About Us

The coaches of Steelworks Strength Systems are the blacksmiths of human potential. We are called to fo lives. We strive to learn. We learn to teach. We teach to empower. We empower you to change your world the better.

Brian Terpak – Owner/Founder


  • National Strength Coaches’ AssociationCertified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)
  • Precision Nutrition Level 2 Master Health Coach
  • USA Weightlifting Advanced Sports Performance Coach
  • Neurokinetic Therapy Level 1 Certified Practitioner
  • Functional Movement Systems
  • American Red Cross AED/CPR

Other Notable Work

  • Greg Lehmann’s Reconciling Biomechanics with Pain Science workshop.
  • Tune Up Fitness – Integrated Embodied Anatomy.
  • 100 hour coaching internship with Garage Strength Head Coach/Owner, Dane Miller.
  • Optimum Performance Experience’s (OPEX) Lifestyle, Nutrition, Programming, and Business modules.
  • Altis Foundations Course.
  • Altis Coaching the Short Sprints.
  • Altis Performance Therapy.

“For me, fitness is an ongoing physical, intellectual, and spiritual endeavor. It fulfills desires to create, to imagine, and to explore. As an athlete, I look at a workout as a way to disconnect from all of the noise in the outside world and reconnect and rediscover my inner peace. As a coach, the hours I spend designing workout programs and providing coaching to my athletes are my most favorite times. It is a creative outlet that concurrently allows me to help others realize their full potential. Whether you are a competitive athlete looking to take your game to the next level, or a life long couch potato ready to make a complete 180 with your health and wellness, I look forward to working with you!”

Sage Dovale – General Manager / HEad Coach


  • National Strength Coaches’ Association – Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)
  • USA Weightlifting Level 1 Sports Performance Coach

My relationship with fitness is constantly evolving and shifting. I’ve learned there is a fluidity to fitness that has helped me be at my happiest at each stage of my life. My goal as a coach is to create inclusion by showing individuals where fitness can meet their needs so they can also feel fulfilled through this journey of life! Because that’s what fitness is – a journey. It is the continuous puzzle of finding out how to balance the intricacies of YOUR health and happiness within YOUR life.”

Joe Kim – Weightlifting Coach / Assistant Coach


USA Weightlifting Level 1 Coach

“When I hear the word “fitness.” I think of stress relief. As a member of the football team at both the high school and collegiate level, the best part was being able to just leave everything on the field and know that I put every ounce of effort into each play. Throughout the past five years in which I have learned to love (and hate) the sport of Olympic lifting, that mentality has remained the same. No matter what physical or mental state I am in, I approach every lift like it is my last. As a coach at Steelworks, my priority is to help lifters be the best that they can be, regardless of experience level.”

Steve Maiorino – Assistant Coach


USA Weightlifting Level 1 Coach

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