Respect Yourself, Respect Others, Respect the Weight.
STRENGTH \ˈstreŋ(k)th, ˈstren(t)th\ n.
The capacity one has to withstand great force or pressure. It is the emotional, mental, and sometimes physical qualities necessary in dealing with events that are difficult.
PrettySTRONG Powerlifting was established by and for the ones who defy stereotypes. We lift heavy to be strong and healthy, not for aesthetics or ego. We strive to empower and strengthen those who want to be their best at everything they do because the way you do ONE thing is the way you do ALL things. We are not just powerlifters, but powerLIFErs, who seize every opportunity in life to better our state of being. Our mission is to provide resources for our readers and the highest quality coaching for our athletes. Our passion for the sport drives us to share our knowledge and experience with those also interested in upholding the standard.
PrettySTRONG Powerlifting was established in 2010 by Sara Cichorek and Vanessa Gale in NYC. Since then, PSPL has coached countless novice to elite lifters on and off the platform to the IPF level. We have also expanded our coaching team across the country to better serve the needs of our athletes. Athletes benefit from our extensive knowledge in movement and biomechanics to correct technical flaws, and perform optimally with spot-on meet day attempt selection and handling. PSPL stands for more than beautifully executed lifts, we stand for human rights and equality for all within and outside of the sport.
We have transformed our own lives and the lives of our athletes with not only increased physical strength, but mental and emotional strength. Powerlifting can be a tool used to find out more about yourself everyday. We always ask ourselves and our clients…
How far can you honestly go today?
How can you better be present in the moment?
How can you keep from abandoning the weight on your shoulders?
How can you find the drive to do what you have to do, even though it may be difficult?
How can you inspire someone else to accomplish their goals?
Just lifting a barbell does none of these things, but spending time putting in the consistent work can teach everyone a thing or two about being…