Full Membership: $125. Train at Praxis as part of the team (between 3:30 – 7:30 Mon-Thur and 9-12 Saturdays), hands-on technical coaching, periodized weightlifting programming, competition planning and coaching. Contact Praxis below for complimentary initial assessment and placement in our program. Open to all skills levels and ages.
Praxis is focused on developing outstanding Olympic weightlifters, regardless of age or level of experience. Praxis athletes have been medalists at senior nationals, masters world champions, masters national champions, junior national champions, junior world team members, and regularly compete at local, national and international events. We focus on the unique needs of each athlete–including age, experience level, and meet schedule–and design programming tailored to those needs.
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Athletes have different recovery needs, time constraints and goals. Decades of research have shown progress is best achieved when following a carefully designed training cycle for adaptation. Praxis offers online programming for athletes in the real world. Our training philosophies are based on a combination of Russian and Bulgarian methods, however we use a wide range of periodization models based on the lifter’s ability to recover, skill, age, competition schedule and many other variables.
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In the Gym
Praxis is a classic weightlifting gym with platforms set around the walls so that our coaches can easily see everyone who is lifting. We use real wood platforms, competition bumper plates and rubber training plates, olympic barbells with great spin (Eleiko competition, Eleiko training, Werksan competition, Werksan training, York, American Barbell, Pendlay), squat racks, jerk blocks, pull blocks and lots and lots of chalk.
Praxis exists to develop great weightlifters. Our lifters train as a team. While each lifter’s schedule and goals may be different, everyone feeds off of the upbeat, encouraging atmosphere of training seriously with fellow weightlifters. Head coach Debbie Millet is present for scheduled hours — walking around the platforms and providing feedback and instruction to every athlete. A USAW-2 coach is present during all team training hours. Each lifter is given a training program. Coach will make adjustments and corrections to technique and adjust the program as needed. Praxis coaches are Waxman’s Gym Method certified in addition to USAW certified.
Athletes of many other sports train with Team Praxis to improve their performance in the Olympic lifts, develop their technique and build explosiveness, speed, and power. We are happy to have you come into the gym to check it out, talk to a coach in person, or just drop in for a workout!
Full Membership (Unlimited team training):
Includes regular coaching, programming and equipment use. Come and go as your schedule allows as often or as little as you need Monday – Thursday between 3:30 and 8 p.m. and Saturday mornings between 9 and 12 noon. You can train for a 1/2 hour or for 4 hours–whatever your program calls for. $125/month.
Limited team membership
$75 Month. Periodized weightlifting programs based on decades of research. Programs are designed with your individual needs and competition dates in mind. As part of Team Praxis, you will receive competition coaching at local and national meets. Train with the team and receive coaching in a group setting once a week.
Programming without gym membership
$50 Month. Periodized weightlifting programs based on decades of research. Programs are designed with your individual needs and competition dates in mind. As part of Team Praxis, you will receive competition coaching at local and national meets. No gym use included. This is designed for Praxis members who train remotely.
Debbie Millet accepts 1-2 athletes on an ongoing basis for intensive remote coaching. $450 month. Individualized programming, daily video review and feedback during your training session, national competition planning and coaching. Submit your intent: Intensive remote coaching
Team Preparation Class
$300 for 8 weeks. Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 6-7 pm. Learn to snatch and Clean & Jerk. This class will prepare you to join team training where you will work from a written program and train using the olympic lifts, variations of the lifts and accessory exercises specific to weightlifting. Learn from staff coaches who are both Waxman’s Gym Method certified and USAW Coaching certified.
Praxis accepts 1 or 2 university interns each year. We expect a 5 day a week commitment during the weightlifting team training 3:30-7:30 p.m. Our interns are welcome to assist and have exposure to strength clients in addition to the commitment with the competitive weightlifting team.