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Pittsburgh Fitness Project is home to PFP Barbell, a USA Weightlifting Club. PFP Barbell is part of East Coast Gold Weightlifting: The most successful weightlifting team in the United States.
Head Coach Tom Duer, founded PFP Barbell in 2017 and has since led over 100 athletes through their first meets and beyond. As an athlete, Coach Duer is a National Champion and Masters World Champion weightlifter and has competed for TEAM USA in 2018.
Weightlifting is a strength sport featured in the Olympic Games. It consists of the Snatch (Taking a barbell from the ground to overhead in 1 movement), and the Clean and Jerk (Taking a barbell from the ground to overhead in 2 movements).
Weightlifting is a great activity for building strength, coordination, explosiveness, and confidence.
At PFP Barbell we have athletes of all ages and skill levels. We have coached athletes as young as 10 and as old as 60. Our team has folks that are true novices all the way up to National and World champions. No matter the goal or where you are starting from, we are here to help maximize your potential.
At PFP Barbell we start with a Barbell Assessment. This is a free 60 minute coaching session with one of our certified coaches to assess the prospective athlete and how they will fit into our program.
After the assessment athletes have one of two choices:
1. 1-on-1 Coaching : this option is for those who need more personal attention before joining the group coaching.
2. Weightlifting Coaching : This is small group coaching with our weightlifting team . Each athlete is assigned a coach who will handle their personal programming and goal setting to maximize their success on the platform . Each athlete starts in our 10 week intro program in order to build the foundation to build the best weightlifter each athlete can be.