General Manager of Brute

Powerlifter -Bodybuilder-Team Strength Trainer - Personal Training and Online Programming Available


Squat 505lbs - Bench 305lbs -Deadlift 490lbs  
Total: 1300lbs

Multiple National and World Records

9th Woman in History to Bench over 300lbs Raw

2017 Arnold Classic Winner 165 Class

218 Arnold Classic 181 Class Winner and Heavy Weight Best Lifter


Phoebe  Sanyer

Contact: 757-818-2075

Strongman/Strongwoman Coach Strength Program Specialist Certified Personal Trainer
Masters Degree Surgical Assisting Eastern Virginia Medical School
I train and program for all levels. Contact me for strength and sport specific programming and training. I also work with newer clients looking to lose weight and learn barbell movements

Highest Awards and Contest Placing:
1st Place LW Women Brutes Strongest Man/Woman Feb 2013
3rd Place Open Women Blueridge Mountaineer Strongman June 2013
1st Place 58kg Brutes Summer Oly Meet Aug 2013
2nd Place MPF Nationals LW/MW Women Aug 2013
2nd Place Brutes Star Spangled Strongman NAS Aug 2013 3rd Place NAS Nationals Americas Strongest Woman Lightweight Oct 2013
1st Place Old Dominion Classic (Olympic lifting) USAW 58kg
Nov 2013 Best Lifter 58kg Masters USAW Nov 2013
<150 Arnold Classic World Championship Worlds Strongest Woman Feb 2014
1st Place NOVA Summer Strongman/woman Challenge Lightweight Aug 2014
3rd Place Brutes Strongest Man/Woman Open class  January 2015
1st Place Capital Classic Strongman LWW<140 June 2015
1st Place New York's Strongest Man/Woman <165  January 2016
1st Place Heart of a Lion SPF Powerlifting <165  Feb 2016


Andre Barr


Andre Barr, of No Holds BARRed Fitness, is an ACE certified personal trainer and group instructor as well as a competitive powerlifter. He has been working as a trainer since 2014, specializing in body weight strength and conditioning, muscular strength, core stabilization, muscle building, hypertrophy and fat loss.


Andre was born in 1996 in Chicago, Illinois and has been living in Norfolk since 2004.  He attended Lake Taylor High School where he competed for the swim team.  Andre’s competitive spirit and involvement in sports began his interest in physical fitness.  At first it was competition that drove him, but over time he wanted to discover how far you can push the human body to find it’s true athleticism, raw power and optimal physical physique. Once he found this in himself, he decided to become a personal trainer. Now, he hopes to help others reach their goals, whether it be squatting 1000 lbs, running a marathon or simply getting off the couch without hurting.


Andre looks to fitness experts like Mark Bell, Bart Kwan and Matt Vincent as and the meaning they bring to fitness as inspiration and he looks to his clients for motivation.  He says, “I love reaching small milestones with a client, then seeing them progress day by day or week by week.”


Jordan Roskow 

Phone: 757-284-9376



Facebook: RiseandDefyAthletics

Jordan is a US Navy veteran, student majoring in Exercise Science at ODU, and owner of Rise and Defy Athletics. He spent his career in the Navy working within the Special Warfare community to fulfill the demands imposed on him and others to get the job done with excellence. He continues to train athletes of all levels from lawyers to Green Berets, and specializes in offering high level athletics and general physical preparedness to those who need it.


Jordan has experience assisting in rehabilitating adaptive athletes who previously thought they would never squat again pain free, to squat over 400 lbs. within a year. A combined decade of experience training individuals to perform in high stress aquatic environments, odd object tactical courses for LEO/FR/MIL, and Weight Lifting of all varieties. He has hands-on and professional training from world-class coaches and athletes, such as Mike Burgener, Pamela Gagnon, and Laura Phelps.


Whether you are new to fitness, a high-performance athlete looking to take your fitness to the next level, or a tactical athlete needing the comradery and drive offered by another who has been there, Jordan of Rise and Defy Athletics will guide you every step of the way.

Services include:

-          Personal Training

-          Personalized Programming

-          Weight Loss and Nutrition Support

-          Remote Coaching

-          Meet Day Prep

-          Meet Day Coaching

-          Group Training

-          Private Mobility/Yoga

-          Business Partnerships and Corporate Training

-          Multiple Location Training, At-Home Training, and Local Site Training


Additional Training Qualifications:

-          CrossFit Level 2 (CF-L2)

-          Gymnastics Trainer Certification

-          Kettlebell Trainer Certification

-          Powerlifting Trainer Certification

-          Strongman Trainer Certification

-         Weightlifting Trainer Certification

-          Years of Experience training and conditioning as a Kickboxer, Climber, EMT, and Crossfitter!


