Las Vegas Barbell is a training facility for athletes looking to learn the proper techniques and programs associated with the sport of Olympic weightlifting. We offer small group training classes that consist of 5-12 athletes being instructed by a weightlifting coach in drills and exercises associated with the proper execution of weightlifting techniques.
Classes are instructed by our Head Coach, Billy Bybee, who is a national level weightlifting coach with 17 years of experience in the sport of weightlifting as well as general health and fitness.
We are excited to bring this unique training facility to the greater Las Vegas area and to improve the health and strength of its residents!
Coach Billy has been in the business of training clients and athletes for twenty years. His experience ranges from personal training and one-on-ones for the everyday client, to writing and executing strength and conditioning programs for high-level athletes, including Olympians. Additionally, he has qualified athletes to the highest levels of achievement in the sport of Olympic weightlifting.
Coach Billy has been a multi-sport competitive athlete since the age of six and has been competing at the top tier of the US national competition scene for nearly ten years. At 36 years old, he is one of only a handful of athletes in his age range to continue to qualify in the top 10 at the national level season after season! This level of success even at an advanced age (for weightlifting) gives him unique insights in terms of recovery, management of training volume, and building durability for a career of healthy lifting.
Since the founding of Coach Billy's gym, Las Vegas Barbell, he has continued a tradition of excellence in developing athletes at all levels to achieve their best in the sport of weightlifting as well as general strength development. Within the first two years, he has attained USAW's National Coach ranking and qualified numerous athletes to both national and international qualification. While elite athletics is one part of a coaches focus, Coach Billy's greater pride is in having a gym full of ordinary people who lift extraordinarily well!
USAW NATIONAL COACH
17 YEARS EXPERIENCE IN ATHLETIC TRAINING
USAW NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS: 4TH PLACE (2011),
5TH PLACE (2012), 12TH PLACE (2015)
AMERICAN OPE CHAMPIONSHIPS: 11TH PLACE (2013),
10TH PLACE (2015), 6TH PLACE (2017)
COACH OF JUNIOR WORLD TEAM ATHLETE ALEXANDER REYES
Vanessa Simpson is a lifelong athlete and lover of physical fitness. Starting as a competitive martial artist at the age of 11 and having competed at the International level, she has always shown a passion for athletic excellence.
As an adult, Vanessa's love of sport and all physical challenges has guided her to a love of barbell training. This passion now extends to owning and operating Las Vegas Barbell with her partner, Billy. She is excited to be able to provide a safe, fun learning environment for all levels of athletes looking to better themselves through barbell training!