Nickname: Coach "Milkshake"
Occupation: Gym Owner
Years Lifting: 13
Why Powerlifting: Powerlifting is about as functional a sport as you can compete in, everything carries over into everyday life, squats and deadlifts are everyday human movements, training to become better at those movements can only improve your overall functionality and quality of life. plus its just a great sport to be apart of, I have never participated in anything else in my life where people are so accepting and willing to jump in and help a total stranger, everyone that I have seen compete just wants to have a good time, lift heavy things and see the people around them have the same opportunity.
Occupation: Mobile Applications Developer (iOS and web)
Years lifting: 1
Why Powerlifting: I enjoy the feeling of getting a lift and achieving a new PR.
Years lifting: 2
Why Powerlifting: Competitive, strength is never a weakness.
Occupation: Retired Corrections Officer
Years Lifting: 38
Why Powerlifting: Powerlifting and strength conditioning to maintain my ability to perform defense of self and others. Mental health benefits
Nickname: Lil Brother
Occupation: Steel worker
Years Lifting: 2
Why Powerlifting: I just wanted to challenge myself, its just you against the weight.
Nickname: Carr Carr / Muscle Carr
Occupation: Strength Coach/Athletic Performance Coach
Years Lifting: 14
Why Powerlifting: Strength Coach/Athletic Performance Coach. The gym has always been my escape and I love the challenge it presents. Powerlifting allows me to share this passion with others. This is the only sport I have ever seen where everyone cheers for and encourages each other to achieve their best.
Nickname: one in a million stillion
Occupation: master mechanic
Why Powerlifting: very competitive
Nickname: Mighty Mouse
Occupation: Environmental Health Clerk and Lab Tech, Horse Trainer and Coach
Why powerlifting: My initial journey began about 2 years ago when I decided to get serious about losing weight. I joined Forge Fitness, at first just for general fitness and toning. But when I was told by a few of the regulars that I had the potential to be much more than just "fit", that was the motivation I needed to start lifting for real! Lifting has completely changed not just my body, but my attitude about working out, eating right, and encouraging others to do so!