April 17, 2019

Aaron Similton

Head Weightlifting Coach

About Me

I’m from Bellwood IL and have recently moved in the area. I have been a personal trainer in the world of fitness for over 6 years and a USAW coach for 2 years. I came from a track and field background and used the Olympic Lifts as training for sprinting. That’s all it took for me to fall in love with the movements and technique of the Clean & Jerk and Snatch. Olympic Weightlifting enthralled me and I dove into everything weightlifting and competed right away. I’ve competed in the American Open series and the American Open Finals and continue to get better. I love the technical side of weightlifting and the mindfulness it takes to compete and wish to teach others the significance of technique and strength.

Favorite Workout / Movement: Lynne / Snatch
Least Favorite Workout / Movement: Karen / Wall Balls obviously