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Olympic Weightlifting in Manhattan


#1

Alright, so I'm getting pretty frustrated. For some time now, I've been searching for a gym in Manhattan that has an olympic lifting platform and bumper plates. So far, the only one I've found is Peak Performance, NYC. This would be great if I was a millionaire but, unfortunately, I'm not.

For the past few months I've been training at Lost Battalion Hall in Queens and have been having a great time, but my schedule is changing and I can only train mornings (they only train nights).

So I'm enlisting the help of the T-Community. Does anyone know of a place I could lift in NYC?


#2

I believe Coliseum Gym in Queens has bumper plates (www.coliseumgym.com).


#3

The Equinox gym on West 61st street has bumper plates and I have even seen a platform setup. But I never see anybody using them so maybe there is a group in the mornings or other time that I don't know about.

I can't say for sure but I would guess that the New York Athletic Club (NYAC), 59th street, 7th ave, would have it, but you may be back into the millionaire problem.


#4

velocity sports performance on 56th and lex - its really expensive though.


#5

Thanks for the replies. I' ll check out both Equinox and Coliseum and update soon.


#6

Hey Parker, I know this is really long after you posted but I actually just opened an Olympic weightlifting/powerlifting gym in LIC, NY. I’m posting on here for anyone who may search for this because I had the hardest time myself finding a decent place to lift. Check it out and google JDI Barbell. Hope this helps.