We are closed today to support the Olympic Weightlifting New Zealand Masters National Championship, being held at Upper Hutt Weightlifting Club. Lifting begins at 11am.


You Just Realized You’re Having a Midlife Weightlifting Crisis

This article is aimed at people over the age of 35 who have recently started the fun journey of Olympic weightlifting. Throughout this, I’m going to give you some insight and tips to help you out on your pursuit of starting a sport where—let’s be honest—by the time most people have hit your age, they’ve retired from it all ready. As much as you don’t want to admit it, you’re old and this sport isn’t exactly set up for aging athletes.

Kiwis love a bit of CrossFit

But what is perhaps the most interesting stat (and the most relevant one to us maybe) is that NZ has the greatest number of CF affiliates per head of population (approx 1 gym per 34,000), with Australia close behind (41k), and Sweden (61k) and Netherlands (73k) also right up there.