About Dylan

“Dylan found a love for strength training at the age of 14 and spent his teenage years reading and applying every bit of information he possible could on the subject. Unfortunately, Dylan sustained a spinal injury due to improper coaching and had spinal surgery in 2007. Following surgery, Dylan began his quest toward full recovery including physical therapy and learning how to move properly. After graduating college with a degree in Kinesiology, Dylan embarked on a career as a Personal Trainer and taught professionally for the National Personal Training Institute.”

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  • 5 star review  Dylan works hard to listen to your specific need / goals and designs a personal program. He supports the program with great communication and fast feedback. He doesn't hesitate to take time out of his own workouts to watch your sets and give feedback. I would recommend him and big 3 strength to anyone in the powerlifting community.

    thumb Guy Vignoli

    5 star review  Dylan shows a tremendous amount of knowledge and attention to detail for the technical aspect of strength training. Very personable but will tell you what you need to hear in order to improve, which is sometimes hard to find. Works with anywhere from beginner to advanced lifters. Definitely recommend to anyone looking for a coach.

    thumb Ethan Dew

    5 star review  Dylan Smith is the epitome of strength training. I have known him for over 12 years and seen the dedication he puts into his craft. He is someone you can absolutely rely on when embarking on any sort of strength training program and you can be rest assured to receive honest feedback. Lifting with Dylan on and off over the years, I have seen how he has constantly added to his knowledge base, being ever-dedicated to honing his skills as a lifter and coach. His positive approach and never quit attitude raises the level of anyone around him. Whenever I have gone to him for advice on my lifting program (which I often do), he has always been great at pointing me in the right direction to continue to improve. He has not only trained myself, several of my friends, but also my own mom which is a testament to the breadth of his knowledge and his ability to help out people of all ages and training goals. With zero reservations, he is the first person I would recommend to anyone looking to begin or continue a strength training regimen.

    thumb Raffi Teperdjian
  • 5 star review  Dylan is great! I’m a newbie to lifting and I have not once felt like I’ve been talked down to. You can tell he knows his stuff. No cookie cutter programs; if you have an issue he’ll fix things for you. He offers good feedback and his response times are awesome.

    thumb Christine D.

    5 star review  For over 35 years I have worked hard at staying strong. Now after working with Dylan for over a year, I know how big of difference working smart and hard can make. Dylan developed a training plan for me that is tailored to my goals. Each part of the plan is purposefully developed to ensure maximum gains. Through the combination of in-person sessions and virtual coaching, Dylan has also helped me learn the proper form for all of my lifts. Dylan is always available to provide feedback on lift technique or make adjustments in my training plan when needed. If you are motivated and looking to get stronger, you won’t go wrong with Dylan.

    thumb JJV VA

    5 star review  Did a one on one session with Dylan to determine why I was having some movement pattern problems. He really took the time to breakdown all of the issues I was having when performing the three main disciplines of power-lifting. His attention to detail and through feedback has helped put me back on the road to moving in a much more efficient manner in the squat, bench, and dead-lift.

    thumb Luke S