The Story Behind Us
THE STORY BEHIND US
For years, our coaching staff has been on their own individual paths in the fitness industry working with clients and athletes of all walks of life better themselves. Through this experience, we have come to realize that everyone has very unique gifts and talents to offer the world and they should be highlighted and celebrated. Nicole uses a life motto of “HONOR YOUR GIFTS”, which reminds us all to do just that. Get up everyday with the intention to HONOR the gifts and talents that were given specifically to us by God. Each of us can work on finding a way to use these gifts to better our own lifestyle and the lifestyle of others around us.
From this abstract idea of honoring your gifts grew the concrete structure Honor Your Barbell - a fitness facility where everyone’s desire to use, and continue to better, their physical capabilities is encouraged. Age, gender, physical capability, and lifestyle are never limiting factors. We all have a goal we are looking to reach, and we can all put our gifts out on the table to help each other get there! Everyone has unique strengths, weaknesses, and contributions to the world. Here at HONOR YOUR BARBELL, we are constantly working together on those three aspects to BE BETTER - in fitness, in nutrition, and in life!
About Our Staff
Brenton grew up in North Platte, Nebraska. He played football at Evangel University from 2005-2010 graduating with a degree in Electronic Media. He went on to coach at 3 different CrossFit facilities over a 5 year span before returning to Evangel to be the Strength and Conditioning Coach for the football team from 2015-2017. Brenton has been focused on constantly improving as a coach and providing the best programming and training experience to his clients. He is a specialist in GPP programming and injury recovery, and prides himself on having those athletes come back to be stronger and healthier than ever before. He is passionate about the growing community that comes from fitness and loves seeing this strong support system flourish. As co-head coach and owner, Brenton brings a positive, supportive, no ego attitude to Honor Your Barbell! Outside of the gym, Brenton loves his family, faith, Patriots Football, Celtic Basketball and hunting.
Education & Certifications:
- BS Electronic Media and Communitcations
- CPR and AED Certified
Nicole was born and raised in Staten Island, NY. She grew up playing many different sports and always loved being active. Nicole attended Hofstra University from 2008-2012 on a full scholarship to play basketball. She graduated from Hofstra with a BS in Exercise Science. After school, she worked as a personal trainer for the high end luxury company Equinox Fitness Clubs as well as coached at numerous CrossFit gyms around the country all while competing at the national level in both the sport of CrossFit and the sport of Weightlifting. In 2014, she decided to use her passion for health and fitness, her platform as a competitive athlete, and her love for writing to start Honor Your Nutrition - a remote coaching nutrition service. With Brenton's help, aspirations and visions grew from there into opening a fully functioning fitness facility - Honor Your Barbell. She began coaching both fitness and nutrition as a full time career, and found that it seemed to be how she was called to honor the gifts she had been given.
Education and Certifications:
- BS Exercise Science
- NCSF Personal Trainer
- NCSF Sports Nutrition
- USA Weightlifting Level 1
- USA Weightlifting Certified Coach
- USA Weightlifting Athlete Development Model (youth and teens)
- Equinox Pre and Post Natal Training Certified
Josh grew up in Vidor, Texas. Health and fitness have been a passion and lifestyle for him since he started playing sports in grade school. He played football, ran track, trained in jiu jitsu, boxing, MMA, weight lifting throughout high school. He began crossfit training 4 years ago and has loved it ever since. Currently, he is studying at Baptist Bible College, working towards a bachelor's degree in Intercultural Studies. He desires to see faith and fitness collide as he continues in school. He loves to see people embrace their potential and work towards a goal. Honor Your Barbell has made it possible for him to train and equip others to make fitness a priority in their life to better themselves!