Our history so far....
About weightlifting at Olympifit
Our gym is more than just a place to lift weights; we are a community-driven space that caters to individuals of all ages and fitness levels.
So, why choose Olympifit for weightlifting? It’s not just about lifting weights; it’s about joining a community that celebrates your fitness journey. It’s about experiencing personalised programs that adapt to your needs and goals. It’s about being guided by passionate professionals like Bob Pavone, who not only teach weightlifting but also instil a love for the sport.
If you’re ready to take the first step toward a healthier, stronger you, we invite you to join us at Olympifit. Discover the joy of reaching your weightlifting goals in a supportive community where every lift is a celebration of your success.
1993 - 2000
Founded by Bob Pavone originally as a voluntary weightlifting club at Rockingham PCYC.
2001 - 2019
2020 - 2021
Head Coach & Owner
With a notable 15-year tenure as the President of Weightlifting WA and a distinguished lifetime membership, Bob’s expertise is a testament to more than just the weights lifted; it resides in the numerous success stories etched throughout his extensive coaching career.
From cultivating emerging talent to refining the techniques of seasoned masters, Bob has played a pivotal role in transformative weightlifting journeys. His unwavering commitment to excellence and profound passion for the sport have fostered an environment where physical strength is cultivated, and a community of empowered individuals emerges.
Under Bob’s tutelage, you’re not merely enrolling in an Olympic weightlifting program; you’re entering a legacy of fitness mastery that spans decades.
Experience a complimentary session and connect with Bob to explore the positive impact weightlifting can bring to your life. Join us today and discover the potential weightlifting!
weightlifting Competitive highlights
Bob's Competitive career
Before Bob was a great coach, he was an athlete. His competitive career has spanned four decades and enabled him to be able to connect and understand his clients from multiple points of view.
He still has a passion for competitive weightlifting, which he shares with his clients in the gym by encouraging them to sign up for the in house competitions he runs for fun, a few times a year.
While Bob’s competed in numerous competitions over his competitive career, these are a few of his highlights….
1977 World Championships
1977 European Championships
1978 Oceanic Championships
1994 Afroasian/Australiasian Games – Gold Medal
2009 World Masters Games
Weightlifting coaching highlights
Bob's coaching career
For the last 20 years Bob has coached a number of athletes nationally and internationally. He understands that weightlifting has many transferable skills for many sports and lifestyles.
While Bob enjoys the challenge of supporting and encouraging a competitive athlete, the Olympifit gym, is where he comes alive.
Coaching the “everyday athlete” is just as important to Bob, as he understands the how a life can be changed with a strong body and mind.
While Bob’s coached numerous weightlifters over his coaching career, these are a few of his highlights….
International Weightlifting Federation
Darling Range Sports College
Scotch College (rowing teams)
Olympics & Commonwealth Games representatives
Australian representative at Althens Olympics
Bronze Medal Commonwealth Games in Javelin
Range of Motion coach
YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED
Common weightlifting questions
Olympifit primarily is made up of individual training sessions. However there are always people in the gym to have a chat or joke with between sets.
On occasion Bob may run classes with specific intentions – for example the homeschool weightlifting class or teens class during the school terms. Any classes like this will be specified on the services page of the website.
Olympifit has a variety of membership options starting at $25 for a casual walk in during open gym hours to $200/month for a family membership. Check out out services page for more information.