One of the oldest Olympic sports, weightlifting is a sport for everyone. Olympic Weightlifting – comprising the snatch and the clean and jerk – is a sport for both men and women, building strength, speed, mobility, co-ordination and endurance.
Weightlifting is also a skill used by many other sports to enhance performance from rugby to athletics, martial arts to gymnastics, has been proven to build bone density, cardiovascular endurance as well as speed, power and agility.
Our weightlifting club is run by Head Coach, Denis, who has competed for over 20 years for both his native Moldova then Team GB. Denis strongly believes “the barbell isn’t something to be afraid of” and our weightlifting club is inclusive and community centred. Classes take participants through the fundamental movements; the deadlift, squat and press, and through our structured and safe form of programming, participants from total beginner to competitive lifter, will be able to develop in a fun, safe environment. Since the rise of CrossFit, it has also been given a boost not only for those with aspirations of the podium, but simply for those looking for a new challenge. We will be hosting in-house and inter-club competitions for those with more of a competitive spirit to really drive their talents forward.