Barbell Club

  • 9 Members
  • 4 Membership Types Available

About Group

Welcome to the University of Leeds Barbell Club; the strongest club on campus and YNEPF Northern Universities Champions 17' & 18'. We host training for Powerlifting, Weightlifting, Strongman and Sports Conditioning. These sessions are aimed at both complete beginners and competitive lifters. We also support CrossFit, Bodybuilding and General Fitness as a social society. If you go to the gym or are interested in any strength sport, then this is the society to be in! We will be at the Sports Welcome Fair on Wednesday 22nd September 10am-4pm in the Edge, so please come along and speak to our committee members to find out more about the society.


Our ‘give it a go’ sessions will be running on the following dates. Information on how to sign up for these will be posted on our socials soon. Please purchase the free GIAG membership to be able to attend GIAG sessions.

Powerlifting - Monday 27th September 12-2pm @ The Edge

Weightlifting - Tuesday 28th September 12-2pm @ The Edge

Weightlifting - Wednesday 29th September 12-2pm @ Implexus Gym

Powerlifting - Wednesday 29th September 2-4pm @ Implexus Gym

Strongman & Sports Conditioning - Friday 1st October 1-3pm @ Implexus Gym


We welcome everyone interested to come to our first 2 free socials of the year. Socials are typically on Wednesdays or Saturdays each week and the rest of our social calendar will be posted on our socials soon. You can register your interest to these on our Facebook group.

Thursday 23rd September 7:30pm - Welcome Seminar (Room 5, LUU), followed by a drink at Terrace

Wednesday 29th September 8pm - Revolution Electric Press, followed by Mischief at The Warehouse


Our training schedule is as follows. Our Edge sessions take place in the weightlifting room on the left as you walk in. Implexus Gym is a top-spec powerlifting and strongman gym located in LS12 2QG. You don’t need to be a member of these gyms to access training, just a full member of the society. You will be able to sign up to training sessions through the links posted on our socials each Sunday evening at 6pm. Training will commence WC 4th October.

Monday 12-2pm Powerlifting @ The Edge

Tuesday 12-2pm Weightlifting @ The Edge

Wednesday 12-2pm Weightlifting @ Implexus Gym

Wednesday 2-4pm Powerlifting @ Implexus Gym

Friday 1-3pm Strongman & Sports Conditioning @ Implexus Gym

Saturday 2-4pm Open Session @ Implexus Gym


Our full membership is £50 (which is an absolute steal for what you get) for the whole year and our social membership is £25. Our full membership includes all the perks below and the social membership includes only access to socials and seminars.

To purchase a full membership please first purchase a £25 ‘standard membership’ (which is the social membership), then purchase a £25 ‘year training upgrade membership’. The standard membership is just your social membership so you will need to purchase the training upgrade in addition to be able to attend training and competitions.

What perks do you get for joining the society with the full membership?

  • Access to 6 coached training sessions per week at the Edge and Implexus Gym with British Weightlifting and Powerlifting qualified coaches.
  • Free transport to Wednesday training at Implexus Gym. (Ubers from the Parkinson Building steps at 12pm and 2pm).
  • Access to our Power Bars, SSB and weightlifting training bars & plates to use during your own training at the Edge and Implexus.
  • You are part of a British Powerlifting Approved Club - this gets you 10% off entry fees to competitions and a discounted rate on Eleiko kit.
  • Free entry to our 2 internal PL & WL competitions.
  • Access & discounted entry to the YNEPF Northern Universities and BP British Universities Championships competitions as part of the UoL team.
  • Support at BUCs Weightlifting and Parapowerlifting as a UoL team member.
  • Access to exclusive UoL Barbell team kit.
  • Access to a folder of free generalised programming. (Personalised programming/coaching is available at an extra cost from one of our team coaches.)
  • Access to weekly socials throughout the year (including pub crawls, bar tabs, club nights and a variety of sober socials).
  • Access to a variety of seminars, on topics such as competing, nutrition and programming, put on throughout the year.
  • Access to our society group chat - only active members will be accepted into the group.
  • And finally, access to a club which thrives on a friendly and supportive atmosphere, with a 50/50 gender split and is designed for complete beginners and competitive athletes.

Remember to follow us at University of Leeds Barbell Club on Facebook and @LeedsBarbell on Instagram!

We look forward to seeing you at our welcome seminar, GIAG’s and social events. Stay strong 💪🏼

Group Memberships

Standard Membership

For University of Leeds students.

Expires on 31 August 2022

Affiliate Membership

For students at other universities in Leeds, and University of Leeds alumni.

Expires on 31 August 2022

Public Membership

For members of the public approved by LUU.

Expires on 31 August 2022

Group Events

Welcome Seminar

Come along to our welcome seminar at to find out more about the society and meet the committee and o...


Group Barbell Club

Venue TBC

Time 7:30PM

Date Thu 23 Sep

Group Files and Downloads

Barbell Club Constitution 2021

Uploaded 29 August 2021

Code of Good Practice 2021

Uploaded 29 August 2021

Code of Conduct 2021

Uploaded 29 August 2021

Social Guidelines 2021

Uploaded 29 August 2021

Covid Risk Assessment

Uploaded 5 September 2021

Committee Team

  • Gabriel Rowland


  • Luke Easton


  • Rebekah Day


  • William Poulter

    Social Media Secretary

  • Misha Behr

    Social Secretary

  • George Wright