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Luke Etheridge Beginners Olympic Lifting Course

Exciting news!  With a view to starting our own weight lifting club, we’re running a 6-week introductory course for Olympic Lifting.  Coached by Luke Etheridge who has been ranked #2 in the UK overall in his weight category, and who is a Level 2 Weightlifting Coach, you will be in good hands as you learn the techniques needed and how to correctly perform the component lifts to help you along.

12th January – 19th February 2019

9.30am – 12.30pm every week

You’re in amazing hands

Luke was the English Champion in 2017 and British Silver Medalist with PB’s of 150kg Snatch and 180kg Clean and Jerk.  He was a Weightlifter for 7 years, competing in 2 weight categories.  He is a Level 3 PT and a Level 2 Weight Lifting Coach with years of competitive and coaching experience behind him.

What is Olympic Weightlifting?

Often referred to as just Weightlifting, Olympic lifting comprises of 2 lifts:

Clean and Jerk


This course is open to anyone who can commit to Saturday mornings 9.30am-12.30pm – for 6 weeks; and will be half price to Hangar members. The cost is:

  • £40 members
  • £80 non-members

We have a limited number of 8 spaces for this course.

What to expect

  • By the end of the course, you will be able to perform the 2 lifts with competence, with at least a 15kg or 20kg bar and possibly with additional weights added
  • Following the course, you will be able to continue your training at The Hangar as we introduce regular Weightlifting classes
  • Huge increase in explosive power and strength
  • A new hobby!

Here’s Luke in action at the British Championships:

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