Mat Fraser’s HWPO Training is adding another program to its repertoire. Launching November 7, HPWO LIFT is a program specializing in Olympic lifts and will be led by Aimee Anaya Everett.
Building off Aimee’s extensive experience as an Olympic Weightlifting athlete and coach, HWPO LIFT will be designed around 12-week cycle progressions to increase overall strength while also working on positional strength, squatting, pulling and technique in the Snatch and Clean & Jerk. In addition to the weightlifting portion, a complimentary metcon or conditioning piece will be programmed to support fitness while not compromising the lifting gains.
“Our newest program, HWPO LIFT, is a specialty program for the Olympic lifts, snatch and clean & jerk. With it, comes a new member to the HWPO Training staff, Aimee Anaya Everett. Aimee has designed a weightlifting specialty program that also offers optional daily metcons and conditioning,” commented Mat Fraser. “We’ve worked with Aimee to build in the optional functional fitness training to take the guess-work out of the metcons and to ensure the added training supports the program priority, the weightlifting. Get ready to work hard on your positional strength, technique, and movement in both lifts.”
As mentioned earlier, Aimee has been involved in Olympic Weightlifting for years – first as an athlete and now as a coach. Aimee is probably best known for coaching Mattie Rogers at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, but she also co-owns Catalyst Athletics, is the USAW Senior International Coach, and now joins the HWPO Training team. Aimee is also the the first ever female Olympic Weightlifting coach at the Olympics.
But Aimee has a wealth of knowledge within the CrossFit space too. Aimee coached the 2007 CrossFit Games winner, Jolie Gentry. She has also coached several other CrossFit Games athletes in both their lifting and full CrossFit program. She has coached at the CrossFit Games five times and has worked with Olympic Weightlifters of all levels – from beginners to Mattie Rogers. Aimee has coached athletes to 15 American Records, 2 Pan American records, multiple World Championships, Pan Am Championships and the 2020 Olympics. Whew!
“Building a foundation brick by brick, and always focusing on the little things—this allows us to train with purpose, and it all pays off when it is time. This is why HWPO, Hard Work Pays Off, resonates with me so deeply. Because without even realizing it, I was also living each day, and coaching each day, with the same mantra,” said Aimee when discussing why she was excited to join the HWPO Training team.
How do I sign up?
Pre-registration for HWPO LIFT begins Sunday, October 30 and runs through Sunday, November 6. The first day of HWPO LIFT programming begins Monday, November 7. And if you sign up during pre-registration, you will unlock weekly calls with Aimee to review programming during the first 12-week cycle.