Are you ready to learn as you train & ENJOY YOUR LIFTS again, without being asked to figure it out for yourself?

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Bba in under 60 seconds:

BBA has been the best investment I’ve made in myself in a long time. I am able to maintain a consistency that is new to me because I know what’s coming and I don’t have to think about it, I just get to show up and lock in. I opted for the Plus plan to get back into lifting after a bit of a hiatus, and I haven’t missed a single workout, which is a huge deal for me! The structure is simple and appropriately challenging, and the warmup and mobility work have made such an incredible difference in my workouts and movements throughout the day. I am so grateful for this program and the joy that it is breathing into my life. 

- Lauren

This program is the highlight of my day! I have never before been so dedicated to a proper warm-up and mobility work, held accountable for a completely reasonable amount of conditioning, and had such a focus on tempo. After 8 weeks I was like WHOA I am already stronger!! The best part though, my overhead mobility is FINALLY improving on the right side after 2 shoulder dislocations. I am not doing anything "extra" either, just following the warm-ups and performing all built-in mobility work with fidelity. The consistency and programming are paying off already, I am so proud of myself and excited for what's to come. Can't recommend this enough.

- Ashley

Joining BBA after working with another online trainer previously to get comfortable in the gym is the best money I have spent on my fitness journey. I’m in the 3 day a week program and it feels like enough. The workouts are serious AF but in the best way possible. You can tell that she’s put so much time and effort into planning the program. I can say that I’ve never been so sore afterwards that I don’t want to move, whereas previous workouts left me too tight and uncomfortable. It’s definitely all of the warm up, mobility training that’s custom for each day’s workout. I’m feeling stronger and more empowered than I have ever felt. Thank you, Annie ️

- Mariam

In a very unpredictable year having this program and your accountability as a constant has been so valuable. I’ve never been so consistent with my training and have learned a lot as a trainee and trainer! So thank you!!

- Bethany

Pssst! Need to binge more client success stories before going any further? 
Click here and then come on back! 😉 

knowledge is power and your efficacy increases as you gain more understanding of your body and programming.

we believe

we function from a place of

Simple > Fancy
Master the basics. Move well. Earn your fancy.
Performance > Aesthetics
Body goals are fine, but not the driving force of working out.
Human > Trainee
You’re a human, with a real life, and training is simply a joyous part of that.
Education > Ignorance
You’re not ignorant, and I won’t treat you as such. I empower you to learn about your body and training.
Process > End result
We learn to love the process and appreciate the results.
Grace > Perfection
You won’t execute the program perfectly. But you’ll be consistent in the long haul via grace.

A 12 month progressive strength training program (with at home versions)

EXCLUSIVE access to:

Private Built By Annie Circle Community

Annie's Secret Laboratory of Brain Gains client education portal.

Built By Annie is

The woman who is capable of whipping up her own workouts, has some gym experience or is ready to take on the weights - the gym rats, athletes, ex-crossfitters, and coaches...

created for

Have access to enjoy her lifts again, and understand the WHY behind every piece of her programming. Never feeling left in the dark or questioning if she's wasting her time in the gym.

who wants to

Improve work capacity, mobility, strength, and movement patterns

and of course

in under 60 minutes 3-5 days per week.

you're a

Curious one who wants to get strong + wouldn't hate being jacked. And you just want to enjoy your lifts without spending eternity in the gym.

Am I right?

yOU WANT TO to lift heavy, BE MOBILE, feel agile, move like a boss and FEEL CONDITIONED.

yes | nope

You can increase work capacity and strength, while improving mobility + movement patterns...

All via training 3-5 days per week for less than 60 minutes per lift - including your much needed "movement prep" & core work.

what if I told you

You can enjoy your time in the gym again without being asked to figure it all out for yourself.

(I do that for you).

so that

built by annie

I give you

Train somewhere between a power lifter + fitness competitor.

A new progressive phase every month that you can trust, without spending eternity in the gym. In BBA, there is no BS, no fluff, just efficient lifting sessions. aka Educated Gains.

purposeful core/mobility, big compound movements, with a touch of accessory work (& conditioning for premium options)

which looks like

Heart rate training methods for cardio and lifting (aerobic, anaerobic & a-lactic).

energy systems development

Increasing depth and strength in end ranges - not just passive flexibility.


