Getting Started with Strength Building
If you’ve never lifted before, 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.
The workshop includes the following elements:
- Warm up and mobility
- Deadlift technique
- Squat technique
- Bench press technique
- Row technique
Our Intro to Powerlifting 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.
This workshop is also your pathway into our Building Strength and Ladies Who Lift classes. If you are new to lifting, you need a basic grounding in lifting techniques in order to participate safely in the classes. 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 price is £35. Here are the upcoming dates for Intro to Powerlifting. Please click on a date to book:
Sunday 7 February, 1pm-3pm
Sunday 7 March, 1pm-3pm
COVID Secure measures: Class size is limited to 6 people to ensure social distancing. All participants have their own barbell, bench 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.