Powerlifting Friendly Gyms in Canada
Newfoundland and Labrador
Peak Power Sport Development
1301 - 16th Ave NW
SAIT Campus Centre
Club: The Strength Guild Powerlifting Club
Team training: Sunday 10:00 am - 12:00pm
Comments: The Strength Guild Powerlifting Club and Tork Olympic Weightlifting Clubs train there, along with all SAIT Varsity teams and various Elite athletes and teams. The training facility features 11 platforms for Olympic weightlifting, 4 Squat Racks 3 benches, with a full Eleiko weight set, Eleiko and Ivanko bars and competition ER Squat/Bench rack (IPF approved). Chalk, boards and bands. The owner is one of Canada's top strength coaches and was the head coach for Canada's World Bench Press Team. Currently in Powerlifting Peak Power has 4 world medalists and 10 National Champions train at Peak Power Sport Development. (Submitted by Barry Antoniow)
7710 - 50 AVE, Red Deer, AB (corner of Gaetz and 77th in the Lion Plaza)
Costs: Drop in is pricey... maybe $11, Regular memberships depend on contracts
Comments: 3 squat racks, 3 benches, allow chalk, aren't fussy about some noise. For anyone that lifts in monolift feds, they also have a monolift and some long, 25kg bar as well, as there are lifters from another federation that lift there. It's decent... I mean, it's no Unparalleled!
(Submitted by Telle Szuch)
6012 Pleasant Valley Rd.
Phone: 250 542 3933
(Submitted by Tony Tomra)
Team BLM Training Facility: BLM Barbell
Club Contact: Joel Klassen / firstname.lastname@example.org
Burnaby Mountain Barbell Training Facility: SFU Fitness Centre
Club Contact: Don Kim / (778) 987-0494 / email@example.com
Outsider Barbell Training Facility: Pacific Institute for Sports Excellence
Club Contact: Mike Rosseker / (250) 589-6971 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Port Kells Barbell Club Location: #6 19522 96th Ave, Port Kells
Club Contact: Ryan Matthew / (604) 970-2286 / email@example.com
Sailor Jack's Performance Centre
Club Contact : Christopher Reed / (778) 255-5304
Website : http://www.sailorjacksbarbellgarage.com
82 Braintree Crescent, Winnipeg MB R3J 1E2
Comments: ER Racks, 435 Kg Eleiko Weight, Eleiko & Ivanko Powerlifting plus York Weightlifting Bar, Chains, Bands and Boards, Dumbells to 90 lbs. Kick Ass Stereo
Open to powerlifters visiting or travelling through Winnipeg and need a place to work out.
(Submitted by Annette Powell)
181 Stradbrook Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Powerlifting and Pow(HER)lifting
Comments: You will find an incredibly motivating and intense atmosphere; the best training equipment in the world; and some of the most educated coaches around! On top of that, members can expect to train alongside many pro athletes as well as many high school or university athletes trying to go pro! The only way to reach your potential is to be in an environment where everyone has the same goal: to get better. Training and results come first, everything else is secondary.
Submitted by the owners: Chris McDole (President) and Dave Beakley
Movement Fitness and Performance
3-1111 Winnipeg Ave, Winnipeg, MB R3E 0S2
A 3800 sqft powerlifting gym featuring competition bench, deadlift platforms, squat stands, squat racks, rig, reverse hyper and GHD.
(Submitted by Chris Cadiz)
Brickhouse Gym 24/7 (2 Locations)
104 King Edward St E, Winnipeg, MB R3H 0M6
418 Gertrude Ave, Winnipeg, MB R3L 0M6
(Submitted by Mathew Bowen)
No submitted gyms.
Newfoundland and Labrador
92 Elizabeth Av, St. John's, NL A1A 1W7
Comment: The NLPA has a full set of weights and ER rack here, however the weights are usually locked up. If you are planning on going, drop an email to any CPU member within Newfoundland and plan your trip to ensure the weights are available, and get a trainning partner as well.
Toronto - Fortis Fitness
276 Carlaw Ave.
Website: http://www.fortisfitness.ca/ or on Facebook
Comments: They have 4 squat racks, an Olympic Lifting platform, chains, bands, more plates than any gym I've seen, and some specialty bars such as a safety squat bar and a football bar. The owner is very friendly and knowledgeable about powerlifting.
