Find it through the Bulgarian Method or the Way of the Barbell


Olympic weightlifting team sessions led by Coach Alex runs every Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays from 5:30-7:30pm. The weightlifting team is currently on a separate membership from our regular membership options. Learn more about Coach Alex and the weightlifting team: VARBANOV SCHOOL OF WEIGHTLIFTING.

Alex Varbanov

  • 10 World records

  • 6 European Championships medals

  • 3 World Championship Golds

  • 1 Olympic Bronze

  • Coached by the lengendary Ivan Abadjiev

  • Condsidered one of the greatest lifters of all time!


Way of the Barbell

Justin is one of the most popular coaches in Toronto and has quickly grown to establish a reputation for caring coaching and delivering great results for all levels of our membership from beginner to competitive. He's a National Level Olympic Weightlifter, who has studied under some of the best coaches including our own Alex Varbanov and runs the Agatsu Olympic Lifting & Mobility course with Paluna Santamaria.


He's a leader, and is currently mentoring some of our young coaches and apprentices to follow in his footsteps and the other great coaches at Academy. 

Way of the Barbell classes runs Monday to Fridays from 4:30-5:30pm and is part of our Standard Monthly and MetCon Plus Monthly membership which also includes MetCon, GymnasticsSticks and Stones, mobility & yoga. Click below to check out our membership options.