"YOU NEVER GO TO YOUR LEVEL OF MOTIVATION;
YOU GO TO YOUR LEVEL OF COACHING AND ACCOUNTABILITY."
Meet the Team
Dedication. Expertise. Passion.
Owner & Head Coach
Brian Tai, better known as “Bowtai,” is the owner and head coach of Bowtai Fitness. He is a personal trainer, strength and conditioning coach, nutrition coach, and recovery practitioner.
Bowtai has been coaching professionally since 2012. He received his Bachelor’s degree from George Mason University in Kinesiology and Biology. He continued his education becoming a Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach (NSCA), Certified Powerlifting Coach (USAPL), Certified Pain-Free Performance Specialist (Rusin), Certified Nutrition Coach (PN), and certified in Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (RockTape).
Bowtai and his team, offer all of their services in his private gym, District Barbell in Fairfax, VA. He also provides many of his coaching services online. His clientele ranges from young student athletes and bodybuilding competitors, to people recovering from injuries and retired individuals trying to remain active.
Trainer & Powerlifting Coach
Fahim Khan is a Certified Personal Trainer (NASM), Powerlifting Coach with Bowtai Fitness, and an active powerlifting competitor. Fahim will graduate from George Mason University Class of 2023.
Fahim was first introduced to weightlifting when he was on the track & field team for all four years of high school. During his senior year, he became the track and field team captain. As the team captain, Fahim had his first taste of coaching by helping his fellow teammates in the weight room after practice. He has been training in powerlifting ever since.
Trainer & Bodybuilding Coach
Andy Chen is a Certified Personal Trainer (NASM), Bodybuilding Coach with Bowtai Fitness, and an active bodybuilding competitor.
Andy was first introduced to weightlifting when his cousin brought him in to the gym during his sophomore year of high-school. He later realized how much he loved the gym and how it impacted his life. As many students were striving to reach their goals in the gym, he was always willing to lend a helping hand. From there, more and more students would reach out to him for his knowledge and that's when he had his first experience of coaching. Naturally, after helping so many of his classmates in the weight room, he decided to pursue personal training.
Trainer & Powerlifting Coach
Minh Tran is a Certified Personal Trainer (ACE), Powerlifting Coach with Bowtai Fitness, and an active powerlifting competitor.
Minh was first introduced to weightlifting when he was on the football and track & field team in high school. While on these teams, he dedicated a lot of his free time to becoming a stronger and faster athlete. In the process, he fell in love with weight training and eventually shifted his focus to the sport of powerlifting. His love for the sport has lead him to compete in many competitions and also help his friends prepare and compete in competitions as well. Minh has now been in the world of powerlifting for over 10 years.