John grew up playing sports in Lincoln, Nebraska at a time when Boyd Epley’s Husker Power and the Bigger, Faster, Stronger program were a way of life. Since a young boy reading Muscle and Fitness and drinking Herbalife Protein, John has always had an interest in weight training
John graduated from the University of Georgia and has spent most of his career in the corporate world. Having slipped into a sedentary lifestyle and packing on the pounds, at age 39, John decided he was going to make a lifestyle change for the benefit of his family and himself.
John began researching current barbell training programs, and through trial and error, finally discovered Starting Strength. He was hooked! Determined to learn more about loaded human movement, John has attended Starting Strength and Barbell Logic courses, camps, clinics, and seminars. John has since left the corporate world, is pursuing his love of barbell training, and is applying his knowledge to help improve his client’s quality of life. He now owns Athens Barbell Academy and is diligently working toward the Starting Strength Coach credential.
John has been married for 18 years to his wife Holly. They have 2 children, William (10) and
Athens Barbell Academy
Bogart, GA 30622