Sean is the head coach and owner of Waxman’s Gym. He’s been a professional coach for nearly 25 years, a national-level competitive weightlifter, and a graduate-level student of kinesiology and biomechanics. Since opening Waxman’s Gym in 2010, Sean has developed two top-ten finishers at the World Championships, a World University Championship Silver medalist, a Pan Am Championship Silver medalist, and two Pan Am Championship team members. In addition, Sean has developed more than two dozen national-level weightlifters with three National Champions and seven national medalists. Moreover, Sean’s lifters have produced four American records, nine international medals, and nearly two-dozen national medals. Sean has also worked with CrossFitters of all levels including Regionals and Games athletes. When not developing competitive weightlifters and CrossFitters, Sean works with athletes of all skill levels from a wide range of sports to help them develop great skill, strength and power. Sean also has a great passion for helping other coaches learn to teach/coach weightlifting. Sean is currently a Director on the Board of USA Weightlifting, a USA Weightlifting Lead Instructor for Coaching Education, and the former President of the Southern California chapter of USA Weightlifting.
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Sam holds a bachelors degree in kinesiology with a focus on exercise science. He received his first USAW coaching certification from Sean years ago and has been immersed in weightlifting ever since. Sam has experience as an assistant coach for a local USAW club where he’s worked with national-level lifters and helped coach at local and national meets. Previously, Sam has been a CrossFit coach, a strength coach intern at Cal State, an assistant strength coach at an elite prep school in Los Angeles, and the very first weightlifting coach intern under Hall of Fame weightlifting coach, Bob Takano. Inspired in part by Sam’s own experience countering and overcoming cerebral palsy, Sam’s long-term goal is to work as a strength and conditioning coach with Paralympic and collegiate athletes. Sam’s specialties include teaching weightlifting technique to beginners and groups.
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John is a special advisor to the Waxman’s Gym weightlifting team.