Dave Gallagher began life as a skateboarder and surfer dude in Southern California. In 2000, he embarked on a career as a firefighter and began regular gym workouts to stay in shape for the job. While rehabbing two broken arms from a skateboarding accident, Dave discovered the high of CrossFit training and never looked back. His two life passions—firefighting and CrossFit—were the perfect background for creating Savage Barbell. Because Dave has sponsored so many CrossFit athletes and attended countless competitions, he knows what it takes to create fitness apparel for the dedicated athlete.
Dave’s challenging life as a first responder taught him the twin values of hard work and teamwork. Savage Barbell shares the same values that drive you as an athlete—an intense work ethic, achieving goals every day, living a healthy lifestyle. Because Savage Barbell is a family-run business, Dave and our team can keep a close eye on quality while maintaining the highest standards. We listen to our customers, adapt and evolve, and challenge ourselves every day to be the best.
Savage Barbell’s colossal success is the result of pairing the latest fabrics with eye-catching designs. Under Dave’s leadership, we work hard to ensure that every Savage Barbell garment is a cut above other fitness apparel. Rather than slapping logos on ready-made clothing, we pattern our clothing and work with manufacturers worldwide to deliver the highest quality of materials and craftsmanship. The result? Great fit, incredible comfort, and a sexy look that turns heads inside and outside the gym.
Savage Barbell was born of the California sunshine. Our inspiration is barbells clanking, music pumping, bodies grunting. Our clothes don’t just talk the talk; they walk the walk. We create fitness apparel for people who take their workouts seriously. And playtime, just as serious. Savage Barbell. Unleash the beast.