April 8th, 2017

B&W Gym 5920 N Ridge Ave, Chicago, IL 60660

Keynote speakers

Chicago Camp Uplift Speakers

Ivy knight

GWPL Founder

What began as a simple page to keep herself inspired has now turned into a worldwide community. Ivy Knight is the founder and CEO of Girls Who Powerlift.

Sammi johnson

Coach & Competitor

AKA No Pants Sammi is a NPS Strength Coach based out of California. Self-proclaimed gypsy with a heart of gold and the legs of a goddess. In addition, to being a former NPC competitor, Sammi has held world records in powerlifting, across all federations and is now coaching her own acclaimed athletes.

Leanna Carr

Coach & Competitor

At such a young age, Leanna is one of the first to put women’s powerlifting on the map. In addition to powerlifting, she’s an NPC competitor and understand that we as women can be strong and beautiful. The recent launch of her website ironwomenstrength.com is proving that she is a women of her word.

Laura Phelps-Sweat

Coach and owner of Sweatt Shop Gym

When you think of the women that pioneered this sport, the name Laura Phelps-Sweat is at the top of the list. She’s broken record after record, including breaking her own records over 35 times. With a 725lb squat and 465lb bench press, this woman has most definitely paved the way for us, as women, in this sport. She’s trained with Louie Simmons, and even assisted him in teaching the CrossFit Powerlifting Trainer Course.

What Will Go Down

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Welcome to Camp Uplift!

We’re so excited to have women from all across the US coming together to do something we all live. Lift! Get to know those ladies, the guest instructors and just like summer camp get ready to have some fun.

The best part of summer camp is learning new and fun things. We have the honor and privilege to be taught by some of the best in biz. Learn how and get critiqued on all 3 lifts.

Mess hall anyone?

No camp is complete without a little criss cross applesauce and stories by a campfire… but without the fire. Our guest speakers will share some more of their insight on life and lifting.

Get to know your fellow camp mates by chatting and hitting PRs.

But not without some doughnuts.

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5920 North Ridge Avenue Chicago, IL 60660
United States