We make fitness more accessible to improve your quality of life.

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.

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 eight years since then, I’ve expanded to a team of 2 full-time and 3 part time staff and have had the honour of serving over 3,000 customers from Victoria to St. Johns, the Yukon to Texas, 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

Our Team

Ryan Lean
Ryan LeanSales 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.
Jake Holz
Jake HolzWarehouse
Despite Jake being only 19, he has already competed on the international stage for both BJJ and Powerlifting. Currently one of Canada’s top sub-junior powerlifter, Jake moved to Calgary from Ontario to train with Calgary Barbell and pursue his full powerlifting potential. When Jake isn’t lifting triple his body weight or sipping on fine bourbon, he’s shipping out your orders as fast as his little legs will carry him.
 Brandon Thompson
Brandon ThompsonDelivery and Installs
Brandon grew up playing hockey and started in health and fitness in his teens. Brandon received a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and also started powerlifting during university. After a few powerlifting meets, Brandon found his true passion, strongman and grip sport. Brandon is currently a volunteer firefighter and is working towards making firefighting a career.
Kaevon Khoozani
Kaevon KhoozaniPresident/Founder
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 2 dogs Lucho and Buddy.