Staff


JEREMY RUTLEDGE, CO-OWNER & MANAGER

Jeremy is a co owner & manager of Norman Strength as well as a strength coach, crossfit coach & personal trainer. He's been the President of the Oklahoma chapter of USA Weightlifting for the past eight years and has taken multiple athletes to national competitions in both powerlifting and Olympic weightlifting. His experience as both a competitor and coach sets him apart and makes him a valuable asset for the athletes of Norman Strength. Jeremy's mission is to work with motivated individuals at every level to achieve their highest potential by identifying and working towards their short & long term goals. 

TYLER POOLE, CO-OWNER & HEAD COACH

While serving as a Naval Special Warfare Boat Operator, Tyler discovered his love of training and became a certified Tactical Athlete Instructor and was put in charge of the Tactical Athlete Program for his team, consisting of over 200 Naval Special Warfare Operators.

Additionally, Tyler during his time as a competitive weightlifter, qualified for the Collegiate National Championships in Shreveport, LA. He added CrossFit to his tool box in 2012 and has used a blend of techniques to design programs for athletes of all levels to achieve goals ranging from weight loss and improved fitness to collegiate athletics and real-world challenges such as climbing Mt. Rainier. Tyler’s attention to detail, versatile programming ability, and broad experience as a trainer from the every day to the extremes of military preparation sets him apart as an incredible asset to the Norman Strength Staff.

Qualifications: CrossFit Level 2 Trainer, USA Weightlifting Sports Performance Coach, CPR/AED.


DENISE GREENE, PERSONAL TRAINER & OFFICE/PT MANAGER

As a Colorado native, Denise has been a personal trainer for the last 7 years. Her specialties include Corrective Exercise, Sports performance, and General Wellness. Currently she is the owner of Pro3 Health and Wellness Coaching where she builds strong physiques and inspires self development.  At Norman Strength and Sooner Crossfit, she is the Office and Personal Training Manager. For the last year and a half, she has been actively pursuing strength sports including the Highland Games, Powerlifting and Weightlifting. Currently she holds the World Record for Weight Over Bar and as a 90 kg powerlifter and weightlifter, she has records as one of Oklahoma’s strongest women and placed 7th in the American Open Finals in 2017. 

Being the strongest she can be, competing has always been a passion of mine since my track and field days at Oklahoma Christian University. There she was a 3x National champion in shot and the weight throw as well as a 9 time All American. Denise loves not only pushing her clients to meet their physical goals, but also to gain confidence, empowering them to live their best life outside of the gym as well. 

KENDRA MAYNARD PT, DPT | ON-SITE PHYSICAL THERAPIST

Kendra completed her undergraduate students, and earned her Bachelors of Science in Health and Exercise Science. She continued her graduate students at Missouri State University, earning her Doctorate of Physical Therapy. Kendra has experience treating a range of conditions however, she has a passion for treating the spine. She is incredibly passionate about her profession and takes pride in making treatments specific to each patient's goals/needs. 

She enjoys working with athletes perfecting motor control of deep core stabilizers, treating muscle imbalances, myofascial restrictions, joint restrictions & muscle strains. Shoulder pain with lifting over head? Joint pain? Low back pain with your deadlifts or back squats? Go see Kendra when you join Norman Strength! 

Qualifications: Diagnosing musculoskeletal issues/restrictions, Dry Needling, Myofascial Cupping, Muscle Energy Techniques, Joint Mobilization & Manipulation, Kinesio Taping


JOSH WINFREY, CROSSFIT COACH & PERSONAL TRAINER

Sports and fitness have been at the center of Josh’s life from an early age, playing football and baseball through high school and continuing to play baseball in college. After college, his focus transitioned from competitive athletics to a more comprehensive and general physical preparedness required for military service. He has spent the last 17 years as an infantry officer in the Marine Corps, growing and refining his knowledge of human performance and effective training methods. 

Functional fitness and high intensity training have been an integral part of that knowledge base, serving as his foundation for designing progressive and challenging fitness programming for individuals and groups ranging in size from 20 to over 200. He has run multiple marathons and half-marathons and competed in multiple weightlifting meets and local CrossFit competitions. He loves working with individuals and small groups to achieve their goals and is passionate about utilizing his knowledge and experience to help people improve and maximize their potential.

Qualifications: CrossFit Level 2 Trainer, CrossFit Weightlifting Trainer, CrossFit Gymnastics Trainer, CrossFit Judges Course, First Aid/CPR/AED certified


JAMES BUERCK, CrossFit Coach

James moved from the Saint Louis metro area to Norman in 2014 to pursue graduate work at the University of Oklahoma. He joined Norman Strength as a member shortly after arriving to Norman and over the past 4 years, has gradually grown into a CrossFit coach. His knowledge of weightlifting and aerobic capacity has developed tremendously since his time here at Norman Strength and he continues to regularly work on furthering his knowledge. 

James has years of prior experience as an athlete and coach in soccer and is able to apply that existing knowledge and insight gained from CrossFit to both program and coach the crossfit competitors class offered at Norman Strength. James thrives in seeing all levels of athletes improve themselves both physically and psychologically as they push to be the best versions of themselves in and outside of the gym setting. 

Qualifications: CrossFit Level 1 Trainer


JORDAN BEENE, CROSSFIT COACH

Jordan has been training in CrossFit for 6 years, and has been a CrossFit Level 1 Trainer for over 2 years. He spends his time coaching at two gyms, both here at Norman Strength, and our sister gym, CrossFit Exile, in Moore, OK. Jordan loves CrossFit because of the communities he's surrounded by, how they help build him as a coach, athlete, and overall person and his goal is to help his members & athletes do the same and reach their goals.

Qualifications: CrossFit Level 1 Trainer


 John Gramlich, Marketing Manager & Gymnastics/Sooner Movement Coach

John is the Marketing Manager and Gymnastics Coach at Norman Strength. Whether it's backflips, photography, videography, or photos and videos of someone doing a backflip, John is your go to guy for all things Marketing related here at Norman Strength. He runs our website and social media communication efforts and is our resource for all things creative. 

Additionally, for the past two years, John has been our gymnastics coach, working with our athletes on all things from mobility exercises, to perfecting the handstand. John's experience ranges from competitive gymnastics, tumbling, and dance and his goal is to help athletes gain confidence and master body awareness in their gymnastic movements, elevating them to reach their desired goals. 


BRADY DUNBAR, PERSONAL TRAINER & WEIGHTLIFTING CONSULTANT

Brady is an Assistant Coach & Nutrition Consultant here at Norman Strength and a personal trainer by profession. His personal experience comes from a powerlifting and Weightlifting background but has proven himself effective in training athletes of all ages for football, swimming, hockey, soccer, cheerleading, Weightlifting and overall fat loss! Brady competes on Norman Strength's Olympic Weightlifting team and loves coaching the Snatch and Clean and Jerk

Qualifications: Personal training certification through the National Academy of Sports Medicine,  3+ years of coaching / training experience. CPR/AED certified.