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Old 06-09-2009, 07:11 AM   #1
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Default Olympic Lifting in Philadelphia

I'm moving to philly in august to go to school and I have been unable to find any gym which has an olympic lifting platform or even bumper plates. I was wondering if anyone knew of a gym in philly which would have those things.

I'd go to a crossfit gym but I don't want to do crossfit classes exclusively.
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Old 06-09-2009, 11:08 AM   #2
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If you're able to drive a bit, East Coast Gold has a training center in Moorestown. There's also IronSport gym in Glenolden. Have you posted anything on GoHeavy.com?
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Old 06-09-2009, 11:09 AM   #3
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IronSport Gym
505 S. Chester Pike
Glenolden, PA 19036
610-237-3840

Owner: Steve Pulcinella (Pro Strongman, Pro Highland Games)

http://www.ironsport.com
Listed as a satellite gym for East Coast Gold (a very large mid-Atlantic weightlifting club). Google says its a 22 minute drive from the heart of Philadelphia.


Edit: Emily beat me to it! Haha.
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Old 06-09-2009, 02:04 PM   #4
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Sorry to intrude on your post David but I have a similar issue because I'll be going to school in Washington this fall and was also looking for a gym with Olympic weightlifting equipment and coaches in that area. Hope you don't mind sharing the thread.
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Old 06-09-2009, 02:41 PM   #5
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Washington state? What part? If you're in Seattle, Sand Point Gym is a good option. Thrush is a bit further south, I think in Sumner. Don't know what's on the East side of the state.
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Old 06-09-2009, 05:55 PM   #6
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Thanks emily and patrick. I'm not sure i'll be able to make it out there since i won't have my car. Hopefully i'll be able to find somewhere closer in to the city but if not i'm sure i'll find a way over to ironmind.

Matthieu - if you are going to be in DC this fall and not washington state let me know.
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Old 06-09-2009, 08:57 PM   #7
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David, I train at the club in Moorestown, and will say it's a really fantastic place to train. Individual coaching and programming for $20 a month can't really be beat. I live in Princeton, and drive 40 minutes each way to train there.
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Hey David-
We have Oly lifting platforms at our box and only minutes from Philly right over the Ben Franklin Bridge on Route 38 in Pennsauken. In fact we have quite a few members that come over from Philly that I'm sure could easily drive you over. Feel free to shoot me an email or give me a call.
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Old 06-10-2009, 09:58 AM   #9
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Thanks steve
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Old 06-11-2009, 07:26 AM   #10
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David, I train at the club in Moorestown, and will say it's a really fantastic place to train. Individual coaching and programming for $20 a month can't really be beat. I live in Princeton, and drive 40 minutes each way to train there.
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Is the $20 only for coaching or programming or does everyone who train there have to pay the fee?
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