I’ll start when…
I hear from a lot of our members that they have a friend, let’s call them Rob for our purposes today. Rob would love to train at Black Flag, but he wants to get a little stronger first…
Rob has a bit of a problem, because the best way to achieve this is to train here from the start!
Now, I can see why a strength training / powerlifting gym such as Black Flag Barbell Club might seem intimidating. We have a lots of weights, we play metal and hip hop for the most part, and if you walk in on any given day everyone is clanging their lifts around while looking kinda pissed and sweaty.
The funny thing is, if you spend a minute with the crew, you would be hard pressed to find a more welcoming bunch. Lifters come from all walks of life – we have tradies, office workers, mums, students, musicians. We have 16 year olds and up. We have people training back up after surgery, we have people getting fit before surgery, we have people hoping to avoid surgery! We have ladies who can deadlift 130, 150kg and we have ladies that are still learning ‘how’ to deadlift.
In between sets, people chat, joke and bullshit with one another about anything and everything. We try and get the football in the ice bin from the the other side of the gym. There is plenty of trash talk. Depending on the crowd, there will be flatulence and very little shame about said flatulence.
You don’t need to be strong to start training/competing with us, most people weren’t when they first started. We’ve had people who can’t bench the bar, who can’t squat without picking their heels up, and who can’t reach the deadlift bar with a straight back. All you need is the courage to come in, say hello, and begin your journey – with a kickass team who want to see you succeed!
So if you’re in the Hills district and want to lift weights, learn how to improve your technique, or simply train in an environment that encourages progress – come see us. Unit 14, 44 Carrington Road in Castle Hill. Male, female, young, old, experienced, new… it doesn’t matter a single bit. We’ll still welcome you to the family with open arms.