FA Olympic Lifting

In golf, petite female professionals can often out-drive large brawny males. Biomechanics, speed, and timing can give the trained female golfer an advantage. The same is true in Olympic lifting.

In our Olympic lifting program, we have pint-sized women in their 20s pumping iron beside +60-year-old Masters’ athletes, with the shared goal of improving their overall fitness. As with golf swings like the “drive” and “chip,” the “clean and jerk” and “snatch” (aka Olympic lifts) are highly technical movements. They are not the movements typically used by bodybuilders, rather our athletes use these competition lifts to aid their mobility, make themselves more powerful, increase their lean muscle mass, and tax their cardiovascular system. They require flexibility, speed, and power; proper technique significantly improves performance and safety.

FA Olympic Lifting Programs

Foundations Training Course

(Introductory Course)

Those wishing to participate in CrossFit or Olympic Lifting classes must first take the Foundations Training Course. This course introduces CrossFit movements and focuses on the mechanics and consistency of these movements before adding intensity or load.

Performing movements in a technically correct manner facilitates fitness development and mitigates the potential for injury. At Functional Athletics, we are committed to safety, and while the possibility of injury exists with any vigorous fitness program, our top priority is to offer you personalized attention geared to protect and enhance your greatest asset—your health!

Olympic Lifting Classes

(Prerequisite: Foundations Training Course)

Olympic lifting classes are typically an hour in length and offered on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays. To hone skills, lifts are executed first with plastic dowels or unweighted barbells, then loads are added in safe, progressive increments. Foundation movements are practised and contribute to Olympic lifting performance: front squats; clean pulls; plyometrics (box jumps, box skip, and box drop); push press; push jerk; overhead squat; snatch balance.

FA Olympic Lifting Pricing

Drop-in Fee is $25

Prepaid 15-Class Pass


(90-Day Expiry)

Olympic Lifting Classes

Specialized Coaching

Open Gym Access During Designated Times

Well-Equipped Facility Supporting Full-Body Functional Movement

Water Bottles and Towel Service

Foundations Course


(Up to 8 Sessions)

One-on-One or Small Group

Certified Coaches

Movements and Apparatus

Safe Technique

1 Week of Free Classes Included

FA Olympic Lifting Schedule


7:30PM - 8:30PM


7:30PM - 8:30PM

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