the unique characteristics of every body and personal goals - it is not a cookie cutter place where people just throw weights around in order to look good.After Danny worked with my daughter, I was impressed enough that I came back with a friend and began one-on-one personal training with Christian. We have stuck with this for over a year now, three times a week, and I cannot express my appreciation enough for the intelligence and personalization Christian brings to the workouts- but also a great personality that makes this 50-something woman feel at ease even though I am clearly not the “gym bro type”. There are lots of guys who work out here, too, don’t get me wrong. But I’ve never felt out of place nor confronted with women wearing heavy makeup and preening in the mirrors like I have been at other gyms.There is a huge range of clientele in terms of men and women of all ages- from younger teens to retired people, from people who compete in power lifting competitions to those stepping into the gym for the first time ever. What is astounding is that EVERY SINGLE PERSON is put at ease and is treated with respect and professionalism, both from staff and from every other member I’ve ever encountered.I personally had experience in lots of different kinds of gyms in my lifetime. I have played sports, done CrossFit, run marathons and worked out by myself and with trainers. My friend and workout partner had never lifted a weight before in her life before setting foot in Tucson Strength. For both of us, the gym and our workouts there with Christian are often the best parts of our week. We leave feeling positive and stronger, and never embarrassed or that we didn’t belong.Thank you, Danny, for putting together and running a fantastic place for people to work out. And thank you, Christian, for challenging us and making us stronger and more knowledgeable about our bodies, and somehow still allowing us to have fun while doing it. I cannot recommend a gym or trainer more highly.Response from the ownerThank You Jennie. this was amazing. We appreciate you and thank you so much for spending your time to write this. Susan O'CainSusan O'Cain ★★★★★ Best gym in Tucson. Training and classes are first rate. If you want to get stronger, this is the place. It is a community with strong support from both members and staff.I still love this place. It is FUN! Staff is knowledgeable and approachable, facility is BEAUTIFUL! Danny is constantly looking to improve his gym. New, state of the art, equipment comes in often.Response from the ownerthank you susan. we appreciate you a ton. Elisa MontoyaElisa Montoya ★★★★★ When I first moved to Tucson, I wanted a gym that reminded me of home. My last gym was family owned and ran, loaded with classic old school lifting equipment and no AC! Members were treated like family and I’ve found that here at Tucson Strength. I’ve been spoiled so much with the powerlifting equipment TS has that when I workout at other gyms I am greatly disappointed/underwhelmed. I appreciate the fact that Danny is always seeking to improve his gym whether it’s new equipment, new services (ready to eat me prep, nutrition coaching, sports recovery room) or new systems to make checking in after hours easier/convenient. The coaches are all so amazing. I look forward every day after work to see each of them. They always have a smile on their face and greet you when entering or leaving. Front desk staff are super welcoming and helpful with everything. I really really love this place. It’s so special ❤️Response from the ownerYou at the best. thank you for being such a a awesome part of our community Ryan BustamanteRyan Bustamante ★★★★★ Excellent facility. I love training here. Ton of kettlebells, barbells and everything in between. Also have an outside facility. Staff are very friendly.Response from the ownerThank you my man!! js_loader

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