Our doors have been open since April of 2016. Our primary focus and passion is Olympic-style Weightlifting. We train and teach from novice to nationally ranked lifters. We also have CrossFit athletes come to us for focused training in Olympic-style Weightlifting.
Our Kansas City Weightlifting Club competes locally and nationally. We have team members from 8 years old to 70+.
We also have group fitness classes, strength and conditioning, and personal training.
Coach Anna Martin:
Anna has been involved in Olympic-style Weightlifting since age 14 and has been lifting for over 20 years. She has placed in the top three at every National Championships and American Open from 2001 to 2006, and won the Collegiate National Champion in 2005. In 2006 she was ranked number 11 in the US.
She lifted for the United States in Mexico City and Guatemala City and placed 2nd place in Mexico City’s Olympic Festival. In 2004 she was the first alternate to the Olympic Trials and in 2006 she lifted in the World Team Trials. Her all time best lifts are 80kg (176lbs) Snatch and 105kg (231lbs) Clean and Jerk.
As a coach, she has been able to coach at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs and Marquette, MI. She then coached Team Wesley in St. Joseph, MO for a year and had 8 School-age National Champions and one girl that qualified for an International Weightlifting meet. Since then she has started her own team and has had over 30 National Champions and many best lifters. In 2008, she was named AAU Coach of the Year and was invited to coach the School-age Christmas camp and the head women’s coach that was held in Colorado Springs. More recently she was invited to Colorado Springs again to coach the School-age camp in March and April.
In June of 2014 she won Master Pan American Championships. And in September she won the 2014 Master’s World Championships in Copenhagen, Denmark.
In addition to her weightlifting experience, she was also a strength and conditioning coach at Tulane and Oklahoma State.