Steve DeNovicropped-img_63283.png

MBA, CPT, USAPL State Referee, 83kg Powerlifter

Powerlifting Coach based out of Springfield, MO

Instagram – @prs_performance

Steve has been in the Powerlifting game since 2013, and while his formal education is in Marketing, his passion and interests lies in the pursuit of strength. Between diligent studying and the constant thirst for knowledge, Steve has taken the principles and theories he has learned to develop best practices within programming and lift technique that have led to dozens of PRs on the platform for his athletes. Under the tutelage of Hani Jazaryli of The Strength Athlete, he was able to set personal bests of a 479lb. squat, 275lb. bench press, and 550lb. deadlift in 2016.

But Steve’s achilles heel in his own performance has been injuries, as he has been plagued from the get-go. While this may have faltered his own powerlifting career, it has greatly benefited that of his athletes. Since progress didn’t come easy, he had to work that much harder in understanding the intricacies of programming and form to be able to make the progress he desired. Using that knowledge, he has not only helped healthy athletes perform to their best standards, but specializes in helping injury-ridden powerlifters get back to the platform.


Patrick Postenpatrickbiopic

B.S., CPT, 93kg Powerlifter

Powerlifting Coach based out of Springfield, MO

Instagram – @patrick_gpathletics

Patrick ¬†graduated with his bachelor’s degree in Exercise and Movement Science from Missouri State University in 2015. He is the co-owner of a powerlifting gym called GP Athletics, located in Springfield, MO, and also personal trainer at GP. Patrick’s experience in the fitness industry stems back to his first internship while in college, where he worked at Strong Gym. Patrick has continued his progression in the fitness industry over the next 5 years, where he now lives the dream of many lifters in owning his own facility.

Patrick is also a competitive powerlifter, competing in the USAPL 93kg class. He has been powerlifting for the last 3-4 years, and in that time he has qualified for and placed 17th at USAPL Nationals in 2017, and also competed at the highly prestigious Arnold Pro American in 2018.

HIs passion for coaching powerlifting stems from wanting to help other’s achieve the best version of themselves on and off the platform. As an athlete himself, he knows that all the hard work put in during training can be extremely rewarding when it is represented with a successful day on the platform. Patrick also understands that training for powerlifting helps you grow in other areas of life. The dedication to training and the attention to detail can help you find success in work and relationships, as well as the training creates a certain mental release that isn’t found in many other activities.

Patrick’s goal is to help other’s reach these aforementioned levels of success in the sport of powerlifting and in everyday life.