Training blocks of the Wendler 5.3.1 method, style, waveloading, german volume training, deficits, pin work, sticking points & more.


Finding what makes a "solid" movement pattern, from warm up techniques, to tempo work to using variations of a lift.

movement patterns

You need at least a few months of barbell experience for ANY of the BBA GYM programs

click here to get your hands on movement 101 >>

pick up movement 101 with your bba subscription and save 50% off once you enroll

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built by annie

meet your coaches

I'm Annie - B.S. CSCS

welcome to bba

Annie Miller here - Exercise and Sport Scientist + Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist.

If you're like me, you want to get the best bang for your buck when it comes to your workouts. And you want to know why the hell you're being told to do something.

You want a program and program creator you can trust. You're freaking busy AF and need a program served to you on a silver platter with a healthy side of education. The last thing you need is to feel like you're wasting time in the gym. This is where you get to enjoy your time and embrace the body you were given. Praise Jesus if you don't have to figure it all out for yourself.  I. GET. YOU. And I'm here to  serve you.

bba head coach + program design

I'm Maddy - PTC NSCA

bba coach and client relations

I've spent the last 7 years coaching in the fitness industry. I started with a SPIN certification, and spent 5 years teaching cycling classes. For the last 18 months I've been a trainer at IMPACT Fitness + Wellness, a gym that specializes in group personal training. I currently hold my personal training certification (PTC) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). 

From me, working with people is the best part of coaching. I love to maintain and develop relationships, and seeing clients succeed makes my heart happy. I’m here to celebrate your wins (big and small), push you when you need it and boost you up when you’ve had a rough day. Health and fitness encompasses so much more than the physical, and I hope we can learn from each other. Can't wait to meet you inside the True Coach.

welcome to bba

Choose from three programs

Choose from three programs

12 months, 3 day per week program -
- warm up
- mobility, movement prep & core
- includes sets, reps, tempo, rest periods
Mix off squat dominant day, bench + deadlift day, and overhead pressing day.
<60 minute workouts
Video demos linked directly in program
Immediate access to Annie's Laboratory of Brain Gains
Direct access to me through True Coach
Weekly comments in True Coach



Someone who is in other activities (running, cycling, triathletes, rec sports) or would prefer lifting three days per week vs four or five. Mixture of low and high volume work with heavy and lighter loads.

best for


Barbell beginner or hasn't lifted heavy in a hot minute. Needs to improve movement patterns before lifting "heavy" or enjoys high volume, lighter weight lifts.

12 months, 4-5 days per week
4 lifts + 1 metcon day
- warm up
- mobility, movement prep & core
- includes sets, reps, tempo, rest periods
Lift split varies through the 12 months
<60 minute workouts
Video demos linked directly in program
Immediate access to Annie's Laboratory of Brain Gains
Direct access to me through True Coach
Weekly comments in True Coach



best for

vol 1



Intermediate experience lifting heavy or just prefers lower rep ranges + higher loads. Ex- cross fitter or athlete, and trainers who want an educated program to follow.

12 months, 4-5 days per week
4 lifts + performance care & conditioning
- warm up
- mobility, movement prep & core
- includes sets, reps, tempo, rest periods
Lift split varies through the 12 months
<60 minute workouts
Video demos linked directly in program
Immediate access to Annie's Laboratory of Brain Gains
Direct access to me through True Coach
Weekly comments in True Coach


best for

vol. 11


free bonus

your purpose driven training and #educatedgains don't have to stop when life acts like life.

Built By Annie At Home

And you don't have to replace lifting with bounce-around at home workouts that feel more like punishment than joy.

When you're going on a three week vacation, will have extended travel for work, you lose access to your gym, or life gets life-y and working out from home is your only option but movement is a constant and a joy in your life + you don't want to lose the #educatedgains

body weight and/or dumbbell

At home versions of Plus, Premium 1 and Premium 2 programming (12 months of progressive programming).

Body weight or dumbbell options for each workout.

Training stimulus as close as possible to the original gym version of Plus, Premium 1 or Premium 2.

Includes the same Movement Prep, Core and Mobility that you're used to at the gym.

ideal for

You can bounce back and forth between the normal and at home version of your bba program. You simply email me when your next phase is coming up, and we assign you the appropriate track.

the best part

Superior adaptability. grater adherence.

Can I sign up for the at home version to start?

