2018 Marks the 31st Year Anniversary of the APA and the WPA. Come join us in celebrating our 31st year.
While federations come and go over the years the APA has a tradition of 31 years with the sport.
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Welcome to the APA and WPA. The APA is the leading federation in the USA and the WPA (our international arm) is one of the largest International Powerlifting Organizations in the world. We have stood the time test since 1986! We started on a small scale and held a few events in 1986. By 1987 the federation was in full force and had International Affiliates!
In the eighties only 4 federations existed. We are one of those four.
The APA and WPA affiliates feature some of the strongest powerlifters on the planet.
One was Gary Heisey. Gary performed a historical all time deadlift record of 925 pounds.
His record stayed in the books longer than any other “all time” deadlift in the history of our sport.
Some of our International Affiliates include European Powerlifting Association, Ukraine, Russia, Poland, France, Greece, Germany, England, Yugoslavia, Singapore, Jamaica, Canada, Moldova, Iran, Italy, Turkey, and Kazakhstan.
APA Affiliate Gym DirectoryListing of facilities officially recognized by APA which have met coaching and trainer certification standards. Those wishing to have their facility registered as a Certified APA Affiliate please contact us.
COMING SOON! *For those interested in becoming Certified Powerlifting Coaches we will be posting information and enrollment page soon. We offer basic certified coach programs and advanced coach programs that count towards college/continuing education credits.
|MesserFit||760 C Columbus Ave. Lebanon, Ohio 45036||*Official APA Coach Certification Instruction Facility|
*Certified APA Affiliate Facility
|Phone: (513) 763-0706||MesserFit Website|
|River Rat Gym ||5820 N Cage Blvd # 53|
|*Certified APA Affiliate Facility||Phone: (956) 342-2257|
|Body Doctor’s Gym||4439 St Louis St|
New Orleans, Louisiana
|*Certified APA Affiliate Facility||Phone: (504) 382-0109||Website|
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|*Certified APA Affiliate Facility||Phone: (662) 862-7523||Website|
|Family Fitness||10251 Road 2610|
|*Certified APA Affiliate Facility||Phone: 601-656-2900|
|Vero Fitness||15860 Clayton Rd – Ellisville, Missouri||*Certified APA Affiliate Facility||Phone: (314) 578-7504||Website|
|The Philosophy Tree||606 S Elgin|
|*Certified APA Affiliate Facility||Phone: (918) 902-3726|
|GiveStrength IronBred Strengthbase||724 Cheshire Road|
|*Certified APA Affiliate Facility||Phone: (413) 687-3639|
|Fitchburg Strength & Fitness Gym||15 Oak Hill Road, Fitchburg, Massachusetts||*Certified APA Affiliate Facility||Phone: (978) 870-4725|
|STS Fitness Gym||2119 Highway 7 North, Harrison, Arkansas||*Certified APA Affiliate Facility||Phone: (870) 704-4012|
|Heavy Metal Gym||Paugus Bay Plaza, 131 Lake St, Gilford, New Hampshire||*Certified APA Affiliate Facility||Phone: (603) 244-8804|
|Iron Titans Gym||415 S. Dixie Drive, St. George, Utah||*Certified APA Affiliate Facility||Phone: (435) 414-3452||Website
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|Blessed Iron Barbell||6426 126th Avenue North,|
|*Certified APA Affiliate Facility||Phone: (727) 482-6823||Website|
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