About us

Coach Tommy

After serving honorably in the United States Marine Corps for four years, Tommy went back to school to become a Physical Therapist Assistant. He currently treats and rehabs athletes and active duty military with various fitness backgrounds. Tommy's interest in coaching peaked once he started incorporating functional fitness into his routines. He has been a CrossFit and Olympic Weightlifting Coach for over four years. He loves creating workouts that challenge both the mind and the body. His passion is helping athletes grow and develop through fitness.


"Set your bar high, be kind, and do more of what makes you stronger" -Eleiko




With the increasing popularity of weightlifting, powerlifting, and functional fitness I have decided to bring you my knowledge from years of working with athletes of varying ages, tactical athletes and physical therapy to keep you moving safely and steadily towards your goals.


Stewart Barbell proudly supports Eleiko, Strength and Conditioning Equipment for Professionals and Champions! 


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What We Offer

  • Programming and Online Coaching 
  • Video Analysis
  • Olympic Weightlifting 
  • Powerlifting
  • Functional Fitness
  • Sport specific  strength and conditioning 

Meet the team

Jeremy Rimes

Our Sports specific strength and conditioning coach.


Jeremy is the assistant strength and conditioning coach at Huntingdon college located in  Montgomery Alabama. He has also been a volunteer assistant strength and conditioning coach for a NCAA Division 1 school located in Alabama. He has programed and implemented training for a variety of men’s and women’s sports at the NCAA level to include football, wrestling, men's and women's soccer, golf and women's basketball and volleyball.  


Jeremy earned a Bachelors of Science in fitness conditioning and performance from Auburn University. During Jeremy’s time at Auburn University he played 2 seasons of Lacrosse for the Tigers in the SELC D1 Conference as a defenseman and goalkeeper.  
Jeremy is also a veteran of the U.S. Army. Having served 6 years as an Airborne Infantryman and Stryker vehicle commander. He served 2 separate tours in eastern and southern Afghanistan and was honorably discharged in April of 2013.

Armondo Balotti

Armondo Balotti is a national  competitor in the sport of weightlifting. He has been training and  coaching in this sport for 3 years now working with individuals of all  ages and experience levels. 


Starting out with the East Carolina Club  Weightlifting Team in 2014 Armondo has competed in two University  National meets in 2016, 2017 and qualified for the American Open in  2016. In early 2016 Armondo became a Level 1 USAW Sports Performance  Coach to help better his ability to teach others. 


Since graduating from  East Carolina University in 2016 with a Bachelors of Science in Exercise  Physiology, Armondo has been coaching individuals in the Eastern North  Carolina area.

Testimonials

Armondo Balotti

  "Tommy Stewart has been working with me since I moved back to Jacksonville after I graduated from ECU mid 2016. Since working with him I have competed at the 2016 and 2017 University Nationals totaling 200+ kgs in the 62 kg weight class and qualified for the 2016 American Open. I am currently on track to qualify and compete at the 2017 American Open Finals this December with Tommy’s help. Tommy’s greatest attribute is that he is a coach who cares about you as a person, not just as a client. He’s been there for all my meets since I’ve met him and he’s been a pleasure to work with. Tommy is an athlete first coach who is dedicated to helping you reach your goals. I highly recommend Tommy to anyone who is looking for programing and coaching in the sport of weightlifting. He has a positive effect on my success in weightlifting and I know he can do the same for others." 


Armondo Balotti USAW 62kg  

Rachel Baird

  "Stewart Barbell has so much to offer the lifting community. Tommy is constantly studying movement, body mechanics, recovery, therapy, and lifting. His expertise does not end with classes and book knowledge.  I enjoyed working with Tommy for over a year. I have seen him implement what he has learned. He is willing to modify programming for injuries, explore options for therapy and recovery on an individual basis, and focus on form and technique before strength.  As I sought to improve in Olympic lifting, I trusted Stewart Barbell to correct my own form. Tommy is thorough, motivating, and knowledgeable – a great coach and friend." 


 Rachel Baird, CrossFit Level 1 Coach,  Owner PRess It Wrist Wraps  

Chris Petty

  "We are only as good as the Coaches that help, and luckily for me I have had Coach Tommy to help me get better. His vast amount of knowledge for weight lifting has made me better every time. His ability to watch an athlete and make instant solid corrections is what sets him apart from others. Coach Tommy has made lifting enjoyable again for me."  

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Andrew Kuppers

"Coach Tommy is someone who truly has a love for weightlifting and  coaching. I have used his programming intermittently since 2016 and have  even had the pleasure of having him as my Coach for my very first USAW  meet. From the beginning of him coaching all the way to my first meet  and beyond he is always charismatic and eager to help in any way. One of  his biggest strengths I've seen is his keen eye for noticing even the  slightest problems and helping correct them and his ability to really  break down the movements and make everything understandable. I highly  recommend his coaching to anyone who has an interest in weightlifting.  It doesn't matter if you're just beginning or already an advanced lifter  in the search of programming, Coach Tommy can help."


Andrew Kuppers USAW 85k

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