The South Brooklyn Weightlifting Club (SBWC) was founded in 2010 in Red Hook, Brooklyn by Paulie Steinman. It is the oldest strictly dedicated powerlifting and weightlifting gym in the the 5 boroughs of New York City. In 2012 we moved to Gowanus, Brooklyn and we have been here ever since. In the summer of 2018 we moved/expanded yet again to a vastly improved space that is located across the street from where our home had been for 6.5 years. SBWC is also a USA Weightlifting registered Weightlifting Club and a USA Powerlifting certified Regional Training Center.
At its core, SBWC is a local and independently owned private gym that specializes in strength and conditioning through participation in the barbell sports of powerlifting and weightlifting. Our system is simple and our model has been specifically proven to work since the inception of SBWC. By no means did we invent barbell training, but we are continuously striving to streamline and improve the way that we all (need to) train to get better and stronger. Machines, gimmicks, and hard sales pitches are replaced by a diverse, knowledgeable, and friendly coaching staff. We tend to let our facility, coaching, and experience do the selling.
Over the years SBWC has developed a distinct ability to train anyone interested in improving their lives through barbell sports. This includes ages 8 to 80 and any and all genders and skill levels. We have the expertise to work with absolute beginners to seasoned world champions. We can also work with lifters who are coming back from an injury and those who need to first build their strength before they put a barbell on their back. We help our members achieve their goals by training them in small, coached semi-private groups of up to 10 lifters. The lifter to coach ratio is generally no more than 5:1. Ultimately there is nothing like SBWC and you must truly experience it in person to even begin to get a sense of what you have been missing. Please contact us to learn what starting path is best for you!