“After training powerlifting for years, I was told to go to The Edge 2.0 to give strongman a try, and what an experience! I’m so grateful to have access to such a fine facility and a mentor in Barry. After only 2 months I’m hooked and already heading for my first strongman competition, and probably many more to follow!!!”-Mike (January 2012)
“Thanks to Barry and everyone else at The Edge 2.0!! Met lots of new people and I will definitely become a regular!!!”-Nick (November 2011)
“Thanks to great training and coaching from the The Edge 2.0 I was able to walk away with a second place victory at my first strongman contest check this out to learn more about the experience”-Earl (October 2011)
“Barry Thanks for all your help and advice! We had a blast!” – Terri -Southern Maryland Crossfit (October 2011)
“Thank you everyone for letting me train with you today, and teaching me so much about this sport~! I had a-lot of FUN!!!!” -|||—-|||- Jackie (July 2011)
“The owner, Barry, is reason to go there. He’s a great guy and a natural teacher. Even if you’ve done a particular lift for years and have good form, he can come up with pointers you never thought of and can make you better and stronger. I was lucky enough to buy some training hours with him in the past and I learned so much. I don’t know if he formally trains any more but he’s always at The Edge 2.0 so if you want to learn a lot and have a lot of fun, I don’t think you can find a better place to go.” – Leslie (June 2011)
“The Edge 2.0 is an awesome gym with incredibly friendly people who will help you out in any event. Going out there today in fact! The Edge crushes it almost every Sunday of the year!” -Carl (June 2011)
“I have been an Edge member since 2008 and it is awesome. Our new facilities are ideal. 8000 square feet, indoors, and climate controlled. Thanks, Crossfit Reston! The equipment is exactly the same stuff as you see on the World’s Strongest Man Competition every year on ESPN. Only our stuff is heavy enough for pros and light enough for the average workout fan. I weigh less than 180 and women come by and have a blast with our light stuff. The atmosphere is highly friendly and very encouraging.” – Bill (June 2011)
“Without The Edge 2.0 2nd place at the Pro Arnold probably wouldnt have happened! Big thanks to Barry and the crew! If you’re in Northern Virginia and not at the Edge you’re wasting your time! Come train with the best :)” -Mike Jenkins (May 2011)
“I am a powerlifter who came out to The Edge 2.0 to train some strongman moves. I moved weight I would never have believed I could move. Let me tell you something … I am a top ranking lifter. Number one bench and number two total in the country, but I am amazed at what Barry got me to move in the one weekend I trained there. I will definitely be back!!” – Rheta (May 2011)
“I have known Barry Von Perkins for almost ten years. I have seen him coach, compete and even talk on the mic. He has talent and passion in doing what he does best, strongman. I highly recommend him.” -Callie Marunde-Best (April 2011)
“A perfect gym for someone who is serious about changing their body, building strength or looking to challenge themselves.
With a near perfect facility to house many different genres of gym go’ers….the whole place is clean, the staff friendly,and the equipment is top notch for strongman/cross fit.
If you are in the DC metro area…this is the place to come and work out!!!” -Louis Costa (April 2011)
“If you are looking for a gym that has unique equipment, enough space to house a zoo and training partners as helpful as they are strong, this is the place. The Edge 2.0 has over a dozen power racks, as well as giant tires and atlas stones ranging from 70lbs to the behemoth 520lber. There is even a setup that will let you lift a car if you want. Well worth the 2.5 hour drive (one way) to train at this facility.” Lou (April 2011)