PraxisGreek for ‘to do’.  The exercise or practice of an art, science or skill.  The work we embrace, wrestle, absorb into the cells of our bodies and continually seek to define even while it more readily defines us — is our praxis. – Joseph Lavy 2003

Salt Lake City, UT

Who we are

Praxis is the oldest Olympic-style weightlifting program in Utah. Our athletes come from diverse backgrounds, but the one attribute they share is the drive to become champions.

We are deeply invested in the Olympic sport of weightlifting locally, nationally and internationally.  We have a thorough knowledge of the sport and its history.  We have a reputation for being strict, critical, perfectionists.

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Learn with us

Our focus is teaching athletes to perfect the technical aspects of the 2 Olympic lifts: snatch and clean & jerk. Learning to perform these lifts correctly builds explosiveness, speed, balance, flexibility and power that improves performance in nearly any sport.

We welcome beginners, youth, masters, as well as fierce competitors and elite athletes training to make an Olympic team in their sport or win a world title.

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Praxis hosts USAW sanctioned weightlifting competitions throughout Utah, provides USAW coaching certification courses, skill & technique clinics and educational workshops.

Praxis serves as ‘home’ to visiting international coaches and athletes.  If they can’t be convinced to provide a formal workshop during their stay, you will find them training on the platform next to you.

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