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Olympic Weightlifting in North York

Snatch More. Clean More. Jerk More.

LPS Athletic Centre in North York works with all age groups and abilities, ranging from kids to adults and beginners to elite level athletes.

Our methodology is to train our athletes moving through proper full ranges of motion, coach and build proper lifting technique, and then get them strong and explosive in which we call Xplosion Training™.

Watch Maya Laylor’s story below on CBC as she aims to represent Canada at the 2020 Olympics.

BEGINNERS TO INTERMEDIATE
JOIN WEIGHTLIFTING TEAM

LPS OLYMPIC WEIGHTLIFTING PRINCIPLES

TRAIN HARD

We’re a community of athletes that push each other to be better each and every day. We have fun, but we work hard. We cheer for each other and strive to be the best in class.

TRAIN FREQUENTLY

Commitment will get you started, consistency will help you finish. We set you up with coaching, programming and techniques with long term views for long term successes in and out of weightlifting.

TRAIN HEAVY

Technique is paramount. Once your skill develops over time and you are able to have proper positions, you’ll earn the right to lift heavy. And boy do we lift heavy!

TRAIN TO FULL ROM

Training to full range of motion is utmost importance to us. Weightlifting is the ability to display movement, strength and explosiveness in the proper full ranges of motion.

BEGINNERS TO INTERMEDIATE WEIGHTLIFTING

Are you looking to improve your Olympic weightlifting technique and gain strength, speed and power at the same time? No matter what your experience level, beginner to advanced, this coaching program is designed to maximize your potential.

Month to Month

$275per month
  • One (1) Coached Group Training Every Saturday
  • Monthly Programming
  • Unlimited Access to Open Gym Hours
  • LPS SmartApp Tracking
  • Access to LPS Community

Annual Commitment

$225per month
  • One (1) Coached Group Training Every Saturday
  • Monthly Programming
  • Unlimited Access to Open Gym Hours
  • LPS SmartApp Tracking
  • Access to LPS Community

First-time participants must go through an introductory coaching & assessment session ($80) prior to starting their plan. Each group class is limited to maximum 6 participants.

Private coaching are available upon request.

MEET OUR COACHES

Maya Laylor Olympic Weightlifting Coach

Maya is the current female Senior Olympic Weightlifting champion of Ontario in 69kg class and is a four-time Ontario Junior Champion and held the title of 2014 Senior Champion in Canada in the 75kg class. As a part of the Canadian Junior Weightlifting team, she competed in both the 2014 and 2015 World Junior Championships, held in Kazan, Russia and Wroclaw, Poland respectively.

2018 Ontario Senior Championships-Gold Medal in 75kg, broke 1 record.
2016 Ontario Senior Championships–Gold Medal in 69kg
2016 Winterlift–Gold Medal, broke 3 records
2015 Ontario Junior Championship–broke 2 snatch records
2015 Hookgrip Spartakiad in Philadelphia, PA–Silver Medal in Snatch and Total, Bronze in Clean & Jerk
2015 Junior Worlds in Wroclaw, Poland–5th
2015 Variety Village Open–Gold Medal, Best Female Lifter,broke Ontario Junior record
2015 Canadian Junior Championship–Gold Medal
2014 Ontario Junior Championship–Gold Medal
2014 Ray Hamilton Classic—Gold Medal
2014 World Junior Championships in Kazan, Russia, member of the Canadian Junior Team
2014 Toronto Supershow—Gold Medal 2014 Canadian Senior Championships—Gold Medal, broke 3 Ontario Junior and 1 Ontario Senior records

2014 Ontario Senior Championships—Gold Medal
2014 Canadian Junior Championships—Silver Medal
2013 Ontario Scholastics Championships—Gold Medal
2013 Toronto Supershow—Gold Medal
2013 Canadian Senior Championships—Gold Medal and Set 3 new Youth Records
2013 Ontario Junior Championships—Gold Medal
2013 Ontario Open—Gold Medal 2013 Canadian Junior Championships—Silver Medal
2012 Ontario Junior Championships—Gold Medal and Best Female Lifter Award
2012 Ray Hamilton Classic —Gold Medal in 69kg class, broke 4 Ontario Youth Records, won Most Improved and Best Overall Lifter
2012 Blue Mountain Open—Gold Medal and Best Junior Lifter
2012 Canadian Junior Championships—Silver Medal
2011 Ontario Junior Championships—Gold Medal
2011 Ray Hamilton Classic—Best Female Novice Lifter

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OPEN GYM HOURS

We believe proper practice makes perfect. Olympic weightlifting and barbell training is hard, that’s why we created ‘Open Gym’ in North York, Toronto just for our coached weightlifting members to have a chance to practice and lift outside of the coaching sessions.

Olympic Weightlifting ‘Open Gym’ is only for members who are enrolled in our monthly coaching program or on the weightlifting team.

Because we’re a private facility, minimum 24 hours notification is required for attendance.

MONDAY
9AM – 10AM
1PM – 4PM
6PM – 8PM

TUESDAY
9AM – 10AM
1PM – 4PM

WEDNESDAY
9AM – 10AM
1PM – 4PM
6PM – 8PM

THURSDAY
9AM – 10AM

FRIDAY
9AM – 10AM
1PM – 4PM
6PM – 8PM

SATURDAY
8AM – 2PM

COACHING
1PM – 2PM

LPS WEIGHTLIFTING TEAM

The LPS Weightlifting Team consists of a community of hard-working and like-minded weightlifters that has a goal of dominating their weight class. Our vision is to build an elite level team that fits our culture at our Weightlifting Gym in North York, Toronto to compete on the world stage.

Quarterly Commitment

$350per month
  • Three (3) Coached Group Sessions (M/W/F 7-9PM)
  • Advanced Personalized Programming
  • LPS SmartApp Tracking
  • Unlimited Access to Open Gym Hours
  • Competition Ready Preparations
  • Access to LPS Community

Annual Commitment

$250per month
  • Three (3) Coached Group Sessions (M/W/F 7-9PM)
  • Advanced Personalized Programming
  • LPS SmartApp Tracking
  • Unlimited Access to Open Gym Hours
  • Competition Ready Preparations
  • Access to LPS Community

All applicants must go through an interview process with head coach Clance Laylor. This is not for beginners, please see coaching program for beginners and intermediate proficiency training.

MEET THE WEIGHTLIFTING TEAM

Maya Laylor LPS Weightlifting Team

Maya Laylor (69kg)

Mark Bui (62kg)

Justin Kovavs Weightlifting Team at LPS

Justin Kovacs (86kg)

LPS Weightlifting Team Izzy Goudros

Izzy Goudros (56kg)

Mike Lee LPS Weightlifting Team

Mike Lee (69kg)

LPS Weightlifting Hannah Riordan

Hannah Riordan (75kg)

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