Yep - you can use the at home phases as back up for lifting OR you could go through all 12 phases of at home training for plus, premium 1 or premium 2.

bba at home

sign up

begin within 48 hrs

Perform your lifts on whatever days work best for you.

This you?

BBA IS just for you

This you?

you find yourself either resenting the gym because you're less than fulfilled with your workouts, or resenting yourself for not getting workouts in because you don't have a plan you trust + enjoy.


strong body

muscular body

mobile body

efficient body

ability + awareness

Get into + control your end ranges and prevent injury through warm ups and movement prep for EVERY WORKOUT.

Muscle growth precedes strength gains. Build muscle through purpose driven, hypertrophy-based accessory work.

A strong, balanced body is the goal. Gain strength through progressive main lifts, and complimentary accessory work without spending hours in the gym.

Your aerobic base is the base of "fitness." Gain efficiency via strategic rest periods + progressive conditioning sessions.
No pointless cardio here.

Use that knowledge to up-level your mind-body connection through following tempos, intentional warm ups and performance care.


Through Annie's Secret Laboratory of Brain Gains, you'll access education that allows you to get more out of your body and your training session.

pillars of buitl by annie

"built by annie"


take the guess work & stress out of your training

its really not necessary

for normal bba

Squat rack
Pull up bar or machine
Dip bars or machine
Full cable machine set up
Seated row cable machine (with different grip options) or bands
Lat pull down cable machine (with different grip options)
Mini bands
Barbell bench set up
Incline bench
Box for box jumps/high box step ups

video demos provided for every exercise

you need access to

for at home bba

you need access to

your body (bw)
mini bands (bw)
a step/chair/stair/box (bw)

video demos provided for every exercise

Ideal if you have any or all of these (in a similar fashion, but not required.



Be free of the guilt surrounding the narrative that you should be able to “do it all.” Just open your phone, follow the plan.

Feel empowered by your knowledge and awareness during workouts. Either sharing that with your own clients, or using it to make even more gains in the gym.

Feel so supported that you don’t have to depend on yourself 100%. There's a human on the other side of your trusted plan.

You train with ease because you got access to the why behind your program. You can TRUST each exercise prescribed.

You could have a program that aligns with your philosophy + desires. That would enhance your consistency, gains and joy in the gym.

What if you could be consistent + enjoy your time in the gym again?

built by annie

What's included?

just like this:

BBA lives in the true coach app

see your weekly spread

view one exercise or superset at a time

crush & complete workout

fill in load, reps & notes + view demo videos & ex history

Progressive monthly program assigned in the True Coach App.
Under 60 minutes (w/ warm up).

Plus - 3 day per week
Premium vol. 1 4-5 days per week (conditioning included)
Premium vol. II 4-5 days per week (conditioning + performance care included)

Form reviews
Weekly wins
Added support & accountability

the program


Monthly emails from me, breaking down your upcoming phase - never leaving you in the dark + some inspiration and helpful tips.

email breakdowns

Receive weekly comments and suggestions from me inside the True Coach app. You're not alone.

weekly support

Premium vol. 2 only - straight from the active life rx. Keep the joints healthy, and core strong with a light weekly performance care workout.

recovery workouts

13 pre-recorded coaching calls (see details below).
Terminology PDF
Answers to frequently asked questions
Bonus content (breathing & bracing)
Exclusive BBA promos

Annie's Secret Lab of Brain Gains

bba at home

NEW BONUS - 12 month progressive body weight/dumbbell workouts that coincide with your normal Plus, Premium 1 or Premium 2 programming.

New BBA Private Circle Community

You're a questioner?
Always wanting to learn more?


Annie's secret laboratory of brain gains

Exclusive access to

more than a templated program

bba is

annie's secret Laboratory of brain gains

which is why i created

access your brain gains

what you'll gain exclusive access to inside the lab

Immediate access to all 13 pre-recorded coaching calls.

Watch the coaching calls on your own time, multiple times, whenever you need a refresher.

Print out or download the coaching call PDF's for note taking if you wish.

Important terminology section [applicable to your programming]

FAQ section - these are questions I have received over the years of Built By Annie and 1:1 training, all in one place, just for you.

