RAISING THE BAR IN WEIGHTLIFTING
Takano Weightlifting is the premier training facility dedicated to the sport of weightlifting. Inside a 5000+ sq ft. facility in Woodland Hills, we provide the highest quality and competition rated equipment along with the very best coaches in the sport. We offer open gym access membership + coaching for Olympic Weightlifting, Powerlifting, and Strength & Conditioning for everyone. We also offer educational seminars for both athletes and coaches.
The recent explosion of interest in the sport of weightlifting and the performance of the snatch and clean & jerk has created an unmet demand for more and better training and coaching. As a longtime weightlifting and strength and conditioning coach, writer and lecturer Bob Takano and Takano Athletics have decided to provide this expertise by opening a unique training facility solely dedicated to the training of weightlifting and education of coaches. The Takano Weightlifting gym will make available for the first time to the general public the training and coaching methods previously available only to a narrow segment of the athletic community.
Bob Takano - Owner / Head Coach
Bob Takano is a highly respected weightlifting coach who was inducted into the USA Weightlifting Hall of Fame in 2007 for his contributions to coaching. He has been the coach of four national champions, two national record holders, and 27 top ten nationally ranked lifters. Bob has been on the coaching staffs of 17 U.S. National teams to international competitions, five of those being World Championships and the Summer Olympics. His lifters have competed in seven Olympic Trials with one, Albert Hood, the third American to snatch double bodyweight, earning a berth on the 1984 team.
Furthermore Bob has been a CSCS since 1986, having authored six articles for the NSCA Strength and Conditioning Journal, and served as a member of the editorial board of that journal from 1996 to 2000. He has also co-authored a chapter for the NASM’s Essentials of Sports Performance Training, and a chapter on the Training of Weightlifters for the IOC Sports Medicine Commission’s Encyclopedia of Strength and Power. 20 of the female volleyball players he’s coached have earned Division 1 scholarships. Bob is on the teaching staff for the USAW Weightlifting Coaching Education program and presents his own seminars as well. He was also part of the CrossFit Weightlifting Seminar staff.
TRY A FREE
CLASS + 50%
Sign up right after your 1st class and receive 50% off your 1st month! This means you can try out a full month for less than $37! + All our memberships are a month to month term so you can cancel at anytime with no commitment or hassle!
Discount not valid for Open Gym, Drop-in packages, or in combination with other promotions.
All of our membership options are without any contracts or long term commitments. Here's how it works!
Access to the facility during NON-CLASS times. No access to classes or coaching.
Open gym access + access to coaches and our structured classes
Takano Athletics Weightlifting team. If you want to compete, this is it. Full access to the facility and classes.
1 class drop-in for $30. 10-pack for $250. This can be used for Open Gym or classes.
6036 Variel ave.
Woodland Hills, CA 91367
Please note that we are located inside LYFE Fitness Complex