Courses

Courses

Our Meat & Potatoes:

General Physical Preparedness (GPP)

Our General Physical Preparedness program is the meat and potatoes of DEUCE. And yes, this curriculum is for everybody. We pride ourselves on being a fully scalable program. From professional athletes to sedentary men and women just looking to lose weight, our program can have a life-changing impact. We believe if you have a body, you’re an athlete and you ought to train like one. All you’ve got to do is show up.

It’s all in the name. General Physical Preparedness (GPP) is designed to build the most broad, general, inclusive fitness possible. It says fitness isn’t what you look like; it’s what your capable of.

Governed by measurable performance, we can help students look, feel, and perform better. Period.

It’s too damn effective to ignore. It’s our view that we ought to be as flexible as we are strong, and fast as we are agile. Life is a mixed bag of events, and GPP is the single best training strategy to prepare for the unknown. It’s our view that the most fit people are ones with a capacity across the board, not just one particular area.

Everything starts with the mind. Chances are you may have been mislead this far as to what health and fitness looks like. Believe it or not, our students have changed their minds more than they’ve changed their bodies. Living a life of fitness can be fun, effective, and sustainable.

We utilize functional movements. These movements, often found in nature, do a great job at doing a great deal of work quickly. Think squat, push, pull, jump, run, press, and throw as opposed to bicep curls and crunches. You’ll learn the basic of gymnastics, running, jumping, Olympic weightlifting, and powerlifting.

We cover our bases with regards to performance by practicing training that’s constantly varied. Our program is light, it’s heavy, long, short, and there are intervals. Whether life presents a sprint or a marathon, you’ll be prepared.

We believe in a skill-based approach. If we can understand skill, we can understand the possibility of increased efficiency. It’s not about just doing more work than the next person, it’s about doing it better and easier.

We have classes all throughout the week. Given that our three pillars are performance, community, and lifestyle, we honor the “lifestyle” component by supporting students in an effort to train sustainably. Our coaches see to it that you train only as much as you are able to recover from. After all, this is about a lifestyle of health and fitness.

GPP classes are included in all our memberships.

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Weightlifting

The Snatch and the Clean & Jerk form a crucial part of our GPP training at DEUCE. It just so happens that these movements are also grouped under the banner of the sport known as Olympic Weightlifting. Whatever you call it, pursuing mastery in these lifts is a lifelong process that will challenge you to move better, faster, with more power at ever improving ranges of motion. In short, DEUCE Weightlifting will make you a better athlete inside the gym and a superior mover in your regular life.

If you're looking for ways to take your output to the next level, fluency in these movements is a rewarding avenue to commit to. We tailor the sessions to you, starting with the fundamentals and pushing them as far as you're willing to go.

COACH: Nick King

SCHEDULE
Month-to-month
Monday & Wednesday at 5:30 p.m.

LOCATION: DEUCE Garage (Venice)

Gymnastics

Gymnastics will sneak up on you. It's hard on your brain and body. It can be frustrating. But it's also fun...one of the few pursuits in our busy, oh so serious lives that rewards and encourages a sense of play and exploration. There are flips!

And in the background of any gymnastics training you do, your capacity in other areas of your life will sneakily improve. Gymnastics maximizes your potential to move your body creatively through space. You'll be so busy smiling you won't notice how strong you've become.

COACH: Nick King

SCHEDULE
Month-to-month
Tuesday & Thursday at 5:30 p.m.
Saturday at 11:30 a.m.

LOCATION: DEUCE Garage (Venice)

Strength 101

Strength 101 is an 8-week program that explores and educates on different methods that produce strength. Each day is a standalone lesson that hyper focuses on a specific topic. Lessons that are explored are variations of the squat, deadlift, bench press, and overhead press. Training stress that are explored range from absolute strength, accommodating resistance, repetition method, and specialty bars.

Each day starts with prep specific to the day, followed by a main lift, and finished with accessory work that assists the main lift for the day. No experience required. Course ends with a heavy single to start the journey of strength.

SCHEDULE
8-week program
Monday & Wednesday at 6 a.m.

LOCATIONS
DEUCE Garage (Venice)
DEUCE Athletics (Hermosa)

Which course is for you?

Strength 101 is an introductory course for athletes who are not familiar with strength training.

Strength 202 athletes know things like:

  • 1RM on major lifts
  • how to set up bands on accommodating resistance
  • the difference between high / low bar
  • how to read tempos on the bar
  • how to safely miss lifts

Strength 202

Strength 202 is a year-round course aimed for intermediates and on to test their max efforts. Strength tests occurs in the variations of the squat, bench press, and the deadlift. Training consists from a blend of progressive overload and the conjugate system. Each day contains a warm up, main lift (focus), accessory work, and finisher for soft tissue recovery. Testing occurs 1x a quarter.

