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Try It Free!

Optional, but recommended, a free trial class is a chance to check out our facility and meet our coaches and community prior to parting with any of your hard-earned cash! Athletes can drop in to any of our scheduled Oly group classes. If you’ve attended coached Olympic Weightlifting sessions regularly for more than 6 months, you will be able to fully participate in the session; if you’re new to weightlifting, you’re welcome to observe, meet us, and ask us any questions you might have.

Private Intro Course

$300 for 3 private sessions.

If you’re new to Olympic Weightlifting or have never been coached, we ask that you complete three private introductory sessions before proceeding to group class. These sessions will teach you the basics of Olympic Weightlifting, ensure that you’re moving safely and with good form, and set you up for success in the group setting!

Group Classes

See membership pricing below.

Experienced athletes (who have attended coached Olympic Weightlifting sessions regularly for more than 6 months) may begin any Tuesday at 7:30pm. You don’t need to be a master, but you should be familiar with the lifts and have a firm grasp of the basics (e.g. squatting.)

Group Class Schedule

Tuesday & Thursday

7:30pm – 9:00pm


9:00am – 11:00am


11:00am – 1:00pm Open Gym
(for making up a missed class)

Request A Private Intro

Our private intro course is a set of three one-on-one sessions with a member of our coaching staff. It is designed to teach you the basics of Olympic Weightlifting, ensure that you are moving safely, and set you up for success in our group classes.

To request an intro course, please tell us a little more about what you're looking for and when you're available!

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Membership Options

Athlete Development

$ 259

Monthly Recurring
  • Unlimited classes
  • Supplemental individualized programming
  • Month-to-month contract
  • Access to Sunday Open Gym time to make up missed sessions
  • Access to daily Open Gym time to complete supplemental programming
  • Includes locker rental (subject to availability)

10-Class Card

$ 250

$25 per class
  • 10 Olympic Weightlifting classes
  • Expires after 1 year


$ 30

$30 per class
  • 1 Olympic Weightlifting class
  • Expires after 1 week

Frequently Asked Questions

What kind of fitness level do I need to start?

There is absolutely no minimum fitness level required to begin training with us.  You just need the intention to give it your best, and the ability to set aside your ego and work hard.  Clear eyes, full hearts. That’s it.

Can I cancel at any time?

All of our monthly memberships auto-renew for convenience, but the commitment is month-to-month.  We don’t do contracts: you can cancel at the end of any month.

Can I skip the intro course?

Existing Olympic weightlifters who have been taking class regularly at another location for at least 6 months may proceed directly to group classes.

Is Olympic Weightlifting dangerous?

In short: no more than any other physical pursuit, whether it’s running, playing soccer, or even yoga!  There is an inherent risk to participating in any physical activity, and injuries do sometimes happen.  However, the benefits of physical activity far outweigh the risk of participation.

We are dedicated to keeping our athletes safe. Our coaches are always keeping a close eye on form and making sure everyone is moving well.  We are not a “no quitting” gym: if something hurts or is otherwise wrong, we will pull you out of the workout.

Our coaches strike the difficult balance between pushing athletes who need motivation, and pulling back athletes who are pushing themselves to the point of injury.

Do you offer any discounts?

Yes! We offer a 10% discount to the following athletes —

NYPD, FDNY, EMS, Armed Forces
Full time student* or full time teacher
Family Discount (10% off each additional family member)

Please note that discounts can’t be combined.

* Must show ID and class schedule OR certificate of enrollment specifying full-time status of at least 12 credit hours.

What’s Olympic Weightlifting?

Olympic Weightlifting is the study of the three contested Olympic lifts: the snatch, the clean, and the jerk.  Mastery of these movements requires exquisite body control, strength, and power, and is a lifelong journey.

Why Olympic Weightlifting?

Olympic Weightlifting has a unique ability to develop an athlete’s explosive power, control of external objects, and mastery of critical motor recruitment patterns. The lifts are highly technical and require a mixture of power, speed, flexibility, agility, and accuracy that translate very well into other sporting pursuits.

Why Brooklyn Barbell?

You have quite a few options for getting and staying in shape these days. Why choose us? Here are a few reasons!


Our coaches are professionals who have dedicated their careers to the accumulation of knowledge about the human body and all the amazing athletic things of which it is capable. They are here to guide you on your health and fitness journey with the highest standards and utmost integrity and care.


We’re here to help you reach your fitness goals, and to guide you towards long term health and happiness. We meet you where you are, taking into account your experience level, how often you work out, your age, what you’re eating, how you’re sleeping, how much stress you’re under, what your movement patterns look like, and what mobility restrictions you have. We aim to get you fit and healthy now, and keep you fit and healthy for a lifetime. And don’t worry, we haven’t forgotten about looking better naked: that’s a fortunate side-effect!