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, a USAW certified Level 1 Weightlifting coach, and I hold a fitness nutrition certification through ACE as well. My other passions include spending quality time with my family, baking, music and sculpting in clay.
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!
I started my CrossFit and weightlifting journey out of Colorado in 2014. I competed in many local and a few far away CrossFit competitions. The closest I’ve gotten to regionals is placing 62nd in my region of 2016. During this time I was also competing and training in Olympic Weightlifting. I’ve made it to the American Open 3 times and to Nationals once as a 53kg weightlifter. Weightlifting has always been one of my favorite things to do when I walk into the gym. Now being here stationed in Nebraska, I’m excited to bring weightlifting back to IronBourne Fitness, and I hope I can share my knowledge the best I can to everyone!
Health and fitness has been an addiction/passion of mine for over ten years. My journey started in high school, and has continued through college. I discovered CrossFit in early 2019 where I was immediately obsessed with the supportive community and competitive nature of the sport.
As a USAW L1 certified coach, my goal is to create a positive and motivating environment where we build on your strengths and challenge your areas of opportunity.
Beyond the gym I enjoy spending time with my wife and daughter, hunting, and playing rec league sports.
Owners - Coach Cory and Coach Amanda
Together we somewhat fell into ownership of IronBourne Fitness at the end of 2018, when we took over the gym from the previous owner (CrossFit Auxano). It wasn’t something we had planned for, but are beyond thankful for the amazing community that IronBourne Fitness has become and the many friendships it has brought into our lives.
Our family has resided in Waverly since late 2011, and we have watched the city grow at a fast pace over the years and feel that bringing IronBourne home to our community will be a welcomed change!
The two of us are very active in the gym and the community through coaching classes, programing workouts, and planning events. We are both USAW Level 1 certified and really enjoy the Olympic Lifting aspect of functional fitness!
IronBourne is unlike other gyms. What makes us special is the community we’ve built. We have members from 8 - 70 years of age, from all walks of life and from all types of fitness backgrounds. We have helped turn teens into athletes, helped members battle cancer, depression and addiction, hosted charity events/food drives/toy drives/etc., seen members lose an incredible amount of weight to help them become healthier and we have helped our elderly members to build stronger bones and muscles to keep their bodies active. This is what separates us from other commercial gyms. We’re a community and a true gym family!
Coach Venable - Developmental Athlete Program
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 national titles.
Our Developmental Athlete Training Program, directed by Coach Stewart Venable, will be centered on educating young athletes in regards to fundamental movement patterns and establishing physical literacy. The main emphasis will be on primary movements such as squats, lunges, presses, hinges and pulls. This type of training will focus on developing and improving our young athletes in regards to the basic characteristics of athleticism; sprint, throw, jump, strength and power.
New Facility Located in the Northwest end of The Wave
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