intro to barbells — women-only class

Hackney Olympic Weightlifting Club London Introduction to Barbells Women Only

'Led by a female coach in a friendly environment, you’ll learn all the basic barbell lifts like squats, deadlifts and presses'

A Saturday morning 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.

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.

The atmosphere, with about a dozen women working in pairs, is upbeat and welcoming
— The FT