Rudy Klaas, USAW-L1, Weightlifting Coach
Rudy grew up overseas in the American expatriate community in the country of Senegal in Western Africa. After graduating from high school, he came home to the United States to continue his education and compete as Men’s Volleyball student-athlete while pursuing a double major in Athletic Training and in Sport Administration at Lees-McRae College.
After graduation, Rudy relocated to Asheville. He has previously worked as a fitness coach at Hard Exercise Works and currently pursues Olympic Weightlifting himself. He has recently become a USA Weightlifting coach and seeks to educate others about how the pursuit of strength and athletics leads to an improved quality of life, both physically and mentally.