AGM 2017

The club’s Annual General Meeting will be taking place at the gym on Saturday 18 November at 3pm.

The detailed agenda will be published before the meeting – if you have any matters you would like to propose for consideration or if you would like to put your name forward for election as a trustee, please drop us a line at admin@bgwlc.co.uk

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New Classes for Autumn/Winter 2017 – Women’s Introduction to Competitive Strength Training

BGWLC are pleased to announce that we have scheduled the first of our new slate of introductory classes for women interested in competitive strength sports.

See Women’s Introduction to Competitive Strength Training (Women Only) for more information.

Classes

Open Session Training

We hold Open Session for Weightlifting and Powerlifting training almost every day of the week. Open Sessions are – as the name suggests – open to both disciplines and no pre-booking is required.

See “Opening Times” for more details.

Over-50 Strength Training

These classes concentrate on the strength needs of older people in good general health. If you’re interested in joining these classes, please contact martin@bgwlc.co.uk

See “Opening Times” for more details.

 

International Powerlifting Coaches UK

Renowned powerlifting coach and current manager of the GBPF British seniors team, Lawrence Farncombe, has put together a list of the top powerlifting coaches in the UK. We are proud to announce that our powerlifting coach, Martin Bass, is on this list, reflecting his success at both national and international level.

If you are in or near London and are serious about powerlifting, come and see us for some of the best coaching in the country. If you’re not near London, take a look at Coach Farncombe’s list to find a great coach near you.

International Powerlifting Coaches UK

Beginners weightlifting with Sauro Gardenal

From Monday 27th July, our weightlifting coach Sauro will be coaching beginners Olympic weightlifting at BGWLC on Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays from 5-6pm. The sessions will be charged at the usual rates.

If you are a new lifter wanting to learn the fundamentals of weightlifting, we ask that you come to the gym at this time so that Sauro can coach you most effectively.

Non-beginners are still welcome in the gym at these times.

New weightlifting coach, Sauro Gardenal

olympic-weightlifting-4From 11th July 2015 we have a new Olympic weightlifting coach at BGWLC! Sauro Gardenal is a former British Masters Champion in the 85kg class (2011 & 2012) with many years of coaching expertise.

Sauro will be coaching sessions at the gym on Monday, Wednesday & Friday evenings (see our Opening Times page). Olympic weightlifters are, as always, also welcome to train at the gym any time Sauro is not there.

Please join us in welcoming Sauro & wishing him the best of luck at BGWLC!

BGWLC Diversity Survey

We are currently working with Tower Hamlets council to ensure our club is seen as fair and inclusive in the community. This is part of our effort to secure grant funding for the gym.

We are conducting a survey of our members & gym attendees, and invite you to fill out our survey online: 

BGWLC Diversity Survey

All information is anonymous and confidential, and you do not need to answer any questions you are not comfortable with. 

There will also be paper copies available at the gym from tomorrow (Friday 29th May), if you would prefer to fill out the survey that way. 

Thank you!