Sep 21st, 2013
Jo Ann is kicking off another 6-week cycle for her Women’s Strength Class! Both sessions will begin THURSDAY, SEPT 26TH and run through SUNDAY NOV 3RD (Pro Am Meet), or through THURSDAY NOV 7TH (non-competitors).
The class is limited to 12 females, and there are currently a couple of spots left in each session. The cost for the class is $180 for all 12 sessions, paid up front.
All classes will take place at the back of CFO in Max’s Gym. Interested women need to email Jo Ann Aita Jo will hold spots for the 1st 12 women to commit and will respond to participants via email regarding payment.
About Jo Ann (check out her world record video!):
Jo Ann Aita, currently 42 years of age, has been training and competing in Olympic Weightlifting since 2003 . She is a National Medalist and currently holds both Snatch and Clean & Jerk Records in the Pacific Weightlifting Association. Despite starting weightlifting at the age of 33, and rehabbing two shoulder surgeries in 2010, she was able to come back with PR lifts at the Olympic Trials last year, placing 5th overall in the 117-lb weight class, against many competitors half her age!
At the recent Women’s Pro-Am meet in November 2012, Jo Ann went 9/9 setting a New World Record Powerlifting Total in the Raw w/wraps category. She also broke the American Raw Deadlift record, which has stood since 1981. Her lifts at 114 lbs bodyweight:
Back Squat: 309 lbs, Bench Press: 165 lbs, Deadlift: 375 lbs, Total: 849 lbs
Jo Ann was also a Track & Field and Cross Country athlete for over a decade and competed for UCLA. She is a USA Weightlifting Certified Coach and has been getting lifters strong for the past 4 years. She is a Certified Massage Therapist, specializing in Sports Massage and Deep Tissue Work, with a Bay Area Practice for the past 14 years. Jo Ann has accomplished all of this while raising a child, managing 3 careers, and running a gym!
Jo Ann Aita stats at 114/117lb weight class:
Snatch: 154 lbs
Clean: 194 lbs
Jerk: 185 lbs
Back Squat: 309 lbs
Bench Press: 165 lbs
Deadlift: 375 lbs