Exclusive BBA Promos

call topics

Strength Training Hierarchy of Needs


Load vs. Capacity in Life & Training


Training Around Your Menstrual Cycle


Four Coaching Cues + Techniques for Lifting


Tempo - What it is + Why it matters


How to Spot & Avoid Overtraining


Basics of Heart Rate Training [P1]


Application of Heart Rate Training [P2]


Big Lift Mistakes, Corrections & Cues


Find Your Ideal Squat Stance


Modifying Your Program + Gauging Pain


Glute vs. Quad Dominant Work


Squat Shoes, Lifting Belts & Straps

Training accessories - WHEN ARE THEY OKAY TO USE? + HOW TO USE THEM

+ Bonus Content, Exclusive Offers & More

Get immediate access to the Secret Lab, download the PDF's and watch the calls as many times as you like.

+ downloadable pdf's

no more stagnant training

increase joy + consistency with a progressive, trustworthy & proven plan (in or outside the gym).

Sign up at any time

Reoccurring payments on the date you paid

Set up profile in True Coach

Gain Access to Secret Lab + BBA Community

Receive detailed email explaining the phase

The phase is always assigned before the phase begins

Receive True Coach assignment, start lifting on the assigned date

how it works

All the deets

Account in True Coach App

12 month progressive programming

45-60 minute lift including warm up + mobility
- Plus - 3 days per week
- Premium I - 4-5 days with conditioning
- Premium II - 4-5 days with performance care + conditioning
Video demos linked directly in program

Monthly email breakdowns of your programming (the WHY)

Immediate Access to Annie's Secret Lab of Brain Gains & BBA Community

Weekly comments + suggestions from your coach in True Coach App

Direct access to Coach Maddy, through True Coach & BBA Community

Cancel anytime (after 3 monthly payments)

kind words from bba ladies >>


- savana

BBA takes out all of the work that I was having to put in mentally: what should my warm-up be, how long should I really be resting, when should I deload? BBA makes my time in the gym so much more efficient.

I have seen so much progress on how heavy I can lift and it is so exciting. The secret lab of brain gains has a lot of great resources as well. And if there is something that I can not find an answer to in all of the resources that Annie has provided me with, then I know I can message her or Maddy and actually get an answer. BBA has allowed me to feel the most independent but also the most supported in the gym than I've ever felt before.

- elana

As someone who is newer to the world of weightlifting and strength/resistance training BBA Plus (home version for now, hoping to get back to the gym at some point) has made educating myself very accessible but still informative. While the program itself is not easy, understanding the how and the why is, which I appreciate so much... I love doing tempo work, which I’m newer to, and it continues to surprise me how I can keep the weight the same, but change the tempo and it feels so much more challenging. Each phase has felt difficult and challenging at the beginning, but by the end of it I can feel (and see) the progress and am able push those extra reps or do the “advanced” modification, which is the goal.

- nancy

I have a background in powerlifting, and the programming, even for the At Home version of premium 1, is consistent with what I would program for myself. It's smart. It makes sense. 

The supersets are more challenging than what I'd give myself, which I appreciate. I also appreciate that the mobility is in the program because that's what I'm notorious at skipping. Having that little bit of accountability, knowing someone else is checking that I'm not completely off-program, is useful and keeps me consistent, especially during 'rona when I'm going on 20 weeks of not having left the house and continuing to work from home with a child at home.

- sabrina

I joined BBA because I had just recently become a new Business owner and I found myself just not having the energy to program for myself. I have loved the program so far; as I am use to constant high intensity/CrossFit workouts and truly right now in my point in life that just isn’t realistic or enjoyable to me! I have found a new love for this style of training again as it is meeting me EXACTLY where I am. I haven’t been as consistent as I envisioned but I am so happy that its there when I can show up and it leaves me feeling accomplished and equally challenged!

Thanks Maddie and Annie! 

- melissa

It’s amazing to have a plan I can just follow and get to after a 12 hour day at work. This is the first time in my life I’ve had a legit plan to follow that has worked for me and feels like I have a personal trainer always with me to help me out. I’ve paid for cheaper programs before, but this one has so much thought behind it and it’s so nice to have that knowledge. I actually understand why I’m doing certain workouts, tempos etc and just feel strong for the first time in a long time! The other programs I have done I never stuck with because there was no human input and it was easy to give up. It felt like they really didn’t care what happened to me after I downloaded the template. This program has someone cheering me on the entire time or pushing me when necessary and answering all of my questions! Also the app is so amazing I love it! Seriously best thing I’ve ever done!

