About Brendan

Brendan Rabideau

Fitness Coach

Brendan transferred to East Carolina University (ECU) in the Spring of 2013 after a series of concussions ended his college lacrosse career.  Aches and pains from his playing days coupled with weight gain from being sidelined, Brendan knew he needed a change. A few months after transferring to ECU, while enrolled in the Kinesiology program, Brendan earned his personal training certification through the National Academy of Sports Medicine.  He then teamed up with his brother, Shane, to co-found Optimum Strength, LLC.
While studying at ECU and running Optimum Strength, Brendan completed an internship with Cardinal Gibbons Strength and Conditioning and became certified in the Functional Movement Screen (FMS) and as a Certified Speed and Agility Coach (CSAC).  After roughly 3 years, Brendan and Shane decided to return to the triangle area with the hopes of eventually opening their own facility. 

While establishing himself in a new area, Brendan worked with local youth and high school athletes at a performance training center and with adults at a corporate gym.  In June 2019 Brendan began working on opening Peak City Gym full time and has been responsible for overseeing our training programs since opening in January of 2020.  Brendan is very creative in his approach to programming and exercise selection and known to be a stickler for form.  So you know you won’t get bored and you’ll always be in good hands!  

When Brendan is away from the gym, you can typically find him spending time with his wife, Theona, and two dogs, Brady and Tucker.  He also coaches youth and high school lacrosse, enjoys watching and playing most sports, and loves to hit the beach!


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Fitness Coach