Barbell 2 at Vikes Recreation


The UVic Barbell Club is a group of dedicated individuals passionate about barbell sports and strength training. Whether you’re a beginner or a competitive athlete, we encourage you to join our community and get stronger together! Our club is dedicated to making the gym a more diverse, equitable, and accessible space for individuals of all identities.

We are part of a greater community of powerlifters, Olympic weightlifters, and strongmen in Victoria. Interested in any of these sports? Join us for educational seminars with certified professionals to learn the foundational basics, refine your technique, or prepare for competitions.

Join us for our monthly group drop-in sessions at Victoria Barbell Club Inc. to use specialized, competition-grade strength equipment including a variety of barbells, calibrated plates, and strongmen equipment. We will also host socials, equipment swaps, and food/nutrition-related events!

For competitive athletes, we aim to break down some of the barriers to participating in competitions. While this is a work in progress, we hope to support athletes in overcoming financial, academic, and equipment barriers. Please contact our executive team at our email if you would like to discuss your specific circumstances.

Join the Barbell Club

To join the club, a $15 membership fee for the academic year can be paid directly through the CARSA membership services desk or online at You can find us by searching "Barbell Club".

The club is always looking for members! If you are passionate about creating an inclusive community around strength sports, and would like to help out, please let us know! Come see us at Clubs Days if you have any questions or reach out by email at


President: Kelly Weiling Zou
Co-Vice President: Amy Richardson
Co-Vice President : Evan Grimm


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Who: Beginners to Advanced

Where: Within Victoria

When: Events will operate from September to April


You can support the Barbell club by making a donation to the program. Click the button below and follow the instructions. Make sure to select the correct club from the Designation option. Thank you!

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