Join Eastside Barbell
We are a club comprised of strength athletes from diverse backgrounds and open to all ages 8 and up. We all share a love for Olympic Weightlifting, Powerlifting, and all things Strength and Conditioning.
We have both in-house and remote athletes, and we provide a well-controlled, welcoming and safe environment for ALL athletes, regardless of age, gender identity, ethnicity, or sexual orientation. We are strong believers in science, both in our training principles and in our requirement for vaccination against Covid 19 (for all in-house athletes). Proof of vaccination is REQUIRED prior to joining.
We are committed to maintaining a pleasant, cooperative, supportive environment for all our athletes; as such, we have a trial membership period in the first month to ensure that we are the right fit for our members and vice versa. If at any point we feel that a member is detrimental to the gym culture in any way, we reserve the right to terminate membership.
Membership is month to month, and there are no initiation fees or membership contracts. We encourage all members to volunteer at our weightlifting and powerlifting meets, which we host about 4 times/year. Members joining the Olympic Weightlifting Team are required to become USAW members and affiliate with our club within 3 months, and to volunteer in at least one weightlifting meet/year.
We also encourage our Weightlifting Team members to become local (or higher) level referees. Members of the Powerlifting Team are required to become USAPL members and affiliate with our club within 3 months, and to volunteer in at least one powerlifting or Supertotal meet/year. Competition in either sport is encouraged but not required.
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* Compete in 1 meet a year (includes developmental meets)
* USAW membership before first competition
* Attend practice regularly (3-4 times per week)
Although I’ve only been with the team at ESB for a few months, coming from a 10 year history of masters competition experience, I can say without hesitation that the coaching is thoughtful, goal oriented and most of all involves a strong two way communication between athlete and coach. The community is awesome and the facility is top notch, you won’t find a better equipped weightlifting gym in the PNW.
Call Us if you want to be part of it: 541-583-0219