SCHEDULE
Year-round

LOCATION: DEUCE Garage (Venice)

Which course is for you?

Strength 101 is an introductory course for athletes who are not familiar with strength training.

Strength 202 athletes know things like:

  • 1RM on major lifts
  • how to set up bands on accommodating resistance
  • the difference between high / low bar
  • how to read tempos on the bar
  • how to safely miss lifts

Strongman 101

This 8-week long course is an introduction to the discipline of the sport of Strongman. This is old school, folks. Think kegs, yokes, tires, atlas stones, chains, and a whole lot of fun!

Poorly named, “Strongman” isn’t just for men, nor is it just for the strongest people out there. This program, like our GPP, program is fully scalable. There’s no requisite strength or fitness level to participate.

During the 8-week curriculum you will meet twice a week to learn how to flip tires, swing a sledge hammer, lift atlas stones, lift and press kegs, use farmer’s handles, and carry a yoke. The training is a combination of strength training and metabolic conditioning.

COACH: Emily Stanwyck

SCHEDULE
8-week program
Meets 2 times per week

LOCATION: DEUCE Garage (Venice)

Strongman 202

Strongman 202 is a complete strength and conditioning program with a strongman focus. Though this is not a program just for strongman competitors, it was developed out of trial and error in preparation for California's Strongest Man and is influenced by the wonderful work of the good people at WESTSIDE Barbell.

Participants are expected to commit fully to at least four essential training days per week (max effort upper, max effort lower, dynamic effort upper, and dynamic effort lower). Optional event days and special exercises can be used to one's own discretion. With commitment to the program, athletes can expect to set two constantly varied PRs each week with little to no psychological stress. Athletes will train absolute strength and speed strength in a way that allows for unlimited potential for both. Accessory exercises are designed to improve imbalances and weaknesses. In addition, high rep exercises are used to prevent injury and increase recovery time without drugs.

The conditioning element is varied greatly, as well, and supports both aesthetic and performance goals. Oh yeah...and, this will be the most fun you've ever had in a gym!

COACH: Logan Gelbrich

SCHEDULE
Month-to-month

LOCATION: DEUCE Garage (Venice)

Breath & Exposure 101

This 8-week specialty course meets twice a week for one hour to explore breath, heat & ice, and beyond the basics. Each week you’ll train through a variety of breath practices – including apnea, hypoxia, and nasal-only exercises – as well as learn how to more specifically fine-tune sauna, ice, and contrast exposure to best serve your performance and recovery needs. Oh, and did we mention that it’s fun? There’s a reason we call it the truth bath and truth barrel…

COACH: Kimmy Moss

SCHEDULE
8-week program
Meets 2 times per week

LOCATION: DEUCE Garage (Venice)

Breath & Exposure Seminar

An experience and an education. This three-hour seminar will take you through a series of upregulating & downregulating breathwork, introduce you to basic hypoxic (low oxygen) training, and guide you through contrast exposure, where you’ll cycle back and forth between a 200+ degree sauna and low 30 degree ice bath. You’ll learn to alter your state using basic breath, sauna and ice practices, and leave feeling like your body hit a much-needed reset button. The goal here is simple: provide a world-class experience for you, and equip you with an arsenal of knowledge surrounding breath, heat & ice that provides you with the necessary toolkit to explore your own calibration of B&E protocols.

COACH: Kimmy Moss
SCHEDULE:
One-day event
LOCATION: DEUCE Garage (Venice)

Breath & Exposure 202

For those interested in maximizing performance and recovery, through breath, hot & cold exposure, beyond one-off or bi-weekly experiences, B&E 202 is for you. B&E 202 offers 5-day/week programming, completely unique to anything else on the planet(!), AND offers students unlimited access to DEUCE’s exclusive sauna and cold plunge facilities.

The B&E Curriculum:

  • NASAL BREATHING. This ain’t just about increasing “parasympathetic tone”… Learn and experience the benefits of nasal breathing for performance and for health, to improve your C02 tolerance and to feel better.
  • APNEA. A fancy word for any breath hold, we’re borrowing from the best diver’s apnea protocols to take your lungs to the next level..
  • HYPOXIA. Interested in reaping some of the same benefits of high altitude training, at sea level? You’ll learn how systematically training with low oxygen lends itself to massive improvements in aerobic capacity.
  • COLD EXPOSURE. Did you know our nervous, cardiovascular, endocrine, and muscular systems all have natural mechanisms in place to handle cold adaptation? Boost your immune system, rev your metabolism, and increase circulation & feel good hormones, including dopamine and norepinephrine.
  • HEAT EXPOSURE. Sauna time can improve longevity, endurance and aerobic capacity, cognitive function, our skin and our immune system, and also stimulate muscle growth. From clinic to 101 to 202, our B&E curriculum offers progressively more advanced experience and information to help you best utilize the sauna for your performance and health goals.
  • COMMUNITY. Mandatory. The backbone and x-factor to all of this.

