Women’s Weightlifting Clinic

Olympic Weightlifting Clinic

Women’s Weightlifting Clinic   Pittsburgh ladies! Do you want to learn weightlifting but are unsure where to start? This Saturday on National “Try Weightlifting Day” we are hosting a FREE women’s weightlifting clinic.   When is it? Saturday, April 24th from 12-2 PM. What is it? We will go over the fundamentals of the two…

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PFP Trainer Spotlight: Marisa Galli

Get to know our PFP trainers! This week, we're featuring both PFP trainer and Athlete, Marisa Galli, B.S. Exercise Science.

Hi everyone, my name is Marisa and I am a trainer, instructor, and coach at PFP!  I work one on one with clients, teach group exercise classes, and coach weightlifting for our barbell club athletes.  My training method focuses on moving from basics to the barbell.  I remember how exciting it was for me to…

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Being Brave: Finding Your Inner Strength

Bravery is not the absence of fear, but recognizing fear and acting anyway. How do you practice being brave and finding your inner strength?

Being Brave. Full Disclosure: I didn’t finish my workout yesterday. I did about half of it, looked at the rest of my workout, then the rest of the week’s workouts, got overwhelmed and called it a day. It may have been one of the first times, in a long time, I let the gravity of…

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When Training Stops Being Enjoyable

Your experience in fitness as a whole should be enjoyable - if you're not having a good time, you should probably do something else.

This blog was originally written for the PFP Barbell Club. I have been competing in the sport of weightlifting for about 5 years now and coaching for the better part of 4. I am a big believer in training being “Process Driven”. If we can focus on the process of getting better then the results will…

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Enjoy this year in review of the PFP Barbell Club!

In our first post of the new year I wanted to take a look back and review the year we had at PFP Barbell. We went through a lot of growth and changes last year. From coaching changes, joining East Coast Gold, and holding our first weightlifting meet the gym, the team transformed and was…

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Four Goals for Training

It's hard to stay motivated when you can't beat your PR - try approaching each session with these four goals for training in mind.

When we start as weightlifters, Personal Records can be a weekly or daily occurrence. However, once the PR Party stops we must work harder to stay interested and engaged as athletes. The same can be said for any kind of fitness training. It’s hard to stay excited when you can’t beat your mile time. Or…

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