We help you build the garage gym of your dreams, at an unbeatable price.
In 2010 I started Bells of Steel out of my necessity, I needed a simple push sled to follow a program from my favourite coach at the time, Joe Defranco. I didn’t have access to one, so I had one built. As my training progressed, I encountered more and more problems trying to access the equipment I needed to make myself the best possible athlete I could become. All the tools I needed to train with were:
1. Overpriced with astronomical shipping charges.
2. Reasonably priced, but it was clear, it was designed by people who don’t lift, or if they did lift, they probably did curls in the squat rack.
3. Simply not available at all in Canada.
So I found a manufacturer and started bringing in stuff for myself and my friends. I began selling kettlebells (hence the name Bells of Steel) out of the back of my ’91 Ford Festiva in Calgary.
In the years since then, I’ve expanded the team and have had the honour of serving over 4,000 customers from Victoria to St. Johns, from the humblest home gyms all the way up to the Canadian Military.
I look forward to serving you too and fuelling your gainz for years to come.
Kaevon Khoozani President/Founder
The Calgary Team
Kaevon found his strength and career through a passion for the iron. A 1st generation Canadian, Kaevon is the proud descendant of post-war Polish refugees and Iranian immigrants, who instilled an insatiable work ethic in him at a young age.
Through sport, Kaevon overcame the odds and has achieved the Canadian dream. Kaevon founded Bells of Steel at age 25 while attending University in Calgary, and bootstrapped it with capital from bouncing at nightclubs (including the notorious Calgary stampede!).
Kaevon was empowered by fitness and holds a deep desire to help others do the same. He has competed in Olympic Lifting, Strongman has trained in Powerlifting, Kettlebell Sport and CrossFit and competed at Provincial level rugby.
Now entering into a new phase of life focusing on training for health and spending time with his wife Lindsay, daughter Georgia, and dog Lucho.
Graham Morris – Operations Manager
Graham is a rare born and bred Calgarian, with a penchant for hard work and subtle insults. While Kaevon focuses heavily on product design and expansion into new markets, Graham runs the whole show in Calgary.
Graham comes with over a decade of fitness experience as a personal trainer and a gym manager. Being a competitive athlete his whole life, primarily in Rugby, wrestling and can even be found being ejected off the courts of rec Basketball leagues around Calgary. In addition to his brawn, Graham holds a degree in English.
Graham has an in depth understanding of competitive and recreational health and will be able to offer his wisdom when selecting the products for your dream home gym.
Ryan Lean Sales and Service
When Ryan isn’t crushing WODs and inhaling chicken breasts, he’ll be the one answering your emails and calls with his wealth of fitness knowledge.
Ryan’s been a competitive athlete his entire life, hockey, baseball, rugby and discovered weight training in his teens. After receiving his diploma in business, his passion for the iron steered his career back towards fitness, attending more school to become a certified personal trainer and acquiring his CrossFit level 1 as well as a host of other certifications along the way.
After years of being a trainer, Ryan started full time with Bells of Steel in 2017 and is currently a competitive CrossFit athlete.
Bells of Steel is based out of south east Calgary and we operate out of a 6,400 square foot warehouse. We have all products on display in our multiple show rooms. Stop by and say hi!