The Rise and Defy Athletics team offers the combined expertise of NASM certified personal trainers, mobility with its registered Yoga Teacher, a CrossFit Trainer, a Strength and Conditioning coach, and the background to apply them all.

 Come join the Brute Strength Gym Family with us today.

Nathan Small
(717) 965-2007

Nate's Instagram Link: Click Picture

(This picture shows one of the proudest moments of my coaching career. 2016 USPA South Bay Open. I took 13 members of my team. We walked away with 16 medals, 2 best lifters, 2 state, and 1 national record. This was one of the hardest days of my coaching career, having to handle that many lifters at one time. What an awesome experience! It was truly an amazing day!)
Nathan has been a strength and conditioning coach since 2010. He specializes in Powerlifting, Olympic lifting, and Strongman. He is also experienced in coaching clients with weight loss and general fitness goals. Additionally, he has acted as a strength and conditioning coach for local girl's and boy's high school sports teams. He previously owned and operated his own strength facility (Gladiator Strength and Conditioning) in San Diego, CA. His business' success was fueled by his knowledge and charismatic energy.  He has prepped multiple elite level athletes for National and International competitions. His expert coaching has produced 8 State, 7 National, and 1 World record holder.  

Nathan is a well rounded athlete as well and has competed in Powerlifting, USA Weightlifting, Strongman, and CrossFit. Here is a small list of his lifting accomplishments:

Powerlifting:  585 Squat (Sleeves), 390 Bench (Raw), 
600 Deadlift (Raw)

Weightlifting: 280 Snatch, 345 Clean & Jerk, 270 Strict Press, 350 Push Press

Strongman: 310 Log, Axle 315, 190 Circus DB,1000 Tire Flip, 350 Stone, etc..

CrossFit: Fran 2:42, Grace 2:10, Isabel 1:54, etc...

-CrossFit Lv-1

Products offered:
-Personal Coaching/Training (Powerlifting, Weightlifting, and Strongman)
-Personalized Programming (Powerlifting, Weightlifting, and Strongman)
-Nutritional Advise 
-Supplement Advise
-Recovery and Mobility 

 If you are interested in joining our Powerlifting Team (Grind Junkies), we are excepting new athletes..
Here's how you get ahold of us..
Instagram: @grind_junkies
Facebook: Nathan Small 
Facebook Group: Team Grind Junkies
His passion for fitness is undeniable. He prides himself in his dedication to the sport and his athletes. If you're ready to take on each day as a new opportunity to improve, then contact him to push you further than you have ever imagined.  

                                Lisa Vaughan-Meer

Contact: 757-724-0488

Yoga-CrossFit-Massage Therapy-Corrective Exercise - Movement Mechanics

 II have over 15 years experience working with the human body. I am a Certified Massage Therapist, 500-hour-level Registered Yoga Teacher, and a Level 1 CrossFit Trainer. I have been a life-long, multidisciplinary athlete since the age of 8. Although yoga and CrossFit are an part of my everyday fitness, I admit to being happiest when I am backpacking for days at a time, climbing the side of a rock face, or soaring in a paraglider.
I take pride every day in applying my diverse knowledge and experience to help people feel more confident in their own skin whether they be an athlete, injured, or someone just trying to crawl out from a life of being de-conditioned. I can offer comprehensive training sessions that are tailored to your specific needs and will help you find ways to reach your goals. If you’re serious about changing your habits and improving your exercise, nutrition, sleep, and overall help, together we will develop strategies to get you there.

Thomas Dillard


As a teenager I loved Physical Fitness and found myself  drawn to the Bodybuilding scene. I was the AAU Richmond Open Teenage Champion and 2nd place for the State . I went on to win  Several Bodybuilding Titles before going to  played Football for NC State as a Linebacker with a major in Health & Physical Fitness. Spent 2 years playing for the Oakland Raiders where I was injured and was paralyzed from the waist down for 6 months, although many thought I would never walk again I rehabbed myself and went on to play 2 seasons in the U.S.F.L. for the LA Express. For the Love of lifting weights I then went into Powerlifting. I am a National and 2x World Champion.