Olympic Weightlifting

Enjoy a small-group training environment, and receive personal attention and coaching through Olympic Weightlifting! Whether you’re a beginner or a weekend warrior, you can be sure to gain confidence in the dynamic Olympic Lifts. Learn the techniques of a Snatch, Clean, and Jerk, while progressively building both strength and power. Besides building strength, Olympic weightlifting can also improve mobility, coordination, conditioning, and more! No previous experience required, just bring your focus, hard work, and patience.

    Class Structure

  1. Dynamic Warm-Up
  2. Focus on a particular Olympic Lift
  3. Finish with accessory exercises

    This class is perfect for you if

  • You are bored with your workouts and ready for a new challenge!
  • You are curious about the technical side of lifting and want to perfect your form in the gym.
  • You enjoy very small, private classes with plenty of focused one-on-one time.
  • You would like to improve your coordination and mobility.

The Jack City Fitness Olympic Weight Lifting class is programed after USA Weightlifting Level One Certification. Every class follows the same template which includes full body mobility/ movement prep, bar warmup/ technical talk, Olympic “lift of the day”, and supplemental strength. Programs are created and followed for one month so partners can build and see improvement on each part of class. Month-to-month programs will be progressive to allow development and mastery of each lift.

The class is capped at 6 participants for a safe environment and to assure partners receive personal attention. Each partner receives video feedback of their Olympic lifts; this a great chance to breakdown technique and improve! Partners will learn the techniques of a Snatch, Clean, and Jerk, while progressively building both strength and power. Regardless of one’s background, anyone can increase confidence in the dynamic lifts, build strength, improve mobility, coordination, and conditioning. I encourage everyone to try the class as it is technique-driven and emphasizes focus, hard work, and patience.

Whether you are new to lifting or a seasoned lifter, we invite anyone to attend the class. Regardless which stage of life, every individual should be practicing some power training. You do not have to be an “athlete” to complete Olympic Lifting. It may look intimidating at first look, but our fitness class programming is all about technique and not weights. With that said, I do not encourage those who are currently battling chronic pain to attend this class. In that case, I would advise them to attend one of our mobility-themed classes for the time being.

– Alicia Parker