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 can be either a standalone experience, or can be a pathway into our regular classes.
The Intro to Powerlifting workshop includes the following elements:
- Warm up and mobility
- Deadlift technique
- Squat technique
- Bench press technique
- Row technique
You will leave knowing the essentials of good technique in the basic strength movements, along with an understanding of your particular areas to work on. This workshop isn’t the ‘be all and end all’ of powerlifting technique; rather, it is designed to get you started and give you confidence that this is something you can do.
“I got tonnes out of the workshop… you’re a really really good teacher, you explain things really really well and you make it seem possible.” – Elizabeth D
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.
“Fabulous day and definitely feel more confident.”
– Ros B
“The combination of your knowledge and professional approach to teaching is amazing and would be difficult to find anywhere else.” – Sharon W
Continuing your strength building
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, you could choose to skip the workshop and move straight to classes. If you are in any doubt, do please drop us a line and we can chat about it.
Intro to Powerlifting Workshop Dates
The workshop price is £35. Here are the upcoming dates for Intro to Powerlifting. Please click on a date to book:
Saturday 24 April, 2pm-4pm (outdoor workshop, rain protected) – Places available
Saturday 1 May, 2pm-4pm (outdoor workshop, rain protected) – FULL
Sunday 23 May, 12pm-2pm (indoors) – 1 place remaining
COVID Secure measures: Class size is limited to ensure social distancing. All participants have their own equipment 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.