Colin Webb

Owner & Head Coach

Colin Webb is the owner and head coach at Panthers Powerlifting.

He’s an established powerlifter having competed in multiple National, World and International championships. Winning nationals in 2013, 2014 and 2016, and medalling in both the deadlift and squat at the IPF Classic World Championships.

He is passionate about strength coaching and focuses on technique and safe progression. Working with beginners from the very early days of strength training up to National champions and individuals looking for a strength edge in their sporting endeavours.

Best Raw Lifts (93kg)
  • Squat – 281kg
  • Bench – 162.5kg
  • Deadlift – 302.5kg

Merinda O’Brien

Powerlifting & Strength Coach

Following 15+ years working and studying in a corporate setting, in 2016 I decided to take a leap of faith and begin a career truly meaningful to me.

Fast forward to 2021 and I have the privilege of being part of helping others feel stronger and more confident on a daily basis. Lifting has changed my life and it can change yours!

My focus is on performance and what our amazing bodies can do. We all come in different shapes and sizes, have had different life experiences and have unique mental and physical limits , so my approach to each and every client/athlete is individual.

If you are looking for a coach who understands the demands of competition (through direct experience – I currently compete in Powerlifting), is authentic and will not try to lock you into something you don’t need and has an insatiable appetite to learn all things lifting, then let me know!

Best Lifts (60kg)
  • Squat – 140kg*
  • Bench – 72.5kg
  • Deadlift – 157.5kg

Rebecca Stennett AES, AEP, ESSAM

Coach and Exercise Physiologist

I am an accredited exercise physiologist, powerlifting, and strength coach. I am excited to be now coaching out of Panthers Powerlifting!

Strength training has my heart. I’ve been lifting weights for over 11 years now and competed at my first powerlifting meet back in 2015. Since then, I have grown in strength and built an Elite 1 total. Currently, I am training to earn the opportunity to compete at an international level.

I am also a bit of a nerd. I have 7 years’ experience teaching anatomy & exercise physiology subjects at a university level and graduated top of my class.

After gaining years of industry experience as an exercise physiologist and strength coach, I have decided to turn my passion into a full-time job.

My clinical knowledge means that I am a great fit for those that want to lift weights whilst living with chronic pain, chronic injuries or disease, mental health challenges, neurological conditions, women’s health concerns & special needs.

But you don’t need to have a health condition to work with me. I coach people of all abilities and experience levels.

I use a person-centred, holistic coaching style to foster your confidence and autonomy. I will support you to become the strongest and most grounded version of yourself, rep by rep.

The bar is loaded – let’s grow!

Best Raw Lifts (69kg)
  • Squat – 142.5kg
  • Bench – 87.5kg
  • Deadlift – 162.5kg