Powerlifting and Afterburn Barbell Club
Afterburn has reinvented the gym experience through its amazing and strong community. Unlike other commercial gyms who may ask you to “be a little more quiet”, we encourage lifters through our supportive members who won’t hold themselves from screaming “UP”! The core values of Intensity, Efficiency, Effectiveness, Sustainability and Togetherness created an environment that ultimately captivated people from various athletic backgrounds.
Who is Barbell
Why it was created
Our mission statement is to “build a strong community through competitive and recreational barbell training, to provide a positive and inclusive training atmosphere, and to compete as a team in sanctioned Powerlifting meets.” This statement gives us direction when making decisions about the club. When the club is faced with a difficult choice , we ask ourselves “how does this further our goals and relate to our mission statement?” Powerlifting is a sport of building. In many cases, the greatest Powerlifters are the ones who contribute the most to the sport and the community off the platform.
Notable events, wins
Our members have accumulated quite a few accolades throughout the years. Every year they send dozens of athletes to compete at the provincial and national level. In 2018 they took best team at provincials! They have set several national records and with members taking the podium every year. With every national title comes the opportunity for our elite members to represent Afterburn at the World Championships to compete againsts the best lifters across the globe.
Who to contact
If you’re interested for something more, email us at to apply to become part of our competitive team.