Since Meg Soroka’s recovery from shoulder surgery and her involvement at the inspirational Strongman Competition, she has incorporated a not-for-profit weightlifting club at Stack City Fitness which is owned by Shane Matthews.
The new club called Stack City Weightlifting Inc is a starting platform for novice weightlifters.
“I’ve been doing Olympic weightlifting for the last 20 years and also coached some people in the past but then I had my children so I put it aside,” Ms Soroka said.
A free practice event was held last week for anyone interested in learning how to compete in an Olympic Weightlifting Competition.
Prospective athletes began to familiarise themselves with the competition format and the procedures about time limits, how to lift, the district rules including warm up times and lift time and weigh-in or weight divisions.
“It was perfect for the novice lifter. There were no referees, just athletes,” she said.
“We did three snatch and three clean and jerks each, as per competition format and timing and they were guided through the whole event.”
On Saturday November 24 from 10-12pm a practice Olympic Weightlifting Competition will take place with athletes and referees.
“Like the previous event athletes will have three attempts at Snatch and three attempts at Clean and Jerk but this time following time rules and with three referees in place but everyone is welcome,” she said.
“We would love to see more interested people come along.”
Ms Soroka wants to give back to the community and to leave a legacy.
“A little while ago when Strongman started I came to Stack City Fitness and gained the support I needed particularly after my shoulder surgery so basically my goal is to give back to the community.
A facebook page called Stack City Weightlifting is where you can contact Meg or head to Stack City Fitness.
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