Hundreds of Clubs to take part in Try Weightlifting for Free Day

April 20, 2017, 3:19 p.m. (ET)

More than 250 clubs around the country will host first-time weightlifters this Saturday, April 22, for USA Weightlifting’s inaugural “Try Weightlifting for Free Day.”

A program designed to engage new people in the sport of Olympic weightlifting, “Try Weightlifting for Free Day” is also an opportunity for USA Weightlifting-affiliated clubs to showcase the benefits of Olympic weightlifting for everyone.

“We are dedicated to growing our sport and show the world how Olympic weightlifting can help athletes of any discipline,” USA Weightlifting’s Director of Membership, Communications and Digital Marketing Kevin Farley said. “It also gives our terrific coaches around the country a chance to share how Olympic weightlifting promotes mobility, confidence and a healthy lifestyle.”

USA Weightlifting’s National Office provided USA Weightlifting-affiliated clubs marketing materials, supplemental insurance and a coaching program to use during the one-day special event.

“We are so happy to see so many of our clubs wanting to take part in this event to promote our sport,” USA Weightlifting CEO Phil Andrews said.

Athletes from different sports-- from beginners to pros—use Olympic weightlifting in their training programs.

Saturday’s “Try Weightlifting for Free Day” is offered at no cost to participants or clubs. Those interested in participating can find a map of participating clubs at www.TryWeightlifting.org. Club owners who have not registered can still take part—email usaw@usaweightlifting.org to enroll their club.