Who we are
PFP Barbell was founded by Maggie and Tom Duer when they were looking for a weightlifting coach and a USAW gym in the city of Pittsburgh and realized there was nothing available anywhere within a 30-40 min drive of their home base. From there, they were dedicated to creating the best possible environment for weightlifters to train and grow. They have joined forces with Pittsburgh Fitness Project to provide nutrition and massage therapy to aid their athlete's performance. PFP Barbell is now part of East Coast Gold weightlifting, joining the strongest team in America!
Transitioned from Football to bodybuilding to Crossfit before finally finding and falling in love with the sport of weightlifting. Tom wants to share his love of the sport with the Pittsburgh area and beyond.
Experience 8 years
Coaching Style : Motivational
Goals: Win a National Championship, Qualify for the 2020 USAW Olympic Trials, Grow the team to 60 members .
Maggie first experienced olympic style weightlifting via Crossfit 4 years ago and immediately developed a love of the sport and a desire to master the movements. Her goal is to help athletes find their strength and confidence through weightlifting.
Experience 3 years
Coaching Style : Analytical
Goals: Become a Level 3 ( USAW National coach) Qualify as many athletes as possible for the AO and Nationals
Location & Hours
Pittsburgh Fitness Project
5500 Butler Street
Pittsburgh PA 15201