Drew
Denson

Owner/ Director of Programming and Continuing Education

Email: wakebarbell@gmail.com

Phone: (919) 554-9899

Education

Auburn University- BS in Exercise Science- 2010

Certifications

NSCA- CSCS

USAW=L1

Background

My athletic career began as a youth where I played mostly baseball and flag football. However, I was always an active kid playing volleyball, swimming and any other sport that kept me outside. In high school, I competed in football and baseball where I was a 3 year starter in both sports along with a 2-time All County and All-Regional baseball player. I was also a part of the track team and powerlifting team. After high school, I played two years of college baseball at Gadsden State Community College but due to continual arm injuries my career was cut short. After baseball I competed in Cheerleading for a year before hanging up my sports shoes and simply focusing on my education. I would go on to graduate from Auburn University with a degree in Exercise Science and a minor in Cell & Molecular Biology and both of these degrees have help feed my desire to understand the human body and its ability to adapt to stress and advance in still and ability.

Why I Coach?

My passion is to help anyone who has a desire to better their life do so, whether that be in life or sport performance. I love working with athletes of all ages and ability levels and helping them realize strength and ability they didn’t know they had. I wake up every morning in the hope that I can be a positive influence on a young man or woman so that when they go off to college or move on in their life, they are stronger, not just physically but mentally and spiritually, and can handle whatever life is going to throw at them. As a coach I want to grow and learn as much as I can so that I can be the best for my athletes so that they can grow and become the best athletes they can be in the hopes or accomplishing goals and dreams they set from the very first day they walk through our doors. I want to create an environment of excellence so that when you walk through our doors, good is left outside and better becomes the main objective. It’s why we say, “If better is possible, good is not enough.”

Favorite Quote

Whoever serves, let him do so as one who serves by the strength that God supplies—in order that in everything God may be glorified through Jesus Christ. To him belong glory and dominion forever and ever amen.- 1 Peter 4:11

Justin
Taylor

Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist

Email: justinotaylor@outlook.com

Phone: (919) 627-4752

Media/Website: justinobriantaylor.com, Owner

Nomadic Fitness: Online Solutions for Weight Loss, Founder

Education

UNC-Chapel Hill, B.A Exercise and Sport Science

Certifications

National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA)- CSCS

Background

Justin developed a passion for health and fitness early by strength training at the age of 13 years old. His training regimen allowed him to become an all-conference high school player and eventually play Division 1 football player at UNC Chapel Hill before deciding to focus completely on his studies in Exercise & Sport Science. His passion continues to grow through constant education to enhance the health, fitness and athletic performance of all population.

Why I Coach?

I coach to make people better because if we aren’t getting better then we’re getting worse.

Favorite Quote

Greatness is a lot of small things done well. Day after day, workout after workout, obedience after obedience, day after day. – Ray Lewis

Amer Nahhas

Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
Email: a.nahhas902gmail.com

Phone: (919) 518-7105

Education

Wake Technical Community College-Associate in Science- 2011

East Carolina University- B.S. Kinesiology- 2013

Certifications

NSCA- CPT

NSCA- CSCS

USAW-L1

Background

Former D1 Soccer

Why I Coach?

To train athletes and clients at the highest level possible. To educate, coach, and lead athletes and clients through planned strength and conditioning, functional stability, mobility, flexibility, and proper techniques of weight lifting, human movement, and exercise. To improve quality of life, improve athletic performance, and help reduce injuries and chronic illness in the community and individuals around.

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Favorite Quote

Physical Literacy is to learn how to move the body and live a  better life we must learn how to do movement and understand the why behind each movement.

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, Suite 106,
Wake Forest, North Carolina 27587
(919) 554-9899

Hours

Mon-Thur | 6-11am, 3-8pm
Fri | 6-11am, 3-6pm
Sat | 9am - 1pm
Sun | 1-4pm