Meet Our Trainers

Finding a Trainer or Coach that fits your needs, doesn't have to be difficult. You tell us your goal, we will match you with the Coach that can help you reach it!

             Jim Brown, President

We could go on and on naming all of Jim's accomplishments and credentials, but what sets him apart from all other strength coaches is that his knowledge in strength sports exceeds all others in Northeastern Pennsylvania. With over 30 years in the health & fitness industry, Jim has proven time and time again that his methodolgies in strength training work. As others age and have to give up on their competitve edge, Jim keeps getting better and STRONGER.  If you want to add size and strength as part of your arsenal, he is the man to get you there.

 

As Head Coach and leader of the Brown's Gym Powerlifting Club, he has athletes competing at the "grass roots" level as well as National & World Champion competitors.  He pours his heart and soul into this club and is always willing to help anyone that is willing to learn.  

 

He has had the honor to be the Head Coach for the National Masters Bench Press Team and the North American Open & Masters National Powerlifting Teams,  Powerlifting Senior International Coach, North American National Team Coach (Open & Masters) and World Bench Press National Team Coach (Masters)

7x Master's National Champion 

6x Open North American Powerlifting Champion

2010 Coach of The Year

Former CrossFit Level 1 Trainer

CrossFit Gymnastics Trainer

CrossFit Weightlifting Trainer

CrossFit Movement & Mobility Trainer

 

             Janel Brown, Vice-President

 

Janel actually started in the sport of "Fitness" before the figure division was offered to women that wanted to take their physiques to the next level.  After several injuries sidelined her from taking the stage, she followed her husband's footsteps in the path to Powerlifting.  She is an accomplished athlete in her own right with an IPF Master's World Title, 5 Master's National Titles and 5 North American Open Championships as well as several American Records. 

Janel is a Certified Sports Nutritionist. If you are looking for that competitive age, no matter what sport you are competing in or are just looking to drop some lbs. she will help you get there.

Certifications:
Cornell University   -   Nutrition and Healthy Living Certificate -   June 2019
American Association of Drugless Practitioners - Board Certified Health Coach
American Association of Drugless Practitioners - Certified Essential Oil Coach

Former CrossFit Level 1 Trainer

CrossFit Gymnastics Trainer

CrossFit Weightlifting Trainer

CrossFit Movement & Mobility Trainer

Member ACSM (American College of Sports Medicine)

Founding Member Men's Health Fitness Counsel

Owner www.EngineeredAthletes.com - Subscription Based Member Website.

POWERLIFTING

Former Assistant North American National Team Coach 

Former Assistant World Bench Press National Team Coach

5x Master's National Champion

5x IPF North American Powerlifting Champion

2015 IPF World Master's Powerlifting Champion

2016 IPF World Master's Powerlifting Bronze Medalist

FIGURE/FITNESS

2nd Place Figure Masters 40 Division 2018 NPC Steve Stone New York Metropolitan Championships

4th Place Figure Open Division 2018 NPC Steve Stone New York Metropolitan Championships

4th Place Fitness Division 2000 Eastern States Ms. Fitness Championships

             Brandon Sales, Personal Trainer

 

Bachelor’s of Science with a degree in Exercise Science from King’s College, where he was taught Nutrition, Exercise Physiology, Kinesiology, exercise programming for the Special population, etc. He was involved in the Health and Wellness at King’s College (HAWK) program that offered comprehensive health screenings while providing the students of the sports medicine and exercise science programs to apply what they’ve learned in classes to real life patients. The assessment looked for early signs and risk factors of several chronic diseases and conditions like osteoporosis and cardiovascular disease. Patients are given feedback in the form of exercise and dietary suggestions. Referrals to specialists are suggested when needed.

-1 year internship at Wilkes University as an assistant strength and conditioning coach for all the Division 3 athletes.

-2 years HAWK study program

-CPR/AED first aid certified 

-Member of the American Sports Medicine Society 

-Member of the National Strength and Conditioning Association 

-Currently studying for his CSCS 

 

POWERLIFTING

-Member of the Brown’s Gym Powerlifting Team

-Engineered Athlete

  • coming up on 3 year in powerlifting 

  • USPA 90 kg (198lbs) lifter

  • 2x state champion in the junior division (20-23)

PERSONAL TRAINING - NUTRITION - FUNCTIONAL TRAINING - POWERLIFTING - BODYBUILDING - WEIGHTLIFTING

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