Structured weightlifting programming to improve your technique, get stronger and hit PRs.
Expert-level coaching to help you achieve & surpass your weightlifting goals
Train in a team environment in an inclusive, supportive community
Afternoon and morning sessions, creating flexibility for your schedule
In person and/or remote coaching options
Access to our online community
Adult & Youth barbell club: $249/month
Custom barbell programming: $340/month
Adult Strength and Conditioning
Youth Barbell Club
Adult Barbell Club
Custom Strength Programming
WHAT IS THE PROTOTYPE BARBELL CLUB?
Prototype Barbell Club is the place to go in the Worcester County and Metrowest area to learn and develop your Olympic weightlifting (snatch, clean and jerk). It is home to nationally competitive athletes and runs multiple programs to help one improve their Olympic lifts.
Our process lays the foundation for a successful weightlifter through the teaching and coaching of proper technique, building long-term strength and continuing development of your mindset.
Our club can be used to help one improve their technique for CrossFit or enjoyment, build explosive strength and power for athletics or to compete locally and nationally in the sport of weightlifting.
We have a Youth and an Adult Barbell Club Program:
Youth Barbell Club (Ages 12-17)
-Varsity and Junior Varsity teams
Adult Barbell Club (Ages 18+)
Schedule a Call to Get Started
FOLLOW OUR 3 STEP PROCESS
10 min Phone Call
Ask us any and all questions about Prototype Barbell Club as we get to know more about you and your goals.
A 30 minute session with a weightlifting coach to see if Prototype Barbell Club is right for you.
Personal Training Sessions
If needed, we’ll work with you 1 on 1 to provide a strong technical foundation for the lifts and feel comfortable with the movements as you move into a membership.
Best Program For You
Train in the sport of weightlifting with the best community and coaching in the Metrowest
My weightlifting journey started five years ago when I transitioned from CrossFit to Olympic Weightlifting. Joe has been my coach for three years and is someone I trust and can count on. Weightlifting has allowed me to become physically and mentally strong while giving me a space to meet some really cool people who share the same passion. No matter what is going on in life, the platform is a place you can go to focus on yourself and crush some weights! Joe creates an environment where everyone is welcome, all successes are celebrated, and each athlete is the others #1 fan. My only regret is not picking up a barbell sooner! I love being a part of Prototype Barbell Club!
Coach Joe runs an exceptional class.
“The Prototype Barbell Club has been key in helping me reach my oly lifting goals. I had rotator cuff/labrum surgery a couple years ago; and because of this program, I have been making gains and improving my technique and form.”
The Prototype Barbell Club has been key in helping me reach my oly lifting goals. I had rotator cuff/labrum surgery a couple years ago; and because of this program, I have been making gains and improving my technique and form. Coach Joe runs an exceptional class and I am excited to be a part of the team!
I feel incredibly lucky to be a part of the Prototype Barbell Club!
“Olympic Weightlifting has helped me become a more strong and confident person both physically and mentally. This sport has also given me the most supportive community, that has pushed me to new levels over the years.”
I have been a part of the Prototype Barbell Club for about 3 years now and it has truly been an incredible experience. Olympic Weightlifting has helped me become a more strong and confident person both physically and mentally. This sport has also given me the most supportive community, that has pushed me to new levels over the years. I have also gotten to travel the country to compete in national competitions and meet incredible people.
However, as much as I love the sport, the main reason I continue to be part of the Prototype Barbell Club is Joe Black. He has created an incredible environment where there is a healthy balance of fun and hard work, and everyone can feel safe and supported. But beyond this, he is an amazing coach who is committed to helping his athletes inside, and outside, the gym. He has pushed me to be the best athlete I can be and has continuously given me the resources to excel to the next level. He has always encouraged me to learn more and has given me many opportunities to do so. I feel incredibly lucky to be a part of the Prototype Barbell Club and would recommend it to anyone who wants to get stronger and have some fun!
Coach Joe is so awesome and accommodating.
“I’ve been a part of the Prototype Barbell Club for over a year and a half. I can honestly say that it has been the best year and a half of my life”
I’ve been a part of the Prototype Barbell Club for over a year and a half. I can honestly say that it has been the best year and a half of my life.
Coach Joe is so awesome and accommodating. Olympic weightlifting helps you become stronger, more confident, and feeling like your best self. I feel so lucky to have my team and coach Joe supporting me in anything life throws at me
I can’t say enough positive things about Joe Black’s coaching and character – he is truly a class act!
“I have been a member of Prototype Barbell Club for the past 5 years and it has been an AMAZING experience!”
Joe Black is an incredibly knowledgeable, patient, and enthusiastic coach. After seeing how much I enjoy weightlifting, 2 of my teenage daughters joined the Barbell Club as well. It has been such a joy to share this unique experience with my kids.
I have traveled to weightlifting competitions around the country with children and am so grateful for these experiences. I can’t say enough positive things about Joe Black’s coaching and character – he is truly a class act!