GU Weightlifting Club

GU Weightlifting Club

"It is a shame for a man to grow old without seeing the beauty and strength of which his body is capable" – Socrates

The weightlifting club is home to a diverse group of people united by one common interest: picking heavy things up and putting them down again (sometimes in elaborate ways). This comes in many forms, including powerlifting, Olympic weightlifting, CrossFit, and bodybuilding; however, we welcome all who have an interest in getting stronger.


Coaching Sessions and Team Training take place on Wednesdays 1830-2100 and Sundays 1300-1600 in Studio 1 of the Stevenson Building, but you will likely run into other members regardless of what time you go to the gym! This makes the club a fantastic way to meet new people and to overcome any potential apprehension about working out in PowerPlay.


Lifters in the club routinely travel nationally and internationally for competitions. In 2018 our women's powerlifting team travelled to Pilsen in the Czech Republic to bring home gold in the World University Powerlifting Cup, and in 2019 both our men's and women's teams competed in Tartu, Estonia, with our women's team achieving second place. We're incredibly proud of our women's powerlifting team for being awarded with GUSA Club of the Year for 2019-2020.

You will often find members tagging along to competitions simply to support their friends. During the first semester of the year, we host mock competitions for those wishing to dip their toes in the water.


At GUWC, we don't just train together; you'll also find us at the club's fortnightly socials. These include laser tag, trampolining and pub-crawls, not to mention the GUWC ceilidh. Our socials alternate between sober and non-sober, to make sure everyone feels welcome.


The shared passion of everyone in the club makes GUWC a large but close-knit family who want nothing more than to see each other improve, and there is always room for new members, whether you are a complete beginner or an experienced lifter.

To join GUWC, first secure gym membership and then join online or contact us for further information.

Page last updated: 12/06/2020