Glute Lab is the premier strength and physique training facility in San Diego. The gym is owned by the "Glute Guy" Bret Contreras, PhD, CSCS*D, the world’s foremost authority on glute training.

Glute lab is home to state-of-the-art equipment, unrivaled evidence-based training methods, and hands-on coaching. We offer small group training sessions in a motivating and supportive environment.

Whether your goal is to build an incredible stage-worthy physique, increase your overall athletic strength and power, or simply to perform the very best glute strengthening workouts, we will provide you with highly effective protocols custom tailored for YOU and YOUR goals.


The trainers truly care about your progress and your physical health. Nothing better than gaining muscle with people who push you when necessary but never harmful. They are well educated and only base their training on science. Can't get any better than that!

Taylor Leilani

Bret is AMAZING! I love working out at Glute Lab. The gym is filled with empowering individuals and excellent equipment, and my booty has never looked better!

Kelsey Marie

Legs are on fire after my workouts here! He customizes each workout to help me reach my fitness goals. The owner, Bret, and both trainers are very friendly & warm and it gives this gym a great vibe. I'm looking forward to regular sessions here. Highly recommend!

Emily Keaney