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Meet The Owners


Jerry Kaltenbach

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As a graduate of Jonathan Alder High School, I was born and raised in Plain City and have lived in the community my entire life. Being a professional Firefighter/Paramedic for the past 28 years has brought forth my passion to help people. I enjoy working with student athletes and have spent the past 3 years working closely with the High School baseball team during their offseason workouts. Weight training has been a part of my lifestyle since high school and has played a huge role in staying relatively injury free in my profession. I have been married for 29 years to my wife, Lisa, and we have 3 children, Trent, Hunter and Alexa.


Jay Kaltenbach

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I have spent my entire life in the Plain City area and graduated from Jonathan Alder. From starting out playing little league baseball at Kaiser Field, through junior high and football, basketball and baseball at the high school, sports have been a big part of my life. I understand how important it is to stay in shape and I hope we can provide an avenue for that at Plain City Barbell and give back to the community as much as possible.

     I currently work 2nd shift so I'm not at the gym as much as I'd like to be but if you see me around please say hi so I can get to know as many of you as possible. When I'm not at work or at the gym you can usually find me on a golf course around central Ohio. I have been married to my wife, Shirley, for 30 years and we have 2 children, Clay and Cora.


Clay Kaltenbach

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Also a graduate of Jonathan Alder High School, I was raised in Plain City and I've always had a goal of bringing a gym like this to my hometown. I played soccer for 13 years and was lucky enough to represent USA at an international level for an overseas ambassador program. I hold an Associates’ of Science specializing in the field of Physical Therapy Assistant. I have multiple years of experience as a personal trainer, most of which running I ran my own personal training business. I also hold a Westside Barbell CPT-AT certification specializing in strength training. I currently reside in Plain City with my dog Jax!


Apart from the fitness industry, I have a passion for real estate and I am an active Realtor® and investor with Roby Realty in Dublin, OH. I also oversee Roby Realty as Director of Operations. 

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