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PowerSource Barbell Club owner of CrossFit Rye Canyon & Barbell Club

PowerSource Barbell Club


Way back in 1974, Aram Neserian opened Power Source Gym in Burbank, CA. By 1979 it had “grown” into a 900sf gym that had a single bathroom and one window. It was accessible by invitation only and was created for serious bodybuilders that had little other choice than to drive down to Venice to train at the original Gold’s Gym at the time. In the early 1980’s Eric Campbell was fortunate to get an invite and as a teenager had the good fortune of being mentored in bodybuilding techniques by various competitive strongmen, bodybuilders, and professional wrestlers. Around 1985 Aram was able to expand to a 12,000sf warehouse and limited his membership to only those that wanted a place to train and not a place to be seen. Fast forward to around 2015 and Eric and Aram crossed paths at a local LA Fitness and reconnected. Aram has since passed away and as Eric and his partners developed the concept of opening an old-school gym it was decided to name the business PowerSource Barbell Club in Aram’s honor.

Edward Blanch coach at CrossFit Rye Canyon & Barbell Club

Edward Blanch


Bio coming soon.

Meredith Cadra coach at CrossFit Rye Canyon & Barbell Club

Meredith Cadra


Meredith Cadra comes to us from the East Coast; most recently Boston, but her roots are from South Florida (Miami). Meredith’s passion for fitness, wellness, and physical performance was initiated in her youth as a competitive gymnast. That passion translated into a long standing career as a licensed and nationally certified athletic trainer, certified strength and conditioning specialist and educator. Meredith’s clinical experiences include fieldwork in the collegiate setting, professional sports, youth sports, rehabilitative clinical settings, sports performance, group fitness and personal training. Meredith has participated in the sport of Crossfit as an athlete since 2014 and as a coach since 2017. Meredith truly enjoys sharing her passion for physical fitness with the community and values the personal relationships fostered through the sport of CrossFit.

Daniel Joo coach at CrossFit Rye Canyon & Barbell Club

Daniel Joo


Daniel began coaching high school football in 2009. He has coached for Golden Valley, Eastside, and currently serves as the Defensive Coordinator at Knight High School. Daniel earned his CrossFit L-1 in January 2022 and has a passion for performance. Daniel believes discipline, consistency, and a positive attitude are the keys to maintaining a strong mind, body, and soul. What Daniel loves most about coaching is empowering athletes to own their greatness within. No matter where you are in your fitness journey, start where you are, and do the work to get better everyday. The magic is in the movement, so keep going and I’ll see you at the top.

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