We are the leader in revolutionising the teaching of Olympic Weightlifting to bring it into the 21st century - making it easier and more accessible than ever to have perfect lifting technique.

The Lifting Zone was founded by GB Olympian, Sonny Webster, as a space to educate new and upcoming lifters on the sport of Olympic Weightlifting. 

Sonny first started Olympic Weightlifting at the age of 11 when the process of learning the sport was very different to today. After travelling the world and delivering over 200 seminars worldwide, Sonny noticed that the teaching of Olympic Weightlifting wasn’t catering for the biggest pain points that people have. Pain points such as: mobility issues, problems with coordination, lack of time, and no access to a good coach.

It was about time that something changed… And so The Lifting Zone was born! 

TLZ redefines the process used to coach lifters, helps to fast-track your lifting, delivers world-class coaching, offers next level support, and makes it incredibly easy for you to track your progress.

The programming in The Lifting Zone has been built by elite level coaches who have created failsafe solutions to guide you through every step of your lifting journey.

At TLZ, we want to ensure that the process of becoming an improved lifter is simple, that your needs are understood, and that the solutions are easy. We don’t want your training and education to be complicated, and so we’ve designed a platform and programs that are easily understood with simple actionable steps to provide you with insane results - meaning you can finally reach your optimal level of performance! 

Over the years, we have seen some huge wins… from 35kg PBs in just 40 days… to insane technique improvements… and even competition wins! 

But watch this space… we’re only just getting started.

Meet The Lifting Zone Coaches

When you join The Lifting Zone, you’ll work with some of the most elite athletes in the game…

Sonny Webster
Sonny is the founder of The Lifting Zone and has been lifting for almost 20 years. He competed at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, the Commonwealth Games, and the World Championships. In the last 5 years, Sonny has helped thousands of people from all over the world to improve their lifting.
Oscar Matcham
After studying for his BSc in Sports Strength and Conditioning, Oscar founded his path of coaching Olympic weightlifting. It was then that he met Sonny and they trained alongside each other in Sonny’s lead up to the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. Oscar has now been training and working alongside Sonny for almost a decade and has built up a wealth of knowledge for all things Olympic weightlifting! 
Gaz Evans
Commonwealth Games Gold Medalist, Multiple British Record Holder and 2012 Olympian. With over 20 years of experience competing internationally for Wales and Great Britain at the European and World Championships, Gareth has showcased incredible longevity at the highest level of the sport.

Starting his weightlifting career in 1998, and retiring just last year, Gareth is an expert in longevity, programming, and coaching.
Sam Bishop
Sam brings a wealth of knowledge when it comes to both Weightlifting and CrossFit with over 8 years of coaching experience! 

“Like most, Crossfit was my first introduction into weightlifting! Running Wanderlust Weightlifting in Bali has allowed me to meet and coach thousands of people from all over the world, from first timers to competitive athletes. This has given me experience, knowledge, and understanding in what works. I pride myself on keeping things easy to understand and digest, and I’m excited to share this and continue to grow and learn with the TLZ community!”