Chicago, Illinois – May 23, 2016: The team at SPS, Oakland – Speed, Power, Strength – is about to open the second ever US based Eleiko Certified Facility in Oakland, CA. This is a first class facility that meets the highest standards of the Eleiko brand, where you are guaranteed to find the best possible equipment to train on, along with first class coaches and trainers specialized in weightlifting and strength & conditioning.
SPS focuses on support for youth and amateur athletes in the areas of Olympic weightlifting and sport specific strength & conditioning. That support includes providing training to athletes, education to coaches, amateur athlete financial support, and equipment to local programs, schools and clubs, with the long-term goal of building an Olympic weightlifting program in every Bay Area high school.
By growing the sport of weightlifting and teaching it to young people, SPS aims to show young athletes and coaches how to safely apply strength training to all sports, in addition to providing an educational foundation for a lifetime of strength and fitness.
SPS will include 12 Olympic lifting platforms, a full Eleiko competition platform, 6 complete powerlifting stations, a fully outfitted functional fitness space, with barbells and other free weights, and a rig, covering a total area of 9,000 square feet.
“We at Eleiko are proud to support initiatives like the SPS, Oakland facility that provides excellent resources for current and future champions,” said Rickard Blomberg, President of Eleiko Sport, Inc. “The focus on the youth development, where they will teach young people to develop strength and performance, is truly encouraging in today’s world, and we salute the team at SPS for the great work that will be done in this new facility, and wish them the best of luck.”
"From the beginning, we have been focused on what is best for our athletes and clients by excelling in five areas: facilities, equipment, recovery, education, results. Our partnership with Eleiko makes this immediately visible when you enter the doors of Speed Power Strength." Mike Jenkins, Owner of SPS, Oakland, said.
SPS – Speed, Power, Strength - is located at 2140 Livingston St, Oakland, CA. More info at www.spsgym.com
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