Semi private training an effective and affordable way to take your sports performance training to the
next level. Our typical Semi-private training has individuals in small groups of 2-8 people training alongside each other.

At Wake Barbell we believe that each personal is built uniquely and therefore each person has individual goals and needs that need to be addressed. In our semi-private training environment a person will follow their own personal program, in a small group that could include a teacher, a CEO, a doctor or another athlete from a different sport or school.

At Wake Barbell we believe in personally designing the program for our clients. We do not shop out our programs because we believe that the person coaching should know what each individual needs. These needs are based on an extensive evaluation and assessment process that involves a movement screen, posture analysis, injury history and basic needs analysis.

During a typical training session, an athlete will be under the watchful guidance of a well-trained strength coach who can assess and correct any technical issue that may arise during a training session. At Wake Barbell we believe in movement before load and therefore a well trained eye is need to make sure that no harm is brought to the athlete. This is why we say, “If better is possible, good is not enough.”


One the things we enjoy most at Wake Barbell is helping develop the youth in there endeavor to become excellent athletes. This is the primary purpose of our fundamental clinics. These clinics are based on a curriculum that will teach the youth athlete the basic fundamental movements as well as proper technique to perform these movements.

The fundamental clinics take youth athletes from ages 8-14 and put them in a small group setting of 6-15 athletes so that they can learn in a group environment with other youths with the same desire and passion to excel in sport and performance.

At Wake Barbell we place a high priority on quality movement and with our youth this especially important because we want to make sure they have a strong foundation for them to develop strength, power and speed. The clinics are set up on a rotating 12 week cycle so that athletes who can age or develop out of the clinics can do so and begin to do semi-private training so as to continue the advancement of their sport and performance training. With the younger athletes, they will continue on developing their foundation until they are ready for advanced training.

Powerlifting/ Olympic Weightlifting/ Hybrid Training

If you are the kind of person that likes a sport or style of training that demands you to move maximal loads, move a bar as quickly as possible while moving yourself into position to catch that bar, or you desire the best of both worlds along with some bodybuilding thrown in, these are the programs for you.

Powerlifting is all about the bench, squat and deadlift. There is no hiding in this sport or training method. You can either lift the weight or you can’t. The goal of this program is to teach the athlete the proper methods for each lift so as to maximize potential in each lift as well add accessory work to compliment the main lifts.

Olympic Weightlifting is all about the Snatch and Clean and Jerk. As with powerlifting,  there is no hiding in this sport or training method. You can either execute the snatch and clean and jerk for a good lift or you can’t. In contrast, weightlifting is a highly technical sport and therefore requires a lot a patience, attention to detail and positional strength. In this program, you will learn the fundamentals of the snatch and clean and jerk as well accessory movements to develop positioning strength, mobility and flexibility to perform the lifts with precision and confidence. If your desire is to move heavy weight quickly, then this is the sport or training method for you.

Hybrid Training is about blending Powerlifting, Weightlifting, and Bodybuilding all into one program to help develop a well rounded, powerful, lean athlete that can move heavy loads, move heavy loads fast and have a jacked physique in the process. It’s the whole have your cake and eat it too program.


Wake Barbell is a community dedicated to the development and propagation of resilience and excellence in life and sport.

Address & Phone
1225 S Main St, # 106,
Wake Forest, North Carolina 27587
(919) 554-9899
Mon-Thur | 6am - 9pm
Fri | 6am - 7pm
Sat | 9am - 3pm
Sun | 1pm - 5pm