“I want to learn how to squat, deadlift and bench press properly, but I don’t know where to start.”
What your issues tend to be
You are new to lifting weights and you don’t know where to start. You’d love to learn how to squat, deadlift and bench press with correct technique, but you find the typical weight room off-putting and you are not sure who to trust – do those ‘gym bros’ really know what they are doing?
You want to be stronger without getting injured, and know that you are lifting with proper technique.
And most of all, you want to be confident you’ll actually get results!
What you need right now
An expert trainer who can teach you the correct technique in a safe and effective manner. Someone who is a proven specialist in the field of strength training and really knows their stuff.
You want to learn the power lifts, like squat, deadlift and bench press, in an atmosphere that is positive and fun, without being too macho and competitive.
Your mobility isn’t the best, and you’ve had injuries in the past. You know you are not as strong as you’d like to be, and you want a coach who will meet you where you are at.
The class that will suit you best is the Building Strength class.
The Building Strength class will teach you EVERYTHING you need to know to learn how to squat, deadlift and bench press confidently. From mastering perfect technique, to knowing what type of program to follow to reach your goals, you will always know EXACTLY what you are doing in the gym.
Tuesdays 7.45pm-8.45pm @ Strength Hub E15
Thursdays 7.45pm-8.45pm @ Strength Hub E15
Saturdays 12pm-1pm @ Strength Hub E15
Getting Started with Building Strength
Before coming to our regular weekly classes, we invite you to complete our Intro to Powerlifting workshop. This 2-hour workshop will teach you the fundamental technique for the power lifts: squat, bench press and deadlift.
This is a pre-requisite for joining Building Strength classes, as you need a basic grounding in lifting techniques in order to participate safely. If you already have some experience with the power lifts, and have the basic technique, it’s fine to skip the workshop and move straight to classes.
The workshop is designed to accommodate complete beginners, so we will meet you where you are at. You won’t be expected to lift ‘heavy’ right away, or do anything that you are not comfortable with. You can learn technique with light weights or even with a stick. If any movements present a problem, there is generally a workaround or an alternative, so don’t worry if you feel you have movement limitations.
Here are the upcoming dates for Intro to Powerlifting. The workshop price is £35.
Please click on a date to book:
Wednesday 29 July, 6.30pm-8.30pm
Wednesday 12 August, 6.30pm-8.30pm
Sunday 16 August, 9.30am-11.30am
Wednesday 2 September, 6.30pm-8.30pm
Sunday 6 September, 11.30am-1.30pm
COVID Secure measures: Class size is limited to 8 people to ensure social distancing. All participants have their own barbell and lifting space. Gym is ground floor with a door direct to the outside and good ventilation.
71 Holland Road
London E15 3BP
The gym is a 5 minute walk from West Ham station. Free car parking is also available. West Ham is on Jubilee, District, Hammersmith & City, DLR and national rail.
Memberships and Ongoing Costs
When you first start, you will be eligible for our unlimited Trial Month membership.
After your trial month is complete, you can move onto a monthly membership or a class pack.
For full details, please see our Memberships page.