According to its founder, Bowling Green Powerhouse is dedicated to creating a culture of committed athletes and a stronger community. It was created by Stephen Burba, a WKU alumnus, one year ago. After Burba graduated in 2015, he took on an unexpected challenge of opening his very own gym.
The facility hosts organizations and clubs like strongman groups, which are training groups for a specific type of competitive weightlifting. It also welcomes those interested in powerlifting, weightlifting, body building or general fitness. Burba said Bowling Green Powerhouse is working toward making a presence in not just the region but the entire state of Kentucky. Talisman photographer and writer Hayley Robb set out to capture this unique community of athletes.