COACH: Kimmy Moss

SCHEDULE
Month-to-month
Meets 5 times per week

LOCATION: DEUCE Garage (Venice)

Breath & Exposure Seminar

An experience and an education. This three-hour seminar will take you through a series of upregulating & downregulating breathwork, introduce you to basic hypoxic (low oxygen) training, and guide you through contrast exposure, where you’ll cycle back and forth between a 200+ degree sauna and low 30 degree ice bath. You’ll learn to alter your state using basic breath, sauna and ice practices, and leave feeling like your body hit a much-needed reset button. The goal here is simple: provide a world-class experience for you, and equip you with an arsenal of knowledge surrounding breath, heat & ice that provides you with the necessary toolkit to explore your own calibration of B&E protocols.

COACH: Kimmy Moss
SCHEDULE:
One-day event
LOCATION: DEUCE Garage (Venice)

Bodybuilding 101

Most members of big box gyms are practicing bodybuilding style training without the information needed to make it work for them. Bodybuilding 101 was designed to arm our students with the right tools to make their aesthetic training goals a reality. This course is an introduction to the principles of Hypertrophy and Bodybuilding. In 8 weeks, students will develop a complete understanding of how and why we train muscles for aesthetics, and how to incorporate it into a functional fitness practice.

COACHES: Ben Smith, Homer Parkes

SCHEDULE
8-week program
Meets 3 times per week

LOCATION: DEUCE Backlot (Hollywood)

Bodybuilding Club

This is how your coaches train. Building on the knowledge and experience gained in BBC 101, this 5-day-a-week program blends our well rounded bodybuilding training with a complete strength cycle and just enough conditioning to create the ultimate athlete. Big, Strong, and Lean.

COACH: Ben Smith

SCHEDULE
Month-to-month
Meets 5 times per week

LOCATION: DEUCE Backlot (Hollywood)

Project Speed

A group of coaches looking to empower motivated athletes to learn the fundamentals of speed and agility training. Our training program, Speed 202, goes over movement patterns that athletes will use on the field: linear/lateral acceleration, top-end speed, change of direction, hip turns, and cutting techniques that will allow them to perform at a high level on the field.

COACHES: Chris Pascual, Ronnie Lopez, Kyle Henmi

SCHEDULE: Month-to-month

LOCATION: Remote training

Nutrition

Here to assist you in finding real world nutrition solutions, for your everyday life. The DEUCE Nutrition curriculum takes an intentional look at how to best fuel your body, mind, and spirit regardless of your goals - performance, aesthetic, or otherwise.

Our 101 program outlines basic nutritional guidance based on a few universal factors and sets all students up for success and improved body composition. Nutrition 202 takes a more hands-on approach and with the support of the community, allows students the freedom to navigate their own nutrition journey. The combination of committed coaching, friendly competition, and real-time accountability makes this effort the greatest of its kind.

COACH: Ben Smith

LOCATIONS
DEUCE Garage (Venice)
DEUCE Athletics (Hermosa)
DEUCE Backlot (Hollywood)

Coach's Prep

This course is a comprehensive look at the craft of coaching. It serves as framework for the deliberately developmental nature of DEUCE as a company for two reasons:

1. It's a rite of passage, and
2. Continued development.

Both are critical to our unique team of leaders to operate at the highest level of organizational structure. It's the lifeblood of the DEUCE brand.

We’ll dive into the details of imparting knowledge on an group of athletes, but Coach’s Prep also recognizes a 10,000 foot view of coaching that can help shatter the confines of a follow-the-leader mentality that is pervasive in the fitness industry today.

While Coach’s Prep is rooted in coaching movement, its application is broad and its students can expect to gain insight into coaching individuals and groups in an array of disciplines and contexts. Whether you’re programming and instructing group general physical preparedness (GPP) classes or specific movement disciplines, you’ll be outfitted with the skills to impart simple, clear, compelling communication. You’ll be able to create valuable context. Most importantly, you’ll evolve into greater leader capacity.

COACHES: Logan Gelbrich

SCHEDULE: Indefinite

LOCATION
DEUCE Garage (Venice)
DEUCE Athletics (Hermosa)
DEUCE Backlot (Hollywood)

PREREQUISITES
Student for a least 90 days
Letter of intent
Enrollment in Coach's Prep 101 Online