Real Fitness Sarasota Barbell Club


The barbell club at Real Fitness Sarasota, RFS Barbell Club, is a USAW Club open to all levels and ages. You don’t need to be a member of Real Fitness Sarasota to join. The barbell club is open to all athletes in Sarasota and surrounding areas of Bradenton and Venice. We are proud to be one of the first CrossFit gyms in the Sarasota/Bradenton area to offer a registered USA Weightlifting club to the community.

The RFS Barbell Club’s weightlifting program specializes in efficiency of the barbell movement and a comprehensive understanding and development of the Olympic lifts: Snatch and Clean & Jerk.

Athletes of all ages and levels are welcome. Our program is designed to improve technique, explosiveness, strength and conditioning.

Weightlifting isn’t meant to replace CrossFit. The skills we learn in barbell club cross over into our CrossFit training because OLY lifting builds strength and improves our overall fitness. For this reason, we offer a CrossFit-Weightlifting Hybrid program, which offers programming to be completed during the strength component of the WOD.

Memberships at RFS Barbell Club include:

  • OLY programming designed to hone the technique of the Snatch and Clean & Jerk
  • Personal feedback from coaches
  • Family plan discount: first member is full price, each additional member receives 30% discount on any plan
  • 10% discount on memberships for all military, LEO, firefighters, students, and teachers.

We encourage you to compete in local or regional weightlifting meets to test developing skills.

*Please Schedule your first session with Cherisse by emailing her at:


For the athlete focused on specializing in training and improving the Olympic lifts: Snatch and Clean & Jerk.  This program mimics a full-time weightlifting program and has six sessions per week with three tiers of performance.

Barbell training programs are provided for the Developmental, Intermediate, and/or Team athlete, depending on the individual’s experience. This level of training will have an overall focus, but will include tailored exercises/tasks for individuals based on their weaknesses or points of focus!

This program targets the CrossFit athlete looking to improve their lift or who would like to focus on Olympic weightlifting as part of their overall fitness regimen. Weightlifters in our Hybrid Program receive a program structured as 20-30/min a day for three (3) day per week. This program is designed to improve technique and proficiency with the Snatch and Clean & Jerk.

Youth and Masters’ age programming available.


Though the RFS Barbell Club allows members to workout at the time most convenient to your schedule, we encourage athletes who participate in the Hybrid Program  and the Barbell Weightlifting Program to train during “Team” hours. 

Monday, Tuesday & Thursday 5:00p-6:30p

For more information on class times/remote coaching please contact


$ 145 Monthly
  • Open to Nonmembers
  • Unlimited Access to Training Hall
  • Scheduled Coaching Hours
  • Individualized Programming


$ 120 Monthly ($265/mo Total)
  • Add to any CrossFit Membership​
  • Scheduled Coaching Hours
  • Individualized Programming



$ 20 Per Session
  • $25 for Non-Members


$ 80 Monthly
  • Saturday's ONLY 9:30 AM