"I’m in premium 2 and I love BBA! It’s amazing to have a plan I can just follow and get to after a 12 hour day at work. This is the first time in my life I’ve had a legit plan to follow that has worked for me and feels like I have a personal trainer always with me to help me out. I’ve paid for cheaper programs before, but this one has so much thought behind it and it’s so nice to have that knowledge. I actually understand why I’m doing certain workouts, tempos etc and just feel strong for the first time in a long time! The other programs I have done I never stuck with because there was no human input and it was easy to give up. It felt like they really didn’t care what happened to me after I downloaded the template. This program has someone cheering me on the entire time or pushing me when necessary and answering all of my questions! Also the app is so amazing I love it! Seriously best thing I’ve ever done!"

take it from alyssa:

You promise that women will want to look forward to lifting again, and this cannot be more true for me. I am into BBA month 3 and just made the switch from at home to gym. We moved over the summer and our home gym has been in storage since then. My husband was able to move our rack over yesterday just in time for me to squat today. I am sitting here waiting to lift later today like Pooh Bear waiting for honey! 

I had to make significant training changes this summer after some hormone and thyroid issues came up and had to significantly cut back on CrossFit (which I love). I was devastated and a little lost but found you and BBA on Instagram and had to try to find the girl that enjoys lifting again. And I found her through BBA. The programming is smart, effective and intentional. I love it. 

I still coach and love CrossFit but I have also found a program that makes me feel alive and like me again. 

Or Erika...

I’ve been a part of BBA for a couple of months now.
Full Disclosure- I was very hesitant to spend the money. You see, I’m a teacher and a single mom to a beautiful boy with down short, time and money are tight.

I have to say…BBA is worth every damn penny! It is ESSENTIALLY “excuse” proof and I have learned so much!! BBA is a sacrifice, luxury, and NECESSITY all rolled into one! I love that I can see my growth and it has made me better at crossfit as well as a smarter athlete! case no one tells you today...thank you! Thank you for pourIng your heart and soul into your content and programming. It matters and it makes a huge difference! Lifting keeps me healthy, happy, and sane...all of which makes me a better mama, teacher, and all around human!

or amy:

I was ready to get over my fear of the barbell and I trusted Annie based on the messaging filled with information and integrity on her Instagram. 

My strength, my confidence, my understanding of my body and what it means to listen to it: both when to push harder and harder when to rest. Also my mindset toward fitness. Performance goals > aesthetic goals!

Everyday when I lifted, I did something I didn’t think I could do. I was better than the lift before. That perspective has bled into other areas. If I can squat 100lbs what else can I do? PRs are really secondary to this mental accomplishment. 

Proud if I had to pick a single word. Immensely proud of myself, what I can do, how my perspective has improved, how much I’ve learned from Annie and Maddie. A little sad it’s over but for the time being confident I can apply what I’ve learned on my own but rest assured I’m sure I’ll be back. 

If you’re just beginning, it will feel awkward. You will want to backslide into your old program or old habits. Write down why you are starting this and refer back to it when discouraged. The first week of a new phase is always a lil slow and awkward. It’s normal. Push through. Do this for yourself. Keep your promises to you and prove to yourself you really are capable of this. 

Or brittany...

BBA has really helped me in this "new season" of my training. I used to compete in Crossfit and trained high volume for the better part of a decade which obviously took a toll on my body. When the pandemic hit and my training environment changed, I decided it was time to prioritize overall health and rebuilding my areas of weakness/injury but I felt lost. I know I needed to get back to the basics but craved the intensity of my usual training. The idea of writing a program for myself full of things I didn't really "want" to do was mentally draining. BBA has allowed me to take that step back while still challenging myself and feeling strong and provides the mental freedom to go about my day and not obsess over my programming. Also, the tempo has been a much needed kick in the ass :)

or laken...

I am about halfway through Phase 12 of BBA right now so wanted to let you know what I'm thinking for next steps. I would like to cancel my membership, but it's definitely not for lack of love for BBA. I have learned so much from BBA over this past year that I feel ready and capable of continuing to progress in the gym and I'm also hoping to get pregnant in the next several months and want to join a program more specific for that season. 

