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Uplift Gym was formed in 2018 in a small garage in Lidcombe. Since then we have helped 100s of people discover lifting weights & becoming more confident in the gym. We outgrew our tiny space in 2020 & in 2021 have finally opened a facility to share our passion for Olympic Weightlifting. Both of us, Kyle & Izzy are elite weightlifters who practice what we preach. We have seen the physique changes & lifestyle changes from Weightlifting & want to share our love for the sport with all. We know how hard it is to find friends with people with common interests & place a special emphasis on community & friendship at Uplift Gym. We want all our clients to motivate each other to be the best version of themselves. We offer Online Coaching for all those around the globe who want to be a part of our community & enjoy weightlifting.

We know how difficult it is to find a gym which is welcoming & still has great coaching. We have been mentored by some of Australia’s best weightlifting coaches and added a new school feeling to ensure we keep up with the times! Our gym is made to be accessible & welcoming for all. 

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HEAD COACHES

Isabel Lorenzi

Isabel has competed internationally in the 69 & 76kg weight classes in weightlifting. She currently holds the Australian Snatch record. 

 

Isabel is the Head Programmer and Online Coach for Uplift Gym. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Health Science and Physical Education. She is a Weightlifting technician and applies this attitude to all of her athletes. 

 

Achievements:

- Bachelor of Physical Activity and Health Science (2021) 

- National Record Holder 76kg Class

- National Record Holder Total and Snatch 71kg Class Juniors

- State Record Holder 76kg NSWWA Snatch / Clean & Jerk / Total

- AWF Level 1 Coach 

- ASCA Level 1 Strength and Conditioning

- Unofficial Commonwealth Record Snatch

- 2021 Senior World Championship Team Member - Australia

- Certificate III / IV Fitness

- Training & Assessment Certificate (Isabel also teaches Cert III / IV in Fitness).

- Personal Coach of 2 AWF National Weightlifting Champions

Isabel Lorenzi
Kyle Bruce

Kyle Bruce

Kyle Bruce is currently the #1 ranked Australian Weightlifter across all weight classes. He holds all of the 89kg class National Records. 

 

Kyle is the Head Weightlifting Coach for Uplift Gym. He is one of the best gee ups in Australia and with his energy you can't help but hit Personal Records. 

 

Achievements:

- 420 Sinclair in Competition

- #1 Weightlifter in Australia 2021 - 2023

- National Record Holder both 81 and 89kg class

- 2021 & 2023 Senior World Team Member

- 2021 Commonwealth Championships - 2nd

- 2022 - Commonwealth Games Silver Medal 81kg class

- AWF Level 1 Coach

- Certificate III / IV in Fitness

- 2022 National Champion + Best Lifter

- 2023 Best Lifter in Australia & NSW

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