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NEVERsate Athletics

Sacrifice Everything You Are For Everything You Could Become. 



NEVERsate Athletics

Sacrifice Everything You Are For Everything You Could Become. 


NEVERsate Athletics is a Strongman, Powerlifting and Sports Conditioning Gym located between the cities of Westminster and Eldersburg, Maryland. 



"I will do today what others won't, so that I can do tomorrow what others can't."

-Jerry Rice

NEVERsate Athletics is a different kind of place to train.  We have everything from stark beginners on their first day to National level competitors involved in every single training session.  

We don’t allow negativity in our gym, so check your ego at the door when you enter.  If you are having a rough day, your teammates will lift you up.  If one of them isnot on top of their game, the responsibility falls on you to help them.   We are a TEAM, a COMMUNITY and a FAMILY.   We encourage each other and push one another to reach levels that would not have been possible without the help of each individual athlete.  

EFFORT trumps ABILITY at NEVERsate Athletics.  It doesn’t matter if you can squat 10 pounds or 1,000 pounds, we expect 100% effort and focus.  A Personal Record is still a Personal Record no matter where your level of strength is at the moment.  All that we ask is that you give everything you have each time you walk through our doors.  EVERYONE who is consistent here makes progress. With our environment, coaching and fellow athletes, it is impossible not to.

We are a RESULTS based business.  People don't flounder at NEVERsate.  EVERYONE sets goals and achieves them.  Most of our members (even the advanced ones) gain 100lbs on their main lifts within their first year of training with us.  This is the EXPECTATION, not the outlier. 

It is hard work.  It never gets easier and It is not for everybody.  If you go tothe gym to walk on a treadmill, text your friends, or gossip about your neighbors, this is not the place for you.  But if your focus is on making progress, reaching your goals and changing your life, then we have a spot reserved for you.   

Every single person who walks through our doors receives personal training from a top level coach.  That means if you are brand new to strength sports, you will learn how to do the movements CORRECTLY without fear of getting injured.  And if you are a seasoned veteran doing your own thing, you will never be without a spotter and a National level coach giving you tips and cues on how to improve your technique.  No matter what your current level of expertise is, EVERYONE gets better.  That, we can guarantee.  

NEVERsate Athletics is owned and operated by the current Maryland’s Strongest Man title holder, Brian Alsruhe. Our programming is empirically based, our coaching staff is unparalleled (every one of them has over 15 years experience in the fitness industry), and all of our athletes are there to push you and help you become the strongest individual (both mentally and physically) that you can be.  

Each one of our classes has aspects of Conditioning, Strength building and Strongman movements incorporated, so no matter what your goal is (bodyfat loss, muscle building or sport specific), NEVERsate Athletics is the place where you will achieve it.  The workouts are challenging, but everyone has fun and walks OUT a stronger person then when they walked in.

If you are ready to stop spinning your wheels and start making that progress that seems so elusive, have the courage to step forward and give us a try.  You really have nothing to lose other than learning a little bit, making some great friends and getting a terrific workout in a positive environment. Your first class is free, so check out the Schedule/Merch page, pick a time, and shoot us an email at to let us know you are coming.  The time to start is today.  Not tomorrow or next week.  right now.   

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A Declaration For Change

A Declaration For Change


For many years scientist, biologist, and runners all agreed that the human body was incapable of covering the distance of a mile in no less than four minutes.  Although coming close, no one in history had ever conquered such an astonishing feat.  Then one day a young man entered the scene, one who refused to believe in the impossibility of what all the “experts” were saying…  

On May 6, 1954, Roger Banister ran a mile in 3 minutes and 59 seconds.

Once one man had dominated the world’s view of the inconceivable, many other runners, who had previously labeled the four minute mile as “impossible”, broke this mythic standard; along with all of the glass ceilings they let their fears and other’s ideas build above them…

When questioned about how he was able to perform such an amazing feat, Banister replied, "The man who can drive himself further once the effort gets painful is the man who will win."


