7501 Caldwell Rd
Harrisburg, NC 28075
DAN ROSE – Owner/Head Coach (USA Weightlifting National Coach)
All training programs are developed and coached by or under the direct supervision of head coach, Dan Rose. Coach Dan is a National Coach through USA Weightlifting, the governing body of the sport of Weightlifting in the Olympics. He has coached a University World Champion, 5 National Champions, and multiple National medalists and State Champions. Coach Dan has been involved in weightlifting and athletic training for 25 years, and is a 2014 Masters World Weightlifting Champion and 2011 Masters Pan-American Champion and record holder. Coach Dan is also a Crossfit L1 Trainer, and an instructor of USA Weightlifting Coaching Education Certifications. Dan writes strength programs for Crossfit boxes, and teaches weightlifting clinics on a regular basis.
Dan has trained, trained with, and been trained by Olympians, world champion powerlifters, and high level bodybuilders. Dan's competitive background includes gymnastics, football, basketball, track and field, and of course weightlifting. Using this extensive background and experience, Coach Dan develops individual programs for each sport specific athlete and weightlifter. Open communication is forever ongoing with each individual athlete, as programs continue to evolve with the best interest of each athlete always the top priority.
Coach Dan first got involved in health and fitness in 1992 at the age of 14, after having been a competitive gymnast during middle school. He started weight training to gain size, strength, and speed for football and basketball. As part of his weight training regimen, he learned the Olympic lifts from his coach, Jerry Arline, Sr.
After graduating high school in 1994, he began to devote more attention to the Olympic lifts. In the summer of 1995, after only 6 months of serious training, he entered and won his first weightlifting competition. That same year, he won the Sunshine State Games, and placed 8th at the American Open. In 1996, he placed 3rd at Jr Nationals, won the Florida State Championships, and placed 3rd at Sr Nationals(taking the silver medal in the snatch). He was then invited to be a summer resident at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs.
A series of injuries combined with college, life, and work kept him out of competition for the next several years, but he kept up with his training and involvement in health and fitness by participating in team sports and training alongside world champion powerlifters and world class Olympic Weightlifters, bodybuilders, and strongmen. He has worked in the fitness industry for the last 15 plus years dealing with nutrition, equipment manufacturing and sales, personal training, and coaching the Olympic lifts.
In 2011, 8 months after a complete ACL reconstruction and meniscus repair, he competed at the Master's Pan American Championships. He took 1st place and won Best Lifter while setting new records in the Snatch, Clean and Jerk, and Total as a 62kg lifter. He maintains those records today.
In September of 2014, Dan traveled to Copenhagen, Denmark where he became World Champion by winning Gold in the Snatch, Clean & Jerk, and Total at the 2014 Masters World Weightlifting Championships.
USA Weightlifting National Coach
USA Weightlifting Club Coach
USA Weightlifting Coaching Course Instructor
Crossfit L1 Trainer
Safesport, ADM, CPR, AED certified
Masters 3x National Record Holder
2014 Masters World Weightlifting Champion
2014 National Weightlifting Championships qualifier
2014 American Open Weightlifting Championships qualifier
2011 Masters Pan American Weightlifting Champion, Best Lifter, and 3x Record Holder
1996 National Weightlifting Champion Team Member, Team Florida
1996 National Weightlifting Championships Individual Bronze Medalist
1996 Junior National Weightlifting Championships Bronze Medalist, Junior National Team Member, invited to Olympic Training Center Summer Resident Program
1996 Florida State Weightlifting Champion
1995 Florida’s Sunshine State Games Weightlifting Gold Medalist
1994 Christian Day School Christian Athlete of the Year
1994 Christian Day School Varsity Basketball Player Defensive MVP
1994 Christian Day School Varsity Football Ironman Award
1993 Christian Day School Varsity Football Ironman Award
YASHI ROSE – Co-Owner
Coach Yashi is a USA Weightlifting National Coach, a Crossfit L1 Trainer, and a Crossfit Mobility Trainer. She is also a current team member of the Harrisburg Weightlifting Club. While too shy to compete in most athletics at a younger age, she was a competitive English Equestrian rider, and has always had a lifelong love for fitness. Doing the typical gym thing for many years, she found a new love in Crossfit in 2011, and has not looked back since. She is a huge asset to our program as a Coach, Team Mom, and pseudo-psychologist for our plethora of teenage girls.
ARIA BREMNER - Assistant Coach
2018 FISU World University Champion
2018 National University Champion
2017 U25 National Weightlifting Champion
2017 Senior National C&J Silver Medalist
2016 USA Weightlifting National Championships and Olympic Trials 6th place finish
2015 USA Weightlifting American Open 6th place finish
2015 Crossfit Regionals Athlete
USA Weightlifting L1 Weightlifting and Sport Performance Coach
Crossfit L1 Trainer
Baltimore Anthem Pro GRID League Team Member
Former UNCC Cheerleader, former competitive cheerleader
Ava Oteri - Assistant Coach
Ava has been with our program longer than anyone else. She started at age 10, after playing soccer, running track, and doing gymnastics/cheerleading. She fell in love with the sport of Weightlifting, and has wanted to do nothing else ever since. She has won 5 medals on the National stage, 3 of them Gold when she won the 2017 Youth National Championships. She trains 5 days/week, for a total of about 12-15 hours weekly volume. She has recently began a coaching mentorship under Coach Dan, and has assisted on countless coaching certification courses. She has extensive knowledge of everything having to do with our training program, and has the ability to demonstrate and teach every Weightlifting movement.
Justin Bradfield - Assistant Coach
After discovering strength sports in college, Justin found and fell in love with Weightlifting. With experience in competing in powerlifting, Justin became a Strength and Conditioning coach intern at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro’s athletic department to help train NCAA teams such as basketball, baseball, softball, volleyball, tennis, golf, and track. With his knowledge of weightlifting, he held introductory seminars to students and staff members alike to teach the lifts and their place in athletes’ training. In addition to his strength and conditioning background, Justin is current personal trainer who helps clients achieve a variety of fitness and health goals. Justin is also a current Level 1 USA Weightlifting Sport Performance Coach, and is currently in school pursuing a degree in Occupational Therapy.