Hello, I'm Rich Medlin

Rich, a certified personal trainer and former NFL player, hails from Raleigh, NC. A standout athlete at Garner High School, he excelled in three sports. Later, he pursued a football career at Fayetteville State University, achieving national recognition for his outstanding performance as a running back, leading the team to victory in the CIAA Conference championship in 2009. Rich’s talent attracted NFL scouts, and he played for three teams – the Patriots, Dolphins, and Falcons.

Post-NFL, Rich dedicated 4.5 years to the US Army as an Airborne Paratrooper, deploying to Kuwait and Syria to combat ISIS with the Special Operation Joint Task Forces Operation Inherent Resolve (SOJTF-OIR) unit. Returning to Raleigh, NC, Rich transitioned into a personal trainer role, passionate about helping individuals lead a healthy lifestyle.

Certified in various fitness domains, Rich offers personalized workout plans, group fitness classes, and gym workouts. As a strength training specialist, he motivates clients with diverse fitness routines, emphasizing exercise for overall well-being. Whether in one-on-one personal training or group fitness classes, Rich’s expertise ensures effective workout programs tailored to individual needs, fostering a community focused on fitness and health.


“If you ever see me and a bear fighting, you better help the bear”

Physical Fitness Trainer, Rich Medlin, performs a standard lunge during an outdoor workout.
Photo of Trainer Rich Medlin in his Oak and Iron Fitness gear gripping a kettle bell.


Contact us today to get started! Whether you’re looking to join our classes or work one-on-one with a personal trainer, we have the solution for you. Take the first step towards a healthier, stronger you! Our experienced trainers are ready to help you, and will ensure every workout is tailored to your goals, preferences and needs. 

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    We're here to answer your questions on all things fitness. It's all about the journey, not the destination.


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      07:00 – 16:00

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