BBA has truly been the BEST decision I could have made for my training this past year. I have learned so much both through the programming and through Annie's Secret Laboratory of Brain Gains. I have gained confidence in my lifts and progressed in my strength so much more than I was before this program. Although this is templated, Maddy made it feel so much more personal and always offered the best input and encouragement. Having everything programmed took away the mental effort of figuring out what to do and allowed me to just show up consistently knowing that I am progressing. 

Thanks for creating such an amazing program and offer!

Or hannah...

To say Build By Annie is life changing sounds like an overstatement, but it truly is. Whether you’re newer to weightlifting/strength training or a seasoned vet you’ll find your fitness home with BBA, due to the amount of intention Annie brings to building out these templates and Maddy guiding you along week to week. While each phase is more challenging than last, I never felt underprepared or like I was out of my depth. Annie does an amazing job of previewing each phase so I knew what to expect and knew that what I had done in the previous phase would carryover. I continue to be mind-blown by how much change, both in strength and physique, occurred during this year with BBA, even starting with the at-home program due to Covid, which was then a seamless transition when I did return to the gym. The confidence and knowledge that I gained through Built By Annie plus the info in Annie’s Secret Lab of Brain Gains and of course her Instagram content, is unmatched and has helped me grow beyond what I initially anticipated and even thought possible. Don’t sleep on Built By Annie.
Also, you’ll learn to love the tempo work. I promise.

or elana...

After struggling with inconsistent workouts for the last year, I made the decision to COMMIT to BBA Plus. I paid the whole year in full as a way to tell myself hey there, we are really doing this. In the past 3 months, I’ve been the most consistent I have been in YEARS when it comes to working out. Not only that, I’m seeing muscle gains on my own body and seeing the numbers going up in the gym. Honestly though, the best part is that I feel like my form is FINALLY in a good place because of all the resources, cues, and guidance BBA provides. The workouts feel GOOD, so I’m motivated to keep doing them!

or Karin...

I have SO enjoyed the 12-month training program (even though I am just now starting month and such made me a little behind). I can't thank you enough...I loved (and sometimes hated) everything about the program, and appreciate your authenticity. That is so refreshing and encouraging for me. 

I am a coach as well, and I got tired of trying to program for myself after having to program for everyone else all day long. I had a friend who did your program and spoke very highly of it, so I wanted to give it a shot. It was such a luxury to have you tell me exactly what to do.  

OMG, I got strong again! There was a couple of years' time period where I was not being consistent in my lifts and I just got weak (relatively speaking). But now I am consistently strong and able to take on whatever is given to me.  

My butt got bigger!!! This is HUGE for me because I have always struggled to build mass (I'm 5'6'' and 115lbs, built like a ballerina). My shorts are tight now, which I LOVE!! Also, I have a history of hamstring tears/strains on the R side. Between your programming and my other consistent training (Functional Range Conditioning/Kinstretch-do you know about it?), I no longer feel like I am dragging my R hamstring around. I feel evenly strong, and the unilateral work has been huge for that. 

I feel GREAT! I feel proud, and even though I turned 40 this year, I don't worry that I am gonna lose strength :) 

or Kristen...



BBA has been great so far, loving this journey! When I started, my goal was just to get back into the routine of working out and eventually to get my eating back on track. I used Phase 1 to get back into the routine of working out regularly and making sure my form and tempo were correct. Currently, I’m down 15lbs and I don’t know how many inches, but my clothes fit significantly better. More importantly, I’m feeling more comfortable in my own skin again and definitely feeling stronger. Thanks for your awesome program and all the help and encouragement along the way!


The program Annie build is amazingly effective. It builds up solid movement patterns like if you are doing barbell lifts like butter. 
I trained for 4 years before but when in Annies program, I noticed I still could learn a lot. And I did. Not only preforming all the main lifts correctly and heavier. I also discovered some flaws my body has which I had to pay more attention to. 
You are really NOT buying a program. You are buying professionally built training schedules with the support of a passionate girl. 


I always thought that the one thing I would never be interested in in fitness was lifting heavy weights, and now it’s literally the only thing I’m interested in. These phases are practically as exciting to me as Christmas morning.

Thanks for everything you do!


Annie and her BBA program are fantastic! The programming is the best I have seen of any 'online' programs out there- challenging yet doable, builds upon itself in phases, keeps things fresh! Plus with Annie's experience and credentials, I know this is programming I can TRUST. I am also very impressed that Annie takes the time to review my tracking/progress and share encouragement and tips. The accountability helps me keep my head in the game and the tracking app is super easy to use. I would highly recommend this program!


