If you want to lift more efficiently, safely and ultimately, increase your numbers, book a seminar now.
During my 3-hour seminars, I will cover everything you need to know about how to snatch,
clean and jerk with great technique. I will also cover the pre-requisites to learning these
All ages and abilities are welcome.
This is a great place to start if you are new to the sport, and even better if you are looking to
make technical changes to improve the way you lift.
These seminars are run online, virtually using ZOOM. All you need to be able to take part is
a bit of space with a broomstick or a bar from the comfort of your own home, garage or a
local gym. Decent Internet connection helps!!
Upcoming 3 hour Seminars
3 hour ZOOM Seminar
Saturday 3rd July
Both to take place between 2–5 p.m. UK time.
At a cost of £95 per person
3 Hour seminar
3 Hour Seminar Price £95
Seminars can either be run on a weekend or over 2 evenings during the week but can be
flexible to work with you. The seminar typically runs from 10am – 3pm at weekends or 2 x 2
hours sessions on weekdays.
I cover snatch, clean and jerk as well as all the pre-requite exercises required to teach, learn
and move efficiently. I am happy to address any other exercises too if you need me to.
I have always prided myself on my own technical ability and also the technical ability of the
lifters I coach and I am now keen to help others develop their lifting ability to be safe and
efficient in the lifts whether they are weightlifters, cross fitters or anyone who simply enjoys
the Olympic lifting moves.
My seminars are differentiated according to ability and I am happy to work with varying ages
and abilities on the same day. I have no problems including youngsters on these seminars but
they need to be school year 7 or above and well behaved. Depending on equipment you
already have in your facility, if required, I can bring technique bars and plates and any other
equipment we need.
I can accommodate up to around 25 people. Much more than that and 1-1 feedback can get
diluted. A good number is 15 – 25 people. The question is how many bars can be used at
any one time in your facility? Ideally, 2 per bar works best but we can do 3 people per bar if
space is limited. I would suggest that whoever normally delivers Olympic lifting coaching at
your gym also attends so that everyone is on the same page in terms of moving forwards. It
can be a great opportunity to bounce ideas too and see how I coach / correct people.
To express an interest in running a seminar from your facility, drop me an email and we can
schedule a call to discuss; firstname.lastname@example.org
Seminars being held in South Wales… watch this space to book your place
Michaela will be running an in person seminar from just outside Swansea, south Wales, UK.
Dates are as follows:
Saturday 16 th October 10am – 2pm
"A huge thank you for the great zoom sessions- your positive feedback is so much more constructive than a running commentary of mistakes - I understand what to do rather than just hear what I'm doing wrong - a refreshing approach we can carry over to everything we do.
- lovely group, get so much from listening to you coaching others. You create a superb environment to learn completely "ego free" and fun. An excellent mix from me at beginner level to experienced coaches from a few disciplines. I had been sceptical about using zoom however the platform is fine and has saved me hours of travelling and expense, the group quickly gets comfortable to interact without any particular problems."
Robbie Bullett - December 2020
"Following our session at CrossFit 3D, i'm pleased to say that my total is now rising following some of your simply brilliant advice. 111kg C&J and 91kg Snatch today. (202kg total, all PB's) Thank you Michaela, just as you said - went back to the drawing board and stayed light until I was ready, very happy and can't wait to visit your gym when it's up and running."
Thank you for making me feel so welcome on your seminar at Athlete movement I am relatively new to the sport and found your delivery on such a technical sport so easy to follow.
Everything began to make sense and I had a few light bulb moments when I could really understand why you suggest moving in a certain way.
You are still clearly passionate about sharing your knowledge with others with an Eagle eye for detail and I felt there were no bad habits that you couldn't iron out.
The book reinforces everything learnt from the seminar and I feel confident to have a go and practise.
And lastly my shoulder that has been niggling, sorted within the first 5mins and I'm now able to move overhead with easy having found my lats to stop my shoulders from rolling forward.
Hope to attend another soon.
A huge thank you for your very informative and helpful workshop at Athlete Movement at the weekend. It was the best all day seminar on any subject that I have ever been to. I have been thinking about why it was so good. Firstly, your depth of knowledge and experience in the area and your willingness to openly share with us how you learnt from your own mistakes. Secondly, your style of presentation was very engaging. There was a nice balance between theory and practice and I loved how authentic you were as a presenter. You were not just standing there reading a script; it was all you. Thirdly, you are brilliant at picking up on people's technique adjustments in an effective and nice way without judgement. Seriously, the best all day workshop I have ever been to.