Meet The Team
I’ve had a passion for fitness as long as I can remember. I feel energized, recharged and strong anytime I can get a good workout in. I love functional fitness, yoga and the occasional run. I find joy in helping others discover that they are strong and capable no matter where they are in their fitness journey. I am an ACE (American Council on Exercise) certified fitness instructor, and I’ve used my certification to work with others inside and outside of the gym.
My other passions include spending quality time with my family, baking, music and sculpting in clay.
Coach Venable is a master of his trade with over 35 years of coaching experience. He has a myriad of certifications including CSCS and USA Weightlifting Level 2, and was also recently awarded the NSCA Strength Of America Award in 2016, the Nebraska State High School Weight Training Program of the year in 2017, the NHSSCA Mid-West Regional Strength Coach of the Year in 2018, and the NSCA Strength Of America Award 2019. Employed by LPS from Jan 2015-Present. Venable is a P.E. Teacher/Head Strength Coach for Lincoln North Star High School and Founder/Head Coach of the LNS Gator Powerlifting Club.
He has articles concerning youth fitness programming, Strength and Conditioning and two Olympic Weightlifting articles published in the Lincoln Journal Star City Sports. Coach Venable has been a competitive Powerlifter for 16 years, Olympic Weightlifter for 10 years. He is the 2010 American Masters Weightlifting Champion, 2011 Masters National Champion, and has claimed other state and
I have always lived an active lifestyle and grew up playing baseball, football and wrestling. In 2012 I got into functional fitness/ CrossFit due to my career as a firefighter, as the leading cause of death in my line of work is cardiac related. After getting involved in functional fitness, I decided I wanted to learn more about it, so I attended the CFL-1 course at CrossFit Omaha in 2016. With the knowledge gained, I opened my own gym in my small town where I coached individuals and small classes for all ages and fitness levels until 2019. While running my gym, I also attended the CF specialty course in Weightlifting, and the CF specialty course in Gymnastics at CrossFit Kenesis in 2018. I received my 2019 CFL-1 Trainer certification in early 2019, and started coaching the Oly Skills class at IRONBOURNE FITNESS shortly thereafter.
My fitness journey started early on with swimming and weightlifting, but in 2012 I began to focus my energy on functional fitness training, Crossfit, Olympic weightlifting, and gymnastics. Recently, I have been focusing most of my time on strength building, powerlifting, and stabilizing movements. I absolutely love to encourage and help others toward their own goals and toward newfound mental and physical strength. After obtaining my CF-L1 certification, I began coaching functional fitness and Olympic weightlifting classes in 2016. I love to continually learn about how our bodies move, function, and adapt in the realm of physical fitness. My other interests include being a drummer, studying for Physicians Assistant school, caring for patients at the Waverly healthcare center, and riding my motorcycle!
I am 32, with a beautiful wife and two amazing little boys. We moved to Waverly about 2-1/2 years ago. I enjoy basketball, playing and coaching, as well as CrossFit. I’ve been doing CrossFit for around six years now, and I am CF-L1 certified. I enjoy the exercise and the competition, as well as the camaraderie. I’m excited to be a part the IronBourne Community!
I've had a love for athletics and fitness my whole life. I started CrossFit 3 1/2 years ago, and immediately had a passion for the competitiveness and community that comes with it. I am a certified Master Fitness Trainer in the United States Army. When I am not coaching or training, I work full-time for the Army National Guard, and I take pride in being the best dog dad to my 2 pups!