Olympic and Power lifts have become synonymous with high level performance and conditioning. They are excellent for developing speed, acceleration, coordination and power, components of fitness which are highly sought after. However it is not just elite level athletes who can benefit from learning and training in the Olympic and Power Lifts, everybody can benefit from learning the lifts and their progressions. The Olympic/ Power Weight Lifting Course is a 2 day instructional course aimed at teaching personal trainers, teachers, instructors and sport coaches the theory and practical application behind performing and teaching the Olympic and Power Lifts. By the end of the 2 day course, participants will not only be able to perform the Olympic / Power Lifts, they will be able to instruct them.

Course Date Options:

December 5 – December 6, 2015
February 13 – February 14, 2016
June 11 – June 12, 2016
September 17 – September 18, 2016

Course Time: 9am – 5pm
Cost: $595 + GST

Please place a $250 deposit to secure your spot. You can continue to make payments as long as your balance is paid in full four weeks prior to the course or you will forfeit your spot.

Location: Strive High Performance Centre, 7475 Flint Road SE, Calgary
Resources Required: Athletic Gear, Personal Meal
Event Coordinator: Strive Fitness and Athletics: (587) 333-6448
Event / Instructional Leaders:

Anton Joseph

Widely accepted as one of Canada’s most sought after strength conditioning coaches, Anton Joseph has helped thousands of individuals achieve their goals while also helping them enjoy the experience. This award winning coach has over 25 years of practical experience in the health and wellness industry along with degrees in Kinesiology, Business and Coaching. He is the coach of choice to hundreds of professional and college athletes including members of the Calgary Flames, Toronto Maple Leafs, New Jersey Devils and the Calgary Stampeders as well as members of the Canadian Junior Hockey Team and Olympic athletes. Anton is founder of Strive Fitness and Athletics, Canada’s leading fitness and sport training organization. As an industry recognized author, speaker and health expert, Anton has many credits to his name including:
Television: X-Weighted (Life Network), A-Channel, Global Television
Print: Calgary Herald, Calgary Sun, Fitness Business Canada, Fitness Trainer Canada
Radio: CBC

A few of the professional athletes who have been trained by Anton include:

Gary Roberts, Joe Nieuwendyk, Dany Heatley, Brad Isbister, Brian McCabe, Martin St. Louis, Corey Stillman, Chris Dingman, Joel Bouchard, Wayne McBean, James Patrick, Claude Vilgrain, Ken Sutton, Cale Hulse, Ron Stern, Chris Wells, Garret Stroshein, Joel Otto, Trevor Kidd, Dana Murzyn, Doug Houda, Marty Murray, Ryan Getzlaf, Braydon Coburn, Sandy McCarthy, Hayley Wickenhiser, Levi Nelson

Mark Dewit, Alondra Johnson, Allen Pitts, Jackie Kellogg, Scott Diebert, Srecko Zizakovic, Jason Clemett, Matt Finlay, Chris Burns, PeeWee Smith, Marvin Pope, Lubo Zizakovic

Owen Hargreaves

Avi Silverberg

Avi Silverberg is a 3-time World Team athlete, bronze medalist at the 2010 World Bench Press Championships, two-time Overall National Bench Press Champion, National Bench Press Record Holder, and member of the Canadian Powerlifting Union Hall of Fame.
Avi’s coaching resume includes being named twice as the Head Coach for Team Canada Powerlifting; coaching the 2012 World Bench Press Team and 2013 World Junior/Sub-Junior Team. Both teams combined produced six podium finishes. Avi has also coached seven National Champions, who have achieved a total of 17 National records.

Avi puts a strong emphasis on the science behind sport performance.  Avi is a Master of Science candidate in Kinesiology, researching the impacts of elite-level powerlifting on the aging process. Throughout this research Avi has contributed to the body of knowledge on long term athletic development and exercise science.

Avi also has a strong commitment to the development of powerlifting and the sport generally. To this end, he is a member of the Alberta Powerlifting Union Executive Committee, a provincial-level referee, and director of many local and provincial powerlifting competitions.

In addition to Avi’s education and credentials in powerlifting, he is also NCCP Level 1 Trained in Olympic Weightlifting.