​Coach ​Nick Hammer

I am Nick Hammer and have been a strength and fitness enthusiast since the age of 13.  In high school I was on the swim team, football team, and weightlifting team.  Powerlifting was a natural progression for me with my first meet in 1995.  To date, I have competed in nearly 50 meets in 5 organizations and multiple weight classes.  I have earned numerous victories over the years, including state, national, and world titles.  

  • ​USAPL Southeast Region Champion 2017
  • ​USAPL NC State Champion 2016
  • ​USAPL 2016 Fall Festival Best Lifter
  • ​100% Raw NC State Champion 2014, 2015 and 2017
  • 100% Raw 2006 World Champion 275-lbs Class
  • AAPF 1997 National Champion
  • AAPF 1997 World Champion
650lb Deadlift

​Nick Hammer pulling 650lb for charity

My best raw lifts include a 600-lbs squat, 418-lbs bench press, and a 672-lbs deadlift.  For the first ten years of my powerlifting career, I competed in single and multi-ply gear.  

​In 2017 I earned my USAPL state referee certification and then my USAPL Powerlifting Coach certification.  I have since taken on the role of the USAPL North Carolina State Co-Chair.  In that role, I have successfully organized and directed 6 meets with an average of 100 competitors per event.

​I own a small Anytime Fitness near my home in Holly Springs, NC that I have been training and coaching out of since 2012.  Online coaching has been part of my service offering since 2018.  My greatest passion is helping others realize the power of becoming the strongest versions of themselves.

​USA​PL NC Co-Chairs - Nick Hammer ​& Jennifer Thompsonp presenting Best Lifter awards to Kevin Woods & Michelle Jordan at USAPL ​Fall Festival 2019 in ​Denver, NC

​USA​PL NC Co-Chairs - Nick Hammer ​& Jennifer Thompsonp presenting Best Lifter awards to Kevin Woods & Michelle Jordan at USAPL ​Fall Festival 2019 in ​Denver, NC