Southern California Weightlifting Club

Southern California Weightlifting Club was established in 2014 by Chris Amenta with one goal in mind: creating a positive and encouraging atmosphere for everyone interested in Olympic Weightlifting. SoCal Weightlifting is a community where individuals come together to improve their lives every single day. We create a motivating atmosphere that is conducive for success across all ages and levels of fitness.

Check out a podcast with us by Crush Your Goals below!

 

What they're saying about us...

"Great gym for weightlifters... I knew when I moved to OC that I would join their gym. Staff knows what they're doing, and coaching is fantastic!" - Eric P. (March 2017)

"Chris and the other coaches are very knowledgable in the sport and have helped me to start fixing a lot of my bad habits I've picked up over the years." - Charles L. (December 2016)

"If you are looking to learn how to properly perform Olympic lifts... you MUST come into this gym" - Luke T. (January 2017)

"I have been lifting with this club for about 7 months now and previously did CrossFit for about 1.5 years. In my 7 months with SoCal I received better, more accurate and insightful ways on how to adjust and improve my technique than my 1.5 years at CrossFit" - Kayla K. (November 2)

"I was just a recent college grad who wanted to get into weightlifting and had no idea how the process worked. I called some big local weightlifting teams around Southern California and SoCal Weightlifting Club was the only one who called me back and not only gave me the information I needed, but graciously accepted me onto the team. Now I am headed to a U25 National Meet thanks to their help! And don't sweat it if you can't make it out there. They have a killer online program that allows me to train remotely from Riverside. I film all my lifts and send them to Chris and get immediate feedback. If you want to get stronger with a great group of people, this is your gym." - Matt O. (September 2016)


Competitive Team Training

Interested in excelling in the sport through competition? 

Receive personalized programming to get
you to the national level.

SoCal winning Best Team and Best Women's Team at the 2018 Double Barrel Open Weightlifting Meet

SoCal winning Best Team and Best Women's Team at the 2018 Double Barrel Open Weightlifting Meet

Personal Training

1-on-1 Coaching = faster results

Specifically tailored program designed around what you need

Joziah Johns (15 yo) winning a National Championship at the 2017 Youth Nationals

Joziah Johns (15 yo) winning a National Championship at the 2017 Youth Nationals

Youth Development
Program

Long-term systematic approach in the development of athletic excellence

Introduce young athletes to fundamental motor skills & training methodologies

Avoid injuries & athlete burnout through proper training & coaching

Brogan (10 yo), Chris, and Steele (12 yo) at the Trojan Weightlifting Meet in October 2017

Brogan (10 yo), Chris, and Steele (12 yo) at the Trojan Weightlifting Meet in October 2017

Remote Coaching

Want to train with SoCal Weightlifting but cant make it to the gym everyday? 

Our Remote Coaching allows you to follow the team programming & receive the benefits of being in our club

Weekly Check-ins & Video Analysis included

SoCal Weightlifting Club, remote and local athletes, coming together to host the 2017 Summer Classic Weightlifting Meet

SoCal Weightlifting Club, remote and local athletes, coming together to host the 2017 Summer Classic Weightlifting Meet