Paul Vilchez – Head Coach and Founder of Hamilton Barbell

Paul is a nationally certified weightlifting coach by the Coaches Association of Canada and their National Coaching Certification Program. He has completed training for instructing everyone from beginners to high performance athletes and is currently pursuing the NCCP Level 2 International Weightlifting Coach designation.

In addition, he is an active member of the Ontario Weightlifting Association. He is currently the VP Administration on the Board, and as an L4 Technical Official, has officiated and refereed in multiple events including Winterlift (a provincials qualifier) and the Blue Mountain Open (a worlds qualifier). He uses this experience to bring our Club Challenge competitions to the next level and is committed to bringing bigger and bigger events to Hamilton.

Prior to weightlifting, Paul was a high level ultimate athlete, having competed at Nationals for two years in a row. He has an understanding of strength and sport conditioning and how certain programming can improve an athlete’s technique, strength or general capacity.

Paul takes pride in making Hamilton Barbell an inclusive, positive and competitive training facility where athletes can reach their full potential.