Testimonials

Paul Short

I’ve been training with Brian in Vero Beach, FL for about two years now and have added to both my snatch and clean and jerk! All the while I lost fat and gained a little back in muscle. I feel better than I ever have! Now we have the entire family, two teenagers and my wife, all training. Both the kids have been to national meets and have medals from them and state competitions.

Paul Short
Brad Leshinske

Brian and his staff are awesome. As a strength and conditioning coach for over 10 years, Brian is a phenomenal coach. He knows how to coach all the major lifts, but he also knows how to program them. The success of the athletes is a direct result of Brian and his coaching. The atmosphere is intense, and athletes get better each day. If you in the area don’t hesitate to drop in, get some work done and be coached by one of the best in the field.

Brad Leshinske
Andrew Kestenbaum

VBW is by far the best gym I have ever trained at. I am a D1 Athlete and have trained at about 15 to 20 gyms all over the country. This place allows you to maximize your potential and you will be in the best shape of your life. The coaches at this gym do an excellent job training each athlete using positive reinforcement. They are the most experienced and professional trainers I have ever lifted with in my life. Their knowledge of the techniques of lifting will not only make you stronger, more flexible, but you will be less prone to injury. This is a gym where people of all ages can train. Not only do I strongly recommend athletes I think people who care about their body, and want to be in the best shape of their life should join.

Andrew Kestenbaum
Kevin Caldabaugh

Having known Brian since 2006, I’ve watched him grow into one of Florida’s top weightlifting coaches. Brian, relentless in his pursuit of excellence, places his athletes first. The best coaches blend science with art. Brian’s coaching instinct allows him to connect emotionally with a wide variety of personalities, helping to bring out top performances in his athletes. His coaching instinct combined with sound, scientific training is what makes Brian so effective. He’s committed to growing daily. Brian is a true leader who cares more about his athletes and clients than just about any coach I’ve ever met. He is truly one of the best.

Kevin Caldabaugh
Jan Ventura

Awesome Coach with great members, positive environment and family atmosphere.

Jan Ventura
Zach Lush

They are coaches who are in the performance field for the right reasons. If you want to compete at the elite level VB Weightlifting is your place!

Zach Lush
Billy Dayton

I’ve been a personal trainer for 15 yrs and am now preparing to compete in bodybuilding. I still go over and train with Brian and Jimmy at least twice per week. I continue learning and gaining size in the right places due to the work I put in with them. They are excellent at teaching the Olympic Lifts and truly understand human physiology and how to apply it to all exercises within the Crossfit Model. Training at Orchid Island Crossfit will reduce your risk of injury dramatically compared to training at other facilities with less skilled coaching. They do have a Gold and Silver Medalist from Jr Nationals(Olympic Weightlifting) training at their gym. Proof Positive of World Class Coaching! They are also two of the best human beings I know. Humble, Strong Willed, Honest, and Trustworthy. They won’t let you down. Vero Beach Weightlifting and Orchid Island Crossfit 4 Life Baby!

Billy Dayton
Sarah Gumbayan

You will never find another place with such knowledge and helpfulness! The coaches are awesome and help you to get to where you want to be physically. Unlike other gyms, you are not just another number they truly care about their members.

Sarah Gumbayan