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  • Non-Profit 501(c)(3) for Youth Strength & Conditioning

  • Youth Olympic Weightlifting Classes

  • Training for Multi-Sport Athletes & Competition Team

  • No Experience required, Ages 6-18

  • Strength & Fitness technique & Development

  • USA Weightlifting Certified Coaching

  • Click "Sign Up Today" for class info., times and pricing

Open to Youth of All Levels: Intro to Competitive

Come As You Are -- No Experience Necessary


Edwin Johnson

  • National USA Weightlifting Coach

  • 20 years of competition impacting lives of youth

  • 🥈 Silver Medal at the Masters Olympic Weightlifting World Cup in the 73kg weight class, qualifying for both the USA Masters Nationals & Masters Worlds -- a significant lifetime achievement.  

  • Coached multiple USA National Gold/Silver/Bronze Athletes in Weightlifting

  • Head Coach for Youth IWF Olympic Weightlifting World Team Member (Team USA)

  • Coached  Wrestling & Gymnastics for 11 years

  • Coached 2 Junior US National qualified wrestlers, 3 NCS placed wrestlers,  2019, 2023 and 2024 USA Olympic Weightlifting Youth National Champions

  • Awarded 3rd Best Lifting Team Female U13 at 2022 USA Youth Weightlifting Nationals

  • Awarded 2nd in 4 Team Categories at 2024 USA Youth Weightlifting Nationals

  • Certifications

    • USA Weightlifting L2 Certification

    • Crossfit L1 Trainer Certification

    • Bachelors, Computer Science, San Francisco State Univ.

  • Trained under seasoned Coaches:

    • Crossfit Coach Kelly Starrett

    • Olympian Oscar Chaplin 

    • USA International Weightlifting coach David Brown

Athletic Director

Michael helton


  • USA Weightlifting L1 Certified Coach

  • CrossFit l1 Trainer


Garrett Allen


  • 2023 🏅WSO CA North Central Championships

  • USA Weightlifting L1 Certified Coach & former High School Track Athlete

  • Coaching Youth classes ranging from 6 to 18yrs since 2021

  • Student of History of Olympic Weightlifting

  • Attending Diablo Valley College, studying Sciences 

  • Former Boy Scout

  • History

    • Former Youth Weightlifting competitor

    • Current Junior (College) Level Competitor


Kimberly Wiese


  • USA Weightlifting Level 2 Certified Coach  

  • 2023 🏅USA Youth National Champion

    • ​🏅Snatch,🏅Clean & Jerk

  • 2023 Youth World Team & Team USA for Pan Am’s

  • 2023 American Open Series 1 Youth Champion

    • 🏅 Snatch ​🏅 Clean & Jerk

  • 2022 🥈North American Open Series Finals​

    • 🥉Snatch,🥈Clean & Jerk

  • 2022 🏅North American Open Series 2 Youth Champion​

    • 🏅 Snatch ​🏅 Clean & Jerk

  • 2022 🥈 USA Youth National  Silver Medalist

    • 🏅Snatch,🥈 Clean & Jerk

  • 2022 🥉North American Open Series 1 Youth Bronze

    • 🏅Snatch, 🥉Clean & Jerk 

  • 2021 🥉​ USA Youth National Bronze Medalist

    • 🥈 Snatch,🥉 Clean & Jerk

  • 2019 🏅 San Diego International Open ​Champion​

    • 🥈 Snatch,🏅 Clean & Jerk

  • 2019 🏅USA Youth National Champion

    • ​🏅Snatch,🥈Clean & Jerk

  • 2018 5th Place USA Youth Nationals​

  • History

    • Current Youth Weightlifting competitor

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Kason luu

Jr. assistant COACH

  • USA Weightlifting L1 Certified Coach

  • 2022 🥉 AO1 snatch bronze medalist

  • 2023 🏅AO2 snatch, clean and jerk, and total gold medalist

  • 2021-2023 Youth National competitor

  • 2022-2023 Youth AO Finals competitor

  • 2024 🥉 Youth National Bronze Medalist



Competition Team

We also provide a competition team which aims to not only grow in practice, but also perform on the local and national stage.  By doing this, we feel athletes are provided with the opportunities to learn how to celebrate accomplishments, and more importantly learn how to get better when they don't meet their own expectations.  Pursuit of this goal is a foundation in which young adults can draw from as they face life challenges.  Drawing from experience of being on stage, at times with stage lighting, TV cameras, and hundreds in the audience but yet performing at their peak performance, these youth can take on any public forum with confidence of how to perform at a high level under stress.



Athletic Director

(925) 452-7076

2411 Old Crow Canyon Rd, Suite O 

San Ramon, CA 94583


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