I think your programming is AWESOME! It's easy to follow, easy to execute, and doesn't require me to spend half of my day in the gym. It is short-and-sweet -- and effective. You're nailing it!


I'm in the basic program. I have really enjoyed not having to worry about programming a workout, as I'd previously used blogs and pinterest for workouts. I was worried I might be bored doing the same three weekly workouts for a month at a time, but I've realized how satisfying it is to see real progress by doing this type of programming. I can't emphasize enough how difficult yet awesome the tempo cues are for each exercise. I've NEVER thought about tempo this much in my workouts! I feel so much stronger because of this. 

Thanks for being so responsive to questions and your comments on my workouts!

I love the compound movements that are always involved (the more “bang for your buck” kind of workouts & lifts)! It helps keep me in shape how I want to be and has kept me accountable! I am able to do 5 pull ups on my own!! A goal I have had for years! 

I first signed up because I needed a program that I didn’t have to create myself (I wanted to take the mental work out of it), but also one that I believed in and similarly would put together if I wanted to put that effort in. LOL Thank you, Annie for allowing me to enjoy my time in the gym and actually progress in my strength!

"I needed a program I didn't have to create myself"


I was a marathon runner who wanted to add more effective strength workouts to complement my training, and after 7 months with BBA, I am a marathon runner who loves strength training so much I’m tempted to run less so I have more time in the gym. With limited time to dedicate to planning strength work on top of running, training with Annie has made it so that every time I go to the gym I am focused with a purpose. I’ve never felt stronger, but more important for me, I’ve never felt more confident and knowledgeable about *why* I am doing what I’m doing. I use Annie’s anatomy-focused Movement 101 to break down each new movement I’m assigned because Annie has taught me that form, tempo, timing, and consistency matter! The months have enough progression that I am challenged every time I workout and also spend enough time with each exercise to see improvement. I’ve been able to make it flexible enough for a busy running, school, and travel schedule, and maybe best of all, I actually feel confident walking into a gym-full of guys and TAKING MY SPACE because I know I actually know what I’m doing. Can’t wait to get even stronger. Thank you, Annie.

I’ve never felt more confident & knowledgeable about *why* I am doing what I’m doing.


What stands out most to me about Annie is that no matter how many times I may fall off or how hard I am on myself, she still shows up with positivity and unwavering support. I LOVE how she leaves a comment on every. Single. One. Of my workouts. She really takes the time to read all of my silly comments 😝 Like, oh, you thought that was funny too 😂 great, haha. It makes me feel like she sees me even 1,000’s of miles away. I can’t tell you how much I appreciate that! 

So a little secret of mine/something I’m not too happy about - I got really sick in March, like one month into my program, and I fell off for a bit. Got back on for a week. Had a life change and fell off again and now just starting to get back into routine. 

In my head, I was embarrassed and frustrated thinking “gah! she probably thinks I’m not right for the program. Like I’m failing her!” NOPE! Not at all the case. I think she even noticed I wasn’t leaving silly comments and guess what? She STILL left me genuine notes. She was legit happy to see me back into programming. She offered the right encouragement to help me build my confidence and continued to give feedback on my workouts. I was so happy. This woman really is MY coach. I DON’T feel like I’m in a templated program. I feel like this is my personal program. Annie makes it personal. 

"I DON'T feel like I'm in a templated program"


I could purchase a cookie cutter program from others (I’ve done it... Get Glutes (now Fit Thrive) via Bret Contreras, Kellie Davis, along with other 3-6 months programs. What I’ve loved the most from your membership is that is progressive over an entire year, not a random month of workouts with no sight on the future.

I adore your training style, embrace your knowledge & appreciate that you put a year long focus behind for planning & programming. 

Having someone else guide/write my programming is what I appreciate the most. You are a freaking rockstar & I 100% appreciate your brains behind your programming. As a former trainer myself (now turned yoga instructor) I wholeheartedly thank you for being flat out being you. Yeah, I could the programming myself but eh, you walk the walk AND talk the talk. It’s what drew me to you in the first place.

This last year has been a blast & I cannot believe the time to start my next round!  

"Not a random month of workouts with no sight on the future"


I decided to sign up for BBA after spending many years lifting weights somewhat haphazardly in the gym. Then I discovered Annie on Instagram, and I was impressed with her knowledge base and how genuine she was.

