Northside Lifting Club


Olympic Weightlifting is the only barbell sport in the Olympics.  It consists of two lifts: the snatch and the clean & jerk (performed together as one).  Weightlifting is a technical and process oriented sport, and the more consistent you are with your training the faster you will improve.  In addition to training the snatch clean and jerk, weightlifting is a well rounded athletic program in that each session also includes full body strength training.  Squats, presses, deadlifts and their variations are performed weekly.  You will no doubt become a stronger and more confident individual by training Olympic Weightlifting!  

As a member of Northside Weightlifting Club, you will have access to the following:

  • Programming and personalized adjustments to suit individuals of all experience levels from recreational to internationally competitive 

  • 6 brand new in-floor platforms

  • Dedicated weightlifting equipment, including Pendlay and Eleiko barbells and Pendlay bumper plates

  • 2 regularly scheduled team training classes (M/W @ 7:45pm-9:15pm)

  • 1 additional day of weightlifting programming

  • 2 additional days of accessory/supplementary work

  • Outside-of-class video review of lifts

  • Day-of coaching at local USA Weightlifting sanctioned competitions

Northside Lifting Club is run by Joey Swidler, owner of Joe Barbell Club.  Over the past decade, he has traveled nationally and internationally to teach Olympic Weightlifting, and has cultivated several national competitors, as well as medalists at international competitions.  He is a USA Weightlifting Certified Advanced Sports Performance and Club Coach, and a CrossFit Olympic Weightlifting Traveling Seminar Staff Member.