The Weightlifting Institute


The Weightlifting Institute is an official USA Weightlifting (USAW) weightlifting club. Over the past 50 years, the coaches of our club have coached dozens of athletes to the National Championship level (not counting many additional National Junior, Youth, University, American Open and Master qualifiers), including World Champion and World Record Holder – Karyn Marshall, Olympian and National Champion – Jerry Hannan, and National Champion and World Team member – Rhiannon Reynolds.

Our success has been based on proven methods and continuous innovation – in strength , power and flexibility training methods, technical skill development and special training equipment.

Whether you are a beginner or a champion, if you are serious about learning and improving in the great sport of Weightlifting, or improving your strength and power for other sports, we want to offer our help, as do the other athletes on our team.

Our current regularly scheduled practice times are 7 to 10 PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and 1 to 5 PM on Saturdays. We are on the lower level of Lost Battalion Hall, a NYC Parks & Recreation building, which is located at 93-29 Queens Blvd, Rego Park, NY 11375. You have to obtain a building membership in order to train with us, but you can come and see our program for free. For our full contact information, please click here. We hope to see you soon!