Lakeside Weightlifting is calling teams of weightlifters, powerlifters, crossfitters and strength and fitness enthusiasts to visit on the 5th April for a charity team event for @barbellsforboobs who raise money to support initiatives that increase awareness for keeping active, whilst supporting women living through breast cancer.
Book Your team in now HERE
@Barbellsforboobs – are an international non-profit organisation, providing education on the significant benefits of fitness, and support, to access responsible, and safe fitness instruction for those directly impacted by breast cancer.
The venue is Lakeside Weightlifting Club the first dedicated Olympic Weightlifting club and British Weightlifting Talent academy in Hampshire located in the beautiful Lakeside Country park, Eastleigh. Head Coach and organiser Lizzie says
As a female coach I engage and support women to participate in strength sports as a fantastic way to stay strong and be healthy; the club works alongside the popular @thisgirlcancampaign to promote health amongst girls and women locally and along the way we have met cancer survivors too. We feel this event is a perfect alignment of our community clubs values of participation for women in the sports of weightlifting and powerlifting and will bring attention to its value and benefits for those who are looking to remain active whilst undergoing treatment or recovering from Breast cancer too. We hope to support as many women (and men who support these women!) of the opportunities available to them.
The event will be for teams of 4 participants this can be all women or mixed combinations. Each team will pit themselves against each other by competing in 3 short workouts (more details below) to find the strongest and winning team.
Eleiko_UK the premier producer of quality barbell equipment worldwide supplied Lakeside weightlifting with a limited edition – Barbells for Boobs weightlifting Barbell and plate set in pink, purple, turquoise and pale blue. These are the only set in the UK and the clubs investment in the plates has contributed to the charity.
@eleiko_uk are supporting our event and we will be auctioning a sought after Eleiko weightlifting bar to help raise funds for the charity along with donating to the goodie bags for the participating teams.
The limited edition pictured above will be being used at this event for the teams to lift and raise awareness of the cause. Photographs will be available to lifters of their lifts on the day with the pink plates for small donations to charity.
Will you get pink plate PB’S on the day?
The final event format is to be released nearer the event but teams should prepare for and expect the following
Event 1 Max Snatch in 20 mins
Event 2 Barbell squat for reps in 10 mins (bodyweight equivalent on bar)
Event 3 Tug of war bonus round
Teams of 4 will compete across the day against each other
Teams will can register online now HERE £25 per person including lunch (Full team=£100) with the proceeds going to charity. Please also follow our Facebook event page to keep up with developments.
Donations are welcomed for the event using the team fund-raising page https://fundraise.barbellsforboobs.org/team/lakeside-weightlifting-barbell-4-boobs Or on Facebook fundraiser – https://www.facebook.com/donate/205684713875611/