2nd Annual International Try Weightlifting Day slated for April 2020

Sept. 06, 2019, 12:32 p.m. (ET)

September 5, 2019 (COLORADO SPRINGS, CO) --  USA Weightlifting will once again support hundreds of weightlifting gyms as they open their doors to new athletes on April 11, 2020, the fourth annual Try Weightlifting day and the second time the program has been expanded to include weightlifting gyms worldwide. In 2018, about 2,300 potential weightlifters walked through the doors of a member club for the first time. 230 gyms across the United States and three countries participated in hosting the program. 

Weightlifting federations from multiple countries will join USA Weightlifting is teaming up with weightlifting in opening their doors to anyone interested in picking up a barbell.

“The much anticipated Tokyo 2020 Games will give us a unique platform to grow our sport in 2020,” said USA Weightlifting’s Membership Manager, Brad Suchorski. “We plan to capitalize on the excitement around the Games by demonstrating that weightlifting is a sport for people of all ages and backgrounds.”

USA Weightlifting is confident in the ability of our sport to contribute to a healthy lifestyle, whether members choose to compete, take their chosen sport performance to the next level or simply stay in great shape. In an effort to make these benefits accessible to everyone, International Try Weightlifting Day will remain a free opportunity to learn the Olympic lifts.

USA Weightlifting will once again provide affiliated clubs with marketing materials, supplemental insurance and a coaching program to use during the one-day event.

The 2nd International Try Weightlifting Day is offered at no cost to participants or clubs. Those interested in participating can find a map of participating locations at www.tryweightlifting.org. Club owners interested in hosting should CLICK HERE to enroll their club.