11455 Lakefield Dr, Suite 400 • Johns Creek GA 30097 

GATA Barbell Club options:

• Monthly Gym Memberships
• 6 month Gym Memberships
• 1 year Gym Memberships 
• Training Sessions with James Townsend (single session or package in bulk)
• Monthly or long term training programs written by James Townsend

Please contact James Townsend for pricing and hours of operation and pricing: jamestownsend1981@gmail.com or 770-714-5957.  


Goal: The goal of GATA is to provide one of the premier locations in the country to train for the sports of powerlifting and olympic weightlifting. The program is run by James Townsend. Townsend has been active in the sport for almost 20 years and has a been a national team coach with the USAPL for over 10 years. Townsend has recently been named the head coach of the USAPL Men’s and Women’s Open Powerlifting National Team. GATA is frequently visited by many of the best national and local lifters in Georgia and across the country.

Methodology: GATA is committed to a high volume, high frequency, undulating periodization style of training that has produced numerous champions.

Equipment: GATA is committed to provide the highest level training environment possible. They have competition quality platforms, Eleiko bars, Eleiko and Ivanko kilogram plates, and IPF style racks and benches, deadlift jacks, and knee wrap rollers. Chalk and baby powder are always welcome !!!!



Some of our Champions. Click photo for info.






Coach Townsend

James Townsend heads up the GATA barbell club. James is a USAPL certified Senior International Coach, 2x Junior National team member, has been coaching powerlifting on the international level for the last 10 years, and is also a former Strength Coach at Mississippi State University, the University of Virginia, and Marshall University. James also has a Club Coach certification with the USAW and has the CSCS certification with the NSCA. GATA is a Regional Training Center with the USAPL and a registered club with the USAW.


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