Weightlifting Speciality Course


“In the 4 weeks I worked with Shona it was evident that she has a real passion for Olympic lifting that she is keen to pass on and teach. Classes were small enough that she was able to identify issues with technique and give clear guidance on how to correct them which has helped to improve everyone’s confidence.

I now feel confident to go to open gym and run through drills Shona went over and to work on my technique weaknesses which I wouldn’t have done before.

I have also seen a marked improvement in my lifts in normal gym as I have a better understanding of what I am meant to be doing.”

Jacquie Paterson


“What an amazing 4 week programme – I can’t believe the difference in my technique in such a short space of time. Shona was amazing at breaking down all the movements and making sure we all understood the fundamentals of each lift. Her patience and ability to explain things simply is second to none. I now have the confidence and the tools to do drills on my own and am excited to continue to make progress. I would recommend one of Shona’s courses to anyone that wants to improve their Olympic lifts and I can’t wait to sign up for another.”

Kirsten Partridge


“Shona is always willing to assist and break movements down and has numerous drills for us to try so we can improve our technique. Always get loads out of a class when Shona is coaching.”

Amanda Cowper

How is the Weightlifting Course structured?

The Aristos Barbell Weightlifting course is a 6 week block of 2 classes per week designed to improve your Olympic Lifting technique. Classes will be capped at a maximum number of 6 participants to allow for more intensive coaching of each individual.
Mondays 7.30-8.30pm: Snatch
Thursdays 7.30-8.30pm: Clean & Jerk

What support will I receive?

All Aristos Barbell Weightlifting participants will receive the following support:

  • 12 structured, progressive weightlifting sessions delivered by British Weightlifting Level 2 Coach (Shona Oldham)

  • Access to a private WhatsApp group chat for advice and feedback from your coach throughout the block.

  • Optional additional programming to complete in open gym based on individual needs.

  • 6 week weightlifting program to continue with when the block comes to an end.

When does it start?

The first block of the Aristos Barbell Weightlifting program will begin on Monday 28th October 2019 at 7.30pm at Aristos Fitness.

What is the cost of the 6 week block? (12 sessions)

CFS members: £90
This payment will be split into 3 to spread the cost. A non-refundable deposit of £30 will be taken at time of booking, with a following 2 payments of £30 in October and November which will be taken via Wodify automatically along with your membership.

How do I sign up?

***SOLD OUT***

Unfortunately, the upcoming block of Weightlifting is now sold out. Shona is also available for Weightlifting PT / small group coaching on request. To receive more information / register interest in this or the next block of classes, please fill out the enquiry form below.

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