Darin Bergen

“A little over a year ago I fell in love with Olympic weightlifting. I never expected that to happen, as I’ve always thought gym people were obnoxious “meatheads” who would make fun of me for trying to lift a barbell. Thankfully I was so wrong – as coach says, Olympic weightlifters are the geeks of the barbell world. Instead, I met a bunch of great people who always encourage me no matter what I’m lifting. I show up, put in work and have fun. As a result I’ve gotten so much stronger – physically and mentally. All people and all bodies are welcome as long as you are willing to consistently work at getting better at your lifts.”