As mentioned on other sections of this website, the sport of powerlifting is very close to us here at Competitive Edge Power & Fitness. Our lifters come from a variety of backgrounds and skill levels, but they all share two things in common…. an passionate desire to get stronger, and a genuine interest to help others who share that desire. We average about 60 veteran powerlifters at any given moment, with about another 20 or so, who are currently in the process of training for their first powerlifting competition.
What do we offer?
Well, for starters, let's talk about community. At any given time we have about 80+ powerlifters that you can find training at our facility… a number that is growing every year. Of those who have prior experience in the sport, several of our members have held (or currently holding) American and/or World Records in their respective federations… and several have experience at National, International, and Invitational competitions. And as an added benefit, several of our lifters are certified referees... experts who are can assist your understanding of the rules of competition, and help ensure that your lifts are technically sound at all times. This level of experience and success is rarely found in any one powerlifting gym, and Competitive Edge is extremely fortunate to have this much talent under one roof. We feel confident in saying that the success of our lifters is a reflection of the quality we offer… in our equipment, our atmosphere, our knowledge of the sport, our training programs, and last, but not least… the quality of our members!
Over the years, our gym has been home to the Pennsylvania State Chair of the United States Powerlifting Association (USPA), and the World Raw Powerlifting Federation (WRPF). Since 2023, however, we have resigned from the idea of affiliating our gym with any single organization... although we still serve as a venue for meet directors who wish to contract our space for their powerlifting competitions. That said, our focus going forward (with regard to powerlifting) is simple. We're going to take everything we've learned in the past 3 decades... knowledge gained at every single level of the sport... and apply that toward building the greatest team of powerlifters ever amassed under one roof.
But what does this all mean to you?
As a powerlifter, you will not find any gym in the Lehigh Valley that is equal to Competitive Edge Power & Fitness. Our equipment is plentiful, and in terms of quality, second to none... our staff and members have many decades of combined experience in all things related to building strength and power... and our atmosphere is unmatched in its intensity, and support. Whether you are a novice lifter looking to try out the sport, or and advanced powerlifter seeking the facility that will take you to the next level… Competitive Edge is the gym for you.
How do you get started?
For those looking to be trained by the best, we offer two options. You can join our group powerlifting classes for $50/month. Or, you can opt to sign up for personal 1-1 coaching, which will vary in cost, according to your goals/package selection. For more information, please sign up for a free tour on our home page. A tour will allow you to see our facility, and will serve as a meeting where we can discuss your goals, and any questions you may have. You will also have an opportunity to get in a free workout at the end of your tour, if you wish.
Attention parents: Please don’t let your children spend all of their free time in front of the TV or computer! Competitive Edge Power & Fitness has come up with the perfect way to keep your children active, fit, and healthy… something they can learn right now, and carry with them for the rest of their lives.
We are currently offering youth powerlifting for boys and girls (ages 8 – 12). The main focus for this age group is to teach proper form and technique, while slowly increasing base levels of strength. Every child that participates in our program is given a broad understanding of how to train with free weights in a manner that is both safe and effective.
Benefits to this type of training include improved self-confidence (both inside and outside the gym) increased lean body mass, and an overall boost in the child’s level of physical fitness. In addition… strength training can optimize physical power, cardiovascular conditioning, speed, and explosiveness (attributes that are extremely valuable for scholastic athletes in all sports).
There is no need for your child to struggle when attempting to compete with those who may be naturally stronger. Increasing physical strength is the perfect compliment to the fundamental (sport specific) skills that all youth athletes are taught at every practice. Whether it be on the court, the field, or the mat… we can give your child the edge they need to be that much more competitive for the upcoming season. We also have reduced (low intensity) programming available, so that your scholastic athlete can maintain that edge during the ENTIRE season… thus avoiding the typical loss in strength that occurs after the weight training stops, and the season progresses.
For more information, please feel free to inquire about our youth powerlifting classes, as well as our 1-1 personal training for kids. Any boys and girls (ages 8-12) are welcome to participate in the youth program. Open gym time and personal instruction is available for teens, adults, and senior citizens, as well. Don’t forget to ask about our special family rates for those wishing train with their children, spouses, siblings, etc.
Personal Training Packages
Personal Training Register
Personal Training Registration Info:
This form may only be used to schedule your FIRST session!
The first session is $50, and will include an intake of your history/goals. The session will take approx. 1 hour to complete.
Any subsequent sessions/packages will be scheduled in person, after your first session has been completed.
Initial sessions can ONLY be scheduled on Saturdays or Sundays, from 10:00-11:00AM, or 3:00-4:00PM. If you absolutely can not make those times work, please call 484-294-6837 to schedule an alternate time.
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