Ed founded The Rack in 2016. He has a Bachelors Degree in Exercise Science, and holds a certification from ACSM and the NSCA. He has been in the personal training field for nearly 10 years around the Atlanta area. In addition to his work with his clientele, he is an accomplished competitive bodybuilder, recently winning the Welterweight Championship at the All South Classic in St. Augustine, FL. Ed has worked with a variety of clients, ranging from first time lifters to NBA players. Since entering the field, Ed has wanted to own a training facility, so that he can ensure that his athletes have the best training in the best environment possible.
USAW, PICP, MA
International Lecturer/Coach and Published author. Robert C has spent the last 19 years as a strength and conditioning coach; coaching NCAA Division 1 athletes , professional athletes, physique competitors, strongman competitors, fighters, actors and fitness enthusiasts. Robert has worked with a diverse range of athletes; coaching Olympians and medalists in the sports of Soccer and Judo, title holders in MMA, National Champions in Track & Field, and NFl athletes from the Bengals, Giants and Vikings. Robert has been coached privately by the late Charles Poliquin, as well as Andre Benoit and Derek Woodske. He has spent years studying directly under Charles and other acclaimed coaches like Loren Seagrave (Track & Field), Boris Sheiko (powerlifting) Jud Logan (Track & Field), and Dr Robert Silverman (functional medicine). He specializes in optimizing performance using a wide range of tools: light therapy, acupressure, soft tissue modalities, neurotransmitter profiling, DNA testing, and optimizing hormonal profiles through nutrition and supplementation. Throughout his time coaching, Robert has also spent time as a head coach for Track and Field events like the Hurdles, Triple Jump, and Long Jump. Robert is currently an active strongman competitor who has competed at the USS National Championships.
BS, MS, CSCS, USAW
Zach completed his Masters from Southern Utah University in Sports Conditioning and Performance. He also holds a BS in Exercise Science from the University of North Georgia. While completing his undergraduate work, Zach served as an assistant Performance Coach for the University of North Georgia. He serviced the athletes at UNG across all sports, while also leading the cross-country team in performance development. He completed an internship with EXOS as a Performance Specialist, where he worked with professional athletes, collegiate athletes, and tactical military personnel. Being a former player, Zach has spent a lot of time with baseball and softball athletes across all levels, but enjoys working with a diverse group of clients. Zach has also become popular with runners in the Atlanta area being deemed the ‘running or runner’s strength coach.’ Zach currently holds certifications as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), Level 1 USA Weightlifting coach, FMS, and EXOS performance specialist.
BS, MS, CSCS, USAW
Gage holds a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science from Columbus State University and is finishing his master’s degree in Exercise Physiology at Kennesaw State University in the spring of 2020. Gage’s career in sports performance began at Kennesaw State University in 2018 where he worked with the Men’s Basketball team as a volunteer strength and conditioning coach. Gage continued this work until he earned an internship at Florida International University in Miami for the summer of 2019. While at FIU, Gage worked closely with the football strength and conditioning staff while also assisting with several other Olympic sports teams to include men’s and women’s basketball, baseball, women’s volleyball and men’s and women’s soccer. Gage holds certifications as a strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS), and USAW Level 1 weightlifting coach.
Jordan holds a bachelor’s degree in Fitness, Performance, and Conditioning from Auburn University. While completing his undergraduate, he became a certified personal trainer and has trained individuals from various age populations. He specializes in enhancing movement patterns, developing performance, and improving posture. With the general population clientele, he focuses on reducing pain, decreasing risk of injury, and improving body composition through movement-based programming. As a former athlete, he has spent the last couple of years working with high school, collegiate, and professional athletes specializing in baseball and football. His foundation of athletic development is strength and power based with an emphasis on movement efficiency through all planes of motion. He completed his internship at EXOS and is a certified performance specialist.