I decided to take the leap and sign up for BBA, and I'm so glad I did! I'm now halfway through the year with her, and I'm so much stronger than I have ever been. Her workouts are focused and simple, yet still very challenging. Everything is easy to follow on True Coach, and Annie does a great job checking in with you. I especially appreciate the warm ups and focus on mobility, which is something I'm prone to skip on my own. And it's so nice to not have to think about what I'm going to do in the gym each day; I think BBA is definitely worth the investment. It's hard to think about lifting without her now!

"BBA is definitely worth the investment"


I can’t say enough for your program! My friend turned me on to you and I am beyond grateful for that. 

The workouts are awesome, functional and offer so much room to grow. I loved CrossFit, but with my schedule it wasn’t a practical option. And I feel like this program provides enough structure and flexibility for my life while getting an amazing workout. And the personal comments, I absolutely love! I feel like we're friends and I have someone to hold me personally accountable.

"I can't say enough for your program"


I originally started BBA because I knew I needed some sort of strength training. I have done a couple of triathlons before, and I just felt like strength training was falling flat. Annie's BBA seemed to offer what I needed from a programming stand point, but really her entire philosophy is what drew me to dive into BBA. I love knowing why I'm doing things, how they should feel, how to identify when it is not working the intended way - and Annie's programming and approach to fitness checks all of those boxes. I didn't have any barbell training before starting BBA, but I bought Movement 101 and jumped right in.

I can lift so much more than I could this time last year, but really the benefits are mental. I am so proud of myself after every workout, and I just feel so empowered. Annie does a great job making sure that you know she's proud of you, too. From email responses and check-ins on the program, I see an email pop up that she commented on my workout, and it just always makes me smile.  Personal AND physical growth, ladies - can't think of a better way to achieve them than with Annie and BBA.

"I love knowing why I'm doing things"


what'll it be?

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Is there a start and end date?

Once you sign up, we get the ball rolling. You'll get an email explaining everything. You'll also receive an invite to the true coach. Once you accept, you'll be assigned your first phase. From then on out, your phases are assigned every 4-5 weeks.

How long can expect to be in the gym for?

<60 minutes. Depending on how long your warm up is and if you stretch afterwards. These workouts are designed to be efficient and effective. You're getting the most bang for your buck. I'm not trying to waste your time in the gym. #goteam.

What if I need to cancel?

DO IT (Only with the "monthly after 3 month commitment option). After your 3 month commitment just shoot us an email. You're a free woman. I get it, life happens. Just let us know and we cancel your subscription on the back end of our third party payment company. 

What if I have questions while going through BBA?

Simply ask the question inside the True Coach, or pop it in the BBA Community page! There is also a form for you to submit questions and testimonies through Annie's Secret Lab of Brain Gains.


YAAASSS. You do for normal BBA. In theory, you. could just do a full year of AT HOME, in which case you do not need BB experience.

While there is no olympic lifting in BBA, you will be performing back squats, front squats, deadlifts, bench press, and overhead pressing as well as variations of those lifts. Check out Movement 101 if you want to join BBA but need help with the barbell. See each volume and teir (plus, or premium - vol 1 or 2) to find the right fit for you.

when do i get access to the program?

Within 48 hours of payment. You'll get an email going over the details of the phase roughly a week before the phase begins, ALWAYS. You'll be assigned the phase inside the fitbot before the program begins.


The same day you signed up. Every month a reoccurring payment will come out on the same date you signed up (sign up on the 14th, that's your payment date. Sign up on the 31st, that, or the end of the month date is your payment date).

do you look at videos of my lifts in bba?

There is a "Form Review" Chanel inside the private BBA community! That is where clients can upload video for form review and learn from other's corrections as well.

how often do the workouts change?

Every 4-5 weeks you get a new phase.  The program progresses this way with deload weeks included. Your goal is to up the weight or reps depending on the workouts each week in preparation for the next phase.


12 months for the full progression of each volume.

what if i want to switch programs?

You'll need to cancel your current membership and sign up under the tier or volume you wish to take part in. 

how do I go between normal bba and at home bbba?

Shoot me an email before your next phase is assigned and we will make sure you're assigned At Home, not normal. If you're in phase 3 of BBA Plus, but need at home for one month, we will assign you BBA At Home Plus phase 4 for your next phase.