What is Atlanta Women’s Barbell Club?
ATL Women's Barbell Club is an all women’s barbell club based out of Atlanta Barbell. The club was created by Alex Beasley: both a lifter and experienced coach on a mission to grow a community of strong women. The club operates in 8 week cycles, meets on your schedule, and includes a mock powerlifting meet at the conclusion of the cycle to test your relative maximums in all of the lifts. The clubs are small, with members ranging from 2 to 8 members per club, which allows for a coach’s eyes to be on you during all of your sets. Each member will receive individual programming and coaching, a community of like-minded female lifters, and a gym to do it in.
Why should I get strong?
Getting stronger has a number of health benefits including building stronger tissues that are more resistant to injury, increased bone density, and more freedom to move around and complete everyday tasks like carrying groceries, keeping up with your kids, putting bags in the overhead compartment of an airplane, or climbing stairs. There are also very potent and important psychological benefits of getting stronger as well: increased confidence, discipline, and motivation as well as a powerful way to work on building a healthy body image.
Where does the club meet?
The ATL Women's Barbell Club meets inside of Atlanta Barbell in Decatur, GA.
Who are the coaches?
The ATL Women's Barbell Club coaches are Alex Beasley & Amy Pingel. Read more about them here!
Do I need to have lifting experience?
Nope! Most of our members have never touched a barbell in their lives, and the club is structured to teach all levels of lifters. All lifters start by learning the 4 main lifts together on the first two classes, allowing lifters with training differences to make the most amount of progress possible while remaining on a level playing field.
Is there an age requirement or limit?
Nope! We aim to foster a community of likeminded lifters who come together to all reach one end goal: getting stronger. No matter what, coaching is personalized based on individual training needs.
Do I need equipment?
A drive to get stronger is the only true “equipment” that you need. However, we recommend investing in a pair of lifting shoes and a belt if you plan to make strength training a part of your future. More information about equipment is available to members upon joining, including recommendations and options for all types of budgets.
When does the club meet?
Each club is 8 weeks long. We have several options available to fit your schedule & they often change to accommodate clientele. Check our schedule page for more info!
What type of clubs are available to join?
We currently have three types of membership available. The first is for our full price membership, which is a club that runs for 8 weeks (24 workouts), meets at every workout, and concludes with a mock powerlifting meet at the end of the 8 weeks. Membership to this type of club covers your gym fee, all equipment required to train, and personalized workouts delivered through True Coach at no additional fee. This type of membership option is always available - there will always be clubs offered at this tier at varying times during the week.
The second membership option is for a discounted club. This type of membership is not always available - it is only released as part of a special deal & meets at special times. These clubs are marked as discounted options when you register - if it doesn’t say that it is a discount club option, it is our regular membership. It includes all of the above just at a discounted price. Registration to these clubs often fill up fast when they are released so make sure you stay apprised on these via our Instagram or Facebook!
The third membership option is a once-a-week, Saturday morning class. Though your programming will operate in 8 week strength cycles, this class meets on a rolling basis so there is no set end date. You can join this club and roll with it for as long as you’d like! This option is perfect for ladies who live further from the gym or can’t commit to meeting 3x’s/week. Two other workouts will be provided to be completed on your own during the week so you can train both on your own and in class. This is the only club option that requires an assessment through private session with Coach Alex. You must meet for an assessment of your lifting skill before joining this class - contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions or would like to schedule an assessment!
How much does joining a club cost?
Our regular full-price membership is $450/8 weeks, the discount club option is $375/8 weeks, & our Saturday only class is $150/month. The Saturday class is the only option that bills on a monthly basis - there are no contracts involved so you can cancel at any time, but billing is recurring in the absence of notice.
We understand that making these payments up front is often difficult, so we are more than happy to work with you by splitting the payment into 2 or finding a billing situation that works better for you! If you need special accommodation, please contact email@example.com & we will do our best to work with you.
How can I join?
If you are interested in joining, please fill out this registration form. Our team will then contact you to gather some more information from you & confirm your registration to your selected club or your position on a waitlist!