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Our Mission

At Rambo Barbell, our mission is to empower individuals through powerlifting and weightlifting by delivering exceptional remote coaching and fostering a supportive team environment. We are committed to producing remarkable results, promoting effective communication, prioritizing the health and safety of our athletes, fostering personal growth, and cultivating a lifelong passion for strength training.

Our Core Values


Results-Driven Approach

We are dedicated to helping our athletes achieve extraordinary results in their powerlifting and weightlifting journeys. Through personalized training programs, expert guidance, and ongoing support, we strive to optimize performance and unlock each individual's full potential.


We believe that clear and open communication is vital for success. We establish strong lines of communication with our athletes, actively listen to their needs and goals, and provide timely feedback and guidance. We value transparency, ensuring that our athletes are well-informed about their progress, program adjustments, and any other relevant information.

Health and Safety 

We prioritize the well-being of our athletes above all else. We design training programs that focus on proper technique, injury prevention, and long-term sustainability. Our coaching emphasizes safe and effective training practices, ensuring that athletes progress in a manner that minimizes the risk of injury and maximizes their overall health and longevity in the sport.

Personal Growth

We believe in nurturing the holistic development of our athletes. Beyond physical strength, we aim to foster mental resilience, self-confidence, and a growth mindset. We provide resources and support to help athletes overcome challenges, develop discipline, and cultivate a positive attitude both inside and outside the gym.

Community and Support

We foster a supportive and inclusive team environment where athletes can connect, share experiences, and build lasting relationships. We encourage collaboration and camaraderie among team members, offering a platform for support, motivation, and the celebration of achievements. Our community serves as a source of inspiration, accountability, and encouragement throughout the journey.

Innovation and Adaptability

We stay at the forefront of advancements in powerlifting and weightlifting, constantly seeking new techniques, methodologies, and technologies to enhance our coaching approach. We adapt our strategies to meet the evolving needs of our athletes, leveraging the latest research and industry best practices to ensure optimal training outcomes.


Lifelong Passion

We strive to instill a lifelong passion for powerlifting and weightlifting in our athletes. Through our coaching and mentorship, we aim to cultivate a love for strength training that transcends competitive goals, empowering individuals to continue their pursuit of physical and mental strength long after their time with us.

At Rambo Barbell, we are dedicated to creating a transformative and empowering experience for our athletes. Together, we will achieve exceptional results, foster growth, and build a community united by a shared love for Powerlifting, Olympic Weightlifting, and all sports in pursuit of Strength & Conditioning.

Our coach


Jonathan meade

Coach & Founder

I'm so excited to help you reach your goals in Powerlifting, Olympic Weightlifting, Sports Performance, and beyond! I've helped countless populations including Powerlifters & Weightlifters to moms, dads, and working adults to Collegiate football & NFL players to International Soccer & Basketball. For over 10 years now I've been fortunate to get to provide in-person and remote coaching to these many different backgrounds. I take pride in giving my athletes the highest quality coaching and programming. I'd love to be there for you through training and competition.


MS in Kinesiology from the University of Georgia

BS in Exercise Science from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga


NSCA Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist

USAW Certified Coach

USAPL Certified Coach


ACSM Certified Personal Trainer

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