Exciting News!

Did you know that Sandi Klemper of Flux CrossFit made the Commonwealth's Olympic Weightlifting ranking of the top 25 lifters in the 75 kg category?

After watching the Oscars and witnessing a sea of emaciated bobble headed women you appreciate even more the likes of Sandi and other female weightlifters who are grinding it out daily.

Folks, gender progress is not inevitable! Too many young girls continue to idolize and identify with skinny and weak while young boys are still socialized to take up space, often at the expense of others.

The message for young girls continues to be one of retreat while the message for young boys continues to be one of expansion.

Female weightlifters face a double battle - the larger battle against the misogyny of pop culture as well as the battle within the weightlifting community itself.