(Submitted by Deb Bisztriczky)
Ottawa - Nepean YMCA (Capital Barbell Club Gym)
1642 Merivale Rd., Nepean, ON K2G 4A1 (2nd floor of Merivale Mall)
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org (to arrange training session)
Phone: (613) 727-7070
Cost: $12 drop-in, $51.71/month.
Comments: 500k worth of renovations where our club had a say in new equipment purchases. Chalk, suits & mesh bags are okay, 5 new power racks, 2 Ivanko competition bars, 10+ texas powerbars, 3 platforms for deadlifts, boards, deadlift loader, bands (coming soon), Worksan bumper plates for olympic lifts, safety squat bar, kettlebells.
(Submitted by Connor Sheehan)
Ultimate Fitness (2 gyms)
Sarah Leighton/Paul Vaillancourt, owners
282 Raglan St., 3rd Floor
70 Madawaska Blvd., Lower level
Drop ins are $8.00
Comments: chalk is okay, power racks, benches, lots of free weights and bar types. Good music and atmosphere. Cardio equipment as well.
(Submitted by Sarah Leighton)
Vault Barbell Club
101 Beverley St. Unit C
Guelph ON N1E 3C3
The Vault Barbell Club is a powerlifting and Olympic lifting facility in the heart of Guelph's Ward neighbourhood. We offer personal training, small group training, seminars, classes and memberships. The Vault is a respectful, inclusive, non-judgemental environment; supportive of members of all ages, experience, gender or goals. ER rack, competition equipment, 2000kgs calibrated plates, titex, ivanko and eleiko bars & weights. Train alongside current and former world-champions and record holders.
(Submitted by Jacob Lucs)
Iron Haven Gym Alberton, O'Leary And Summerside
# 1 Argyle Street, Alberton, PEI, C0B 1B0 - 2.0 hours west of Ch'town.
474 Gallant Street, Summerside, PEI, C1N 0L5 - 45 Minutes west of Ch'town
Owner: Terry Adams CFT
Phone: 902 853 3421
Comments: Gym is huge, with a separate "bullpen" area for some serious heavy lifting. We have three power racks including a top of the line Hammer Strength Power Rack with the hardwood lifting platform, lots of plates and bumper plates, even a Texas deadlift bar. Summerside has one of the PEIPLA Power Racks for Bench Only.
(Submitted by Terry Adams)
110 blv Greber
Moose Jaw - Unparalleled Performance Training Centre
361 Main St N, Moose Jaw, SK
Web: On Facebook
Cost: no drop in for single visit, $50 for 10 visit punch card, $25/month for High School Students, $40/month regular
Comments: Everything goes. 1 ER, 3 ER style racks, 1 power rack, 1 squat rack, 2 Eleiko powerlifting bar/plate sets, Q-Bar, Ivanko Bar, 2 Eleiko weightlifting bar/plate sets, more random rubber bumpers, more steel plates, more weightlifting bars(female and junior bars), more generic bars. 8 platforms in all, 7 w/ rubber for weightlifting/deadlifting. Pretty basic, nothing fancy.
(Submitted by Ryan Stinn)
Saskatoon - Iron Works Gym
#30-2105 8th Street South East
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan S7H 0T8
Phone: 1(306) 933-1959
Comments: 3 power racks; dumbbells up to 150lbs; bumper plates; home to competitive strongmen, powerlifters, and olympic weightlifters
(Submitted by Ryan Fowler)
Swift Current - Training Zone Fitness Centre
215 1 Avenue North, Swift Current, SK S9H2B3
Comments: The training zone is a small gym, not set up for powerlifting but the owner is more than accomidating if you want to train there. One squat rack and 2 benches. Chalk allowed if you clean up afterwards.
(Submitted by Ryan Fowler)
Weyburn - Olympia Fitness
1623 1st Ave NE
Comments: Olympia is a privately owned fitness center with a squat cage, 2 benches, more than enough weight and decent bars. An 8×8 platform has been set up in the gym and an ER rack with Ivanko bar are kept there. Chalk is allowed as long as it doesn't leave a mess. The owners have been excellent with incorporating powerlifting into the gym and have been willing to move things around and accomodate a platform and rack into their gym. This is a good place to train and powerlifters won't be given any hassle from staff or clients in the gym.
(Submitted by Ryan Fowler)