Since the beginning of time, inhabitants of Earth have stared at the majestic peak of Mount Everest with awe and wonder.  It was a place where God’s dwelled and men died.  But when Edmund Hilary first peered upon the world’s tallest and most dangerous mountain; he only saw a challenge to be met.  Choosing to make his own history, on the 29th of May in1953, Sir Edmund Hilary became the first man ever to reach the summit of Everest.

Before leaving for this journey, a particularly crass reporter queried Hilary about his motives for risking life and limb to just simply climb a mountain. After looking up at the summit of Everest, Hilary’s response was a laconic,

“Because it’s there.”


Where have men like these gone?  Where has that spirit gone?

Something, somewhere, has gone terribly wrong.


We live in a soft and broken world where our every wish is literally at our fingertips.  Our sense of adventure, thirst for danger, and need of accomplishment is buried deep beneath a blubbery layer of convenience and mediocrity.  We have lowered our standards time and time again in order to protect emaciated egos and non-existent self-reliance. As a culture, we have surrendered our spines, sold our souls, and traded our God given rights for the likes of reality TV and political correctness.

 Respect for ourselves, much less for others, has been eradicated in an orgy of selfishness and greed; while lost ancient ideals of chivalry and courage are devoured in a slumber far too deep; Only to be replaced by frivolous lawsuits and actions of cowardice.     

I, for one, am disgusted by what we have become, and my spirit longs for a time when your word and your honor stood for something more.  We were made for greatness, but we continue to settle behind half-truths and useless excuses, building walls and masks, hoping that no one will see who we truly are underneath.


It is time for a change.


We can be that change.


Cancer is one of the most terrifying, horrible things that I can think of on this entire creation.  It starts small, from the inside and begins to infect and destroy the world around it until the world around it doesn’t even recognize its old self---it is new. The old cells are gone, only the cancer remains.  Then it spreads.

 I want to be cancer…

I want to be part of something greater than myself, where those around me refuse to let me be “normal”. I want to challenge myself insatiably. I want to kill the old me every single day, and have a new me rise from the ashes renewed, stronger mentally, physically and spiritually. I want to be so intimate with being pushed to and past all of my preconceived limits that pain, suffering and accomplishment gain new definitions in my mind and seem ludicrous—even manic to the world around me. I want to suffer beautifully, in a manner which is befitting an heir to such an amazing gift.

When words come out of my mouth, I want to be held accountable to them.  I want Valor, Honor and courage to be the traits which season my every decision and step.  I want loyalty; not only to others, but, maybe more importantly, to myself to be a rock upon which others know, without doubt, is an adjective attached to who I am.

I want my character to stand on my actions alone, rather than on the content of my speech. I want excuses, complaining and whining forever removed, not only from my mouth, but also from my mind.

I want the word sacrifice seared deep into my consciousness so that I can truly appreciate each and every moment I am given.

I want to saturate those I care about with all of the love I can produce, and show those I hate the compassion they may not deserve, but has been awarded me. I want to die each day empty, knowing that I gave my all, and then gave more, without regret or wish for anything else.

I want to know, for a fact, that I can make the impossible possible and I want to rip the preconceived, basterdized barriers out from underneath the feet of the culture around me.

I want the strength, power and perseverance to change this broken world, and I pray for the naivety to believe that I can.


Welcome to NEVERsate

"It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat."

-Theodore Roosevelt 

NEVERSATE means-NEVERending imPROVEment

NEVERSATE means-NEVERending imPROVEment



Being good is never satisfactory when great is an option.  Being great will always be pale in comparison to excellence.  Excellence can always be exceeded; and true mastery always returns to the basics. We will never stop improving.

We wouldn't want to.     



We make sacrifices.  We overcome obstacles. We are the ones still out there long after all of the others have gone home. We follow our own path with a laser-like focus and a warrior's ethos. Negative objects, people and situations have no power over us.

We will make the impossible, possible.



Fear of failure, rejection, or embarrassment is not part of our mindset. We have the courage to sacrifice everything we are for what we can and will become; and are willing to face the pain, hard work and sleepless nights to achieve the unachievable. 

Win or Learn.