Updated: April 5th.
MCR, from the bottom of our hearts, thank you. Thank you for turning up. Thank you for reminding us why we started.
We're a little lost for words right now, but we can proudly say that #LiftManchester was an epic celebration of lifting and community. An event that saw a new generation of lifters step forward, surrounded by none-other than the OGs who played a vital part in building its culture.
ICYMI, scroll down to find a few of our very own personal highlights from the day.
Updated: March 29th, 2023:
If you haven't already heard... we have a number of incredible brands joining us at #LiftManchester, and one in particular has just spilled the tea...
NOCCO will be giving away 500 free cans of their brand new flavor Juicy Melba, at the start of each day. First come first served, so you betta leg it here.
Updated: March 23rd, 2023.
Expected Train Strikes on March 30th, and April 1st Cancelled:
Please note, train strikes planned for March 30th and April 1st have now officially been called off (more details can be found via BBC here). So, if you were hesitating to get a ticket to #LiftManchester because of transport (or the lack of) today's the day!
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We're Not Here To Taunt, or Tease. We're Back Lifting The City From April 1st-2nd, And You Betta Leg It Here.
If you haven't already heard, Gymshark Lift events are back, and this one's going to be bigger than ever. We've taken what you loved about the old events: athlete seminars, meet and greets, competitions, challenges, and prizes, but believe us when we say... that's only just the start.
This season, we're travelling to MCR with some of the very best athletes in the field. From powerlifting, bodybuilding, functional fitness and sweat zones, to a pop-up store with exclusive merch, this is going to be unlike anything we've ever done before.
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All You Need To Know Ahead Of The Event:
When: Saturday, April 1st, 10:00-18:00 | Sunday, April 2nd, 10:30-17:00
Where: Manchester Central, M2 3GX
Tickets: are free and are available to book today.
Please note that this is a ticketed event and spaces are limited. Secure your place at #LiftManchester today.
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Wondering What A Gymshark Lift Event Is?
Gymshark Lift events are THE place where the Gymshark Community comes together to celebrate not just the culture of lifting, but the future of the sport. From a selection of workshops that have been designed to help you up your numbers, to meeting your favorite athletes, taking part in competitions, seminars and having the opportunity to win a number of prizes... each Lift event is different, but it's always the hub where the Gymshark Family meet.
Take a look at what went down at our most recent event: LiftLA...
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If in doubt, just wander...
Designed to bring athletes of all disciplines together while allowing them enough space to (you know) do their thing, #LiftManchester introduces 4 exclusive zones to its warehouse space.
Each zone has its own character, its own cohort of athletes, and its own special attractions. From PB Cages and Posing Rooms for our lifters in Zone B, to powerlifting platforms, and functional fitness apparatus in Zones C-D, this is unlike anything we've ever done before.
While everyone will no doubt have their favorite spot at #LiftManchester, we highly recommend taking a wander around the different zones. Who know, lifters might just start to take an interest in functional fitness...
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Athlete Line-Up & Workout Schedules:
Unlike anything we've ever done before, #LiftManchester sees Powerlifters, Olympic Lifters, and Functional Athletes come together to host a variety of workout classes and seminars built specifically to help you become your personal best.
Find out which Gymshark Athletes will be attending #LiftManchester, and discover the full event schedule below👇.
With more athletes and a few very special guests yet to be announced, we'd recommend checking back over the next few days to discover who else will be making an appearance at #LiftManchester.
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What's On At #LiftManchester?
You didn't think we'd give away everything just yet, did you?!
You know how these things work. Keep checking back to get the full 411 on everything that we'll be getting up to at #LiftManchester. For now... here's a little sneak peek at what you can expect to find:
The 4 Zones:
Discover more about each of the 4 zones (Powerlifting, Bodybuilding, Functional Fitness, and Sweat) at #LiftManchester, including the workouts and seminars that you'll be able to sign up for in each.
Athlete Meet & Greets:
This is your chance to meet some of your favorite Gymshark Athletes. Scroll up to find the full athlete meet & greet schedule so that you can plan where to be, when.
Pop-Up Store & Exclusive Merch:
Alongside your favorite styles, we'll also be bringing some NEW exclusive merch to #LiftManchester. We don't want to give anything away just yet, but we're buzzing for you to see what's coming. Stay tuned...
And More, So Much More!
From memorable photo ops that'll have everyone on the 'gram screaming with FOMO, to refuel stations where you can get your daily dose of caffeine and some good scran, we've got plenty more surprises up our sleeve that will be all be revealed shortly...
Did we mention that we're partnering with some pretty cool brands for #LiftManchester? Find out who else will be attending below 👇.
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Event Tickets. You In?
Thought you might be. Tickets are live... don't miss out on our biggest Lift event yet. Book yours now.
Please note that you will need a general admission ticket to get into #LiftManchester. This will grant you access to the main event space, but won't allow you to join in on any of the workouts/seminars.
You'll still need to book a general admission ticket to attend #LiftManchester. When doing so, you'll find a couple extra add ons - here you can select which workout/seminar you'd like to join and book your additional ticket(s) to secure your workout/seminar spot.
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Welcome To The Gallery Of #LiftManchester
We're expecting this to be an epic celebration of lifting, culture, and community, so you can bet we'll be capturing every moment possible. If you think you've been papped by our photographer whilst hitting a new 1RM in the PB Cage, or maybe you saw someone taking a snap of you hugging your favorite athlete in the meet and greet area, this is where you'll find the picture.
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How To Get To #LiftManchester
Whether you decide to drive or catch a ride as you make your way across The North for this unforgettable event, discover how to get to #LiftManchester below. 👇
Exploring alternative routes into the city, Manchester Center have outlined a variety of ways to get to the venue, which you can find below.
With Manchester notoriously known for bad street parking, we're here to save the weekend with a list of the closest car parks for those of you who plan to drive in:
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Have a question about our upcoming Lift event in Manchester? Drop us a comment below and we'll get back to you with those all important answers.
Lift Manchester FAQs
Tickets for #LiftManchester are now live! Grab your exclusive event ticket today!
There's no age limit for general admission, but if you wish to take part in any add-ons: seminars/workouts, you'll have to be over the age of 18!
#LiftManchester welcomes EVERYONE - from beginners to workout veterans. We have a number of seminars for you to learn, and a variety of workouts for you to then put everything into practice.
And if you don't fancy doing a workout? Why not sign up for a general admission ticket to experience the event, without getting a sweat on.
We'll have a number of changing rooms within our pop-up store area, for you to try apparel on before you buy!
Unfortunately, there won't be any shower facilities at #LiftManchester.
You betcha. In between the classes and seminars hosted by our athletes, each of the 4 workout zones (powerlifting, bodybuilding, functional fitness and sweat) will be available, and free to use on a first come, first serve basis.
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IT'S TIME TO LIFT THE CITY, OUR KID.
As you were, GS.
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