Founded in 2018 and reestablished in 2020 by alumna Odette Yang, the Penn Barbell Club is a physical fitness group open to undergraduate and graduate students who are interested in strength training. The organization has around 500 members—primarily undergraduate students but also master’s students and Ph.Ds.—and provides a judge-free, inclusive, and welcoming environment for all skill levels, from beginners to intermediates to hardcore pros. It features powerlifting, bodybuilding, and general fitness.
Bimonthly, the Club holds group lifts at the Pottruck Health & Fitness Center where members can socialize, learn the correct lifting techniques, receive nutritional guidance and mentorship, and work out with a group or buddy.
Grab your water bottle and your protein (and your headphones, if you so desire), and get ready to pump, pump, pump, pump it up with the Penn Barbell Club.
Students interested in joining the Penn Barbell Club can email Bryan Yan at firstname.lastname@example.org, Adrienna Davis at email@example.com, or Shreyash Khatiwada at firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit the Club’s Instagram page.