Intro to Barbells — Women Only
A class for women who’ve always wanted to learn how to squat and lift heavy weights but who either don’t have access to barbells or feel intimidated or uncomfortable in commercial gym weight rooms.
Led by a female coach (Daphne) in a friendly environment, you’ll learn all the basic barbell lifts like squats, deadlifts and presses, and some you might not have heard of. You’ll be taught proper form and technique for all lifts to avoid injury. You’ll also learn how to use assorted weight-room equipment and you’ll pick up gym etiquette, which will give you the confidence to feel like an insider in any gym.
Wave goodbye to tiny pink dumbbells and pick up a barbell. You’ll find that you’re stronger than you think.
Hackney Weightlifting Club
Meeting Field Path
Directions from Morning Lane:
Turn into Homerton Terrace and take the right fork onto Meeting Field Path. Walk along the path with the school on your right until you come to an iron gate on your left by a sign reading HWLC (if you reach the church you’ve gone too far). Push the gate open and walk up the left-hand path to the blue door.