After my first powerlifting meet in April 2015 I began looking for someone to help me with my programming and to help me get to the next level. I met Coach Townsend at GATA through a friend who was one of the top national competitors in his weight class. I soon learned James had a lot of the nations best powerlifters training under him and I decided I wanted what they had.

I sought out for someone to do my programming and ended up training under one of the top coaches in the country, and by far the best in the region. James told me from the beginning he would go above and beyond and I now know that he was understating his commitment.

Coach Townsend pays attention to every detail and concern and every part of my training is personalized. I always feel like I'm getting more in return than what I'm actually paying for. He truly is a professional, honest and no nonsense mentor who has driven me to reach further, push harder and realize my potential. I have increased my lifts steadily when before I had plateaued and became frustrated. l am hitting numbers for reps that I used to fail at for singles.

I haven't been coached by James for long but long enough to know that I wouldn't waste my time with another coach when the best is just a few cities over at the best facility in the state. I'm excited to see where I'll go with James as my coach and know that he has the experience to take me as far as I'm willing to go.

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