Juli Peterson has been coaching teams and athletes for over 20 years. She has competed in various sports throughout her life and is now focused on the strength sports of Olympic Weightlifting and Highland Games.  She has had opportunities to compete at an Elite level for Highland Games and holds multiple Master’s World Records. She worked on staff for Mark Rippetoe’s (author of Starting Strength: Basic Barbell Training and Practical Programming for Strength Training to name a few of his books) Starting Strength Seminars for four+ years giving her opportunity to be exposed to many styles of training by many of the top strength coaches in the industry.

She has coached hundreds of athletes in the past as well as the head trainer at the Wichita Falls Athletic Club, Rippetoe’s gym, in Wichita Falls, Texas. Her dedication to effective strength and conditioning training will quickly shine through as she encourages the young to eat and train; the middle aged to eat correctly and train; and those entering their silver years to eat and train. (See the trend?)

Along with her years as a competitor, she understands the demands of life and fitting a training program into it. Training is a journey, we do not have the same destination but we all need to be STRONG to get there. Having enjoyed being back up north with Pro-Strongman husband, Matt Wanat for over four years, she continues to share her love of training; discuss proper nutrition which always includes consuming bacon; and demonstrates the fun that barbell training provides. She’s sure to throw in random thoughts to avoid being completely predictable.


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