OWNER & FOUNDER

Eian Birtcher

        

Eian was born in Dover and is a graduate of Kent State University-Tuscarawas. An avid competitor in powerlifting, jiu jitsu, and bodybuilding, Eian has gathered a deep understanding of the human body, training and nutrition through first hand experience. He utilizes this knowledge to provide personal training and online coaching for powerlifting, strength and conditioning, and general health and wellness

In November 2017, Eian opened the Old School Gym New Philadelphia. Looking to change the gym culture in the area, and bring back the blue collar work ethic that was once offered in the area with gyms like the Pump House and the Body Shack.


TRAINER

Kris Nign

  

Kris was born in Minerva, Ohio and is a graduate of Marietta College. A lifetime multi-sport athlete, former college Strong Safety, Strength and Conditioning coach/Personal Trainer, Varsity DB’s coach, classic physique competitor, powerlifting competitor. Kris has developed a deep understanding of ways to instruct all levels of fitness, training, and nutrition through first-hand experience. He utilizes this knowledge to provide personal training and online coaching for, strength and conditioning, training athletes, overall strength-training, speed training, core and balance development, mobility and stability training, (for all ages), and all levels of fitness.

In November 2017, Kris joined the Old School Gym New Philadelphia as a Strength and Conditioning Coach/Personal Trainer. Looking to change the gym culture in the area, and bring back the blue collar work ethic that was demonstrated in gyms he grew up training in like Slaughterhouse Gym, and the Marietta College football team weight room.