Northside Lifting Club meets Mondays & Wednesdays at 7:45pm and Fridays at 7pm.   Classes are 90 minutes.  Weightlifting members receive two separate days of accessory programming to be done outside of class to further their training.  

Gym membership, unlimited Group Training, Pools as well as access to the platforms and training floor during non-peak hours is all inclusive with the membership.

Please email paul@brooklynathleticclub.com with any questions. 

 

Northside Lifting Club is a competition Olympic Weightlifting program located inside of Brooklyn Athletic Club.  Competition programming drives the team’s 3x per week practice, with adjustments made every class to accommodate ALL levels of Olympic Weightlifters—no prior experience is necessary to begin!  Each class has an instructor led warm-up, followed by variations of the classic lifts (snatch, clean and jerk).  Strength work is also incorporated into each training session in the form of pulling, pushing and/or squatting.     

Olympic Weightlifting is a sport that has been around for quite some time and consists of 3 lifts: Snatch, Clean and Jerk (the latter are done together). In fact, It is the only barbell sport in the Olympics!  As with any sport, Olympic Weightlifting is very process oriented.  Expect to put in a lot of time under tension with lighter weights on your barbell while body position is strengthened and motor pattern is acquired.  Our goal as a team is to compete in local USA Weightlifting sanctioned competitions.  While competing is not a requirement to training with the team, it is highly encouraged as our programming is based on a competition schedule.  Northside lifters are also highly encouraged to keep a training log.    

Northside Lifting Club would love to have you drop-in to try out a class to see if Olympic Weightlifting is right for you!  And as mentioned…no experience is necessary!  Just a desire to learn and work hard.

 

Head Coach Joey Swidler

Joey has spent the past 8 years coaching the sport of Olympic Weightlifting.  He has cultivated several nationally ranked weightlifters as well as coached his athletes at countless USAW-sanctioned local competitions.  He believes in a process oriented approach to this highly technical sport, and understands that only consistent exposure to the competition lifts (snatch, clean, jerk) and their variations can result in progress. Beyond weightlifting, Joey has over 10,000 hours of CrossFit classes, 1:1 personal training, and kids strength and conditioning classes under his belt. He is proud to represent Northside Lifting Club at weightlifting meets to come, and looks forward to lifting many kilos with all of you!   Certifications: CrossFit Level 3 Trainer/Certified CrossFit Coach CrossFit Kids Trainer CrossFit Specialty Certifications: Olympic Weightlifting, Nutrition, Running & Endurance, Kettlebells and Gymnastics USA Weightlifting Advanced Sports Performance Coach USA Weightlifting Club Coach (awarded to coaches with two or more nationally ranked athletes) Clinical Weightlifting Coach through Dr. Quinn Henoch and Juggernaut Strength Functional Range Conditioning (FRC) Mobility Specialist with Dr. Andreo Spina CrossFit Olympic Weightlifting Traveling Seminar Staff Member CPR/AED Certified through the American Red Cross

Joey has spent the past 8 years coaching the sport of Olympic Weightlifting.  He has cultivated several nationally ranked weightlifters as well as coached his athletes at countless USAW-sanctioned local competitions.  He believes in a process oriented approach to this highly technical sport, and understands that only consistent exposure to the competition lifts (snatch, clean, jerk) and their variations can result in progress. Beyond weightlifting, Joey has over 10,000 hours of CrossFit classes, 1:1 personal training, and kids strength and conditioning classes under his belt. He is proud to represent Northside Lifting Club at weightlifting meets to come, and looks forward to lifting many kilos with all of you!

 

Certifications:

CrossFit Level 3 Trainer/Certified CrossFit Coach

CrossFit Kids Trainer

CrossFit Specialty Certifications: Olympic Weightlifting, Nutrition, Running & Endurance, Kettlebells and Gymnastics

USA Weightlifting Advanced Sports Performance Coach

USA Weightlifting Club Coach (awarded to coaches with two or more nationally ranked athletes)

Clinical Weightlifting Coach through Dr. Quinn Henoch and Juggernaut Strength

Functional Range Conditioning (FRC) Mobility Specialist with Dr. Andreo Spina

CrossFit Olympic Weightlifting Traveling Seminar Staff Member

CPR/AED Certified through the American Red Cross

Coach Sarah Revenig

  Sarah holds a Masters degree in Teaching and specializes in coaching Olympic Weightlifting. Sarah competes locally and nationally, and has competed in close to 10 competitions--all with Coach Joey by her side! She was awarded the Most Improved Female Weightlifter by the Metropolitan Weightlifting Committee in 2015, and she has been featured in AM New York, speaking to her experience in the sport and as a trainer.  

 

Sarah holds a Masters degree in Teaching and specializes in coaching Olympic Weightlifting. Sarah competes locally and nationally, and has competed in close to 10 competitions--all with Coach Joey by her side! She was awarded the Most Improved Female Weightlifter by the Metropolitan Weightlifting Committee in 2015, and she has been featured in AM New York, speaking to her experience in the sport and as a trainer.