Glute lab - Strength & Physique Training


Please take the time to read through the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) before you contact Glute Lab

What is Glute Lab?

Named one of the top 20 gyms in the US by Men's Health, 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 individualized 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.

Glute Lab is located at:

1349 Garnet Ave

San Diego, CA 92109.

What are Glute Lab’s hours of operation?

Glute Lab is currently open:

Monday/Wednesday/Friday 12-2 PM, 4-8 PM

Saturday 9 AM - 1 PM 

Does Glute Lab offer open/free gym hours?

We do not currently offer “open hours” where you can just show up and train however you’d like. Every session is scheduled through ABC Financial with our coaches, Alex Bryce and Alex Sterner

Can I take classes at Glute Lab?

We currently offer a Glute Squad class on Mondays and Thursdays at 6 PM, but the class is invite-only and is currently at max capacity

How do I sign up at Glute Lab?

To sign up at Glute Lab, you may email, call/text 860-942-0574, or feel free to stop by in person for more information!

What are my membership options?

The following membership options are available as a 12-month contract:

  • Bronze - 1 session per week, $140 per month
  • Silver - 2 sessions per week, $260 per month
  • Gold - 3-4 sessions per week, $360 per month

If you only want to commit to a single month the pricing is as follows:

  • Bronze - 1 session per week, $160 per month
  • Silver - 2 sessions per week, $280 per month
  • Gold - 3-4 sessions per week, $380 per month

We also offer monthly outside programming for an additional $50 per month, as well as macronutrient templates for $50 per month.

Can I schedule a training session with Bret?

Due to Bret’s busy schedule, the only in-person training sessions Bret is currently offering are the Glute Squad classes on Monday and Thursday at 6PM.

I’m a beginner. Can I still train at Glute Lab?

Glute Lab’s trainers can individualize programs for all experience levels!  Everyone has to start somewhere; no one enters the gym knowing it all. As a member of the Glute Squad, you will no doubt increase your strength training knowledge, improve your form, and build confidence in the gym!

The website and the Bret Contreras YouTube channel are excellent resources for all experience levels to familiarize themselves with Glute Lab strength training exercises and technique

I’m visiting San Diego on vacation. Can I sign up for a single training session at Glute Lab?

Yes, you can schedule a single training session at Glute Lab for $70. Please note that at least 24 hours notice is required for Drop In sessions to be scheduled at Glute Lab. To schedule a Drop In session, please reach out to Coach Alex Bryce at or 860-942-0574

Does Glute Lab offer internships?

Glute Lab is not currently offering internships or shadowing hours, but may do so in the future.

Does Glute Lab offer certifications or seminars?

Yes, there will be seminars held at Glute Lab at various times throughout the year. Check out the Events tab at for more information and for Bret’s full seminar schedule.

We are currently in the process of developing a Glute Lab certification

I don’t live in San Diego. Does Bret offer online training?

Yes, Bret offers online monthly group training at, as well as Personalized Programming at

Where can I go for more information on glute training?

Please see the FAQ page on for more info!

Who can I contact for further questions?

Please send all other questions to

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