Our Weightlifting training philosophy is this:
For our general enthusiasts and hobbyists, we want constant, steady progress and enjoyment shown through overcoming personal obstacles, while enjoying the atmosphere and support of the gym family. We want you to see results, and we want you to enjoy working out and coming to this gym.
For our competitive lifters, we want long term success achieved at the highest level, during the peak athletic years, generally seen between the late 20s and early 30s.
What does this mean for you?
General enthusiasts and hobbyists, understanding that your goal is not to compete at the highest level, we will align your training with your goals. You will still train very hard, and we will celebrate every milestone with you. You will work hard and have fun. You will have good days and bad days, and you will have our complete support through both. We will do everything we can to help you achieve the goals you have set for yourself.
Competitive lifters, we ultimately want to see you competing on the Senior International level. Youth lifters, we are not training you to be the best at the Youth level, but to eventually be the best at the Senior level. We do not want you to be a phenom at age 14, then get injured or burned out, and never touch a bar again after age 20. We want you to learn, train hard but have fun, and put in the slow and steady work necessary to excel at the highest level.
We want you to be good now, and great later. If you adapt to the training quickly, and become successful early, fantastic. We will be extremely excited for you, while still keeping the long term goals in mind. If it takes longer for you to see success, understand that this is the norm, we are still very proud of you, and we are still keeping the long term goals in mind.
We have seen too many youth lifters excel early, then burn out or get injured because of too much, too fast, egotistical coaching that does not look out for the overall best interest of the athlete. That is the last thing we want for you. Patience, and staying healthy are some of the biggest keys to success in this sport.
Bottom line, we want you to have a very long, healthy, and successful career in this sport. We want you to love it, and to share that love of it with your peers. We want you to form relationships at a young age that can last forever. We want you to love this sport as much as we do.