Learn Olympic weightlifting technique from experienced Olympic lifting coaches. Complete beginners are very welcome.
Olympic weightlifting is a fun and absorbing sport that will challenge you both physically and mentally. You’ll move better, become stronger, and feel amazing!
Getting started with Olympic Weightlifting
We offer both online and in-gym beginner sessions in Olympic Weightlifting. Both of these options are suitable for those completely new to the olympic lifts. Please read on to decide which option is best for you.
Option 1: Gym intro workshops
Our gym workshops are ideal if you can travel to our gym in east London (E15 3BP). These workshops are suitable for complete beginners, and no prior experience is necessary.
We run our workshops on a Wednesday evening. Each lift is taught in separate 90-minute workshops, so ideally you would attend both workshops to cover all the material.
Each 90-minute session is £20. Click on the dates below to book.
Intro to Olympic Weightlifting: the Snatch – Wed 14 October, 6.30pm-8pm
Intro to Olympic Weightlifting: the Clean & Jerk – Wed 21 October, 6.30pm-8pm
Intro to Olympic Weightlifting: the Snatch – Wed 11 November, 6.30pm-8pm
Intro to Olympic Weightlifting: the Clean & Jerk – Wed 18 November, 6.30pm-8pm
Option 2: Online Intro to Olympic Weightlifting package
Our online Intro package is perfect if you are not able to travel to us, or you would rather get started without lots of other people around. It’s natural to want to learn technique in your own home at your own pace, before venturing into the gym.
The online package is suitable for all beginners. No weights equipment is needed to get started – a broomstick or similar long object will be fine.
The Online Intro package includes:
- Private 1-2-1 session with a coach (online) to assess your starting point and work on individual needs
- A month of online classes, learning the basic techniques for the snatch and clean & jerk with a broomstick at home (Weightlifting From Home)
- All online classes are live with a coach, so you’ll get feedback on your lifting in every session. However, if you cannot make a class, you can request a recording.
Intro to Olympic Weightlifting £60 (click to purchase)
What’s it like learning olympic lifting online?
Hear from class member Grainne about her experience of learning the olympic lifts online:
I first decided to give Strength Ambassadors’ Weightlifting online classes a go because I thought “worst case scenario I can just run away!” But I actually enjoyed my first class so much I became a regular attendee.
The only equipment I had at home was a stick but this was all I needed to learn the fundamentals of the snatch and the clean and jerk. You don’t need to be strong, or experienced to get into it. And it’s a great laugh!
I had my first Olympic Lifting class in an actual gym recently and I was amazed at how all of my newly learned skills translated to lifting with an actual barbell.
If you have any questions about learning from home, please drop us a line using the contact form below.
71 Holland Road,
London E15 3BP
Nearest station West Ham (5 min walk) on Jubilee, District, DLR & national rail. Free car parking is also available.
To find out more about any of our Olympic Weightlifting classes in London please contact us