At IFAST, we host an annual powerlifting meet. I have been a part of 2 of them. One as an intern, loading plates and spotting. One as a coach and lifter. I know I am biased, but these meets are one my favorite things that we put together as a gym. The atmosphere of a powerlifting meet is like no other. The lifters and coaches are anxious. There is usually very loud music playing and its usually something like Pantera. Once the meet gets going the room fills with encouragement, cheers, and the sounds of plates banging. I absolutely love it! The sport of powerlifting is people pushing themselves to their limit and I love what that brings out in our IFAST family in our meet.
I love what these meets bring so much that I want to start a powerlifting team here at IFAST. The team would be welcome to any current member that wants to sign up. We would still have our awesome annual meet, which is July 29th, by the way, but we would also travel to meets that the team is interested in competing in. This a great chance to meet new lifters and show off how well the IFAST family can bench, squat and deadlift! I understand the difficulty of getting everyone to train together, but I am thinking we could meet up and train as a team a few times a month. Let’s go, folks! Come be a part of the IFAST powerlifting team. Come experience a supportive and encouraging environment while we all get a little stronger everyday in the process! I will be at the front desk or available by phone or email to answer any questions you may have.
I will be posting signs up at the gym with more information and if you have any questions, please ask me at the front desk.
I hope to hear from you soon!