September 14, 2017
Chicago, IL - Eleiko, the world leader in professional equipment for strength and conditioning, weightlifting, and powerlifting, is pleased to announce we are strengthening our relationship with The National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) by becoming an official sponsor and performance center supplier and through the development of The Eleiko Equipment Grant through the National Strength and Conditioning Association Foundation (NSCAF) to supply youth weightlifting clubs with Eleiko equipment. With this partnership, we not only support NSCA trainers and athletes with the finest weightlifting equipment to optimize human performance, but are able to support the weightlifting community, developmental lifting and grow our sport.
The NSCA’s 6000 square foot state of the art performance center in Colorado Springs features a collection of Eleiko Sport Training Barbells and Discs, along with Eleiko Pro Dumbbells. The Eleiko range of bars, discs and dumbbells gives NSCA trainers and clients the ability to train with the highest quality equipment, helping them better reach their goal of enhanced strength, power, and speed. Eleiko’s equipment supports the NSCAs mission of improving performance through scientifically based programs, which oftentimes rely on Olympic lifting to improve performance, strength and conditioning.
“This partnership is rooted in a shared commitment to optimal human performance – the NSCA though its education and training, and Eleiko through its decades of equipment design and innovation,” said Michael Massik, NSCA Executive Director. “We are thrilled to equip our Colorado Springs facility with Eleiko and are confident we are giving our athletes access to best programs and equipment to improve performance, strength and conditioning.”
Eleiko is also committed to supporting developmental lifting and growing the sport of weightlifting. We believe strength is a key component to living a healthy and happy life, that the lessons learned in the gym build strength and confidence on and off the platform. The Eleiko Equipment Grant was established to give schools with limited resources and promising weightlifting clubs access to the best equipment in the world. Eligible weightlifting clubs will apply providing details about their program, coaching, facility, funding and demographics for review by the NSCA Foundation Grant Review Committee. All applicants must be NSCA Members* and the applications will be accepted starting November 1, 2017 with a March 15, 2018 deadline. Details will be available at www.nsca.com/foundation.
“At Eleiko, building a stronger world is an integral part of our core mission. Supporting youth weightlifting and building strong communities is vital to that goal,” said Rickard Blomberg President, Eleiko Sport Inc. “Working with the NSCA Foundation to offer the Eleiko Equipment Grant was a natural way for us to support a community we are passionate about.”
At Eleiko, we work to make people stronger so they can perform better - in sports and in life. For over 60 years, Eleiko has been a worldwide leader within international weightlifting, powerlifting and strength & conditioning communities. Eleiko is uniquely certified by the IWF, IPF and Para-Powerlifting federations. Our products have been delivered to more than 180 countries and are often seen at the world’s largest championships and in the most respected strength training facilities. More than 1,000 world records have been set with an Eleiko barbell. With quality, innovation and customer service as guiding principles, Eleiko is the leading equipment provider and educator in strength.
About the National Strength & Conditioning Association Foundation
The National Strength and Conditioning Association Foundation (NSCAF) was founded in 2007 with the aim of supporting the advancement of strength and conditioning practical applications. The NSCA Foundation is a non-profit organization committed to providing funding to NSCA members taking part in educational and research endeavors.
Since its establishment, the NSCA Foundation has awarded over 100 grants and over 400 scholarships, totaling over $2 million to outstanding individuals within the strength and conditioning community. The NSCA Foundation is one of the few foundations that fund work at the Master’s level and across all levels up to senior investigators, as well as one of the few sources that funds work in the strength and conditioning fields. A major goal of the foundation is to continue to maximize assets in order to increase grants and scholarships for NSCA members.
About the National Strength and Conditioning Association
The National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) is an international nonprofit professional association founded in 1978 and is dedicated to advancing the strength and conditioning profession around the world. Headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colorado, the NSCA serves as a valuable resource for its members, the fitness industry, general public, and the media. The association provides a wide variety of resources and opportunities designed to strengthen, build, advance, and unify.
*Members of the Board of Directors, Grant Review Committee, NSCA and NSCAF employees and their families are not eligible to receive this grant.