Atticus Barbell

Atticus Barbell Club is a British Weightlifting affiliated club based here at CrossFit Epsom, Ascension Training. Formed in 2023 by Aaron Holt & Jess Roebuck-Slaney, Atticus is a community driven weightlifting club for all ages, experiences and abilities.

No Sweat Intro

Weightlifting or Olympic Weightlifting as many know it, consists of 2 (well, actually 3) main lifts: the snatch and the clean and jerk. The snatch involves lifting the barbell from the ground to overhead in one smooth motion, while the clean and jerk consists of lifting the barbell to the shoulders (the clean) and then driving it overhead (the jerk).

Weightlifting may sound intimidating, but it’s actually incredibly accessible. The movements may seem complex at first, but with proper instruction and practice, you’ll be amazed at what you can achieve. Plus, Atticus Barbell Club is a space filled with people who are eager to help you succeed. Throughout the year, we often host weightlifting workshops and seminars by some big names in the sport who are also here to help you.

Everything at Atticus is suitable for all levels, from beginners to competing athletes. There is no minimum strength required, the movement patterns are the same no matter the weight on the bar (or PVC pipe). We support all our weightlifters to reach their full potential by maintaining high standards in our coaching, individual and group programming and coached classes.


The best part of weightlifting. Here you’ll find a supportive group of members who share your passion for health and fitness. They’ll cheer you on, offer advice, and celebrate your successes with you every step of the way.

Expert Coaches

Our coaches are British Weightlifting trained, educated and certified to lead classes. They know how to keep you safe while helping you reach your potential, following specific and tailored in-house programming.

Quality environment

Here you will find everything you could ever want or need from a weightlifting club. With top notch and well looked after Eleiko equipment, weightlifting platforms, and a wide range of accessory kit, you’ll be spoilt for choice of what to use first.

Physical & Mental Strength

It’s a fantastic way to build strength and confidence. As you progress, you’ll be amazed at how much stronger you become, both physically and mentally. Mastering the technical aspects of the lifts offers a unique mental challenge, requiring focus, discipline, and perseverance.

Get Started

Click the button below to book a No Sweat Intro where we can learn more about you, what you’re looking for and how we can help you reach your goals.

Experienced weightlifter? Why not drop-in and try out our club?

No Sweat Intro
This website or its third-party tools process personal data.
You may opt out by using the link Opt Out