Strength and Conditioning Coach on Kauai

Welcome to the Iron Palace!

I’m excited to bring my experience in CrossFit, Weightlifting, and Classic Strength and Conditioning to anyone in the community that wants it.  I have been involved in CrossFit since 2004, am a CF-L3 Coach (CCFT), USAW Club Coach (Kauai Weightlifting), and have been coaching on the CrossFit Seminar Staff since 2008.  I have also trained under and worked with Coach Mike Burgener in San Diego since 2008 and am one of his Tier-1 coaches for the CrossFit Weightlifting Specialty Course.  He is my coach, mentor, and educator when it comes to all things weightlifting.  I also coached in the College Strength and Conditioning weight room at the University of San Diego (2009-2013).  I assisted with coaching weights for Football, Women’s Soccer, Golf, Baseball, and both Men’s and Women’s Crew teams.

My personal coaching goal for the island of Kauai is to take athletes to some major national competitions.  Youth, Junior, Senior, and Master weightlifters are all welcome.  I have established an official USAW team on the island named “Kauai Weightlifting”.  If you are interested in competing and representing your island then please reach out to me.  Come with a good attitude and ready to work hard.

I train people out of my garage, and at various CrossFit gyms on the island of Kauai.

Contact me if you are interested competing in Olympic style weightlifting and/or if you want to be a more explosive, stronger, faster athlete for your sport.  I will help you anyway I can.  Even if it just a place to train.

Current Classes that I am coaching:

JP’s Iron Palace – By appointment (Contact me for time and location)

Weightlifting at CrossFit High Impact – Monday and Wednesday at 6:30PM