Derek with friends at the Special Olympic Torch run
Derek Poundstone is a proud serving officer of the Naugatuck, CT Police Department who also happens to be one of the World's strongest men. Winner of America's Strongest Man three times, the Arnold Strongman Classic two times, World's Strongest Man Super Series, and Fortissimus, Derek is a perennial contender for the World's Strongest Man title. All this while juggling his duties as an officer of the law, Host of Poundstone Power Radio-Sirius/XM, Global Ambassador for the Special Olympic Law Enforcement Torch Run, and a Spokesperson for Solae International. Never one to back down from a challenge, Derek is now adding gym owner to his resume.
Poundstone Performance Training Center is the result of a vision to create the ultimate enviroment to become stronger, faster, and learn how to lead a high performance lifestyle. Athletes of an elite caliber understand an ordinary gym isn't always going to be the right place to train effectively. By building his dream training center, Derek has been able to outfit it with all the best strongman, powerlifting, conditioning, and recovery tools necessary to take him and others to the top of their game. In addition to that and in some ways more importantly, he's able to surround himself with friends, family, and other like-minded individuals who share similar goals and help one another realize their potential.
It's not only about reaching his own goals, it's about helping others reach their own. At Poundstone Performance Training Center, Derek and his team of trainers will help anyone, with the desire and commitment to change their lives, push themselves to another level. Whether your goal is weight loss, getting stronger, improving your athleticism, or just leading a healthy lifestyle you, will find a friendly and knowledgeable staff at PPTC ready to make it happen.