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Tom Marchand

Tom Marchand

Strength is Health

Tom has over 46 years of weight training experience, first as an athlete, then as a coach. In 1984 he was the RI State 148 pound champion in both Powerlifting and Olympic Lifting, eventually deadlifting nearly triple his bodyweight. From 1985-1991 he was co-owner of the Phoenix Weight Training Center in Wickford, RI. During this period he also coached the New England Power Team, which won the 1989 ADFPA Womens’ National Powerlifting Championship, as well as an eventual 3 time World Powerlifting Champion. His athletes set numerous New England Weightlifting records in the 80’s and 90’s, when he also assisted in the training of the woman who briefly held the RI Junior record in the 10 mile run.




Tom is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) with the internationally recognized National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). In 1991 he earned the USA Weightlifting National Coach Certification at the US Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs. 

American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM).
Certifications: NSCA Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist
USA Weightlifting National Coach
ACSM Certified Inclusive Trainer
USA Track & Field Level I Coach